Back in the day, chamois creams -- some of which were not much more advanced than petroleum jelly -- were needed to keep the leather chamois in the wool shorts soft and less abrasive. Many wonder in today's world of synthetic and scientifically plush shammies, why anyone would need to fork over hard earned cash for a cream. It's a good question, but one best answered by the experience of arriving home with a burning undercarriage after riding five days in a row. QM Sports Care Antifriction Cream is the solution and will save all your tender parts from becoming raw.When you open up the generously sized tub of Antifriction Cream, you'll see that it looks more like a Vicks vapor rub, than a cream. It has a slightly denser texture than Vicks, but it is easily spread on the nether regions. It doesn't tingle and isn't cooling. In fact you'll hardly notice it. It is a silent savior. Unlike some chamois creams, the consistency of the QM Sports Care Antifriction Cream seems to keep you from slipping around on a freshly treated chamois. In fact, it is entirely likely that you will forget all about it. Only when the ride is over and you peel yourself out of your shorts will it occur to you that there wasn't any friction or irritation all day.Friction is one scourge. Bacteria are another. Heavily rubbed skin in steamy hot, minimally ventilated areas is always going to be a breeding ground for bacteria. And bacteria are what lead to the Oscar Freire or Tom Boonen season-ending, surgery-demanding saddle sores. The QM Antifriction Cream has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal ingredients which mean that infections will be eliminated, provided you already practice a reasonably high level of hygiene. Keep it clean, apply the QM Sports Care Antifriction Cream to the chamois and/or directly to your skin, and you won't have to worry about your unmentionables suffering through your century rides.