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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 12:09:04 pm »
I imagine their response would be "stop cycling so much then".


On the contrary.
I couldn't have asked for a more sympathetic GP.
I think my GP may've been an occasional triathlete.

The problem with my GP was more to do with me - being examined *there* by a young attractive woman - took a fair bit of 'getoveryourselfjurek'
oh, lord I've had that one. Went to GUM clinic to get testicular and swelling checked out. Asked if I minded a trainee sitting in on examination.

A young lady who looked younger than my daughters. Who then proceeded to examine me very thoroughly including swabbing under foreskin etc.  Humiliation induced the sort of shrinkage normally produced by 4hours riding in sub-zero temperatures.

Back on topic, I've remembered that Udderly Smooth has anti fungal stuff in it (that's why MrsCharly objected to using it as hand cream).  Will dig out the tube and use that.
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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 12:49:14 pm »
Canesten cream is the dog's danglies for thrush.


It's not the dog's danglies he's worried about

 ;D

I know but it might just work...
Fungal skin infection is common in hot moist areas (dhobi itch) in both sexes.

It's difficult to keep the skin cool, clean and dry but that usually helps.

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2012, 10:12:52 am »
Two thoughts right away:

1) That's what Altura shorts do, at least in my experience. After a bit of wearing in, suddenly they developed an intense hatred of my balls and rubbed me raw.

2) Chamois cream made not a jot of difference.

I found that Pear Izumi were absolutely brilliant, they are expensive but oh my are they comfortable.
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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2012, 10:18:31 am »

1) That's what Altura shorts do, at least in my experience. After a bit of wearing in, suddenly they developed an intense hatred of my balls and rubbed me raw.


Sounds like an ex-girlfriend of mine

Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2012, 12:21:26 pm »
Issue occurred during hot sweaty weather and cool torrential rain.
I find this is the worst weather for problems in the shorts area, wet and warm

Ditto that (- well the worst weather for skin damage anyway.)
 
You say it's the side of your balls and that it's your shorts rubbing.
I would imagine you'd notice it if and when the shorts 'riding up' and do something about it there and then, so are you sure of this? 
Could it be an inner leg-conker bag interface issue?  (In which case some careful on the bike 'positioning' along with the suggested basting of chamois cream or similar might reduce friction?)

An alternative that hasn't been suggested is turps, i believe some people use it to toughen the skin on their hands, instead of a leather chamois you could get a leather bag   ;)

Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2012, 12:27:51 pm »
Issue occurred during hot sweaty weather and cool torrential rain.
I find this is the worst weather for problems in the shorts area, wet and warm

Ditto that (- well the worst weather for skin damage anyway.)
 
You say it's the side of your balls and that it's your shorts rubbing.
I would imagine you'd notice it if and when the shorts 'riding up' and do something about it there and then, so are you sure of this? 
Could it be an inner leg-conker bag interface issue?  (In which case some careful on the bike 'positioning' along with the suggested basting of chamois cream or similar might reduce friction?)
It only occurs when the pad of the shorts gets between 'bag and leg'.

Using Udder cream atm and not getting a problem. also taking care not to pull shorts up so high, so pad has less of a tendency to work up between bag and leg.
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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2012, 06:38:21 pm »
Hope you've sorted it, (i only made jokes because it sounded painful).

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2012, 01:36:32 pm »
Not really au fait with chamois cream, how much of the stuff are you supposed to lather on?

I tried some nappy cream on my last long ride and it did help a bit.

I'm in search of a suitable vegan friendly one.  Has anyone had any experience of Enzo's Buttonhole?

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2012, 04:04:26 pm »
Fairly sure Conotrane's vegan...

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2012, 04:06:26 pm »
Isn't 'cetostrearyl alcohol' whale fat?

[Edit] Originally came from whales, now often of vegetable or mineral origin.

Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2012, 04:13:19 pm »
Ceto Stearyl Stearate
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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2012, 04:21:52 pm »
Have you tried hanging the other side?

Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2012, 04:38:49 pm »
I've tried 'dressing right' rather than left - after a few minutes, things shift back to their natural position.

Examination is starting to make me wonder if this issue is down to adhesions and scar tissue from a messed-up vasectomy.
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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2012, 04:57:14 pm »
I've a couple of pairs of DHB shorts that are losing the lycra part and making the shorts see through. I'm sure it's a laundry thing and therefore a 'Man issue with shorts'  ::-).

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2012, 05:09:14 pm »
The thought of riding a bike with a brooks saddle, wearing inexpensive worn out shorts, and sporting a "Friday afternoon" vasectomy makes my eyes water.

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Re: 'Men's issues' with shorts
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2012, 06:00:02 pm »
Years ago, before owning padded shorts, I used to just apply a little Vaseline[1] to the outsides of the scrote on long rides, to alleviate any chaffing between balls and inner thigh.

[1] I decided that copperslip may not be a good idea.
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