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cogito ergo sum

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« on: July 05, 2006, 08:03:24 PM »
Just thought I'd give us something to talk about.

Am I the only guy who seems to get puzzled questions from women as to why I'm adjusting myself when the need arises.  I guess it's such a normal thing for me that I just assumed it was like shrinkage and everyone in the world knew it happened.

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 08:12:48 PM »
Quote from: cogito ergo sum
Just thought I'd give us something to talk about.

Am I the only guy who seems to get puzzled questions from women as to why I'm adjusting myself when the need arises.  I guess it's such a normal thing for me that I just assumed it was like shrinkage and everyone in the world knew it happened.

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By 'myself' I assume you mean genitals. Is that where your self is?  :wink:

Actually, I don't know any men who adjust their genitals in public.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 08:30:47 PM »
It's not where my "self" is but I'll stick with the expression.

My point is that if my genitals get twisted around then an adjustment is imperative, regardless of whether it's in public or not.

I'd also be very surprised if none of the men you know have ever adjusted themselves in public.  It can be done quite discreetly and it usually is.  The women who have noticed only notice that I'm doing it because I usually excuse myself if I do it in their presence and I think they might have noticed it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006, 08:35:27 PM »
I'm guessing the reason athletes, baseball players in particular it seems adjust often is because the cup is uncomfortable and slips?

But if that is the case how come other guys make fun of them? Just something I've always wanted to ask.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006, 09:19:12 PM »
I've never worn a cup, but those things do look like they'd slip and pinch the scrotum a lot.  I didn't realize that guys make fun of other guys for adjusting.  I guess it might be because it's really obvious...

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 07:12:50 AM »
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the cup is uncomfortable and slips

Yes, particularly if you're not wearing an authentic jock strap (ie, you've just stuffed the cup inside your gitch).
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 11:07:43 AM »
I am also an adjuster, though I try to be discrete. Why suffer? In this era of boxer shorts, adjustment is inevitable.
On the other hand, excessive "adjusting" is clearly something else. It's like urinal etiquette: if you shake more than twice you're just playing with it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006, 10:31:16 AM »
Quote from: cogito ergo sum
Just thought I'd give us something to talk about.

Am I the only guy who seems to get puzzled questions from women as to why I'm adjusting myself when the need arises.  I guess it's such a normal thing for me that I just assumed it was like shrinkage and everyone in the world knew it happened.

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All guys adjust, some are just better at hiding it in public.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2006, 11:14:20 AM »
And then there are the ones that seem to constantly need reassurance that their genitalia are still present and accounted for.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006, 11:16:22 AM »
This is all news to me.

Well, except for baseball pitchers. One has noticed. But then baseball uniforms are such period costumes anyway.

I promise you, though, cogito, that I have never made such a comment to any man, not so far as I can remember. I'm all in favour of people being comfortable.

So this happens a lot, does it?

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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2006, 11:40:34 AM »
:shock:   Goodness gracious!  Does Miss Manners have a ruling ... errr, I mean a suggestion about how one discretely adjusts oneself?

I would guess that the womanly equivalent is twiddling with a bra strap.  There is the genuine adjustment and the attention-getting one.  Although that may be passé.  Didn't Faye Dunaway do that in the original Thomas Crown Affair, during the chest  -  :oops:  ah, I mean chess game?

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2006, 11:43:23 AM »
Hmm, bra-related "adjustment" can plunge far deeper than the strap, alas, especially after running...  :oops:
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2006, 01:13:35 PM »
Then there is the "wedgie-related" adjustment . . .
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2006, 01:16:58 PM »
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Then there is the "wedgie-related" adjustment . . .
which is not gender-specific, of course!  :wink:

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Re: Adjustments
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2006, 01:59:53 PM »
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Actually, I don't know any men who adjust their genitals in public.


Sure you do.  Every man you've ever met.  It's just that some of us are much better at being discreet about it.

I do think it's the rough equivalent of adjusting the bra.  Outish bits move around and sometimes need to be rearranged to make oneself comfortable.

Of course, if one removes the undies or the bra and wears relatively baggy clothing, no adjustments are required.  :)
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