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I have encouraged my boys to wear them for comfort, breathability, and character starting around 8-10 years old. Most middle school boys harass boys in the locker room who do not wear boxers or boxer briefs. My 10 and 13 year old were no exception, but they actually took pride in being obstinate by not just going along with the crowd. For a little while they were embarassed, for the other kids told the girls. They got over it by being very forward with it. I think that wearing them through formative years builds character.

It is pretty difficult to find a boys size in the store. Walmart carries Franklin, but the pouch is way too small and tight. I did not buy one of these for my sons, for then they would dislike all jocks. Bike and Duke jocks are the most comfortable by far. No cups. Cups are terribly uncomfortable. Go to They have them in 2 packs and by the dozen. Get a size up and make sure they have several to wear. Mine have about 20 boxers and briefs plus about 14 jocks each to wear throughout the week for xc, Wrestling, track, and soccer. Our kids are involved in a bunch of sports so jocks are regular and ordinary underwear. So long as they are wearing a SIZE UP, then they will prefer them under a pair of shorts or compression shorts.
At a minimum, a boy should start wearing a jockstrap once they begin puberty, since their genitals will be growing and need more support. But boys should wear a jock and cup any time they play a sport where they might get hit, regardless of age.

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When should you wear jock strap underwear?

You should wear a jock strap if you need to be wearing a cup - so for sports where you might get hit. You should also wear a jock strap for support for running, working out, gym class, etc, even if a cup is not required.

What is the purpose of wearing a tight jock strap?

You wear a jock strap to keep your genitals supported when you play sports or work out. They fit tightly in order to keep everything pulled up against your body.

Should you wear a jock strap when you play tennis?

NO you can if u want :)

How do you put on a jock strap with a cup?

1) Make sure you have a jock strap that is specifically designed for a cup. 2) Insert cup into jock strap narrow end first. 3) Pull on jock strap (with cup) as you would a pair of briefs. 4) Adjust to comfort.

Why should you wear a jock strap when weightlifting?

Beats me. A jock strap isn't sturdy enough to offer any support for the body, people usually doesn't dance around much while lifting weights, and you're unlikely to be hit in the groin while weight lifting. OTOH, it's unlikely to be a problem. If you like wearing jock straps, go ahead.

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Do you wear a jock strap with underpants?

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