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Old 12-06-06, 09:51 AM
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Cutting glass... :)

I've noticed the past two rides I've experienced some pretty uncomfortable pain with having a cold/hard nipples (I'm a guy, FYI). Last night and this morning my right nipple was really sore from what I figure is it rubbing on my baselayer (Helly Hansen lifa vest).

So I was wondering how to stop this from happening - I'm not cold when I ride, I guess my outer skin gets a chill, and nipples, as is their want, get all 'nipply' and hard in the cooler temps. Anyone else have this somewhat embarassing / weird problem?
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Old 12-06-06, 09:57 AM
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I've been uncomfortable, too. You got to try a different material for your first layer.
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It's a common problem. I think it's called "runners nipple"? Band-aids are a good fix.
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Are you wearing a totally clean base layer everyday?
I notice that if I wear a 'used' shirt next to my nips they get VERY sore.
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Originally Posted by mmerner
It's a common problem.
I guess it is!
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Old 12-06-06, 10:07 AM
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There are creams and runners use band aids or similar items on their nipples.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2417
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Other suggestions besides Band-Aids (because I've had this problem, and it does hurt):

Nipple tape (google it, it's a real product for sale out there)
Vaseline

Very common problem in long-distance runners who train in the winter.
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Hurts like hell, doesn't it? And what's worse is you sweat on it and it hurts even more I've found that a wind barrier layer helps some. Some fabrics are softer than others which also helps. And bandaids.
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Wow, thanks a lot for the advice - I did think of the Princess Leia nipple-tape solution, a band-aid would be WAY more helpful.

Yes, I wear a dirty baselayer (only one shirt, so it doesn't get washed each day) - that could also be a factor - my wife was urging me to get another too.. hmm

Thanks again, glad that my self-weirdness found common ground
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This thread is funny
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Body Glide!!! by all means use body glide. No problems for sure.
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When I ran XC I used a square of medical tape over each niple, cheaper than band aids, and good to have in your tool kit anyway.
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There are various nipple guards you can use which a good running store will cover. I actually prefer Body Glide which you can use not only for nipple chafing but any other areas that chafe..
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A little dab of vaseline on them before you ride does the trick. Bandaids work...but remember what your momma always told you about wearing clean undies? Well imagine what them emts, docs, nurses and such are gonna think when they find you wearing PASTIES!
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Same here. I wore a different base layer on Wed. and my nip was fine.

Oh, it was just the right one in case you needed some more info
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Where are those rubber nipple salesmen when you need them?

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You may want to try a tighter-fitting base layer. I've elimnated the problem by wearing a surfing rash guard under my other layers when I run. It works great, especially on wet days when you get soaked to the skin.
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Try sandpaper (80 grit) or a hand plainer. Should do the trick.
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Originally Posted by Bikenstein
You may want to try a tighter-fitting base layer. I've elimnated the problem by wearing a surfing rash guard under my other layers when I run. It works great, especially on wet days when you get soaked to the skin.
Surfing rash guards are great. Regular old medical tape always does the trick for me too.
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Originally Posted by Imachad
Body Glide!!! by all means use body glide. No problems for sure.
+2 (that's +1 for each one )

I wear a t-shirt and don't suffer this issue while riding, but when I go hiking it's another issue entirely. Body Glide keeps me from getting nip-chafe and problems where my pack straps rub my shirt.
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Wow... I should cross-post this thread on my Dojo's webpage just to see what happens. Our students are returning from the new Brazilian Ju Jitsu classes and complaining of the very same thing!
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Anyone else have this somewhat embarassing / weird problem?
Nah, I remember to take off the clothes pins.
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Pasties! If they're good enough for Janet Jackson....
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Band-aids. That is what got me through my marathon running phase. If you can find them, I used the small, round ones. Body Glide works wonders too.
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Pasties! If they're good enough for Janet Jackson....
that wasn't a pastie.
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