Scratched taint?

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  1. chilby

    chilby New Member

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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.
     
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  2. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. velocanman

    velocanman New Member

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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
     
  4. davereo

    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you can post a photo of your taint.
     
  5. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Dude. No.

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

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Cut your nails or don't scratch at your taint so aggressively.
     
  7. valentin84

    valentin84 New Member

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

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    HAHA thanks guys. DZ Nutz seems to help
     
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