Last August I began a thread about a sore spot on my perineum, and received useful advice from Blonde and others. Despite investing in new Endura shorts and various creams the spot has got much worse and my doctor, who also happens to be a keen cyclist, has confirmed that it is a full blown saddle sore (as Blonde suspected) which is now mildly infected. Has anyone got any advice on what I can do to get rid of the saddle sore. For the last two weeks I have confined my cycling to really short trips around town but if anything the saddle sore seems to have got worse over that period. Do I need to stop cycling altogether to get rid of it. Blonde also suggested that I invest in a leather saddle from MCM which basically has a slot cut out in the leather. I am now seriously considering doing so, but would like to know whether any male members of the forum have tried them out. Finally I am puzzled why I should have started developing saddle sores now. I have cycled for years and have never suffered from anything more than some mild chafing despite wearing rubbish shorts when I was much younger. Could it be age related?