Looking for some guesses on why I continue to get consistent painful and large saddle sores on my left taint only. Always seems to be the same spot. Looks like a boil with blood instead of puss at the tip.
I currently have two of them.
It was happening with my old bike and now with my new bike. It happens worse on my tri bike, far less on my mountain bike. They develop faster on the trainer than on the road.
I do the following for prevention:
Clean my ass before putting on bike shorts
Use ample chamois butter
Takes shorts off immediately when done
I use Hemorrhoid cream to take down swelling after the ride, and at night.
I now sleep with very loose pajama pants instead of underwear as underwear puts pressure on the spot.
What am I doing wrong. This has been going on for a few years now. Getting ready to give up.
Looks like you're doing all the right things with regard to hygiene. Perhaps a small adjustment in saddle height (lower); examine hip-to-pedal (leg-length and extension) measurement for differences,...adjust if possible (cleat shims, etc.). Experiment with other possible position adjustment to decrease pressure from soft tissue (taint) areas.
(Trainer time always magnifies position issues due to the static, non-movement of body. MTB is kinder because body motion is increased and position is more upright.)