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06/27/2019

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Moose Knuckle vs Camel Toe - What's the Difference

We live in turbulent times. There are major debates that divide our civilization and force us to take a stand. Who really is the best Hollywood Chris? How did boat shorts make a comeback? Are you into mumble rap or old school? Before you jump down any of those rabbit holes, realize that there is an even larger issue facing our world. It’s time to steel your resolve, because today, we’re diving right into the most heated argument in the modern world. What is the difference between a camel toe and a moose knuckle? If you don’t already have a strong opinion, you’re about to. Let’s peel back the layers and see what the real differences are between the two. 

The Great Debate 

If you run over to Urban Dictionary, you’ll get a pretty straightforward answer. Camel toes are a female problem, and moose knuckles are a male problem. If you look a little deeper, the answer might not be quite so clear. After scouring the internet, it seems there is room for debate over these terms. 

A Man Problem 

As Urban Dictionary suggests, a lot of people believe that the moose knuckle is an inherently masculine problem. While the camel toe shows the outline of lady parts, the moose knuckle tends to outline the cock and balls. In either case, the situation arises from tight clothing clinging to the anatomy in question. The moose knuckle is much larger in appearance because the seam appears between two largely protruding objects.

Let’s stop dancing around this. When your shaft goes one way and the balls another, you get what looks like a massive camel toe. A lot of people call that a moose knuckle.

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Online Warriors

This is far from settled. When you get into forums, Reddit, and comment sections, the consensus disappears. The moose knuckle is not the male camel toe. Instead, it’s something else entirely. Thankfully, we have keyboard warriors out there doing the Lord’s work and correcting our misconceptions. 

So, if a moose knuckle isn’t confined to males, what does it really describe? This internet faction would say that men and women can both have a moose knuckle. The only requirement is that the outline be larger and more pronounced than normal. 

Even among people who make this argument, there’s more disagreement. Apparently, the semantics matter a lot. A moose knuckle (singular) refers to a female. “Moose knuckles” (plural) refers to the man version. The plural can also refer to a group of women all suffering from the same unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.

Is this complicated enough for you yet? It gets better.

The Canadians Chime In

It appears that our slang also has a colloquial element. Moose knuckle can mean something very different in the United States vs Canada. Ok, it’s not that different, but let’s talk about it anyways.

According to random people on the internet (the most reliable source in the world), the term “moose knuckle” originated in the Great White North. Supposedly, Canadians are more familiar with moose than they are camels, so it seems only natural that the term “moose knuckle” be a direct replacement for “camel toe.” That means that there are remote regions in Canada where nobody knows what a camel toe is, but everyone is gawking at the poor lady with her moose knuckle showing.

Even among our Canadian educators, some acknowledge that this problem can exist for both men and women. They say that the term is gender neutral and interchangeable. So, in Canada, there is no difference between a moose knuckle and a camel toe.

moose knuckle vs camel toe

The Times Are Changing

The biggest trend with this debate is that it has changed over time. 10 years ago, no one was calling a male split a moose knuckle. Both camel toe and moose knuckle were used exclusively to describe women. In the years since, a few things have changed. First, men have come even farther away from the extreme baggy style of the 90s. That makes male moose knuckles more common. Secondly, the language seems to have adapted to deal with that change. These days, it seems that Urban Dictionary is the more reliable source. Moose knuckle is the masculine version of camel toe.

Resolving the Problem

While it’s fun to joke about these things and make fun of people on the internet, the truth is that the terminology doesn’t matter. Both men and women have problems with tight clothes at times, and it is never flattering on anyone, regardless of the name you use. This site is geared more towards men, so sorry, ladies, you’ll have to get help elsewhere. But, for the fellas, here are some tips to help you avoid a male moose knuckle.

Wear Clothes That Fit

Sure, it’s obvious, but that’s exactly why you have no excuse. If your clothes fit correctly, you’ll never be sporting your male camel toe. Instead, you’ll preserve a little mystery and interested parties will have to at least buy you a drink or something before they know if you’re circumcised. That’s a good thing.

For most clothes, utilizing a dressing room and a mirror should be enough to solve the problem. If you’re getting something tailored, maybe you should learn a little more about proper fits. When the crotch area is sized correctly, you should be free of any moose knuckle issues.

Get Some Support

We can all acknowledge that there are occasions when a man should wear tight clothes. Some of you are thinking shorts weather. Try again. For the most part, sports are what drive guys to wear something that might squeeze the boys a little. If aerodynamics or whatever are that important to you, then there are measures you can take to get performance without squeezing the life out of your manhood.

In general, a few technological innovations will come to your rescue. The first, and best, is compression shorts. They’re designed specifically to help your blood circulate through tight clothes (or if you have circulation issues). They force the junk to go wherever you place it, and you don’t have to worry about shifting into a moose knuckle, no matter how vigorous your exercise becomes.

Your second friend is the jockey pouch. This is a design that goes into underwear. You can find it mostly on boxer briefs, but other styles carry jockey pouches too. Basically, it’s a reinforced crotch in your underwear. It creates a safe space for all of your stuff. Plenty of times, it will leave a bulge in your tight athletic wear, but it’s an indiscriminate bulge. People won’t be able to identify your length and curvature at a glance. That’s a marked improvement.

moose knuckle vs camel toe

The third piece of clothing technology you want to consider is the jockstrap. You should already know what this is. Because it carefully girds your loins, it will prevent the marked separation that causes a moose knuckle. In situations where a jockstrap isn’t appropriate, a dancer’s belt is basically the indoor version of the same thing. The point is that all of these devices essentially serve the same function. They group the banana with the nuts to keep you from getting an unseemly crease. 

There’s a chance you learned something today. It might be more knowledge than you bargained for, but that’s really your problem. While we like to joke about it, camel toes and moose knuckles are a legitimate problem, and it’s worth the effort to make sure you aren’t sporting one. With very little care, you can rise above and keep a little mystery as you go about your day.

So, what is your verdict? Where do you stand on the great debate? Share with the class in the comments below.

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