Chaffing -- Is it a given?
So far, my longest time in water has been 4-5 hrs.....all fresh water, not sea/salt water.
But, I've seen people talk about the chaffing that they suffer in a variety of conditions.
Fresh, salt, short, medium, and long distance/time.
I've NEVER had chaffing issues in the water (on the run, THAT's a different story).
But it seems others regularly have it.
I wonder, if chaffing indeed a given - is it inevitable - (provided the right conditions exist)?
Or, are some people "just going" to get it, and others won't?
Because I've never gotten it, I don't particularly think about it before I swim. I use sunscreen, but that's it.
So, I wonder how I'd "know" what to use, where to put it, how much to use, given that I have zero experience w/ it.
You can read a plethora of information about the use of chaffe-reduction protections.... but....is the only way you know you need it to discover the hard way that you need it? (Is that a no-brainer question?)