Are jockstraps considered a gay thing now?

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equalityboy81

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2009
Are jockstraps considered a gay thing now?

I’ve noticed that many stores do not sell them as much or keep them in stock. Some sporting goods stores do not sell them at all and only compression shorts. Compression shorts seem to be the thing now. I feel like a lot of straight guys are more modest than they used to be and that they are afraid of another guy seeing their buttocks. Guys used to swim nude at the YMCA and now they don’t anymore. They don’t go skinnydipping anymore either. They are too chicken to be around another guy naked or undress in front of him. I guess guys are wimps today. Apparently males today are unsure or insecure about their sexuality. They used to give each other firm handshakes and real hugs but now they give weak handshakes and “half-hugs” where their chests do not meet. I did a search on “jockstraps and gays” and an answer on Wiki Answers kind of confirmed my theory about why jocks are less popular now. I think it’s because straight guys associate jockstraps with gays now and they are also afraid of another guy seeing their butt because the existence of gays is more known now and they don’t want to take the chance that one or more of the guys in the locker room could be gay and looking at them despite whether the straight guy is really all that good looking (it’s funny how many straight guys assume a gay would hit on them even if they are butt ugly and then they are offended if you tell you are not attracted to them after they think you are after them). I’m gay and I could care less if a straight woman saw me nude so what’s up with the straight guys? I heard store owners also have an anti-gay hang-up about straps and that they are fazing them out. I’ve also heard that when people ask about where the athletic supporters are in a store that an employee or manager will give them a weird look or look disgusted or like the question made them uncomfortable. Could it be possible that jockstraps (a.k.a. athletic supporters) are associated with male homosexuality?

I’ve quoted a guy on Wiki Answers saying:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_guys_wear_co...

Q: Why do guys wear compression shorts now instead of jockstraps?

A:“I also think it doesn't help that so many gay guys think jockstraps are sexy, and so they are used a lot in gay porn. Younger straight guys who use the web a lot pick up on that. Then they think that if the gays like them, then jockstraps must be gay. So then they don't want to wear a jock because they don't want people to think they are gay, or have gay guys looking at them.”
Tomas

Mexicali, Mexico

#2 Mar 31, 2009
I think it must be a cultural thing. I live in Mexico and it is common to swim naked with your friends or for friends to see each other naked. Same thing goes in lockerrooms, it's not a big deal at all. You don't see many jockstraps here. You can find them in sports stores, but mostly guys wear boxers or briefs.
equalityboy81

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Apr 1, 2009
The U.S. has a very "backwards" culture and they are becoming more and more homophobic by the day.

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