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Benefits of Wearing a Jockstrap During Sports and Exercises

written by: Finn Orfano • edited by: KJ Fitness,Ink • updated: 4/30/2009

Whether you play football or like to work out at a high level, wearing a jockstrap is essential. Learn the benefits to this piece of equipment.

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    Protecting Your Parts

    With summertime just around the corner, many men and boys are going to be playing sports such as football and baseball. It is important to protect one from injuries, or to maintain current injuries. An area on the male body that is surely one to protect is the genitalia area. Advice to wear a jock strap only to exercise may not be as wise as some suggest.

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    Is Wearing a Jock Strap Generational?

    Whether you grew up in the fifties, or in the 90s, a jock strap must be worn to protect yourself from possible injuries. It is assumed that this is a generational protective gear to wear however all men young, old, large and small should wear one. Schools enforce male athletics to wear a jock strap for football, baseball, and sometimes even tennis.

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    Needed for Recovery

    Many doctors recommend wearing jock straps during contact sports to prevent injuries, but as well to wear them when recovering from surgeries in the male genitalia area. Men should wear jock straps when experiencing muscle pain that could be from a pulled muscle, testicular pain, or even recovering from a circumcision done as an adult as opposed to at birth.

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    Invincible With a Jock Strap

    It is assumed to only wear a jock strap only to exercise however there have not been any studies to prove that this is harmful to ones health. This may cause rashes, or chaffing, but will not cause any serious ailments to the genital region. Some men joke that they wear them all hours of the day to appear larger than the truth, while others joke that they wear one in case they get in a fight with anyone anywhere they will be ready. To some jokesters, wearing a jock strap is considered being “invincible". As long as the groin area is protected, one can do anything!

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    New and Improved

    If you would like to protect yourself at the gym, while cycling, skateboarding or running but would not like to wear a standard jock strap, many boxer brief companies have created garments to provide similar protection, but without the cup. Search men’s underwear websites to get ideas on what kind of protection you would like to have. Now-a-days you can buy a jock strap in any color, some even with designs! The jock strap has become a fashionable addition to men’s attire. There is no shame in protecting your manhood in style!

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    The More You Know...

    If you are curious about any genital area pain, see a doctor immediately. Visit medical websites, and research what your symptoms may be leading to. In some instances a Doctor may recommend wearing a jock strap while exercising to reduce pain in the genital area, especially if you are not a frequent exerciser. However often you decide to wear your jock strap, whether to wear a jock strap only to exercise, is your decision. The more you know about how a jock strap can benefit your reproductive area, the less you may have to spend on hospital bills for groin injuries. Whether you do it in style, or just go the standard design route, remember “more is less" as opposed to the ladies version “less is more". The more you wear your jock strap, the safer you will be!

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