Thigh Chafing is a Thigh Problem, Not a Size Problem
Despite the chatter about chub rub, women of all shapes, sizes, and weights can find thigh chafing an annoyance and painful problem. You might think losing weight will help the issue, however even slim or athletic women can suffer from thigh chafing, especially during activity. Loosing weight can also cause more thigh chafe if you have loose skin on the legs. This loose thin skin can chafe easily.
Women seem to experience (or maybe we complain more) about thigh chafe than men but why?
Anatomy: The women’s body has more fat around the thigh area compared to males. It’s usually the fatty part of the upper thigh that ends up getting chafed.
Hair: Women tend to remove hair from our legs which allows for more friction.
Clothing: Women tend to wear shorter shorts or dresses which allow for more skin to skin contact. Wearing tight, restrictive clothing can also increase chafing friction.
When looking to stop thigh chafing it is important to look for products that fit well and are designed for your body. Look for performance fabrics that are moisture wicking and not too tight. Fabric barriers are one of the best solutions as long as they stay put on your legs without additional friction. Undersummers Shortlette Anti thigh chafing slipshorts are an excellent option with their moisture wicking fabric and seam free inner thigh.