"Chub rub"

"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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Last edited by Residual; 05-22-2010 at 11:21 AM.
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.
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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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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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.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
Are there shorter bike shorts or are they all too the knee? I have some short dresses and skirts.
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Just saw these online at www.Luvees.com. two versions. I think I might try the leg-only version.

Sorry didn't specify. Bike shorts are ehh mid thigh under skirts. Regular shorts are the knee length ones. I usually wear these or similar:
http://www.lee.com/store/LEE_STORE_U...6filter1%3D%25
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Last edited by Windflower; 10-05-2010 at 09:12 PM.
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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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.
Originally Posted by kenzie!
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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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!!

Sorry about the rant, but I still get all stabby when I think about it...
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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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Just saw these online at www.Luvees.com. two versions. I think I might try the leg-only version.

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Those are kind of sexy, IMO.

Sorry didn't specify. Bike shorts are ehh mid thigh under skirts. Regular shorts are the knee length ones. I usually wear these or similar:
http://www.lee.com/store/LEE_STORE_U...6filter1%3D%25
Originally Posted by missbanjo
Ah, I see. I misunderstood what you meant! I like those shorts, but I can't pull them off.

Originally Posted by Windflower
The first and last remind me of Princess Jasmin 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)


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.
Originally Posted by rinni
Ah, thanks for the link! I feel I would sweat it off. I sweat a lot between my legs, heh.
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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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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.
Originally Posted by rinni
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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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.
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.
Originally Posted by rinni
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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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!

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