Guys in Support Hose? - page 4

I am a new student in nursing and have a quick question. Well, I have many but this one is on my mind now. I do not want anyone to think I am bashing a certain kind of people when I say this,... Read More

  1. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from RN34TX
    Support hose for guys?
    I'm a homo and I've never heard of it (outside of men dressing up in drag or something.)
    But then again I'm living in a very non-hip part of the country and it's a lot harder down here to be one of those gay guys that's hip and stays afloat of new trends.
    Is this some new trend?
    :yeahthat:

    I wear very absorbant white cotton socks, and the best white sneakers I can afford. tell you what tho, the post about the San Fran biker bears makes me want to re-think my upcoming move to FL!
  2. by   Ariko
    I have always worn support (knee high) socks. I started wearing them when I was a machinist standing in front of a mill. I can’t imagine working without them.

    Pantyhose might give me a yeast infection!!!

    I get them from
    http://www.supportplus.com/
    Last edit by Ariko on Nov 7, '07 : Reason: I thought of a joke.
  3. by   mcknis
    man, when I started this post, I never would have thought that it would have gotten this much attention.
  4. by   Alois Wolf
    You meet one gay guy, you definitely haven't met them all. Why do you think our symbol is the rainbow we are all different. True, we all have our quirks... but if a gay guy hits on you, take it as a compliment and just set him straight... literally. Chances are he thought there was a chance that you might be gay too... not to emasculate you or anything hahaha.

    Yeah... support hose sounds a little uncomfortable to me. I wear the run of the mill boxers with white tube socks.
  5. by   ewattsjt
    I have not been hit on by gay men at work; regardless of what I wear. I am sometimes on long spine cases in surgery (some are the complete shift). Standing on the concrete floor kills your legs. So... I wear the support socks that come to the top of the calf. My legs do not fatigue as bad. It is a plus for anyone!!!!!
  6. by   pawashrn
    while you are young. your legs can take the pounding of walking on concrete floors(yes there is concrete under the tile or carpet). But as age progresses support of some sort may be required. I personally wear Jobes stockings when I work 12 hours or greater and it does make my legs feel good. Why I don't wear them on 8 hour days, don't know. As far as getting hit on. As long as you don't acknowledge the advances be it male or female and maintain a professional manner. it will go away. You have to understand, Most people don't have a life outside of work. Their jobs are their social outlet and the people they work with are their only close friends. pity them don't become them. Then you can take the other approach take on every hit and get well known through the rumor mill.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I buy support socks which are made for men. They fit me better than the girlie ones- and I'm a woman.
  8. by   Alois Wolf
    I do like the girly toe socks though...
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Alois Wolf
    I do like the girly toe socks though...

    Lol.
  10. by   JustinNJ
    I am blown away by this post. I would think someone going into the nursing profession wouldn't have such steriotypical and narrow-minded views and assumptions. First, I am a gay male. I am professional and would never 'hit on' someone whom I work with at the hosptial. Secondly, it isn't a 'gay male' or 'straight male' problem. If someone has problems with the circulation of their legs, wearing some type of support stocking is what should be done. Unless you are too 'straight' or 'cool' to avoid major future problems with your legs.
  11. by   SuperWes_CNA
    Take a look at this site and let me know what you think about these.

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  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from JustinNJ
    I am blown away by this post. I would think someone going into the nursing profession wouldn't have such steriotypical and narrow-minded views and assumptions. First, I am a gay male. I am professional and would never 'hit on' someone whom I work with at the hosptial. Secondly, it isn't a 'gay male' or 'straight male' problem. If someone has problems with the circulation of their legs, wearing some type of support stocking is what should be done. Unless you are too 'straight' or 'cool' to avoid major future problems with your legs.
    Bravo...homophobia is alive and well isn't it?

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