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"Chub rub"

ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
"Chub rub" may sound offensive but I don't mind the phrase, because it is what it is for me at least.

You know, when your inner thighs rub together when you wear a skirt or dress. It's uncomfortable and can be painful. What do you all do for this?

When I wear leggings under stuff or tights (I don't have tights yet but I will) it isn't a problem.

I've heard bike shorts are a good solution.

There are also lotions.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I've had this all my life, at any weight, even when I was skinny. It's just the way my anatomy is.

    To deal with it:

    The best thing is prevention. Once you get a rash, it's very painful.

    I mostly wear pants.

    If I wear a dress or skirt, I wear hosiery or bike shorts underneath.

    If I wear shorts, they have to be longer, more structured shorts, so they won't ride up on the inner thighs. Denim works best, but heavier cottons and linens work OK.

    If I wear a swimsuit and will do any walking, I wear shorts over the suit. I can only walk short distances without cloth protecting me.

    I do not use creams or powders. They aren't enough to prevent a rash. I really need the physical barrier of cloth to protect my delicate inner-thigh skin.
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Oh, I know it can effect skinny girls too. My friend complains about it all the time.

    I wouldn't think lotion would help because it moistens the area.

    I rarely wear shorts but they are almost always denim when I do, or a khaki type.

    I'll have to buy some bike shorts.
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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I usually wear bike shorts underneath dresses & skirts. My shorts are always knee length and I so rarely wear a bathing suit I have no idea what I'd do.
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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    missbanjo wrote: »
    I usually wear bike shorts underneath dresses & skirts. My shorts are always knee length and I so rarely wear a bathing suit I have no idea what I'd do.

    Are there shorter bike shorts or are they all too the knee? I have some short dresses and skirts.
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    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Just saw these online at www.Luvees.com. two versions. I think I might try the leg-only version.

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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
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  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    Ya know, I'm not tiny and my thighs definitely rub together, but I never get "chub rub" rashes. Ever.....but I think that bike shorts would help the most...

    Oh. I take that back. I got it at camp ONCE because we were in the middle of a 10 mile hike, and part of the trail was washed out and turned into a giant mud puddle. We were all SOAKED, and we were all in those cheap soffe shorts because they could get destroyed and we wouldn't care.
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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    kenzie! wrote: »
    Ya know, I'm not tiny and my thighs definitely rub together, but I never get "chub rub" rashes. Ever.....but I think that bike shorts would help the most...

    Oh. I take that back. I got it at camp ONCE because we were in the middle of a 10 mile hike, and part of the trail was washed out and turned into a giant mud puddle. We were all SOAKED, and we were all in those cheap soffe shorts because they could get destroyed and we wouldn't care.

    I should edit my first post, I just used the term chub rub because I find it humorous and the blog I posted uses that term. But yeah, not only fat women get chub rub. :)

    My thighs hurt just thinking about a 10 mile hike and dealing with chub rub. lol
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  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    It wouldn't have been that bad if we were in basketball shorts or something. It was the booty shorts we were all in trying to keep cool and having to go through the giant mud puddle that was up to our boobs. It was nearly 100% humidity and it was in the 100's. It was ICKY out, and we still had to do that damn hike!!

    :oops: Sorry about the rant, but I still get all stabby when I think about it...
    Rock Chalk Baby!! If you aren't from Kansas, you just won't understand!

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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Sounds like tons of fun. Bet your hair was a big poof! :p ;)
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    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • rinnirinni Posts: 122Registered Users
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    As a bonus, you can use it as foundation primer if you're into that kind of thing. It works well and is cheaper than most other primers available.

    If it's really really hot though, and you're likely to sweat it off and have to continue walking, the shorts would probably be better.
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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Just saw these online at www.Luvees.com. two versions. I think I might try the leg-only version.

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    Those are kind of sexy, IMO.
    missbanjo wrote: »

    Ah, I see. I misunderstood what you meant! I like those shorts, but I can't pull them off.
    Windflower wrote: »

    The first and last remind me of Princess Jasmin :p and the middle one reminds me of the New York Yankees. But they'd all work I think. Maybe not if it was a tight dress (with the looser ones)

    rinni wrote: »
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    As a bonus, you can use it as foundation primer if you're into that kind of thing. It works well and is cheaper than most other primers available.

    If it's really really hot though, and you're likely to sweat it off and have to continue walking, the shorts would probably be better.

    Ah, thanks for the link! I feel I would sweat it off. I sweat a lot between my legs, heh.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Spanx are good for that kind of thing, too, as well as overall slimming. They're similar to bike shorts, but nude colored and similar to a heavy control top pantyhose kind of thing, without the rest of the pantyhose.
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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    rinni wrote: »
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    As a bonus, you can use it as foundation primer if you're into that kind of thing. It works well and is cheaper than most other primers available.

    If it's really really hot though, and you're likely to sweat it off and have to continue walking, the shorts would probably be better.
    I like that stuff too for every day. I just keep it in my purse and reapply when needed. Anti perspirant works too.
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  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I just bought this skirt at Kohl's today that had built in shorts. It's very cute and you can't tell that there are shorts built in there (no lines). I lurve my new skirt, and thought I have to tell Residual about this.

    They had a few others at Kohl's, and on the website it looks like they call them scooters.
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    rinni wrote: »
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    I saw a commercial for that like 2 years ago and went out to get some. Nobody had it. I'd forgotten about it, I'll be someone has it now.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    Wow. So many different styles of knickers- Im not even sure what half of you are on about lol!

    Who knew there was so much choice!
  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    Ughhhh now matter what size the rest of me is, I still have these thighs!!!! I forgot how bad it gets in the summer heat. I wear a lot of skirts and walk miles a day, so it bothers me. I like the tight shapers, but it gets too hot for those.

    Anybody try this? The reviews look promising. I can't find it in stores.

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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When I was preggo and this was a huge issue for me, Geeky recommended either that one or another gel. It worked like a charm.
  • divegirldivegirl Posts: 1,286Registered Users
    I've had this all my life, at any weight, even when I was skinny. It's just the way my anatomy is.

    To deal with it:

    The best thing is prevention. Once you get a rash, it's very painful.

    I mostly wear pants.

    If I wear a dress or skirt, I wear hosiery or bike shorts underneath.

    If I wear shorts, they have to be longer, more structured shorts, so they won't ride up on the inner thighs. Denim works best, but heavier cottons and linens work OK.

    If I wear a swimsuit and will do any walking, I wear shorts over the suit. I can only walk short distances without cloth protecting me.

    I do not use creams or powders. They aren't enough to prevent a rash. I really need the physical barrier of cloth to protect my delicate inner-thigh skin.

    I second all of this! I have narrow hips so my legs are close together. I wear these bike shorts from American Apparel. They're a good length, really comfy, and don't make me feel like a sausage casing like some of those Spanx-style shorts do. I'd like them in a lower rise, though.
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Windflower wrote: »

    I have these, except in white. They work well, though they're a little uncomfortable on really hot days because the fabric's not exactly breathable. I just hate feeling constricted by hose or shapewear, but I also don't wear tight skirts.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Ughhhh now matter what size the rest of me is, I still have these thighs!!!! I forgot how bad it gets in the summer heat. I wear a lot of skirts and walk miles a day, so it bothers me. I like the tight shapers, but it gets too hot for those.

    Anybody try this? The reviews look promising. I can't find it in stores.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMonistat-Soothing-Chafing-Powder-Gel-1-5-Ounce%2Fdp%2FB001E96MG2%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26amp%3Bs%3Dhpc%26amp%3Bqid%3D1275670088%26amp%3Bsr%3D8-1" class="Popup
    I think I mentioned it earlier. I like it but you do have to take it with you to reapply. It will eventually sweat off.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    now here i was thinking this was a new rub for grilling meat...
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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I bought bike shorts, works fine but when I have a short skirt or dress it shows so I may need to try that gel.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    rinni wrote: »
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    As a bonus, you can use it as foundation primer if you're into that kind of thing. It works well and is cheaper than most other primers available.

    If it's really really hot though, and you're likely to sweat it off and have to continue walking, the shorts would probably be better.
    I like that stuff too for every day. I just keep it in my purse and reapply when needed. Anti perspirant works too.

    +1 this is the only thing that works both for prevention and after care. Just carry it with you. Residual, I sweat like a farm animal and it takes a lot for me to sweat it off, so you should be fine. I have tried to find a natural product to replace this but it has been a no-go. This product is a life saver. I've been using it for years. I wear spanx but I cut the legs off so it doesn't help the "chub rub" lol.

    And they used to come with coupons too...I'm hoping they'll start doing that again!
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  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    Oh goodness.. my husband was right... I need to wear my glasses MORE. I thought the thread title was "CHERUB". :hiding:
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I don't wear skirts or dresses that often so it's not too much an issue. Funny thing, I didn't realize that there were women out there that didn't have this issue..I thought not having a gap is normal..
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    rinni wrote: »
    I really like this stuff to prevent irritation from thighs rubbing together: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. It's a gel that dries to a powdery-dry type finish, but it's made of silicone. It really does stop those rashes for me! It's unscented as well, and doesn't irritate my skin.

    As a bonus, you can use it as foundation primer if you're into that kind of thing. It works well and is cheaper than most other primers available.

    If it's really really hot though, and you're likely to sweat it off and have to continue walking, the shorts would probably be better.
    I like that stuff too for every day. I just keep it in my purse and reapply when needed. Anti perspirant works too.

    +1 this is the only thing that works both for prevention and after care. Just carry it with you. Residual, I sweat like a farm animal and it takes a lot for me to sweat it off, so you should be fine. I have tried to find a natural product to replace this but it has been a no-go. This product is a life saver. I've been using it for years. I wear spanx but I cut the legs off so it doesn't help the "chub rub" lol.

    And they used to come with coupons too...I'm hoping they'll start doing that again!

    I'll have to try it out then! :thumbright:
    Oh goodness.. my husband was right... I need to wear my glasses MORE. I thought the thread title was "CHERUB". :hiding:

    LOL.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
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