- Growing Up Bronx
Long ago I stopped wearing a cup in BJJ. I remember my buddy telling me that it was restrictive and made moving around much harder. It didn’t make sense to me that you’d participate in this sport and not protect the jewels, but I decided to give it a try. Remember, I started with MMA that in addition to grappling included strikes. However, I noticed that in BJJ I barely ever got hit in the nuts.
So for years now I’ve not wore a cup and I haven’t gotten hit in my nuts. Though I will say that recently I was working with one of my training partners and during a transition, his hand slipped from my thigh and straight up landed on my man tool as he pressed down. It was so obvious that my training partner released the pressure but froze and didn’t know what to do. He just looked at me with total shock and confusion in his eyes. This was the look of a man who was wondering if I was about to have a negative reaction. I mean, he just crushed my peen.
Understand that this is a grappling sport, there are gonna be times you gonna feel some nuts or peen while moving around. I didn’t think much of it, but his reaction made me pause too. So I kind of laughed, patted him in the arm and said “We good man, let’s keep working.”
This episode didn’t make me reevaluate my cup decision. He didn’t hurt me as he removed the pressure once he realized where his hand was. It was just funny and awkward to me how he reacted when he realized his hand was palming my penis. The way he just froze was funny to me. It’s a physical sport, we are on top of each other and these things and worse will happen. Just wait till some farts on you! Speaking of which, BJJ etiquette is important! Read more about that here!
Just a life long New Yorker sharing the journey through my lens. Please take note of a post’s date. The views I express here are subject to change and evolving as I grow and learn.