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Should I Wear A Tight Underwear While Working Out?

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James Dudley

Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:

There is a divide right down the middle amongst gym goers on this issue. Most prefer wearing tight gym supporters as they provide the added support and others prefer loose fitting/boxer shorts (and some like to go commando….you know what I mean) as it aids free movement. Either ways it doesn’t harm or help your body in any way. It is more a matter of personal comfort and choice. Sure your hanging assets can do with some support.

If you believe that tight underwear can lead to lower sperm count and fertility or that loose underwear can lead to hernia, you can rest assured that your clothing preference won’t cause any of these complications. Ensure that the cloth material doesn’t restrict your stretches and other movements, allows the skin to breathe preventing moisture (wicks moisture away from your body) and heat accumulation- a thriving environment for bacteria, isn’t tight (leading to chafing) and constricting and is comfortable overall.

You should consider your individual body type and the intended type of exercise while choosing your gym attire. Wearing “proper” gym wear that keeps your “assets” under wraps and doesn’t create embarrassing situations for you or others, should rank high on your checklist. Only if you feel comfortable in what you wear, you can focus on your exercise routines instead of worrying about your look.

Remember to free yourself of your snug gym wear as soon as your workouts are done and take a warm shower bath to keep infections at bay.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Devid Levis
Devid Levis 5pts

Yes,UFM are comfortable yet stylish alternative to jockstrap as these briefs offer proper support like a normal underwear along with giving extra support to the testicles. UFMs do not ride up nor do they lose their shape even after washing them repeatedly. Boxer briefs also provide an extra coverage as they come in 6” style.