Nips of doom

Looking for advice in a sensitive area. Well, two of them. No. Not there.

I've been using NipGuard nipple shields; but I've never really been that impressed with them. I can't get them to stay on. After a few miles, they've detached from my moobs and are pulling chunks of man-fuzz from my finely honed pecs.

It seems to me that the sticky, plastery bit around the edge simply isn't wide enough to get purchase on my Bristols.

Are there any other brands with a wider sticky bit? Or a stickier sticky bit? The only other option I can think of is gaffer taping them on. That's not a problem, if it lasts; but is likely to be a problem taking it off.

Please, please, help me save my thrupennies. image


  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    ASDAs own version of the Elastoplast roll stuff. Will stay on for days.
  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    Asda fabric strapping (plaster). ??1.20 for 20mm X 5 metres. Cut it into 30mm lengths. It sticks like a poker player on a Royal Flush. It is even hard to remove after sweating during a very long run or race. Just remove it slowly- you never know when you might need a nipple.
  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    Oops- simultaneous post with millsy. What he and I said. It does not quit.
  • I'm going to end up with two rectangular bald patches, aren't I?image It's already not a pretty sight when I take my top off, so I don't think that's a disaster!
  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭

    I feel the OP's pain. What the others say - fabric sticky plaster tape, either Elastoplast or supermarket own-branded. Similarly, zinc oxide tape. Cut to size and apply to the pink bit without encroaching onto the chest rug. Only problem I've had is some irritation of the nip, but changing from a cheapo no-name to Elastoplast has solved that.


  • Shave before you put the sticky tape on.


    Works for me every time.

  • I suffer with cheb wobble. I use these now, cut them into little strips and just cover the nip (the bounciest part)...


  • Timmy if you don't get success with the above if you want to go down a different route sticking some Vaseline or body glide on your nips might do you nicely. Vaseline is a lot cheaper but body glide won't stain your clothes.

  • Wear merino tops, no problems with them.

  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    I shave the are to be taped too. It help with sticking and is much nicer than DIY waxing the area every time you finish a run.

    I also cover a bit more than just the nipple- but to be fair that is a habit from when I used the Elastoplast as t didn't work very well for me- I was much sweater then too though.
  • Nipples are very close to my heart (especially the left one)

    Tried a few ways to look after them after some very painful episodes and ended up using Boots micropore tape which is a couple of quid and lasts months, although I only use it on the weekend long runs.

    A cross over each side and they have never come off yet.

    But if you are too hairy SHAVE. I always have hairless circles around my nips for this reason and it is well worth looking a wally.

  • HA77HA77 ✭✭✭

    I tape for any run over about 1.5 hours but I'd rather the moment of pain when ripping the tape off than hairless circles. I find micropore, strapping tape or tesco value plasters work fine for up to 3 hours.

  • Have you tried a sports bra? Serously, women don't tend to suffer so if you cup your moobs in a bra you should be theory. 

  • I work for a company that manufactures, amongst other things, "Adhesive Remover Sprays". They're normally used by people who have ostomy bags of some nature or require regular medical dressing changes. I use them whenever I get the dreaded nipple chaffing or the odd time I have kinetic tape on.

    Just spray over the plaster/tape and in about 10 seconds it will easily peel off without ripping out any hairs or damaging the skin

    The two brands we make are "Niltac" and "Appeel" (other brands are available!) , they may be a bit expensive but are well worth it and last a long time



  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    I find (warm) universal solvent to be very good at loosening the sticky grip of my Asda strapping. It's cheap and it works great.
  • I use Aqueous cream when I chapped, its like a Vaseline/ cream. Really soothing to help heal.

  • I love things that list aqua as an ingredient like it's something magical

  • Thanks for the advice! I'm having an average of 50% success with the asda fabric strip (although it's never the *same* 50%!)

    Sports bra is a good idea; but can't find suspenders that match and don't ruck my shorts up....

  • I use about 3 cm on each of my blood letting bumps. The extra coverage means it never ever comes loose. If you are having issues then you must be exceptionally oily or made of Teflon!!image
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