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Is it okay for men to wear compression shorts alone?

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  • PrizePopplePrizePopple Member Posts: 3,193 Member Member Posts: 3,193 Member
    IHrVoices wrote: »
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    Strong first post on a necro'd thread.
  • JoRockaJoRocka Member Posts: 17,554 Member Member Posts: 17,554 Member
    davemunger wrote: »
    There is a difference between compression shorts and compression underwear.

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    The shorts on the left are designed to be worn as an outer layer, the underwear on the right are not. That said, it's rather unusual to see compression shorts in the gym. But it wouldn't bother me to see someone wearing the shorts -- the underwear would be a bit of a problem in my book.

    I would have to agree with this.

    There IS a difference between the two.

    I honestly don't have an issue with actual compression shorts. I'm a firm believer in wear what need to be worn and floats your boat.
    edited July 2015
  • PackerjohnPackerjohn Member Posts: 4,855 Member Member Posts: 4,855 Member
    Mr_Knight wrote: »
    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:

    Wonder what said females think of compression garments that show a definite camel toe?
  • M30834134M30834134 Member Posts: 411 Member Member Posts: 411 Member
    Definitely NO. Wear shorts over the compression underwear
  • csman49csman49 Member Posts: 1,100 Member Member Posts: 1,100 Member
    i wear cycling shorts (when cycling to/from work). my OH's friends seem to visit a lot more around the time that i'm just getting home.
  • GibsonSG_67GibsonSG_67 Member Posts: 1,406 Member Member Posts: 1,406 Member
    I wouldn't no.
  • gdymentgdyment Member Posts: 299 Member Member Posts: 299 Member
    I ONLY wear compression shorts when running (indoor or out) or biking. I'll change into compression shorts at the office for a lunch run and no shame walking around. I had no idea it was even a big deal to some people. But at our fitness place there's an indoor track that goes around all the equipment - compression shorts, compression shirt and off we go.

    I don't even own baggy shorts. Inner thigh chaffing is the devil.
  • LolBroScienceLolBroScience Member Posts: 4,564 Member Member Posts: 4,564 Member
    I wear compression sometimes and I don't wear anything under. I do however, avoid lighter colors as they're more apt to be see through. It depends on the brand and quality though... some are thicker with better stretch, some are not as forgiving.

    Haters gonna hate.
  • JoRockaJoRocka Member Posts: 17,554 Member Member Posts: 17,554 Member
    Packerjohn wrote: »
    Mr_Knight wrote: »
    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:

    Wonder what said females think of compression garments that show a definite camel toe?

    I do my best to avoid it- but it happens. My black pair are like permanently indented- my blue pair are like that but since they are light blue- its' way more obvious.

    So what? Still wear both pairs.
  • stealthqstealthq Member Posts: 4,307 Member Member Posts: 4,307 Member
    Packerjohn wrote: »
    Mr_Knight wrote: »
    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:

    Wonder what said females think of compression garments that show a definite camel toe?

    Necroed thread, but can't resist.

    I won't wear that type of garment because it is incredibly uncomfortable. I had a pair with an unfortunately placed seam that rode up that way and tossed them. If some other woman wants to wear them I have no problem with it, though I will be the one standing off to side shaking my head in puzzlement.

    For the record, men wearing compression gear (so long as it is opaque) don't faze me. Just don't wear the quasi-see-through stuff. Please.
    edited July 2015
  • mcpostellemcpostelle Member Posts: 418 Member Member Posts: 418 Member
    As for asking a man in compression shorts for a spot when benching.... I'd be tempted to but probably should be concentrating 100% on the actual lift....................

    Omg, thought this too. Depends on the view though. ;):blush:
    edited July 2015
  • mumblemagicmumblemagic Member Posts: 1,098 Member Member Posts: 1,098 Member
    I don't go to the gym to oggle other people, and I expect the same in return, so I don't care what you wear as long as its hygienic for the next person to use your equipment. If it's more comfy, knock yourself out!
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Member Posts: 6,256 Member Member Posts: 6,256 Member
    Are you advertising? Who is your target demographic? Can you pull it off?

    Too many variables to comment on this marketing question.
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