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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.

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Q: What is the difference from a cup and a jockstrap?
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How do you wear a jockstrap and cup?

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.

What kind of jockstrap for lacrosse?

Since there's a chance of getting hit in the groin, it would be best to get a jockstrap that has a hard cup as well.

Is there a safe way of wearing a cup without a jockstrap or support underwear?

A cup is made to support and protect a man's testicles and penis. The cup needs to fit tight against his body to work properly. Therefore, a tight-fitting cup-jockstrap (with the cup inside of it) should always be worn when wearing a cup. In addition, tight-fitting support underwear or compression shorts can also be worn over the cup-jockstrap to more firmly hold the cup in place. The cup will protect and support the penis and the testicles and will enhance a man's appearance.

Where to buy a jockstrap without a cup holder?

dicks sporting goods has a lot of them , walmart

How do you put A Penis Cup on?

A "penis cup" is worn to protect the penis and the balls or for reasons of "chastity" in some religious beliefs. A "penis cup" is usually referred to as a "cup-protector" or as a "nut-cup". A cup should be worn inside a cup-jockstrap which is similar to a regular jockstrap but is a jockstrap made with a pouch to hold the cup. Some athletic briefs or shorts are made with a pouch to put a cup into. There are different sizes of cups, for youth, teenagers, and adult men. Also, different brands of cups are different in their shape and size. The "traditional" cup is triangular shaped and the "banana" cup is shaped to contour differently to the body. To put a cup on, you insert the cup into the cup-jockstrap or into the briefs or shorts which are made to hold a cup. Then you step into the jockstrap and pull it on, or pull the briefs or shorts on like you do when you put underwear on. The testicles fit into the lower part of the cup. With the triangular shaped cup, you can allow your penis to hang down or you can lift it up and lay it across the inside top part of the cup. With the banana shaped cup, your penis has to be allowed to hang down. To function properly, the cup must fit real tight against your body so that the impact of a blow will be transferred against your body and not against your penis or balls. Some briefs or athletic shorts which are made to hold a cup do not hold the cup tight against the body. To ensure a tight fit, you can wear compression shorts over the cup-jockstrap or over the briefs or shorts.

Do swimmers wear a jock cup?

Most swimmers just wear Speedo or Speedo-like swimming suits. Some swimmers wear a "swimmers jockstrap" too. A "swimmers jockstrap" has a narrow 1-inch waist-band, which is smaller than the standard 3-inch waist-band of a standard jockstrap. The narrower 1-inch waistband will not reveal the jockstrap as much and the jockstrap waist-band will stay under the swimming suit. However, male swimmers who want to show a bigger "package" may chose to wear a cup-jockstrap under their swimming suit to enhance their masculine appearance. But they don't really need the protection of a cup when they are swimming. So it is all a mater of personal preference.

What is a jock cup?

An athletic supporter with cup is sometimes called a cup jock or a jock cup. it is a jockstrap that has a pocket in front that a hard plastic cup sldes inside of to protect your penis and testicles from getting hit.

What type of jockstraps do mma fighters use?

fighters dont wear jockstraps they use , specialized underwear that protects the "boys" well and keeps errything in place

What is better underwear or jockstrap?

I wear it inside of my underwear. this gives me more supprot and somewhat comfortable. I just wear the jockstrap. just wear the strap When it is hot in the summertime or in the south it is better to just wear the jockstrap by itself.

Your 14 what size jockstrap cup should you get?

Cup sizes are determined by waist, not package. I would consider a Youth Medium/Small and try it on. If it is uncomfortable, you can always size up.

How do you help your son put on a jockstrap?

Measure his waist and select the appropriate size. There are 2 classifications of sizes - youth and adult. The youth ones are designed for a boy who has not yet hit puberty, and the adult sizes have more room in the cup / pouch, and are intended for someone who has started puberty. If it is a non cup jockstrap, tell him to pull it up, making sure the pouch covers the scrotum, but does not pinch. If it a cup jock, tell him to make sure the cup fully covers his genitals and does not pinch them. Also, the jockstrap goes on first, next to the skin. No underwear should be worn over it, as this will cause excessive sweating and chafing.

How can you ask your parents for a jockstrap?

It should not be a problem. It is protective and required for gym class. No time to be embarassed, you should get used to wearing one if you plan on being involved in sports. If it is a problem for your parents explain that an accident could mean no grandchildren for them; though a cup is also necessary for greater protection and you need a jockstrap to hold a cup.