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.