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A jockstrap consists of a waistband, usually elastic, as well as a support pouch for the genitals. They were developed almost 150 years ago for bicyclists.A jockstrap (also known as a jock, jock strap, strap, supporter, or athletic supporter) is an undergarment for supporting the male genitalia during cycling, sports or other vigorous physical activity. A jockstrap consists of a waistband (usually elastic) with a support pouch for the genitalia and two elastic straps affixed to the base of the pouch and to the left and right sides of the waistband at the hip. The pouch, in some varieties, may be fitted with a pocket to hold an abdominal guard (impact resistant cup, box) to protect the testicles and the penis from injury.Jockstraps for athletic purposes are most commonly worn in North America.Increasingly, fashion jockstraps are also worn as an everyday replacement for more traditional underwear.How to Wear a Jockstrap1.Wear a jockstrap for comfort and protection while playing sports.2.Make sure your jockstrap fits correctly.3.Decide if you will be wearing a cup. 4.Choose your cup. 5.Consider wearing compression shorts over your cup-jockstrap if you think the cup- jockstrap fits too loose and does not hold the cup tight enough against your body.6.Wearing a Jock Strap for Fashion7.Wear a fashion jockstrap as you would regular underwear.8.Make sure your jockstrap is comfortable.9.Choose the material. Like other kinds of underwear, fashion jockstraps come in a variety of materials: cotton, mesh, silk and even fur!10.Consider the shape of the pouch.11.Pick your brand.The jockstrap was invented in 1874 by C. F. Bennett of a Chicago sporting goods company, Sharp & Smith, to provide comfort and support for bicycle jockeys working the cobblestone streets of Boston. In 1897 Bennetts newly formed Bike Web Company patented and began mass-producing the Bike Jockey Strap. The Bike Web Company later became known as the Bike Company. Bike was, until 2016, a leading producer of jockstraps. In that year, the company and its trademarks were purchased by Russell Athletic.Today, jockstraps are still worn mostly by adolescent and adult men for sports, weightlifting, medical purposes and for recovery from injury or surgery for such conditions as hematocele, groin hernia, hydrocele, or spermatocele.