Cups are mandatory for Baseball, Softball, Hockey, Lacrosse and any other sport where a ball, puck, or stick is used and could come into contact with your balls or penis. Of course, some choose not to wear one, but believe me, when you take a hockey stick in the groin or a line drive to your testicles, you'll regret not wearing one.
I think that soccer is where the biggest debate occurs about using a cup. Some say it's a good idea, but others say that with all the running and other leg action that goes along with soccer, the cup either gets in the way, is uncomfortable, or both. Some say the "soft cups" work well for soccer but of course don't offer as much protection.
Guys do end up in the hospital for testicular injuries suffered while playing sports. The phrase "burst testicle" is not appealing to me!
Some guys prefer to wear a cup in what are thought of as "non-contact" sports too. This may be because a cup supports and holds the vitals differently compared with a regular jockstrap. For some guys, a cup is more comfortable and adds to their physique more compared with a regular jockstrap.
I agree with the first answer, except that I don't wear a cup for soccer. I always wore a jockstrap with a cup for baseball and lax, but for soccer I just wear a regular jockstrap. A cup seems like overkill. Like wearing a helmet for soccer! But I do need the support of a jock.
A cup is the hard protective cover you wear to protect against impact. A jockstrap can be used to hold the cup in place, or worn to support the genitals during sports.
You should wear a jockstrap with a cup for contact sports such as football, baseball, hockey, etc. But it's important to wear a jockstrap for support for anything involving running, jumping, or twisting - even without direct hits - track, basketball, soccer, etc.
Only if your doing contact sports like baseball, hockey or football
you don't have to but you should
To protect your male testicles from injury.A jockstrap will support your testicles and your penis so they do not move around a lot when you are playing sports or when you are working. A "cup-jockstrap" is worn by guys when they play sports or when they are doing construction work. The "cup" is made of hard plastic and is made to protect the testicles and the penis. (There are some cups which are made of hard metal.) The "cup" fits into a jockstrap that has a "pouch" made into it to hold the cup in place.Some guys like to wear a jockstrap or a cup-jockstrap because it feels real good on them, or because they think it makes them look better. There are many different kinds of jockstraps and cups (or brands of), and some guys like to wear jockstraps or cups all the time, even when they are not playing sports or working. There is nothing wrong with them wanting to do that, any more than guys who like to wear spandex briefs all the time.It is easier to run in a jock strap, because they don't stick to you when you sweat.There are two reasons you should wear a jockstrap. The first would be to hold a cup in place, to protect you from direct hits. The other reason to wear a jockstrap is to keep your genitals pulled tightly against your body, so they don't bounce or twist when you run, jump, or workout.You wear a jockstrap because it supports and protects the male genitals during sports or workout. The cup and supporter (Jockstrap) Protect the groin from any serious or minor injury to the groin during sports like football and baseball.Swimmer jockstraps are also needed by many swimmers
You should definitely wear a jockstrap for sports where a cup is required, it can be used to hold that in place. Jockstraps are also used for non-contact sports to support the genitals.
Most NFL players wear a jockstrap, and some wear a cup
Boys can wear a jockstrap to hold a protective cup in place, which protects you from a direct hit in the genitals. Or, a boy can wear a jockstrap just for support, to keep everything from bouncing and moving while he runs or works out.
Yes it is, for sports, gym class, or anytime you work out or run.
The waistband should rest on your waist and your genitals should be securely tucked into the front pouch on the jockstrap. Slide the cup into the pouch at the front of the jockstrap. The narrower end of the cup should be facing downward, with the wider end up just below the waistband.
A boy should wear a jockstrap with a cup for sports with direct contact, regardless of age. It's a good idea for boys to start wearing a jock for support (no cup) for running, other non-contact sports sometime before puberty starts.