Stop The Chub Rub: 5 Easy Ways To Beat The Burn And Still Keep Your Mermaid Thighs

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

It's summer. That means beaches, bikinis, all the ice cream you can eat, and your thighs rubbing together until they practically start a fire. 

Chub Rub.

More dignified folks might call it "thigh chafing." I am decidedly not more dignified.

Whatever you want to call it, the struggle is real. Regardless of how big or not big my thighs are, they STILL rub together.

Whose thighs don't touch? Is that a thing?

I mean, yeah, it's a thing. It's just never been a thing for me. 

Once winter is over and the leggings have all been moved to the bottom of the drawer, my thighs meet once again. 

Ginger [my left thigh]: Gina! [my right thigh]. Gurl, where have you been for the last three months?! I got scared and thought the eating disorder was back. Boo, let's do this summer thing!

Gina: GURL. I was freaking OUT. Thank goodness for dress weather. Let's start a FIRE. 

Cue me walking like I'm holding a watermelon between my legs. 

But guess what I realized? YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER THE RUB. And you can still keep your glorious thighs. 

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Here are my top 5:

1. ChafeZone.

ChafeZone is what's up

This is the shiiiit. You put it on like deodorant. Only, ON YOUR THIGHS. And that's literally IT. Boom. 

It's a little pricey though at $9 a pop

So, in a pinch (or a time of financial pinch) you can use...

2. Plain ol' deodorant.

Old Spice will do just fine. I don't wear deodorant (I smell, it's ok) and neither does my husband (he also smells, it's also ok) BUT my 17-year-old son does. 

Old Spice is what's UP. You've probably got that in your house. 

You'll have to reapply more often, but you can just stash it in your purse.

3. Coconut oil.

It's cheap. It's not like Crisco cheap, but it's not prohibitively expensive (most of the time). And you can use it for everything. 

No kidding. 

Cook with it. Use it as sunscreen (it's only about SPF 4 though, so use caution). Take your makeup off with it. Put it in your coffee. Put it on your toast. Mix it with coffee grounds and sugar and exfoliate yo'self. Use it as lotion, moisturizer, SEXY LUBE WITH A TROPICAL SMELL.

Put it between your sweet, sexy thighs. 

4. Bandelettes.

Don't want to deal with applying and reapplying things? These are for you. 

stop the rub with Bandelettes!

You just slip these babies on like a garter (only wider). Boom. Thigh fire. Banished. 


And for a little more coverage...

5. Undersummers.

These are sort of like Spanx, only without the misery of feeling like your body is being shoved into a sausage casing. 

You can get Undersummers from size 4 to size 30 for $32.99 which is totally werf. 

Chub rub ain't just for chubby girls. 

Go forth and walk in comfort! 

#thickthighssavelives (There's no proof of that, I just like saying it.)

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