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Chub Rub II

If you’re wearing shorts or working out, inner thigh protection is a little harder than putting on protective clothing.  I see this type of chub rub as a triage system.

First, try using something you already have at home:

Lotion/Oil – Your favorite body lotion or favorite oil (coconut is a hit) can create enough of a barrier to reduce friction between your thighs (or other body parts).  This method may not last very long if the lotion or oil absorbs quickly.

Powder – Baby powder or cornstarch can stop your skin from rubbing.  This method can be messy, so you can use a washcloth or powder puff to apply.

Deodorant– Your deodorant can also work to ease the friction.  Just  apply the same way you normally do.

Silicone Lubricant – sounds silly, but the same silicone lubricant you may* keep bedside will reduce friction and is long-lasting.

If any of those don’t work, time to bring out the big guns.

Powder–  There are powders designed exclusively to prevent chafing, the most well-known being Anti-Monkey Butt Powder.

Monkey Butt Powder

Bar– These look like deodorant, but serve the express purpose of reducing friction.  BodyGlide is a prime example that I have used.


Secret Shield is a smaller brand that I have heard recommended more than once.  It is available on etsy.

Secret Shield

Cream – Monistat Anti-chafing gel comes in a small tube.  It goes on clear and provides a slight barrier between the legs.

Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel

*(nay, probably should, but that’s another post)

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