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    Question for moms with sons about athletic supporters (jockstraps)

    Okay, totally weird question but since this is my first experience with this ...
    My dh is out of town and my 5 yo son has to wear an athletic supporter tonight to his martial arts class. This is his first time wearing it. Here is my question -- how do you wear the darn thing? It came with underpants with a built in pocket, but I don't know which way to put the cup in - narrow side down or narrow side up? I'm guessing the wider part of the cup goes at the bottom to protect his "jewels"? My (non-athletic) husband told me on the phone it goes narrow side down, but that doesn't seem right.
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    I have no idea, but what on earth is a 5 year old going to be doing in martial arts class that requires a jock strap??????????????? Good luck with that!
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    It is narrow side down.

    My boys wear them for baseball and I have these underarmor shorts that have a "pocket" for the cup. They work really well too, but it sounds like you have what you need.

    Does the cup even fit him at age 5?

    Gosh, I think the cups we have at age 9 are HUGE...you know the package just isn't that big.

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    I've heard that "nobody" wears jockstaps any more. They all wear protective underwear/shorts now. Like the underarmor described.
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    Narrow side down. My ds got kicked at a sparring match and said the cup didn't help much, his instructor said "he got hit real hard trust me it helped" My ds found the the compression type short with the cup pocket to be much more comfortable than elastic strap type.
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    Narrow side down. My boys have to wear them for hockey and they are 6.5 yrs old. It is as a precaution.


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    Thanks for the replies; unfortunately we left before I could check them so he wore it the wrong way tonight. I guess narrow side down makes sense so they can move around easier, but doesn't seem like it would protect much? They should put an arrow on it saying "This side up"! Luckily there were no errant punches or kicks so his stuff was safe!
    His instructor lets them do sparring one night a week - with a bunch of five year olds I guess the chances of a misplaced hit or kick are pretty good. His cup size is "peewee" - I was laughing thinking that one day he is going to be embarrassed about that. (Almost as embarrassed as I was asking the teen salesclerk where their cups were!)
    Thanks again, ladies!
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    At the school I trained at most of the guys (big and small) were bad about wearing a cup. It was very difficult to be sympathetic when one was injured.
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    I think I am kind of hoping my two (5 yr old) boys will one day decide to join the band instead of sports...
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    Definitely go with protective gear that has the cup built in!! no questions on whether its being worn correctly! They are expensive - but worth every penny if you ever have to see your child injured!

    Good luck!

    P.S. My boys have been in sports for years. (and years! LOL) Luckily that type of injury is one we haven't had to deal with - yet.
    Kim C. ~~S (13), L (16), & L (18)
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