Chafing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    So...just wondering what other drivers do to combat chaffing. I always went commando before becoming a driver and I was fine until the hot weather got here but now with the temps being over 85 everyday and humid my whole body stays wet all day. If I wear bike shorts it stops my thighs from chaffing but makes the butt cheeks rub together so its just as bad.

    What works for you? And yes I'm aware this thread ranks a 9 on the gay threads meter.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They sell anti-chaffing cream/gel. It works.
     
  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Is it just glorified vasoline and do you have to keep applying it?
     
  4. Bizzob232

    Bizzob232 2nd generation UPSer

    Chaffing

    The new gold bond spray on is amazing
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It probably is but I never used vasoline so I really can't compare the two. I just got the store brand stuff. No I normally only graciously apply it once in the morning.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Gold bond medicated or generic types. Works great! One warning! If you never used medicated powder before, things down under may seem to be on fire! After a while, it feels cooling. I reapply a lot in the heat!
     
  7. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    The "final solution" is to lose enough weight that your thighs don't touch, and therefore chafing is never an issue.

    I used to (and am starting to again recently) run 5 miles and bike 20 miles a day; no matter how hot it is, if you are "in shape" enough the chafing is never a problem. Furthermore, if you exercise that much, you will almost never sweat (brow or otherwise), so you can just keep a steady pace and not be wet.
     
  8. d-rek357

    d-rek357 Member

    Gold bond friction defense, looks like a deodorant stick, works like a dream
     
  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I've lost over 30 lbs since I started driving but still could stand to drop more
     
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I wear under armour boxer jocks for one. And also a nice coating of baby powder and/or gold bond.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Weight doesn't always play a factor. I use to weightlift a lot and as a result I have large quads. Even when I diet down they still touch. Just something I always had to deal with.
     
  12. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    It's not ALL weight obviously; I have large leg muscles and I know what you are talking about.

    My solution? I take "wide" steps and kind of swing my legs a bit if it is really, really hot to avoid the chafe.
     
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I do that naturally but it's because of my third leg. #tripod
     
  14. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I sort of lobbed that one in there, didn't I? hehe
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Too hard not to grab at that one.
     
  16. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    My post or his tripod?
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have two hands...
     
  18. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    This thread has officially been derailed.
     
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Chaffing

    I also go commando. I use anti monkey butt powder. Slap some on in the morning and I'm good to go.

    If u sweat really really bad night bring with and reapply as needed.
     
  20. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    The old monkey butt thread. Its not official of course til somebody post the picture.
    Although Cement's:wink2: ugly mug was close enough.