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Answered 2010-02-21 10:41:01

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.

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What is the difference from a cup and a jockstrap?

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.

What sports do you wear a jockstrap?

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.

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Do you need to wear a cup with the jockstrap?

Only if your doing contact sports like baseball, hockey or football

Do you have to wear and jockstrap and have a cup inside of it?

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Why should you wear a jock strap?

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What sports do you use a jock strap for?

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Why do boys wear a jockstrap?

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.

Do NFL players wear jockstraps?

Most NFL players wear a jockstrap, and some wear a cup

Is it important to wear a jockstrap?

Yes it is, for sports, gym class, or anytime you work out or run.

When do you start wearing jockstraps?

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How do you where a jockstrap?

You wear it the same as your underwear against your bare skin with the cup pocket facing you you can also either wear it by itself or under a pair of underwear? As an athletic, I have worn a jockstrap while running, weightlifting, playing basketball and etc. but I am no expert. I never wear underwear over my jockstrap. The jock gives you much needed support. If you are playing a sport like baseball or (American) football, I would recommend wearing a cup to protect your "boys". If you are riding a bike, I would recommend wearing a jockstrap with a soft cup.

Do swimmers wear a jock cup?

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Is it gay to wear a jockstrap?

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Should you wear separate kinds of underwear for athletics?

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Do you ware under ware over a jockstrap?

Not usually. You just wear gym shorts, or your regular sports pants.

When should you start wearing a jockstrap?

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Should you wear a cup to dive?

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Do students need to wear Jock straps?

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