I have been doing home workout routine of 100 Decline push ups and 50 diamond push ups. I have been wearing a Langot (loin Cloth) to cover my testicles from any harm since I stared working out 10 years ago. So my question is do I need to wear the Langot even for my home push up work out? I want to stop wearing it. Will it harm my testicles if I do push ups without a Langot at home?

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    Sorry, I'm confused. How would pushups ever harm your testicles?
    – Twyxz
    Jul 15, 2019 at 13:42
  • When I first joined the gym I was suggested by other people in the gym to wear a Langot. Ever since I have been practicing that. Now I want to stop wearing it. So i wanted a advice.
    – Maverick
    Jul 15, 2019 at 15:27
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    Most men on Earth have never worn a "langot" in their life and most of them have done push ups in the past and their testicles haven't exploded or whatever. Sometimes basic logic is your friend
    – Raditz_35
    Jul 15, 2019 at 17:53
  • It may be worth noting that these garments are traditionally worn during wrestling to prevent hydrocele and hernia.
    – Sean Duggan
    Jul 16, 2019 at 4:23

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Getting one's testicles in the way during pushups sounds like a problem that is exclusive to those who are particularly blessed with tremendous balls. Or cursed with extremely sensitive ones.

No, there is generally no problem with not wearing a loin cloth during pushups. In fact, I've never even heard of a single person needing to do so.

But the test is very simple. If your testicles hurt during pushups without a langot, but not while you're wearing one; put it back on.


As per Alec's answer, it is unlike that you need this particular form of loincloth. In its traditional format, it is meant to prevent a hernia, or hydrocele, i.e. fluid build-up in the testicles. Push-ups are highly unlikely to introduce this level of strain. You may wish to wear more protective garments such as a traditional loincloth or a weightlifting belt if you move on to lifting more than mere bodyweight.

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