Embarrassing bouncing when running

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17/04/2013 at 17:06

Hi all,


I created an account just to ask this question because I can't find serious answers anywhere on the internet.


I've fairly new to running and when I started I noticed that if I looked down I could see a bulge in my shorts jiggling about a bit.  It was particularly obvious when it was windy because the shorts pressed against me.  I thought it might be because I didn't have proper running shorts so I bought running shorts with a liner recently and have been wearing those without any underwear.  But if anything it is more obvious now!


I haven't really noticed any strange looks so perhaps I'm over-thinking it and it just looks obvious from my point of view.  Or is this normal and I'll just get over the embarrasment?  Would I be better off wearing tight boxers under the shorts even though they have a liner?  Does anyone else experience this?


Can I have some serious replies please!  Thanks a lot.

17/04/2013 at 17:22

I don't know because I am a girl, but I can pay close attention to all the chaps at my running club tonight and report back. It is quite windy today so that should help.

seren nos    pirate
17/04/2013 at 17:24

are you a female sam or a male sam.....makes a difference to the answers

17/04/2013 at 17:24

Thank you very much  I appreciate the awkward position you are putting yourself in!

17/04/2013 at 17:25

Oh sorry, I am male... hence the bulge in my shorts!

17/04/2013 at 17:25
Tie a knot in it ?
17/04/2013 at 17:27

Get some lycra undercrackers and wear them under normal running shorts, they should hold you in.



17/04/2013 at 17:27

If you are from Yorkshire: just leave your ferret at home.

If you are from Scotland: take your sporran off before running

If you are from Fulchester: Buy a whellbarrow.

Otherwise; Get some tighter underpants. If this doesn't help, stop running and merely bask in the warm afterglow that realising you have an uncontrollably large member will give you.

17/04/2013 at 17:32
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

realising you have an uncontrollably large member will give you.



...unlike that bloke up there in the pic.  Either he's been airbrushed, tucked it up his crack, or he's got as much genitalia as Morph.




17/04/2013 at 17:36
Loads of blokes at my running club wear running leggings with shorts on top - I wonder if that's for the same problem you have?!

I too will also have a bulge inspection next time I'm at club obviously just to help you out Sam!
17/04/2013 at 17:37

Are you embarrassed because it's a big bulge or because it's a little bulge?

17/04/2013 at 17:42

Wow, thanks for all the replies!


Didn't really want to go into the details of the bulge but... it's not because I have a massive member!  When I do exercise and it's cold, my penis kind of shrinks and stiffens a bit (not at all in a hard-on sort of way) so its position behind my shorts becomes more obvious.


I'm not embarrassed about the size of the bulge, just that there is a visible bulge!  To be honest I don't care if I'm jogging past someone I don't know but I'd be self-concious if I joined a running club or something.


But I think I will try the lycra, thanks.

Edited: 17/04/2013 at 17:45
17/04/2013 at 17:57
Katy1 wrote (see)
Loads of blokes at my running club wear running leggings with shorts on top - I wonder if that's for the same problem you have?!

I too will also have a bulge inspection next time I'm at club obviously just to help you out Sam!

I won't be able to pass a male runner again without checking for bulges

Maybe we need a picture!

17/04/2013 at 18:02

Oh, okay, can we just clarify what I'm looking out for in particular? I thought it was the jiggling that was the issue, but is it more the fact that the bulge is noticeable at all? Or is it a combination of both?

17/04/2013 at 18:08

Ha sorry, combination of both!

17/04/2013 at 18:28

Surely it would be bit weird if you didn't have a bulge? I run with 3 male colleagues this lunch time but didn't take notice of any jiggling.

17/04/2013 at 18:55

.........thanks so much for joining Sam, your thread has brightened up my day .I,d go for the base layer tight lycra cycle short with running shorts on top combo.

17/04/2013 at 20:12

Just stick with the shorts if someone wants to look so what. At a HM last year passing a water station I did overhear one lady volunteer comment to her friend adding it was a highlight of the day ogling all the jiggly bits.
If you join a running club or do races you'll see guys in a lot worse ie short shorts so they're almost hanging in the breeze

17/04/2013 at 20:16

Okay, I am back. Here is my report:

The sample was about 10 male runners aged between 35 and 65. Legwear choices ranged from winter tights to racing shorts, though the most popular option was loose-fitting mid-thigh-length shorts. One runner had lycra shorts under these, as suggested by Roeby. My initial hypothesis was that these shorts and the tights were most likely to minimise jiggling, whereas I suspected the lighter racing shorts might make it more obvious.

Prominence of bulge
Taking my club as a random sample, I can report that bulge size and varied between, er, members. However, none of them were strikingly noticeable, and none stood out as looking unusual in any way.

As I'm sure you can imagine, I was keen to get on the move. I was on an errand of mercy, after all, plus I now had a hypothesis to test. What I noticed was this: you could not notice any jiggling irrespective of the choice of legwear.

I don't think you need to worry, as jiggling does not appear obvious to other people, even ones who are really looking. Unless you are the only male jiggler, in which case, you probably do need tighter underpants.

Hope this helps.



Edited: 17/04/2013 at 20:16
17/04/2013 at 20:42

Literatin, I have to say I admire your dedication to this particular piece of research - must have been tough for you!

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