FOR EVERY BODY – PINK
VARIOUS STAIN COLOURS (MAY NOT BE THE COLOUR IN THE PRODUCT PHOTO)
9.5″ x 32″
WHEEL BASE 14.76″
FOR EVERY BODY – IS A DECISION TO EXPERIENCE CHOICE, BY DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP TO SELF. GROWING UP I DESPERATELY GRASPED AT A BINARY EXPRESSION, CARRYING IT LIKE A SUIT OF ARMOUR. THESE LAST YEARS I BEGAN TO UNBURDEN THE DYSPHORIA SLOWLY. PUTTING MYSELF FIRST MANIFESTED MUCH NEEDED INNER SAFETY. THE NORMATIVE BEAUTY STANDARDS IMPOSED BY SOCIETY ARE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO MEASURE UP TO. I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE PERFORMING A GENDER I THOUGHT YOU THOUGHT I SHOULD BE. EVEN THOUGH A JOCK STRAP WAS MEANT FOR MY BODY, IT HAS NEVER FELT RIGHT FOR ME, THOUGH I HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOUR GENDER.
The jockstrap was invented in 1874 by C. F. Bennett of a Chicago sporting goods company, Sharp & Smith, to provide comfort and support for bicycle jockeys working the cobblestone streets of Boston. In 1897 Bennett’s newly formed Bike Web Company patented and began mass-producing the Bike Jockey Strap. The Bike Web Company later became known as the Bike Company. The jockstrap was also influential in early 20th-century medicine with the invention of the Heidelberg Electric Belt, a low-voltage electric powered jockstrap that claimed to cure kidney disorders, insomnia, erectile dysfunction, and other ailments. Today, jockstraps are still worn in the US by adolescent and adults for sports, weightlifting, medical purposes, and for recovery from injury or surgery for such conditions as hematocele, inguinal hernia, hydrocele, or spermatocele.