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JessicaDawn
04-11-2010, 02:39 AM
OOOkay, so as I've mentioned several times now, I've been going to the gym.
But see, I have this problem, and I KNOW someone else out there must have it too...

I don't sweat. Sometimes my face will get a nice shine to it but that's it.
The ONLY place I sweat is my butt. As I slide/fall off the machines at the gym there's a butt sweat mark. Now, obviously I clean it off before letting anyone else touch it and no one probably notices, but it's gross and embarassing. (especially when working with a personal trainer, or sharing equipment)

So this post is a two part question post :D

1) Is there anyone else that struggles to sweat? I'm definitely hydrated enough I've had it measured and drink 4-5 litres of water a day. How do I make myself sweat? I work out HARD and get a huge red tomato face and almost die with cardio but no sweat.

2) Is there a way to STOP the buttsweat? A certain type of pants or panties that I can wear? lmao :dizzy:

Thanks for the help!


teensie3
04-11-2010, 02:46 AM
LOL - I'm right there with ya! I don't struggle to sweat. I sweat quite easily and a lot but along with that comes the embarrassing butt sweat! I honestly just slide off the machine or piece of equipment in a way that I try to wipe it off with my pant leg while getting up. Either that, or just immediately turn around and wipe with the towel. Oh the lives of butt sweaters, huh?

Gosh, I looked for a fitting butt sweat emoticon but I just can't seem to find one that accurately shows what we go through! Ha, ha! :exercise:

2phatinvictoria
04-11-2010, 02:46 AM
ROLF!! avoid grey pants silly .. and my butt sweats too .. maybe cotton undies and pants.....


Primm
04-11-2010, 02:48 AM
Ok, I apologise in advance if this is TMI...

My butt sweats all the time. I live in the tropics, and if I get up off a chair (other than a fabric covered one that absorbs it) there is a sweat mark on the chair. No matter that the rest of me isn't sweating, that I'm wearing jeans, whatever. It's there every time.

I wear cotton pants and jeans/shorts. About as absorbent as you can get.

Sorry I have no suggestions. Just letting you know you're not alone.

JessicaDawn
04-11-2010, 03:03 AM
lmao thanks guys

astrophe
04-11-2010, 05:13 AM
Wicking bra, panties, socks, shirts and compression/bike shorts shorts can help minimize the sweats. I would go with top, bra, socks, bike shorts and skip the panties so there wasn't two layers to get through before it would evaporate.

Won't solve it all, but I feel a lot cooler and it wasn't so soggy as in cotton.

If they carry your size, try Target or Walmart and check the tags for wicking versions.

If not, try www.junonia.com or www.tworoadsfitness.com for extended sizes.

HTH!
A.

kaplods
04-11-2010, 05:41 AM
I don't think you can choose where to sweat. There are ways to inhibit sweating, but I don't think there are ways to provoke sweating in a specific location.

I've used antipersperant to avoid sweating in places I don't want to, but I wouldn't do that if I were you, because you need to sweat from somewhere and if you antipersperant your butt, if it worked it could increase the likelihood of overheating, I would think.

You might consider using a deodorant rather than an antipersperant under your arms, which might allow your underarms to do some of the work your butt is doing (but again I might be talking out my own butt, because I'm not sure of the biochemistry here).

There's really no reason to be embarassed because the butt is a very common place to sweat, so everyone else is butt-sweating too, it's why the towels and wipes have become part of gym ettiquette. I've been to gyms where towels and disinfectant spray are provided at each station and signs are posted to wipe equipment after EACH use (whether or not there's any visible sweat).

saef
04-11-2010, 12:03 PM
I get so mad about this. (Not at myself, or at you, JessicaDawn, I hasten to add.) I swear this all goes back to the way girls are brought up. There's still some of that "horses sweat, men perspire, ladies glow" mentality going around, in which women are not supposed to be fully human animals, as we really are. We're never supposed to sweat, stink or look messy. Not even in a gym, apparently, or so we tell ourselves, because we're so used to regulating our behavior.

But there are some places where these rules have to finally be suspended. Break yourself of these qualms. (I am working on this, too.) In the rest of the world, we're supposed to be clean, neat, polite. In a gym, it's different. It's like a hospital room. It's a place of the body. In places like that, the normal rules go into abeyance. It's okay to be red-faced in a gym. It's okay to sweat all over the place & leave the machines wet (as long as you clean up after yourself). It's okay to sweat in what you think are weird places & in weird quantities. It's okay to breathe hard, pant, gasp. (No really showy, dramatic grunting, though.) It's even okay to fart from the effort. It's all okay. Really.

Do not let that "nice girls don't" voice get into your head while you're out there really WORKING your body. (As I said, I mean this for myself, too.)

2phatinvictoria
04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
It's even okay to fart from the effort. It's all okay. Really.

ROFL... That made me laugh cause sometimes i feel the need do to so LOL... i dont for the sake of gasing out the whole gym LOL

dragonwoman64
04-11-2010, 05:20 PM
It's even okay to fart from the effort. It's all okay. Really.

too funny. I was doing crunches with a medicine ball one day, I paused to avoid the above, and the woman next to me said, Oh, keep going! those are so good for you! I didn't know what to say, so I just looked at her and smiled. :D

I agree, sweat at the gym as you will, as long as you wipe it off for the next person, no harm, no foul.

Hazel
04-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Do not let that "nice girls don't" voice get into your head while you're out there really WORKING your body. (As I said, I mean this for myself, too.)

This post was so great. I agree, don't be self-conscious of what happens at the gym. You're going there for YOU. But if it does bother you, the only advice I have is black pants/shorts, and also bring a sweatshirt or jacket that you can tie around your waist to cover your sweat. As you're getting off the machine, you can even discretely wipe the machine using the sleeve as you're preparing to tie it around your waist. Keep up the good work! :carrot:

JessicaDawn
04-11-2010, 09:06 PM
This post was so great. I agree, don't be self-conscious of what happens at the gym. You're going there for YOU. But if it does bother you, the only advice I have is black pants/shorts, and also bring a sweatshirt or jacket that you can tie around your waist to cover your sweat. As you're getting off the machine, you can even discretely wipe the machine using the sleeve as you're preparing to tie it around your waist. Keep up the good work! :carrot:



bahahha some very funny responses, thank you.
I feel like i need to clear something up though...I'm embarassed about the buttsweat cuz its coming out of my butt, not because it's sweat...I WISH I could sweat normally, it just doesn't happen :(
I think I'd feel 10x better about myself if I left the gym dripping rather than just having a soggy butt and a red face.
y'know?
Maybe I'm just not going hard enough. TIME TO UP THE RESISTANCE :D:carrot:

MikoMarcia
04-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Slide some deoderant between your cheeks. The expensive kind that are actually made for people who's underarms sweat too much. I bet it would work. Just make sure you mark it so you know that is the butt only deoderent. Wouldn't want to be putting it anywhere else.

Dumplin
04-11-2010, 09:18 PM
I did not sweat until I lost about 40lbs. I don't know what's up with that. I could not believe I was not sweating. Now my shirt gets soaking wet. My but sweats I love it. I feel better when I sweat! I fart sometimes but I always did. I feel better when I fart too!!! hehehe!!!

JessicaDawn
04-12-2010, 12:41 AM
hmmm
an update :
I did 90 minutes of cardio this evening (ready to die) but took it at a slower pace than normal, and sweat a TEEENY tiny bit on my lower back.
SUPER excited about it. Then I went in the sauna for 20mins but nada other than the shiny face.
Then went in the hottub for 15 minutes.
I feel awesome.
Exhausted, but awesome :D

mkyice
04-12-2010, 02:38 AM
This thread it great! It is nice to have a sense of humor about these things. I too don't sweat the way I would like. My hubby exercises and works up a sweat down his chest and back, forms a nice vee shaped pattern on his shirt. My behind sweats, the back of my knees, along the front leg openings of my underwear all get sweaty, and I get the lovely tomato face too. But do I get the I've been working hard sweaty vee, no I get the soggy bottom! It's nice to know I am not the only one!

Couch
04-12-2010, 03:44 AM
For the machines, just sit on your towel. It was the norm in a circuit class I did.

2phatinvictoria
04-12-2010, 10:11 AM
oooo thats a good idea

Summerblue
04-12-2010, 05:45 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

I don't really SWEAT - butt sweat sometimes.

I wonder if I will be like Dumplin and sweat when I loose more weight.

marcimouse
09-05-2011, 05:16 PM
omg! I wish I had known years ago it was not just me! A place I used to work at (I was on my feet) had black plastic chairs in the breakroom. I was so mortified every time I would get up to go back to work. I had to hastily dry off the seat.
I start with a personal trainer this week and so I guess I have more black plastic in my future! rotfl :carrot:

chickybird
09-05-2011, 06:19 PM
I actually asked my dr. about this because I was so embarrassed after spinning class, lol! She told me it's normal and that wearing shorts instead of pants helps (helps the air flow better, lol). But to be honest, I sweat all over at the gym!

hpnodat
09-05-2011, 06:29 PM
I always sit on a towel. It prevents butt sweat marks on the seat and it just makes me feel better that there's a barrier between my butt and other peoples butt sweat. Gyms are gross!

dancerchickchic
09-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Wear a diaper :)

Just kidding. The amount we sweat has to do with our genes. I personally look like i just took a shower with my clothes on after I work out. I dont mind it, its just proof of the great workout you had.

So if you aren't going to wear a diaper, I say, BE PROUD OF YOUR SWEATY BUTT! :)

PaulaM
09-05-2011, 07:52 PM
Is it your butt or is it your vajajay area? I wear fitness pants that whisk away wet, plus cotton underwear and I started wearing a pantiliner, which helped the most. I carry a small towel around with me and wipe the machines off if they look damp at all.

shcirerf
09-05-2011, 11:10 PM
Good thread.

I did have to giggle though. Having raised athletic twin boys, who still work out a lot, they talk about "butt cheese" all the time. And farting, well guys turn that into a sport.:D

Seriously though, it's sweat, it's natural. I would just sit on a towel and not worry about it beyond that.

Trazey34
09-06-2011, 12:36 AM
OMG i love 3FC!!! where else can you talk about this stuff LOL so awesome! I'm a face-sweater personally, if I'm in one spot I WILL have a puddle on the floor not even kidding LOL hair soaked thru too. And my back! but not my a$$ not sure why... but I think the best idea is the sitting on a towel thing, a pre-emptive strike! GO SWEAT!