My old saddle started causing irritation in the 'taint, so I went shopping. To date I've tried six saddles, and all of them cause the same irritation--this after careful adjustment and careful research. Mind, the issue isn't pressure as such; no numbness, and relief is immediate when I stop cycling, but the area remains irritated for hours thereafter. Cut-out, no cut-out, the problem is the same. It's worse with round-profile saddles (Fizik alliante, Prologo Scratch) than with flat ones (Kontact, which I really want to like, and Specialized Romin). If I use crotch lube it helps for about 25 miles, but that's all unless I quickly re-apply. Nor does it matter which of my shorts I'm wearing.
So. I posted on this forum because maybe my age has something to do with the problem (I'm 74). Is there a way to toughen up that particular patch of my anatomy? Or. . . ?