11 Reasons Every Gay Man Should Own (and Wear) a Jockstrap

11 Reasons Every Gay Man Should Own (and Wear) a Jockstrap

Jockstraps are multipurpose!

by Zachary Zane

Okay, full disclosure, I currently have an addiction. I bought 8 jockstraps and thongs last week online. I wish I were kidding…but no sir, I assure you, I'm not. I feel like I’m discovering them so late in queer life that I need to make up for lost time. So yeah, I’m mildly obsessed, and what I didn’t realize is that they can be reasonable if you know where to look. Now that I’ve fully revealed my obsession, let me tell you why I’m so keen on wearing jockstraps. Here are 11 reasons why:


1. They’re shockingly comfortable

Briefs can ride up in the front and back, but jockstraps don’t. They’re surprisingly more comfortable than briefs (if you get the correct size).


2. You will feel confident

Fact: wearing sexy underwear boosts your confidence. I’m not sure the science behind it, but there’s no doubt about it. You feel like a million bucks when you wear something a little more risque down there.


3. It keeps everything in the upright and locked position

It’s like a sports bra for men. Jock straps keep everything from moving around when there’s some turbulence.


4. They accentuate your assets

Enhancing both the front and back parts you perhaps want to look a little larger or firmer.


5. It’s a kink/fetish for many men

Sexy underwear is a kink for many gay men. So if you’re hooking up with someone new and surprise them with your undies, they’ll be very aroused.


6. They come in various styles fitting all your JS needs

I cannot tell you how many types there are. Anything and everything you could possibly imagine from colors, to fabrics, to cuts, to doesigns. You can never have enough.


7. They can be affordable (if you know where to look)

So if you go online to the actual store themselves, jockstraps can be between 20 and 40 bucks (sometimes even more)! This is ridiculous and a complete waste of money. Last week, the 8 pairs of jockstraps and thongs I bought were less than $40 total. (Still, I may have gone a little bit overboard...I’m aware...) I use these two websites.


8, It’s fabulous foreplay

Don’t take them off right away as you’re getting intimate with your partner or casual encounter.

Wear them. Play with them. They make for incredible foreplay.


9. Makes laundry less work

Just throw them in. They’re done quickly. You can hang them to dry and it only takes only a few hours. No folding afterward. They don’t take much space in your dresser. They're the ideal article of clothing.


10. Spices up your boring attire

Knowing you have something sexy and fun underneath your boring suit can make you feel a little naughty, spicing up your mundane work attire (and life).


11. It’ sexy AF

If you don’t think so by now, I don’t know what else I can say. Just yes.



Source: This article originally appeared on Pride.com

Zachary Zane is a writer, YouTube influencer, and activist whose work focuses on (bi)sexuality, gender, dating, relationships, and identity politics.