Should I Let My Boyfriend Sniff My Dirty Jockstrap?

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Your boyfriend really gets into smelling jockstraps

The Dilemma

Dear Jack,

I’ve got a strange question for you that I’m hoping you’ll answer. My boyfriend has been hinting around at wanting to sniff my jockstrap. I wear one because I’m athletic and need the extra support. It doesn’t bother me that he’s into that.

But what does weird me out is he wants to smell them when we play. Last week, he pulled a dirty pair out of the hamper and started sniffing them as I topped him. It kind of turned me off.

Am I making too much out of this?

Jock Boy

The Solution

Hi, JB,

I can imagine that people reading your question are doing one of two things. The first is wishing they were your boyfriend. The second is picturing themselves giving you a smack upside the head.

I have no idea how old you are or what your experience is within the LGBT community. I’m going to assume – for the sake of answering this question – that you are young(ish).

That said, haven’t you ever heard of kink? You know what I am talking about, right? Fetishes. Believe it or not, most people have them – they just don’t know it.

For example, do you like guys with hairy chests? Do you enjoy running your hands over a mound of fur? Does that turn you on? How about beards? Yeah, beards. Do you pop wood when one brushes against your (fill in the blank)?

I could go on forever and a day about this topic. From leather jackets to rubber pants, a lot of people are into “things”. I even know some guys who all about pup play.

It’s not “sick” as some might suggest and certainly not weird. But if you are new to the scene, it might take some getting used to.

It sounds like your guy really likes smelling man-funk. That’s a slang term for pheromones, also known as body smells. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that (on the biological level) stress-reducing benefits can be derived from whiffing a guy’s musk. You can learn more about this topic by checking out this manscent post.

I can imagine that the jockstraps you put on provide support around the crotch. As a person who is also athletically inclined, I can appreciate the benefits.

When I played basketball in college, we were strongly encouraged to wear them. The thinking was that athletic supporters helped to restrict movement and prevent injuries. In some sports, like hockey, cups are mandatory for players – for obvious reasons.

But back to your question.

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For whatever reason, your man really gets into smelling another guy’s scent. If he’s like others I know who are into the same thing, his olfactory bulb is hardwired to his Johnson.

You know how some guys like having their nips played with? Think of it along those terms. That may not be the best analogy but you get my drift.

So, my question to you is – can you live with it? In other words, while you two are engaging in intimate contact, can you handle him pulling out one of your dirty jockstraps and inhaling your smell?

What makes it weird for you? Is it because it’s not something you’ve ever tried before? If the answer is yes, what would it be like to give it a whirl? I’m only suggesting this because sometimes, we put the kybosh on things before experiencing it for ourselves.

Years ago, I had a boyfriend who really got into boots. In his case, he loved licking and smelling them. He even got into having me release into his boots y so that he could wear them later in the day.

At first, I thought the whole thing was messed up. But as time went on and we got closer, I came to realize that boots were kind of hot. No, I never got to the point of wearing milk-soaked hikers. But I did notice that I got turned on when he wore a pair while bottoming.

JB, I can’t tell you what to do. But I can encourage you to expand your horizons a bit and go with the flow. It’s possible you’ll always find it weird that he’s into dirty jockstraps. But it’s also possible you’ll learn something new about yourself – and maybe get closer to your man in the process.

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