The Gym Factor Revisited
When I launched UNB we used to talk a lot about the “Gym Factor.” The Gym Factor was “Would a guy wear this pair to the gym?” At that time most guys wore pretty basic underwear to the gym. Flashy or bright colors/prints were not a place for the gym. It got me thinking has this changed? Are guys willing to wear more to the gym?
We have readers who wear what ever they want to the gym. They don’t care and go for their comfort over all else. Those who give funny looks to them be damned. On the other hand we have guys who want to have their love of underwear to just a select few. They wear more classic cuts and colors. They wear is more traditional briefs, trunks and boxer briefs.
So, over the 7 years of UNB has this changed? Guys on both sides, gay/straight, are starting to wear great underwear. Each year more and more guys discover how amazing great undies feel. Plus the explosion of the UnderArmour gear has introduced more color and prints to the general market. It’s accepted that you can wear a bright UA pair of undies to the gym.
One thing that has changed is the wearing of jocks to the gym. It used to be widely accepted you wore a jock for support through out a work out. Now it seems very few guys actually wear them for sports activities. Jocks are moving more towards fashion rather than function. I asked a few friend who work out if they wore jocks and most gave me a strange look and said “You don’t wear jocks to the gym.” They are more for going out and fun times for them now.
Lastly, there seems to be quite a few of our readers wearing thongs to the gym. I will admit I did this in my 20’s. They offer great support and can be used as a jock substitute. Thongs are considered by many to be less than masculine by the general public. I think there are a few out there who would greatly disagree with that statement. It’s not super wide spread but these guys really don’t care what you have to think. But, I have heard more guys are doing this in years past.
This really has me curious as to what you guys are now wearing to the gym. Are you wearing what ever or do you make a conscious choice when getting dressed in the morning if you’re going to the gym? Let us know what you are wearing!
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