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    weird question...can someone help...

    i've been riding for about 10 months now, on average about 12 miles per day except weekends when i may do 25 or more one day then on the 7th day rest... but anyway to my question... when i ride i notice that my gouch(the are between my ballsack and my butthole) stings at times, and on certain days get's slightly inflated, making it not impossible to ride, but uncomfortable. i keep the area clean, and always shower after i ride, i've looked it up online, and some of the advice gets a bit pricey(new saddle, or weeks worth of cycling shorts), they talk about a cream but don't give a name. my saddle is decent. does anyone have any other advice? thanks a bunch - defnit

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    So you're saying something stings and swells up? Id see a doctor.
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    I would check the position of the saddle. If it is tilted too far upwards it could be causing an irritation down there. Just a small change in the position could make a big difference.
    I was wearing regular clothes for awhile but the layers of clothes and underclothes was hurting me so I recently switched back to bike shorts and it is well worth it. I've never used any of those creams but the shorts fixed my problem.
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    +1 on dropping the nose of your saddle about 1/8". That fixed my similar issue on my bike. You're not out much if it doesn't work, but if it does you've saved yourself loads.
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    How thick is your bird's nest of pubes?

    What you might be feeling is the result of the hairs getting yanked. If so, you don't have to get a Brazilian wax job, but some trimming will help.

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    I taint heard it called that before - I've used Butt Butt'r before for longer rides but your issue sounds more saddle/position related. A decent saddle is one that give you no pain IMO - weight on the sit bones is key
    Last edited by skol; 09-23-09 at 09:48 AM.

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    I had that problem when i was wearing regular fruit of the loom underwear and cargo pants,i solved that problem after i bought a pair of shorts made from poly material,it fits real tight and stretchy,you pull up your sack and it will stay put for a long time,your testicles was caught between the seat and the underwear.go check under armor website.
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    tilt your saddle forward.
    and umm. please no pics, we believe you
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    tilt your saddle forward.
    and umm. please no pics, we believe you
    Peopel are always yelling for pix, so why not on this one? Pix of present saddle position and saddle to bars drop would help..

    Size of bike? Your full- and inseam lenght?
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    guiche is the piercing located in that area not the area itself.
    riding a ladies saddle helps alot with the issue of keeping your pierce from getting iritated, as does keeping the nether-fro trimmed down.

    and for flarks sake DON'T WEAR YOUR GUICHE WEIGHTS WHILE RIDING!
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    Do you think one of these would help? I have one on each of my bikes.
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    RonH, are you pretty familiar with Terry saddles? I truely need to know if they can be adjusted further forward than a B-17, or Champion Flyer.
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    +5 or 6 on dropping the nose of the saddle. Inflamed nerves can also cause pain so see your Doc, especially since there is swelling.

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    gOUCH?
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    numbness / pain

    We used to call that " Numbnuts "......I think you need to make sure the saddle isn't slipping/ loosely tipping and that you're wearing something with a good , strategic padding....

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    The gooch is the center of basically all my cycling-related pain. Quite the inconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude View Post
    The gooch is the center of basically all my cycling-related pain. Quite the inconvenience.
    Yes, he is, isn't he?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePl_PEJKdTc

    That's what I think of whenever I hear the term "Gooch"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcow_number_6 View Post
    guiche is the piercing located in that area not the area itself.
    riding a ladies saddle helps alot with the issue of keeping your pierce from getting iritated, as does keeping the nether-fro trimmed down.

    and for flarks sake DON'T WEAR YOUR GUICHE WEIGHTS WHILE RIDING!
    So can you imagine why somebody would get a piercing anywhere near that area, especially when riding bikes a lot? I could not belive my eyes the first time I was readng about it.
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    Me too, badmother. And the solution is fairly obvious, isn't it?
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    Try hemorrhoid ointment as a preventive measure. I use it before I take a long ride.
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    i couldn't think of how to spell it or really describe it... haha i just remember the description from the jackass movie... anyway...believe it or not i went to a LBS and told a guy my problem took my bike with me as well, he insisted that my seat was tilted up a tad bit too much, i also gave in and bought some cycling shorts, which rock!!!!!!! and i'm thinking of upgrading to a nice comfortable beach cruiser seat for my road bike haha! no but seriously i bought a comfy lady seat WTB very comfy, my guiche, gooch or gouch thanks you for all the help and advice, i'll post pictures soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdefnit View Post
    i've been riding for about 10 months now, on average about 12 miles per day except weekends when i may do 25 or more one day then on the 7th day rest... but anyway to my question... when i ride i notice that my gouch(the are between my ballsack and my butthole) stings at times, and on certain days get's slightly inflated, making it not impossible to ride, but uncomfortable. i keep the area clean, and always shower after i ride, i've looked it up online, and some of the advice gets a bit pricey(new saddle, or weeks worth of cycling shorts), they talk about a cream but don't give a name. my saddle is decent. does anyone have any other advice? thanks a bunch - defnit
    a 12 mile round trip to elementary school, you say.

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