What's the difference between regular chamois cream and women specific chamois cream? If my partner also rides, are there disadvantages to both male and female users sharing the women specific type?

  • I've never seen a "women specific" cream. Aug 11, 2015 at 2:40
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    See Chamois Butt'r Her', DZ Nutz Bliss, and Hoo Ha Ride Glide
    – Benzo
    Aug 11, 2015 at 13:23
  • Pick up a bottle of each and compare the ingredients lists. Aug 11, 2015 at 13:42
  • I wonder if the difference might be in fragrance or color, or even just the packaging?
    – dlu
    Aug 12, 2015 at 4:55
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    Love the "partner ... female ... userS".
    – Vorac
    Jul 5, 2020 at 6:16

2 Answers 2


In many cases, the difference is just related to the scent.

However, some standard chamois cream has menthol or some other "icy hot" chemical, which some women find a bit "strong" for their sensitive bits. Many women's creams use something milder, like peppermint oil.

Mad Alchemy lists some of the major ingredients in their chamois creams: http://www.madalchemy.com/

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    I've seen other ingredients that tend to be in women's specific products where it's less frequently found in others such as shea butter, tea-tree oil, and probiotic bacteria lactobacillius (seen in DZ Nutz Bliss).
    – Benzo
    Aug 13, 2015 at 17:49

There shouldn't be any difference but I believe that the slight difference is nothing more than an antiseptic.

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    Welcome to Bicycles @Tom. We are looking for definite answers, rather than chat or discussion. When you have enough rep such a post should be made as a comment.
    – andy256
    Aug 11, 2015 at 22:50

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