During fast and furious sports, a man’s very delicate equipment can be quite vulnerable. That’s especially true if he chooses not to wear a cup or jock strap. This innovative protective device helps ensure a man’s penis and scrotum stay comfortable, held against his body in such a way that the chances of injury are lessened. But for many men, penis pain might result from choosing the wrong jockstrap. Here’s what a man needs to know about choosing and using a jock strap, as well as proper penis care when using one.
Using a jock strap properly
A man will usually do anything to avoid penis pain, so why are so many men reluctant to use a jock strap or cup? Some men say that the jock strap is too uncomfortable, especially when a cup is inserted. Others say that it simply makes them far too hot when they are in the midst of a good game on the field. And still others say that proper fit means it’s all too tight, and feels as though it limits their range of movement when they most need flexibility and speed.
To combat these ideas, try these tips:
1. Use a cup only when necessary. Not all sports require use of a cup. Basketball is a good example. A cup might not provide much protection during the game, but a jock strap is essential to keep the junk from bouncing as a man runs all over the court. However, those playing football, soccer or hockey – where rigorous contact might occur – are advised to use a cup. Those who play baseball are as well, as even the best reflexes probably won’t be able to deflect a 90-mph ball coming off the bat right toward the family jewels.
2. Look for a thick waistband. Though the thin waistbands can look appealing, especially on men who have great abs, keep in mind that this visual isn’t going to do him any favors in the protection department. In fact, it’s unlikely a man is going to be getting it on with a partner while wearing the jock strap, so why not go for functional? A thick waistband will hold the jock strap firmly in place, which is exactly what a guy needs when he’s moving around on the field.
3. Choose proper leg straps. Though men might be uncomfortable at first with the way fits around their body, those straps are there for a reason. A man will get used to the feeling over time. So instead of choosing very loose legs straps, which could rotate during play and expose the most delicate regions, a man should go with leg straps that fit firmly but comfortably.
4. Try it on. Avoiding penis pain can’t be achieved if a man refuses to test out before hitting the field. The best route is to try it on in the sportswear store. Wear tight compression shorts underneath the jock strap, then slip a cup into place. Walk around a bit to see how it feels. Running in place might also help. Keep in mind that just come in a variety of sizes, so do cups. A guy must take the time to figure out which ones are the perfect fit for his body and athletic use.