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Is it okay for men to wear compression shorts alone?

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  • billsicabillsica Member Posts: 4,809 Member Member Posts: 4,809 Member
    Its ok to wear. Your not eye candy, you are there to work out. Just learn how to "tuck" the guy back and you will be fine.

    really its the bloody nipples that are more of an issue if you ask me.

    ouch.jpg
  • ThriceBlessedThriceBlessed Member, Premium Posts: 527 Member Member, Premium Posts: 527 Member
    I guess if its okay for women to jog outside wearing shorts and sports bra, you are entitled to wear that as long as your gym doesn't tell you not to. (personally, I'd prefer that underwear, including bras, be worn under clothing, but that's just me, do what you feel comfortable with as long it doesn't violate any laws!)
  • neandermagnonneandermagnon Member Posts: 7,479 Member Member Posts: 7,479 Member
    Back in ancient Greece, people worked out at the gym completely naked. In fact the word "gym" is derived from an ancient Greek word meaning "naked"
  • BeckyMBisMeBeckyMBisMe Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    NO! People who wear those "alone" should be competing in a triathlon. It looks like they are desperate for attention otherwise! Both men or women (ever hear the phrase "camel toe"?)
  • Fkika3131Fkika3131 Member Posts: 208 Member Member Posts: 208 Member
    were they grinning as in "omg that thing is huge" or as in "ohhhh, poor thing...where you goin' little feller?"

    LMAO
  • BusyRaeNOTBustyBusyRaeNOTBusty Member Posts: 7,165 Member Member Posts: 7,165 Member
    I'm actually okay with men wearing speedos to the beach, but no, not okay with compression shorts at the gym.
  • BusyRaeNOTBustyBusyRaeNOTBusty Member Posts: 7,165 Member Member Posts: 7,165 Member
    I find it interesting that a lot of the replies are negative. But if a woman starts a topic like "am I too fat to wear a bikini", it's like a cheering section.

    "You go girl."
    "If you're confident, flaunt it."
    "Wear what you'r comfortable with."

    But as soon as a guy says, "I don't think you should". Well, all hell breaks loose. "You're body shaming", blah blah blah.

    To the OP, if you're comfortable in it - go for it. Screw what the negative chickies on this forum think. They probably have their own esteem issues or jealous they don't have the confidence to pull it off themselves.

    You are creating a false equivalency with your contention here.

    Women don't wear bikinis to the gym. I think women should wear shirts at the gym too and not just a sports bra.
  • james6998james6998 Member Posts: 743 Member Member Posts: 743 Member
    Honestly I would under shorts, great for squats, no pinching of skin that way. On them own, working out would be in the same category as men in thong swimwear, which is another big no no in my book.
  • NH_NormaNH_Norma Member, Premium Posts: 332 Member Member, Premium Posts: 332 Member
    I think it is ok under certain situations but either way it is very seldom men or women wear anything that shows alot in a gym , hell most are too damn chicken to shower there which to me is just disgusting that someone would rather smell like **** all day after a workout before they hit there 9-5 job then just quit being a ***** and take a shower who cares if someone can see it. This goes for men and women.

    How do you know these people are going to work? Maybe they are going home to shower, or shower at their place of employment. Maybe they don't stink when they sweat. Maybe you should focus on your own workout and shower, and less on judging others. I won't shower in a "public" shower, as I find that disturbing. Is it asking too much to provide private showers for the cost of gym fees? Honestly, I don't want to see anyone else naked, just as much as I don't want anyone else seeing me naked.
  • spearfoxspearfox Member Posts: 277 Member Member Posts: 277 Member
    Maybe if I was 29, single, and had your build, yes. 47, married, and my shape, Hell No!
    That's me. LOL!

    I wear shorts over my compression shorts when I run otherwise the "twigs & berries" uhh....get too..... bouncy.
  • LayLenLayLen Member Posts: 20 Member Posts: 20
    OMG - YOU ALL ROCK MY SOCKS! Every single one of you!
  • __freckles____freckles__ Member Posts: 1,238 Member Member Posts: 1,238 Member
    Nope. But if you wanna wear them, you go right ahead I will just look the other way.
  • jwdieterjwdieter Member Posts: 2,587 Member Member Posts: 2,587 Member
    Underwear is underwear. You don't just wear underwear in public places.

    Better than not wearing underwear at all though.
  • Mr_KnightMr_Knight Member Posts: 9,535 Member Member Posts: 9,535 Member
    To the OP, if you're comfortable in it - go for it. Screw what the negative chickies on this forum think. They probably have their own esteem issues or jealous they don't have the confidence to pull it off themselves.

    In fairness, it seems that most - or at least many - of the supporters are in fact females.

    Which is a bit of revelation in its own right! :laugh:
  • WakkoWWakkoW Member Posts: 567 Member Member Posts: 567 Member
    I find it interesting that a lot of the replies are negative. But if a woman starts a topic like "am I too fat to wear a bikini", it's like a cheering section.

    "You go girl."
    "If you're confident, flaunt it."
    "Wear what you'r comfortable with."

    But as soon as a guy says, "I don't think you should". Well, all hell breaks loose. "You're body shaming", blah blah blah.

    To the OP, if you're comfortable in it - go for it. Screw what the negative chickies on this forum think. They probably have their own esteem issues or jealous they don't have the confidence to pull it off themselves.

    You are creating a false equivalency with your contention here.

    Women don't wear bikinis to the gym. I think women should wear shirts at the gym too and not just a sports bra.

    I agree about women and sports bras. What's wrong with a tank top?

    OP, you should take up crossfit. Crossfitters love to take off their clothes during their workouts.
  • jwdieterjwdieter Member Posts: 2,587 Member Member Posts: 2,587 Member
    To the OP, if you're comfortable in it - go for it. Screw what the negative chickies on this forum think. They probably have their own esteem issues or jealous they don't have the confidence to pull it off themselves.

    In fairness, it seems that most - or at least many - of the supporters are in fact females.

    Which is a bit of revelation in its own right! :laugh:

    There's a large contingent of horny people on these forums. Any mention of genitals gets enthusiastic response from that group.

    Doesn't make stripping down to underwear in the gym a good idea.
  • WakkoWWakkoW Member Posts: 567 Member Member Posts: 567 Member

    There's a large contingent of horny people on these forums. Any mention of genitals gets enthusiastic response from that group.

    Doesn't make stripping down to underwear in the gym a good idea.

    There's a large contingent of horny people on the internet! :love:
  • Capt_ApolloCapt_Apollo Member Posts: 9,104 Member Member Posts: 9,104 Member
    no, never.

    wear gym shorts over them.

    if you are cycling, then wear bike shorts.
  • mamacoatesmamacoates Member Posts: 434 Member Member Posts: 434 Member
    Compression shorts are a undergarment. Would you go to the grocery store wearing nothing but your Fruit of the Loom?

    P.S. That's probably why they were laughing ... you were at the gym wearing nothing but your underwear, dude!!
  • MyChocolateDietMyChocolateDiet Member Posts: 22,302 Member Member Posts: 22,302 Member
    NO! This should only be done in the company of others.
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