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I've seen it advertised but never used it, what's it for? Is it effective ?

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Perhaps a good question for the Terminology Index: – Dustin Sep 2 '10 at 14:30
@Dustin - Good idea, I've added an entry for chamois that also includes this. – Neil Fein Jul 31 '11 at 16:09

Chamois cream is useful if one is getting chafing from rubbing inside a pair of shorts. I've found it useful in high humidity.

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Does Vaseline or anything common household items work to substitute? – Jason Kleban Jul 31 '11 at 2:25
@uosɐſ - I've heard that petroleum-based products like vaseline can break down lycra. Can anyone else substantiate this? – Neil Fein Jul 31 '11 at 15:37

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