PSA – Same, I Have Sweaty Chafing Thighs…

February 20, 2018

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One thing I have noticed over the 32 years I have been alive is that it doesn’t matter how old or young, skinny or overweight you are somehow, somewhere on your body, you are going to chafe. And with this heat we are experiencing in Queensland chafe is just a part of my daily life.

I remember being a little girl and walking into the bathroom at my Nanna and Grandpa’s house and looking on the floor and seeing talcum powder everywhere. Then looking up and seeing Nanna putting it under her boobs, between her legs…all in order to stop the chafe.

Ok, so a big thing I have discovered is that chafing isn’t a sign of being overweight these days. I have been a size 8 and a size 18 at my largest and have chafed the whole bloody time! I have never really spoken about it to everyone, except my Nanna knowing full well that she suffers from chafing due to all the talcum powder still lying around. I have always thought maybe it’s just me because I was born with my thighs touching. Never in my life have I ever had a ‘Box Gap’… my genes were just never going to give me that. But no, it wasn’t until chafing came up in conversation with a good friend that I realised it wasn’t just me and I have a life hack to pass onto her.

In life for all people chafing can be a lot of things. It could be that little boy at the beach wearing board shorts walking in his flip flops home, with his legs spread apart dying from sandy chafed thighs and a salty butt crack. It could be your Grandfather who wears his pants too high so the button and zip chaff his belly or it could be be your best friend (it’s definitely mine) who doesn’t have an ounce of fat on her, runs 30 kms every morning with her sports bra rubbing on her back which creates epic chafing! It happens to ALL OF US!

Guys, I have a public service announcement and before you thank me, you’re welcome! I have found the best thing in the world! This isn’t even a sponsored post, it is more like the best piece of advice you have ever been given and I am happy to pass this onto all the women around the world. To be honest, I can’t believe that all my friends around me haven’t told me about it and I had to find it for myself. Where is the sisterhood peeps? Sharing is caring.

It’s time to stop thinking of chafing as taboo, everyone chafes guys. So here is your solution. 3B Action Cream by Neat. LOL! Action alright, the action of sweaty inner thighs rubbing together is the worst kind of action going around! They have a few types available these days. It isn’t cheap, but why would you worry about that if it prevents that awkward waddle on your walk back from the beach or even on a thigh rub on a 36 degree day. Of course you are going to spend the money!

I think it’s about time we start sharing these epic little life hacks with each other, as embarrassing as it can be. If it helps a sister out, think of the life you’re changing!

Get on the 3B Action Cream guys, like me, it could be the most action you have had in a long time and tell me about your life hacks so I can get in on the ease of living and adulting that everyone seems to be doing.

Oh, and by the way – YOU ARE WELCOME!

 

 

Amanda Goddard
When Amanda walks into a room you will most probably hear her before you see her and then when you see her you will understand why she is Larger Than Life! Commentating on life around her as a larger gal, Amanda always looks at the funny side of life and will always stir the pot or ask the questions no one wants to answer...