Nipple care on the playa?

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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby GreyCoyote » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Ok... For that ruggedly handsome gent with the hot-tanked hooters: apply a Dr Scholls corn pad over each nipple and cover the cutout hole with something like tegaderm. No more chaffing.

Just dont goof and use the corn *remover* pads... :mrgreen: You might lose one or both, and that would be awkward in the locker room trying to explain it...
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:24 pm

Or mole foam, and cut your own holes.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:21 pm

FossaFerox wrote:Some of you seem to have missed that I'm a guy.


I didn't, but I sure enjoyed it when Elliot did. That was awesome.

Nothing wrong with advice; I still don't see what's wrong with a silk blouse. :lol:

When Duct Tape bandaids are back in stock, if ever, I will be ordering a veritable shit-ton. Looks good on everyone, yeah? Those might be fun.

. . . I have a few left, but I am hoarding them for really good wounds. :shock:
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:29 pm

Oh Jeebus, I didn't know you could buy them!!!

I always just put a gauze pad on a piece of duct tape cause that worked better than band-aids. :lol:
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Elliot » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:32 pm

Savannah wrote: ...but I sure enjoyed it when Elliot did. That was awesome.


Savannah, please define "awesome" in this context. :P
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Elliot » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:37 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Oh Jeebus, I didn't know you could buy them!!!

I always just put a gauze pad on a piece of duct tape cause that worked better than band-aids. :lol:

Gauze? I'm embarrassed you can spell that. We're GUYS! I tear a shop rag in half with my teeth. :P

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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:58 pm

Elliot wrote:
Savannah wrote: ...but I sure enjoyed it when Elliot did. That was awesome.


Savannah, please define "awesome" in this context. :P


It was awesome because 1) it made me picture FossaFerox in a bikini top or a silk blouse, and 2) I was fillllled with awe . . .

You are quite correct in having pointed out that "topless" is an unusual word for a man to use in describing himself. The avatar is slightly androgynous. :)
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby FossaFerox » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:00 pm

Ideally I'd like to not have anything visible there, so moleskin and the like are out. If I have to cover them with something physical, the winning ideas are nipstrips if they're discrete or dinosaur bandaids. Because dinosaurs are a boy thing.

As for my avatar being slightly androgynous, so am I. Though I prefer to shrug off my masculinity rather than drape myself in femininity. It's funny, though, the one thing that's showing is my jaw line which is one of my most masculine features.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby MikeGyver » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Line your vest with silk instead of cotton, something smooth over the nipples will help the chafing. My coat didn't have a liner the first year and rubbed mine pretty raw but once I put a silk liner in it, it was much more comfortable.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby FossaFerox » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:16 pm

I don't think the vest was the culprit. Also, does silk really not get eaten by the playa? It still feels smooth 7 days in?
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:36 pm

FossaFerox wrote:I don't think the vest was the culprit. Also, does silk really not get eaten by the playa? It still feels smooth 7 days in?


Silk might suffer a little, eventually--but the damage is to it, not to you. Although if something is washable in cold with vinegar and calgon/woolite/really gentle detergent, or dry cleanable, you may be able to get away with the exposure to playa dust. Don't test this with some sort of heirloom.

If something is snug and rubs against bare skin it's much worse when it's canvas or something else heavy or nubby, compared to something silky.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby gypsy68 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

Nipple Butter might help.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby unjonharley » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:40 am

gypsy68 wrote:Nipple Butter might help.


I will bring the butter
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby VultureChow » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:42 am

Bacon grease is superior to butter.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby gypsy68 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:54 pm

unjonharley wrote:
gypsy68 wrote:Nipple Butter might help.


I will bring the butter


VultureChow wrote:Bacon grease is superior to butter.


I had just taken a bite of lunch as I was reading this. Almost choked. Thank you for the laugh! :D
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby BBadger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:30 pm

I wonder if that Tegraderm stuff would work well for nipples? A benefit (I suppose) is that they'd remain visible.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Eric » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:36 pm

FossaFerox wrote:Also, does silk really not get eaten by the playa? It still feels smooth 7 days in?


I have a pair of black silk pants I've worn for my last 4 or 5 trips to the playa, and I just have them dry-cleaned when I get home. Not worn out at all, even with me biking around & climbing shit in them, and they stay soft through the event. If I want them a little less dusty, I just go to the front of our camp and bang some of the dust out (trying to make sure no-one is down wind). Silk feels as good on-playa as it does off.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Nipple » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:28 am

This year I learned, in the end, we can only take care of ourselves.

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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Lonesomebri » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:59 am

Black electrical tape crosses as nipple wear..... Oh, you so know I'm doing this next year.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby bedlamdoll » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:39 pm

So I'm a bit late to this topic, but I was actually looking for a lot of this information myself, so thanks to the people who made suggestions earlier. I can, actually contribute something though: since it got brought up and wasn't answered, at least in my experience, liquid latex shreds like mad as you wear it and move. Some caveats on that, though: never done liquid latex on the playa (I was in NOLA the times I did), so there is that. Amount and speed of shredding/flaking may vary based on your skin chemistry (I'm one of those people that bandages and such don't stick well to-even spirit gum comes off on me). Also, I was wearing it all over, and the places that shredded fastest were the places that were moving a lot-my legs, for example, when I wore it for a Fat Tuesday march. Just on the nipples it might stay in place longer-maybe test it when you are not on the playa first, at least to see if your skin breaks the stuff down quickly or not.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Stray Dog » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:53 pm

My wife swears by olive oil... but she's not a guy.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:30 pm

You can get stuff called "body glide" that athletes use to prevent chafing. It's sort of like a deodorant sized chapstick.
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby RosieTahoe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:43 am

One of my gifts is homemade body butter and homemade lip balm... They both seemed to work miracles on the playa for a whole host of maladies and if you applied either one regularly I would imagine it would solve your very serious nipple problem! Both of my homemade body products have unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil (the lip balm also has beeswax which might help it stay on your nipples better) all of which are very healing and protecting against the dust or anything really... When we get closer to the burn I can tell you where I'm going to be camping and I'd be happy to gift you some! Or, if you are feeling adventurous, PM me and I'll give you my recipe and you can make it yourself!
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby pink » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:41 am

I found The Body Shop body butter at the Grocery Outlet, and I love the stuff. It's mostly a mix of coconut & Shea butter and kept my whole body smooth & silky. Smells a lot better than bag balm, too. My cuticles even stayed nice with this stuff & my cuticles are dry & cracked off playa.

Otherwise, the band-aids will probably be your best bet,
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Charlie Parker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 am

Just go with the electrical tape X's over the nipples and then cut up some more strips of electrical tape to fashion a smile with a tongue sticking out. Now you have protected nipples and people will just think you have silly art on your torso. That's what I would do anyway. :P
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby Milayna » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:08 pm

Okay so I know I'm late to this thread but I have the answer!!!!!!

There is a product called Nipple Balm by Dr. Lipp, and it is like a much thicker more amazing vaseline. Put this stuff on your nipples once or twice a day and it will protect you from that horrible painful chafing. I have friends with babies who used it while breastfeeding, which is where I heard about it.

I used it last year because my first year I also had the problem you've described. It was AWESOME, my nipples were happy all week :). Also, it's thick enough that it won't rub off on your clothes, and it's not that pricey considering how well it works.

This stuff: http://www.drlipp.com/products/dr-lipps ... pple-balm/
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby BigInSeattle » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Coconut Oil?
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Re: Nipple care on the playa?

Postby FossaFerox » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:06 pm

Coconut oil would get all over the vest. I'll check out the Nipple Balm stuff, though I'm really starting to come around on the dinosaur band-aids idea...
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