This One Mistake May be Factoring into your Chub Rub

This One Mistake May be Factoring into your Chub Rub

Okay, so we all know what chub rub is... or maybe you don’t (lucky you). If you don’t know let me explain, chub rub is referring to your thighs chafing when they rub together [walking or running] usually when you are sweating and/or wearing a dress or shorts. Although chub rub can start out mild, once it starts it does not stop. In the words of Andy Bernard, “Once it starts it’s a vicious cycle. If your [thighs] are sensitive, they chafe, so they become more sensitive, so they chafe more.” He’s referring to nipple chafing here, but it’s kind of the same concept.

I have suffered from chafing for as long as I can remember, from chafing caused by my soccer shorts when I was 8-9 all the way to now when I wear a dress to class. But there is one experience that stands above all, my junior prom. For my prom that year I was so excited about my dress, it was black and cute and showed off my (now in the past) “fit” body.

I loved the dress, but because of how tight it was I couldn’t wear anything underneath: I was basically naked. I didn’t mind it, but like every other girl before a dance I had shaved EVERYTHING. I made the mistake of shaving my inner thighs. I usually don’t shave above the knee because the hair never gets too bad, but that day I did. With my dress forcing my thighs to be constantly mushed together and my black dress causing me to sweat, it was a recipe for disaster. During prom I made about 20 trips to the bathroom (I am not exaggerating). I didn’t even get to dance much, which made my date pretty mad (lol). By the time we got back to my friend’s house to spend the night I was basically crying because it hurt so bad.

I didn’t figure out my mistake right away, it was more of me shaving 3 or 4 more times before I realized. The takeaway? Please if you can, don’t shave your inner thighs. Just like shaving your hoo-hah, it can cause irritation which will just make the chafing worse. P.S. you don’t need to shave if you don’t want to. Don’t let anyone tell you that you need to be hairless, ever. Do whatever the hell you want.