gerund or present participle: chafing

  1. (with reference to a part of the body) make or become sore by rubbing against something.“the collar chafed his neck” synonyms: abrade, graze, grate, rub against, rub painfully, gall, skin, scrape, scratch, rasp;


I don’t mind mentioning it: I get chafing around the inside top of my legs.
It’s summer. It’s hot. I’m have a naturally good internal heater that never turns off. So I sweat.

Plus I cycle to work. And on weekends.
Finally, I spent about 12-14 hours a day, 5 days a week, sitting in front of a computer.

Lots of heat. Add some friction. In high volume. You’re bound to get some chafing around the nether regions.


So I recommend 2 things to ease chafing:

  1. Talcum powder (also known as baby powder): I started using it this year after I got recurring chafing for the first time. It helps to absorb moisture and add an extra layer of protection against direct skin/clothing rubbing.
  2. Lucas’ Paw Paw Ointment: I do believe this is an Australian company, so I’m not sure what the international availability or equivalent is. But I’ve started using it to relieve chafing I wasn’t able to fend off and it really does provide relief. My wife has also been using it for some time on bug bits (bugs absolutely love her) and chafing as a result of CrossFit.