Why do men wear girdles?

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Girdles are not exclusively for women anymore. Men wear girdles--also known as compression underwear, support briefs and the "mirdle"--for similar reasons to women. Whether for vanity or heath reasons, more modern men wear girdles.


The girdle will not instantly make you lose thirty pounds, but it will make your snug suit fit better. Men wear girdles to feel more empowered within their bodies.

Back Problems

According to the Guys in Girdles Website, high waste long panty girdles prevent and relieve back soreness, working under the same principles of compression bandages and corsets.


While waiting for surgery on a hernia, a man may be looking for something to make sneezing more comfortable. Working under the same principle of trusses and surgical belts, girdles can support the hernia. It may hold in any protrusions.


A very structured girdle can keep the back straight and the shoulders back, improving a man's posture and conveying confidence.

Manage the flab

After losing weight, excess skin can be a problem. Men wear girdles after weight loss to control the skin and flab that has not been tamed by diet and exercise.

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