Prince Gomolvilas

Not Your Mother's Girdle: Introducing the Men's Wondershirt

Filed By Prince Gomolvilas | October 07, 2009 7:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Core Precision Undershirt, Wondershirt

I have tons of web pages bookmarked, so much so that I eventually forget about them and I don't know why I bookmarked them in the first place. While doing some Internet browser clean up, I stumbled upon a video of a news story from this past summer about the Wondershirt, a skintight undershirt that squeezes the crap out of you so that you look slimmer than you actually are.

It's basically a male girdle, though it's being described as underwear that uses "compression technology," which is just fancy way of saying, well, "a skintight undershirt that squeezes the crap out of you so that you look slimmer than you actually are."

But apparently, Equmen, the manufacturer of the Wondershirt (known at the company by its formal name, the "Core Precision Undershirt") has a whole line of under-clothing using this "technology." In other words, why stuff a sock in your pants when a pair of hi-tech briefs can squeeze your balls so tight they look like they're ready to explode from your jeans?

I'm still not entirely sure why I bookmarked this video, but it could have to do with the fact that this is about gay underwear (all this stuff is gay, right?) and you know how much I love gay underwear or maybe it's because the Equmen rep in the video is super cute (great marketing, guys!). Watch:

I don't know about you, but that Wondershirt looks awfully uncomfortable. Bilerico readers, you guys wouldn't wear this, would you? Would you?!

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Compression shirts have been around for a while, except in the circles I run in they are called "binders." It is uncomfortable but commonly worn by trans men, drag kings, and anyone else who wants to bind.

Aaaaahhhh! It all makes much more sense now! Thanks!

Just to point out, comfort-wise, some binders are better than others. I've got two- one that I can barely wear for an hour before it becomes too much (and frankly, isn't effective enough to make it worth the discomfort), and one that I've had to remind myself to take off before falling asleep because it's so comfortable that I'll forget I'm wearing it.

I'm not to sure about these particular ones- it's hard to tell from pictures how comfortable a binder will be. Plus, the price tag makes it a hard sell- my good binder cost me half as much as their regular compression singlet.

Yikes, I hadn't checked the price. That's twice as expensive as the one my partner got. Also, as to comfort, I also noticed that time makes a difference. My partner's been wearing the same binder (not every day) for a couple years. I tried it on around when ze first got it and after about an hour I had to take it off. But I've been wearing it more recently and once it's on I don't have any problem at all. I think it may be somewhat stretched out.

In the 19th Century women called these garments "corsets" --- they used string instead of elastic --- but, bottom line, a corset by any other name will make you turn just as blue.

Wait. The underwear can give me a butt? Where do I send a check? My legs run into my back dammit!

Will it work as a binder? Does anyone know if it rides up or not?