I had been looking for a good girdle for a man for years and have finally found it. I had given up and gone to women's girdles, but this is the real thing. It provides great support. One word of caution, if you have any doubts on size, go to the larger one. I found with a woman's girdle, I could get by with the smaller size, but not with these. It provides great support and will not disappoint you.