"If it weren't for the penis, human life would have ended with Adam and Eve.
It seems strange that something so important is so funny-looking.
I'm an author and journalist. Sometimes I write about funny things.
Some of those funny things are penises."
--Michael N. Marcus

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Great Jockstrap Debate

At our first gym class in seventh grade in junior high school, we were given a list of supplies we would need: sneakers, thick white socks, white T-shirt, white gym shorts, combination lock for our clothing basket, and something few of us were familiar with: an athletic supporter (more commonly known as a jockstrap) to protect our precious and fragile genitalia.
 A week later, we reported to class with bags of our new or hand-me-down supplies; and as we waited on the benches for our teacher to appear, the jockstrap became the subject of heated debate.
The 12-year-olds were even­­ly divided as to whether the strange garments were to be worn under our underpants or over our underpants.
We were completely unprepared for the shocking truth that was revealed when the teacher finally showed up and gave us instructions for “suiting up.”
Jockstraps are worn instead of underpants. Ooh.

From my bestseller Stories I'd Tell My Children (but maybe not until they're adults)

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