Okay, so this is a thread about testes and unicycling, so if you suffer from TMI overload, then consider this your early warning!
Testes, that bane of male unicyclists, and what is quite possible the stupidest anatomical design in all creation. Sure, having them on the outside serves a purpose, buy really, is there no better way?
I have ridden thousands of miles on a bike, I know crotch pain intimately, yet unicycles bring a whole new meaning to the concept. So I got testicle issues, they get in the way, then they get sore, rubbed raw, and it makes long rides and multiday rides a real PITC!
I have tried padded riding shorts, unpadded riding shorts, shorts with boy hammocks, no shorts , numerous anti friction lotions and glide ons, all to no avail. The best short combo to date is a Nike Combat compression short, nylon Fox mtb overshort, and a liberal dose of hyperglide.
I have tried all the seats available other than the Flatfish (got one on order), no amount of foam trimming, repadding, or airifying has made any real difference. The best seat to date is my modified KH Freerides with a vinyl cover.
The biggest friction area for me is on the side of the testes where the sac transition into the thigh, this “web” of skin gets rubbed raw to the point of bleeding. It happens mostly on the right side, which is my “short leg” and also my dominant side. Yeah, yeah, insert punchline here
So I have a Flatfish in the mail, I hope this takes some of the friction away, though I’m a little skeptical, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Seat adjusting? Ad nauseum.
Conditioning? I ride often and regularly
So, onto extremes:
Has anyone tried tapping the boys into place? I’m thinking a stretch tape like they football players use for wrapping muscles.
Is it crazy to consider having them “tucked inside”? Some people are born with them undescended, so there’s gotta be room in there…
If a woman can get a tummy tuck, can a guy get teste tightening? Maybe I could plead that it’s affecting my health
Okay boy(girls?), have it, what’s working for you?