Thongs are for ….
I grew up playing several sports – soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. As a kid, my parents bought the jockstraps with the built-in protective cup for baseball and soccer. As I got older, I continued to wear jockstraps because that’s what I was trained that athletes wore. I didn’t really mind them. They allowed for greater freedom of movement. But the straps and thick waistbands always bothered me.
I just competed in a tennis tournament in Columbus, OH, in late July. The weather was….horrific. It was in the mid-90s the entire weekend, and the tennis facility does not have air conditioning. On court, the humidity was suffocating. Needless to say, all players were dripping with sweat after a 5-minute warm-up.
This tournament was a little unusual. There were more mentions of what underwear players were wearing. Some wore briefs, some wore boxer briefs, some wore jockstraps, but I wore thongs. Why, you ask?
Boxer briefs were good for preventing chaffing. Briefs were all that some guys had. Jockstraps are breathable, provide support, and provide wide range of movement. Thongs offer just about all of those qualities – aside from preventing chaffing. Plus, they aren’t seen under soaking wet white shorts!
I am much more comfortable in a thong than a jockstrap during competition. The right, well-fitting thong is just as comfortable and provides unequaled range of motion….with the added benefit of no annoying straps. It’s just there and I don’t have to think about it – everything is kept in its place. It lets me focus on the point, game, set, match at hand.
Thongs are for … Athletes. I challenge you to try one during your next competition!
The thong Chris wears is the Intymen Sports Thong