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Jockstraps are no new thing, not by a long shot (hello sporting reference #1!). A jockstrap, or jockey strap, or athletic undergarment, or groin guard (no joke), has been around since the 19th century, making its commercial debut in the USA as far back as 1874.
When you think of gay wrestlers, you think of greased up muscle men in bulging wrestling singlets right? Or is that just us? Professional wrestling has been a wildly popular pastime with some of the biggest stars of today coming from the ring (we’re looking at you Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson).
The subject of coming out as a gay or bisexual in the world of premiership football has once again come back into the news. In an open letter meant for the game’s governing bodies as well as his fans, a premier league footballer has spoken candidly about his anguish at not being able to come out. He talks openly about how he doesn’t think football is ready for an openly gay player in the premiership.
We’ve all been there before, ever since we sat on a bumpy bus ride in our teens. The inappropriate erection. Of course, it’s only natural but it’s something that can cause no end of embarrassment and anxiety. Whether it’s with a hastily placed folder, zipping up your coat in record time or a bit or surreptitious ‘rearranging’, in polite society you need to cover it up, STAT!