Talk:Compression shorts

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Inserting an image[edit]

I would like to insert an image of Underarmour compression shorts, and in fact have tried, but all I get when I hit the "show preview" button is a grey box with a red hyperlink. How do I put an image into the article?

Which underarmour marketing guy edited this article?[edit]

As written, this is a bit of an ad for one company's compression shorts.

Jonathan Jonathan.robie 16:03, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

An endorsement of athletic supporters?[edit]

Who says that "Compression shorts should not be considered a substitute for an athletic supporter by male athletes." In many cases, they are a fine substitute, depending on desired support. This sounds like it's endorsing a specific agenda. (talk) 01:19, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Where are they worn?[edit]

Are compression shorts worn immediately next to the skin, or outside the underwear? This does not seem to be made clear. The implication from the article is that, at least for women, they are worn outside the underwear, but if so, is that also the case for men? Are they fairly durable and last several years, or are they easily damaged (in the case of sliding into base) and must then be immediately replaced? Are they tight-fitting around the groin or are they loose-fitting overall? GBC (talk) 12:32, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

You have to pay to read the article cited in the JSS?[edit]

Could you get away with this if you were writing a professional paper or even a college paper for that matter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:20, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


Merge to Compression garment? As it is, we now have articles for compression shorts, compression garment, compression shorts, and compression stockings, most of which are stubs. Perhaps a better article could be created by merging these. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 20:39, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

This article is better than Compression Sportswear but they are VERY similar. They should be amalgamated together, with more information on things like compression shirts, compression wraps and athletic compression socks. There are significant differences between compression garments for slimming, medical or surgical uses and compression garments for sports or training uses, so maybe there could be a distinction between those two entries with only minimal overlap of the basic compression clothing principles. (talk) 17:32, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Support - I agree, I started going in circles only to find I was reading the same content. I added the "merge to" template to highlight that there is this discussion, sorry if I shouldn't have. HuggaBounce (talk) 00:46, 5 May 2013 (UTC)


This page says "More recently, jockstraps have fallen out of favor with young male athletes, and garments such as compression shorts have seen an increase in popularity, arguably because of their comparable function and less embarrassing looks.", however in the History section of Jockstrap, it says "However, in recent years more and more athletes are turning back to the jockstrap for use in sports and athletic activities". I have no idea as to which is right, if someone has a better idea it would be nice to get this consistent. Unkwntech (talk) 05:07, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

"Before, during and after pregnancy"?[edit]

I would suggest a change to this line, as it logically encompasses the whole lifespan of a woman who has children, and I doubt the shorts are designed to be worn from birth to death.

Is the use of the word "before" a mistake? Why would a woman need compression shorts before becoming pregnant? Extra load on joints and weakening of ligaments happens only once pregnancy starts. Should it perhaps say "during and in the recovery period after pregnancy"? Even "during and after" would be strangely indefinite.

I don't want to edit as I had no idea such shorts existed and so would be editing from a position of total ignorance, but the sentence as written now looks incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)