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    how do you keep you testicles from being smashed whilst cycling in plain clothes?

    my right testicle in particular seems to like getting smashed a bit between my leg and the saddle. it's not horribly painful or anything but it does get uncomfortable. how do you prevent this sorta thing?

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    Briefs?

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    I don't ride in plain clothes.

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    Go to the vet and get neutered.

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    When it's cold enough they just seem to get out of the way on their own.






    Sorry...was that too much information?

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    Yeah, briefs is what I use if I don't feel like putting on cycling shorts. Boxer briefs would also work.

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    what about the other one...

    Try getting onto your bike from the other side... At least if you mash the other one they will be matched.

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    A better seat might help fit at least part of one of the balls through the crevice:


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    easy, take steroids.
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    I wear sports bikini briefs when cycling in regular clothes. Gives the boys support and holds everything in place and out of the way. A jockstrap would do the same, but I prefer the bikini briefs.

    Off the bike I like the freedom of boxer shorts, and have ridden in boxers at times, but boxers allow the same problems you describe.

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    Duct tape? Works for all kinds of things, I hear. I wouldn't know; I wear bicycle shorts under my "plain" clothes.
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    I would think duct tape would actually be less comfortable than Super Glue.

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    Check with your doctor maybe you need a surgical solution. lol

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    Seat height pulls your clothing tighter. Lowering the seat may help. When I lost some weight, my clothing fit better and there was more space between it and my body. I also find I can shift where my body parts are in relation to my seat, and that helps. I ride in briefs and Levis, but do not have a problem. One of my bikes has a Brooks B-17 saddle. The other is a Specialized Allez with the stock split seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender
    I don't ride in plain clothes.
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    Standing on a 26 mile commute would really stiffen the muscle mass in the legs. Briefs might help with the testicle problem some. But, w/o wearing lycra, my biggest beef is the sense that your saddle is being inserted up your arse. Bad for the hemmorhoids.

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    Now if its only your right testicle which gets caught, you have to ask the question whats happening to the left???? Straighten your seat out, and wear tighty whities when you ride. So you have hemorhoid problems and testicular issues....uhm....maybe a bent is in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
    Duct tape? Works for all kinds of things, I hear. I wouldn't know; I wear bicycle shorts under my "plain" clothes.
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    I would suggest a codpiece.

    My husband tells me that squashed cods are quite painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    my right testicle in particular seems to like getting smashed a bit
    The right one likes it?

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    Whitey tighties work for me. Maybe try different seat, seat angle, shift around differently on the seat.

    It's a unicycle problem, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    my right testicle in particular seems to like getting smashed a bit between my leg and the saddle. it's not horribly painful or anything but it does get uncomfortable. how do you prevent this sorta thing?
    What are these plain clothes of which you speak?
    Seriously, why do you not wear bike shorts? If it is
    a case of modesty, there are baggy cover up style
    with liners, or actual liners that can be used with
    regular clothing. If it is more of a case of just short
    trips that are not worth changing for, wider seat,
    Brooks style, and more upright riding position would
    help. I generally wear briefs anyway, so don't find it
    much of a problem on the rare occasions using street
    clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    my right testicle in particular seems to like getting smashed a bit between my leg and the saddle. it's not horribly painful or anything but it does get uncomfortable. how do you prevent this sorta thing?
    Definitely Duct Tape

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