Delicate question

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by rajinfun, 2 Aug 2012.

  1. rajinfun

    rajinfun New Member

    I'm not all together new to cycling but recently I have noticed that over the longer rides, the more I sweat the more the hairs around my nether regions begin to tug. Do other hairy cyclists shave/wax or does that just make things worse? and whats best to use on sweat rashes after a ride?
  2. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    Lube up with sudocreme, before and after. NEVER during!!!
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  3. sabian92

    sabian92 Über Member

    I'm quite a hairy guy all over but I've never had that. Are you wearing undies and shorts or proper lycra shorts?

    Don't shave - I tried that and all that happens is it's just like rubbing a coarse sandpaper on your undercarriage, shall we say. Not nice at all! :eek:
  4. OP

    rajinfun New Member

    Paul when you say before, do you mean hours/minutes before the ride or days?

    Sabian I wear padded under shorts. But thanks for the tip shaving is out. just watching cycling in olympics and everyone seemed hairless =, well at least on there legs
  5. sabian92

    sabian92 Über Member

    Legs are OK, the skin doesn't rub against other stubbly skin. The area behind your wedding tackle as I found out is not so OK for that. :blink: They probably wax as well to be fair. Shaving is a pain, it grows back in a matter of 24 hours anyway. :biggrin: Padded undercrackers are good though. I just wondered in case it was your boxers causing rub to happen and the ensuing pain.
  6. It's tough to not guffaw a little at this. :smile:

    I'd have a bit of a trim to reduce the "pluckability" of the hair. Wear undies or get some padded ones, which is great for longer rides.
  7. pepecat

    pepecat Well-Known Member

    Just before you go - so minutes. As you're getting dressed. Slather it on and it should help!
  8. darth vadar

    darth vadar Über Member

    Have you tried a 'Back, Sack & Crack' ?

    That might help.
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