Okay ladies, be honest–do you chafe!? And how do you deal with it?!

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: Do you chafe?
    Yes, I chafe. : (33 votes)
    45 %
    No, I don't chafe. : (35 votes)
    48 %
    My thighs are like fields of freshly fallen snow: smooth, pristine, and the opposite of on fire. : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013


    These thigh saving genies are called bandalettes! They are $12ish. And cute. I have them in black and white, so I can vouch for them!

    Post # 4
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

     OR you can use an anti-chafing stick (BodyGlide) like runners use. It rolls on like deoderant

    Post # 5
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t usually chafe, but when I run long distances I worry that I might.  I use deodorant on my inner thighs!  I did this last time I went to Las Vegas too.  There is a product called Body Glide that I hear is wonderful too, but the deodorant thing works fine for me.

    Post # 6
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest


    Deoderant. Seriously. You don’t need something special – it works just fine.

    Just rub it between your legs on both sides and you’re good to go. 

    I’ve never had a problem when I put deoderant on. 

    Post # 7
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually keep a pair of stretchy shorts that I wear under skirts! But those bandalette things look way cuter. And I’ve never tried deodorant, but I totally will the next time I wear a skirt!

    Post # 8
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @MrsRevolutionize:  Baby Powder!  I had some stashed in our Emergency Kit for the wedding day.

    Post # 9
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I don’t chafe, I’m lucky 🙂  But I am a runner and while training for the Chicago Marathon I ran a few times in the pouring rain for 10+ miles, once I wore the wrong pair of shorts that rubbed and chaffed my inner thigh so bad it scabbed!  So gross!!  I started using body glide whenever I ran in the rain in shorts and never had the problem again.  I would recommend giving it a try, it’s not greasy and doesn’t rub off on your clothing!!  Good Luck!

    Post # 10
    9856 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @priyawouldntwannabeya:  O.M.G. mind = blown.  That looks like the best thing ever! 

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I have the Lanicane anti-chaffing gel which I find works, or baby powder or deoderant (but it has to be stick, not gel/roll on).  Depends on how hot it is, what I’m wearing etc.


    Post # 12
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  That is exactly how I felt when I found them. I have even hooked a garter belt to them before when I wanted to have cute lingerie but was too hot to wear stockings! And it looked great!


    Goodbye chub rub!

    Post # 13
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I had that happen once too with lace topped stay-up stockings! I realised though (for me), they were too tight. I should have bought the size bigger. Which made it 10x worse than normal chafing. It was ugly lol.

    Post # 14
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MrsRevolutionize:  When I was going to Italy at the height of summer, I bought a pair of cheap panythose and cut the legs off.  I was able to walk around sweltering Rome and feel like a million bucks, because I didn’t chafe, and I also had the added benefit of control top pantyhose, lol.  My sister made fun of me at first, but then she started to chafe and the tables were turned, haha.

    ETA: Not to be paranoid, but I would never use baby powder ‘down there’ due to concerns about cancer.  This was taken from the article I’ve linked to: It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.


    Post # 15
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

    I have started wearing pettipants! Ridiculous name! They are basically slips but shorts. They aren’t tight light spanx, so they don’t work under certain dresses. But, oh. I can wear skirts and dresses again!!!



    Post # 16
    11593 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I use Body Glide for long runs to prevent this — I bet it would work like a charm for you!

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