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There is no worse pain than the fire of hell burning between your inner thighs on a hot summer day. As a plus-size woman, I have spent years trying to figure out the best solution for chub rub

In the last year or so, I've seen a rise in new products and hacks to quell the fire. Here, I test them all to see which one should be your new anti-chafe bae. 

7. Baby Powder

the best chub rub product
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Before I discovered that I wasn't the only woman dealing with chub rub, I Googled different ways to prevent it. In a mom thread, a lot of women suggested baby powder since it helps with rashes on babies. 

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I applied two light coats of baby powder between my thighs.

the best chub rub product
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The day I decided to try the baby powder, I went bar hopping with some friends. I needed a touch-up after walking four blocks to the first bar. I later noticed I was leaving a trail of baby powder on every seat I took! 

Duration: 10 minutes.

6. Monistat

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Curve blogger Glitter and Lazers ran A MILE in booty shorts and didn't suffer chub rub thanks to Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel. Could this be the one for me?  

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The formula is similar to Vaseline, but without any greasy residue.

the best chub rub product
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After slathering it on and running around the beach, the chub rub kicked in. Unfortunately this just wasn't strong enough for my thunder thighs.

Duration: About 10 minutes

5. Body Glide

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This stick applicator left a slightly sticky residue that actually encouraged my chub rub.

the best chub rub product
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The moisture of the product made it worse. I was sticky and still chaffing.

Duration: 12 minutes

4. ChafeZone

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Similar to Monistat, Chafezone is made specifically for the thick thigh struggle. I tested it on a day when I wore a mini skirt, which usually, without an anti-chafe product, results in second-degree burns on my inner thighs. 

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The first thing I noticed is the menthol-like smell, which I actually like.

the best chub rub product
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The product is meant to prevent thigh, under arm, and chest chafing. At first it leaves a thick film, but as it blends and sinks into the skin, it wears off quickly. Less than half an hour after application it ghosted entirely. 

Duration: 25 minutes

3. Coconut Oil

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My family uses coconut oil as a solution for almost everything. We use it to cook, we put it on our skin and hair... its power knows no bounds in the Torres household.   

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Before heading out the door in a short dress, I rubbed on a generous amount of coconut oil and hoped for the best.

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For the first few minutes, it seemed to work well. Oddly, after a few blocks, my upper thighs became slippery and somehow led to my lower thighs starting to chafe. 

Duration: 40 minutes 

2. Gold Bond

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This friction defense bar is meant for daily use and has a soothing formula. 

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The thickness of the product is similar to Vapo-Rub.

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We're getting close... The formula was moisturizing and blended out smoothly. It far surpassed the others in terms of lasting effect, but it still didn't go the distance.

Duration: 2 hours

THE WINNER: Secret Outlast Women's Invisible Deodorant

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After years of suffering from chaffing, I decided to give deodorant a try.

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Finally — I found my one true anti-chafe bae.

the best chub rub product
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I tested this on days when I was out in the sun (read: sweating) and on days when I was indoors more. I needed to reapply once after a few hours sweating in the sun, but on more indoor days it lasted up to seven hours! 

NOTE: Everyone's pH level is different and results will vary, but this is how the products fared for me, an admitted sweaty Betty. Share your favorite anti-chafe products with us on our I Heart My Body Facebook page!