Cycling related male personal problem

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Cycling related male personal problem

Postby fatboy » 14 Aug 2019, 7:54am

I have a relatively recent issue in that if I do a long ride (3 hours plus) I get chaffing on the skin of my penis. I ride in lycra cycling shorts with no underpants and I ride drop barred tourer/audax so not full on, head down riding.

It's not terrible but irritating (figuratively and literally!) and I'd be willing to consider anything.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby shobo » 14 Aug 2019, 8:00am

Unusual. A liberal dose of vaseline applied inside the shorts might help in the short term. Perhaps try a different, quality shorts with a different fit.

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby ANTONISH » 14 Aug 2019, 8:46am

Despite it being something of a heresy I always wear underwear under cycling shorts ( obviously not "boxers" ).
I can cycle all day - multiple days without discomfort.
You could try that and see how you get on.
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby fatboy » 14 Aug 2019, 8:53am

Actually the affected side is towards my body not the shorts side. Vaseline sounds a good idea. Also wearing pants could allow finer adjustment if you know what I mean! I'd need to check that I don't just move the problem to my backside!
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby reohn2 » 14 Aug 2019, 8:59am

Slather yourself with Conatrane cream(it's similar to Sudocream but about a third the cost)this will keep the skin lubricated and the cream is antiseptic.
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby Stradageek » 14 Aug 2019, 12:46pm

+1 for lubricant with my recommendation being 'ButtonHole' chamois cream.

For many years since moving to recumbents I found that cycling shorts, whilst generally the most comfortable option, can ruck up between the legs and the dangly bits and rub the inside of my thighs. A moderate splodge of chamois cream means that this occasional rubbing no longer causes any scuffing or discomfort.

75 comfortable miles yeaterday :D

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby ambodach » 15 Aug 2019, 5:55pm

When washing do not use soap which removes the natural oils according to a gp and keep the area dry. May not work but worth a try.

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby pwa » 15 Aug 2019, 6:48pm

Chamois cream, for all your chafing bits.

https://www.assos.com/chamois-creme-boxf-20

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby geocycle » 15 Aug 2019, 7:12pm

It’s not compulsory to wear Lycra shorts of course. Some get by with baggies and removable or no pads, even on road bikes. This is a very personal thing but it works for me whereas I tended to sweat heavily in Lycra. Obviously saddles and type of ride have an impact as well.

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby Pilot Pete » 24 Aug 2019, 11:48am

Are your shorts close fitting? If they are a little on the loose side this will allow excess, erm, how can I put it, movement of your man bits! I find correctly fitting (by which I mean quite close) keeps everything in check. I’m not sure the recommendation to chamois cream directly on your old man is sound - many have a slight ‘irritant’ feel (that tingling, cooling feel you get when they are applied) which could cause issues itself if it gets anywhere near the end of your manhood!

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby georgew » 24 Aug 2019, 5:58pm

Before I stopped cycling I used to swear by Udder cream, usually sold in farm supply shops. This contained a powerful bacteriacide, castor oil, and various other ingredients to soothe the skin. In over thirty years I never had any problems with chafing.......and as a bonus, my milk production went up. 8)

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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby Sweep » 24 Aug 2019, 7:13pm

This stuff I assume you mean george.

https://www.hyperdrug.co.uk/Battles-Udd ... gIlZ_D_BwE


from a supplier which, bizxarely, claims to cater for the concerns of everything from horses to pigeons.

On your original post OP, sounds odd. If your issue was with the perinium I could perhaps help more after an unfortunate, long passed and solved issue.

Without getting too presonal, I trust you shower/bathe before every ride?
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby fatboy » 24 Aug 2019, 8:21pm

Sweep wrote:
Without getting too presonal, I trust you shower/bathe before every ride?


No I don't before every ride but do regularly shower.

"Are your shorts close fitting? If they are a little on the loose side this will allow excess, erm, how can I put it, movement of your man bits".

This is an interesting one. Since I've expanded in my midriff I've needed to go from L to XL to prevent waistband roll! This does however lead to a bit more room!

I think a lotion is in order. I'll ponder some alternatives to sudocreme (too thick I find).
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby Sweep » 24 Aug 2019, 8:34pm

Thanks for the reply fatboy and for taking my post in the spirit in which it was meant.

I think you should, see how it goes.

Must admit your issue seems unusual.

Unless you are particularly blessed and your appendages are causing front mech shifting problems.
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Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Postby cotterpins » 25 Aug 2019, 1:57pm

georgew wrote:Before I stopped cycling I used to swear by Udder cream, usually sold in farm supply shops. This contained a powerful bacteriacide, castor oil, and various other ingredients to soothe the skin. In over thirty years I never had any problems with chafing.......and as a bonus, my milk production went up. 8)


what with one thing, and the udder, it sounds a fair idea!