Scratched taint?



chilby

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Sorry to be so direct, but it's pretty much straight to the point. I am relatively new to cycling and have never suffered saddle sores before. The worst I have got is deep pain in my taint area, it felt like I was bruised, but a bike fit fixed that. I went for a 60 mile ride and the next day I noticed I was kind of stinging....down there. I took a look, and it looks exactly like when you get scratched by a cat, and it goes red and swells along the line of the scratch - on my taint! WTF? The closest thing I can think of is a type of saddle sore? I didn't actually scratch it, so am not sure how it happend. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, or knows how I could possible prevent it - chamois cream?.....Thanks.
 

swampy1970

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It taint what you do, it's the way that you do it....

A few common culprits:

Shorts that don't quite fit properly - inc. a chamois pad that isn't quite right for you.

Shorts that weren't dried according the manufacturers recommendations - sometimes if I quickly dry my Pearl Izumi PRO's in the drier the chamois isn't quite as "agreeable"

Saddle that isn't quite matched to you or at an angle/position that's correct

Biological laundry detergents - an extra rinse cycle or swapping to soap flakes could be in your future.
 

velocanman

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Cream will help prevent this. Should only be an issue on longer rides. I generally don't use cream on rides less than 30 miles. Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk
 

swampy1970

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Originally Posted by davereo .

Maybe you can post a photo of your taint.
Dude. No.

There are clubs in San Francisco where you can examine guys' taints. This is not the place for that...
 

valentin84

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Better yet, file them. It never gets scratched when I file them nice and round! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif