Sunday, October 13, 2013
For men, running longer distances, say >15Km can come an unexpected injury.
Until now I've used some pretty unscientific solutions
a) Vaseline - but it rubs off
b) Duct tape - but it can tear the skin when you remove it
c) Vaseline and duct tape - still it tears the skin.
On the epic 160Km run I found after over 20 hours of running and sweating the duct tape actually tore the skin before removal. And 2 months later I still have scars that I fear could be permanent.
So I have investigated a more professional solution and have come up with
It is a fairly simple hexagonal piece of foam with some adhesive on one side. Some depth and a covering surface to enclose the male nipple.
I did find that it might not stick well so 2 slivers of duct tape is also used to hold it in place, per nipple. Tested last on the Warsaw marathon - worked a treat.
Nip Guards at Amazon