Updated March 17, 2013
When I created this site in 2001, I tried most of male girdles that
were on the market, and I could not find even one that compared in support
and comfort to a well-made woman's girdle (and some were absolutely
worthless). But since then, several new models have appeared and need
to be investigated. I have tried a few and am pleased to report that
there are several good support garments out there for men. So if you
are interested in male girdles, please give them a try. I invite you
to try all available models to see if they work for you or not. I also
solicit your input if you find a good one that is not listed here.
A special word about Underworks.com. This company is dedicated
to making quality garments for men at a reasonable price. They have
gone to great lengths to make a number of control garments for men,
and they are improving their garments as they hear from their customers.
They have just gone to market (8/10/09) with their new High Waist Long
Leg girdle for men.
A Product Review of men's girdles resides below this text.
Pros and Cons of Men's Girdles
(a comparison of men's and women's girdles)
- Proper fit. Since men's girdles were designed
for the male anatomy, they usually fit a man "as is".
Women's girdles, on the other hand, were designed for the female
body, and a woman's girdle purchased off-the-shelf seldom fits
a man properly and will usually require alterations.
- Cost. Male girdles, in general, cost less than
female girdles, and since they do not need alterations as mentioned
above, they cost even less.
- Comfort. Many men report that they find a man's
girdle uncomfortable compared to a lady's girdle. For example,
the waistband on my Manshape dug painfully into my skin and left
deep grooves that stayed for several hours. You can tuck your
T shirt in to alleviate this situation, but that only works if
you are wearing an outer shirt. My male girdle also rose uncomfortably
up on my derriere.
- Masculine/Feminine. Girdles designed for men are
masculine, emulating jockey shorts somewhat. Many men shy away
from women's girdles because they look feminine. I have read a
number of negative comments about the laced cuff, "pretty"
tummy panel, or the satin panels on women's girdles. Also, to
many men, wearing a garment designed for a woman is strictly taboo,
and they shy away from them altogether.
- The wife. There are many wives out there who
maintain a strong influence over what their husbands wear, and
they prefer them to wear girdles designed exclusively for men.
Some have a very negative opinion of a man wearing anything that
seems feminine, and that's a shame, because who cares what one
wears under his pants?
- Crotch room. Men's girdles have ample room for
the male genitalia; women's girdles do not. Men need to wear a
woman's girdle a few inches lower than a female counterpart in
order to accommodate their privates. This is one reason why men
generally need a longer girdle than women (details in another
- Bathroom facilities. Men's girdles have an anatomically
correct opening in front to facilitate urination. Women's girdles
have an almost useless opening under the crotch, or no opening
at all. Men have to roll the girdle at least half way down in
order to urinate, which means they have to use a stall rather
than a urinal. Some find this a bother, others do not.
- Selection and variety. There are very few male
girdles available on the market today; choices are very limited.
Women's girdles, on the other hand, are available in a number
of styles, models, colors, and degrees of firmness.
- Sizing. Men's girdles generally come in 3 or 5
sizes. Woman's girdles are available in 7 or 8 sizes.
- Availability. Men's girdles are often available
in men's clothing stores and thus, can be tried on before making
a purchase. Women's girdles are not generally available to men
in retail stores except for a few liberal corsetieres scattered
around the globe.
to measure for a man's girdle
Measure your waist just above, or directly across the belly button.
This measurement should be the same as your trouser size, and
this is the size you should use when ordering a man's girdle.
It is not the same for women's girdles.
Girdles Product Review (Click on the photos to enlarge
This is a great girdle for men. It provides very firm support
from above the waistline to below the navel. The crotch is designed
for comfort and ease at going to the bathroom. If you want a high
waist garment, this is a winner. By the way, Underworks makes
this garment with various widths of the Power Waist, anywhere
from 3" to 10" (the 3" and 6" models replace
the old Zip n' Trim garments). Check their site for more information.
Finally, a long-leg girdle for men that works; high waist, full-body,
long legs that grip well. The satin panel over the tummy really
works, and the jock is lined with a comfortable cotton liner and
provides easy access for the bathroom. If you want a girdle that
supports your back, your buttocks, and your legs, this one is
a winner. And there is nothing feminine about this garment; it
was built exclusively for men.
(3/17/13) I just received an email from a gentleman in German
about this AOI and others like it. This looks like a great girdle
for total support. I would surely like to try one, but it is a
bit pricey for me (about $143 plus shipping). If you have the
bucks, please give it a try and let me know how it works out;
I will be happy to add your comments here. By the way, you order
by chest size rather than waist size.
Apollo # 01
The waistband on this garment is painful when I tried it (2001)
This is not a girdle; it is a compression garment called a Support
Brief. It was designed to supply gentle compression after recent
surgery. It is made of surgical material similar to a compression
bandage. It does not offer firm tummy support. The crotch
is actually open but the gentleman here is wearing briefs. There
are two models at the Morris site. I tried them both and returned
I grabbed this photo from the Venusa web site (which no longer
exists) in August of 2001. The beauty of this garment is that
is has a high waistband and the legs extend to just below the
quadriceps, excellent engineering. I would enjoy trying one of
these, but it seems that obtaining one might be more trouble than
Josef in Germany wrote (February 2009) that he was able to contact
the seller, but communication with them was very difficult, and
they would not exchange one size for another. He said that he
likes the girdle but has to wear a panty liner due to discomfort
in the crotch area (hairs protruding through the porous material).
Contact information for the seller is listed below if you are
Josef gave me permission to display two photos of himself wearing
the Venusa girdle. They don't look exactly like the photo on the
left, but they are interesting (copyright by: CH-Schneckerl, Germany):
SPOLIE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
4/F-1, NO.102, CHUNG SHOU N. ROAD.
SEC.2, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
NO.58, TATUN ST.19,
Room D, 17/F, NO. 7, SZU WEI FOURTH