I'm wondering what actually "triggered" our interest in jockstraps. For me it was the fact that, in my mid-teens, I had my first "crush" -- my high-school football coach. I found him very attractive, but it wasn't until the first time I saw him in a jockstrap that I finally understood, deep down, that my attraction to him was sexual in nature. (Interestingly, my fellow students, the guys my age, really didn't appeal to me very much. As it turns out, I've always been drawn to men older than me.) I had already been wearing jockstraps for sports before then and liked them, but that nailed it. Jockstraps suddenly took on a powerfully erotic dimension for me, and have remained that way for me ever since. Back then, however (it was around 1970), I wasn't willing to accept the fact that I was gay, so I deeply suppressed my sexuality, refusing to admit it to myself. That would take another seven or eight years, not until I was 23. Anyway, that's how it started for me. What about you?