Hi - new here. Just wondering how many of you were given your first jock for swimming? I got mine by surprise by my dad. I was about 13 and had a nylon swimsuit in those days they were a bit loose fitting. He came home one night and delivered me a bag and asked me if I knew what an athletic supporter was. I told him no. He asked if I knew what a jock strap was, and I said yes. He said some boys need more support than others and that I should wear this under my swim suit. Later he quietly mentioned to me a couple of other things I should wear it under, to help with "modesty". It was a big kick to have to "jock up" under my nylon swim suit. I did notice at school (this would be 8th grade) several of the boys wore jocks under their suits as well. As swimsuits got smaller and became lycra, we did away with the swim jocks. But I have a couple of unlined board shorts and to this day wear a swim jock under them.