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Oh brother! Sweaty croch during workout! Looks like I peed my pants!

How do I avoid this? It's so embarrasing and I only see a few other women with my problem.

If there is no solution, at least tell me if this is appauling to see or if it's normal and perhaps that'll make me feel better.

Wed. Oct 17, 2:51pm

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THE MORE SWEAT, THE BETTER THE WORKOUT!!! maybe not scientifically researched, but that's the mantra i've adopted since learning about how heavily i sweat. and in the crotch, too. as long as it only happens during work-outs, i'm not going to try to change it. my body must need to sweat a lot to keep me cooled...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 2:53 PM

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There and under my breasts are the main place I sweat. I mean really sweat. I have never been to a gym to exercise. I know hard to believe...... But I have heard of someone that used to take a like a hand towel with her and put it on the bench before she sat because she too had this problem.
The hard part is, only people who have this same problem whould know what's going on when they see it. I have always wondered what I would do if faced with the issue.
Wishing you well and great success

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 3:24 PM

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I haven't seen much visibe crotch sweat on people since the era of leotards and leggings. Just wear black pants and maybe shorts under your usual bottoms if you're worried about it, and make sure you spray down the stationary bike seat afterwards as a courtesy (the towel idea is good too).

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 3:37 PM

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The other day I saw something that I bet would help you. It was a towel velcroed to an elastic waist band. The waist band was just elastic and the towel could be positioned stratigically with out looking too obvious.
What ever you decide, don't let other peoples' opinion change your behavior. Your should be congratulated for your efforts. Be proud of your sweat!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 5:02 PM

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I have the same problem! I found there are certain clothes that really hide the sweat. They're more pricey, but they work! If it feels like a light, plasticy cloth and looks like it has lots of air holes everywhere, then that's good! My Adidas pants don't show ANY sweat (whereas my yoga pants are very embarrassing) and my Adidas shirt takes a long time to show sweat (but my UnderArmour shirt for the same price shows sweat instantly!)

Too bad you can't take them back after working out in them...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 6:20 PM

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either wear black pants or shorts ONLY or invest in several pairs of shorts/pants in a tech wic (dri wick etc) fabric. Find the running section of your store that sells workout clothes and you will be sure to find some. The fabric wicks moisture away from the body and brings it to the surface so it can evaporate, which keeps you cooler AND prevents big sweat spots!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 10:35 PM

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Happens to me OP, so you're not alone!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 10:38 PM

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Have you tried a panty liner or slightly larger pad?

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11:57 AM

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that doesn't work for me. Sometimes I have to change my undergarments a few times a day just because I sweat so much and that isn't even from working out. Just general moving about. But I have a lot of excess skin folds...

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11:17 PM

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two things *may* help.
1) Black poly/lycra shorts/pants- hide sweat quite well. The only fabric and color I run in.
b) anti-perspirant and or talc. I sweat in the inside of my elbows, and I just find it irritating and an uncomfortable when running, so I put anti-perspirant there. You could probably find an organic or natural deoderant to try using in more sensitive areas. Alternatively some talc *may* help absorb some of the excess moisture...

Friday, October 19, 2007, 2:05 AM

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Under my breasts and my crotch are the two areas I really sweat. Luckily I have home gym equipment so I don't need to worry about what others see.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 8:41 AM

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Happens to me too so I just work out in a dark bottom

Friday, October 19, 2007, 12:29 PM

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It happens to me too, but it doesn't bother me. I make it a point to be courteous and wipe down anything I touch - bench, seat, whatever. But I am not working out to look cool. I am there to work my body, and with that comes sweat. ALL OVER! I can have sweat running down my arms and legs. I just wear a sweat band and bring a towel to wipe down my body and equipment.

Sweating is healthy.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 2:02 PM

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I agree with 2.02. I sweat like a beast when I work out. My gym has cans of antiseptic spray and paper dispensers everywhere specifically for people to use to wipe down equipment after use. It runs off me and flicks off my hair onto others if they get too close! Don't be afraid of sweat patches - people expect you to work hard at the gym.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 12:11 PM

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