• Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear and fashion.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Talcum Powder?

JLibourel

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2004
Messages
8,775
Reaction score
485
I order some shaving soap on-line from Caswell-Massey recently, and it arrived yesterday. I was leafing through their catalog and noticed that in their men's section that they offered a number of scented talcum powders. I know that this is essentially the same as baby powder. However, I don't think diaper rash is a problem for most grown men, at least until they are pretty far sunk into decrepitude.

So, what do you, as grown men, use talcum powder for? I have always found a good terrycloth towel quite sufficient to get my body dry, and I am rather baffled about why a man should want to use it. Do any of you?

I note that some medical authorities opine that it increases the risk of cancer and that it can be quite toxic if inhaled or swallowed.
 

Reggs

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
6,391
Reaction score
723
Balla Powder: Tingly Scrotum Talc for Men



http://www.menessentials.com/oxid.ph...-Talc-for-Men/
Ball powder. We're not kidding.

Balla Powder for Men is the ideal anti-chafing and anti-wetness solution for clammy sacks. Guaranteed to prevent the dreaded "bat wing" syndrome, this special version of Balla Powder for Men is all cool and tingly, for guys who need a little extra zip in their shorts. Can be sprinkled into your fudgies for all-day-long comfort and dryness.

A fabulous post-workout treatment, Balla Powder for Men can also be used between your cheeks, as well as on fetid feet and aromatic armpits.
 

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,743
Reaction score
254
Isn't talcum powder a rather old-fashioned sort of grooming item?

I was under the impression that it was used by men who tended to perspire in rude places.
 

Eagle

Senior Member
Joined
May 28, 2008
Messages
468
Reaction score
2
Originally Posted by LabelKing
Isn't talcum powder a rather old-fashioned sort of grooming item?

I was under the impression that it was used by men who tended to perspire in rude places.


Actually, it is still used by some men who tend to perspire in "rude" places!
 

George R

New Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2008
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Talcum isn't very healthy as it is a medium for bacteria to grow.
 

Milhouse

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 11, 2007
Messages
2,053
Reaction score
1
I use foot powder, but that usually has other ingredients too, like boric acid and such to help prevent foot fungus. If I am wearing boots, my feet tend to get pretty sweaty otherwise.
 

markb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
52
Reaction score
0
Being very hairy all over I find it helps keep me dry throughout the day.
 

Renault78law

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,141
Reaction score
67
Reggs is right, you use it on your junk/ass when it's hot. Powder is pretty messy though, you could use anti-perspirant cream instead if you were so inclined. Kiehls makes some.
 

Reggs

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
6,391
Reaction score
723
Originally Posted by LabelKing
Isn't talcum powder a rather old-fashioned sort of grooming item?

I was under the impression that it was used by men who tended to perspire in rude places.


I imagine any man would need it if they lived in a place like Miami, or Louisiana.
 

breakdown

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2008
Messages
62
Reaction score
0
When I cut my own hair, I use baby powder and a brush to wipe away the hair from my neck/back/chest. That's what my mom always did when I was a kid. She also used to have us put it on after a shower to dry us off, but I think we all stopped doing that in the 90s.

I also read somewhere that for shaving the more sensitive areas of your crotch (like your balls) shaving dry after applying baby powder is a good technique.
 

greekonomist

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
1,500
Reaction score
3
Interesting, I just saw this on the Trumpers website:



Apparently they've reintroduced it due to "popular demand." Maybe more people use it then I realized?
 

TintinATL

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2008
Messages
425
Reaction score
7
Originally Posted by George R
Talcum isn't very healthy as it is a medium for bacteria to grow.
Actually, that's not the case. True talcum powder is a mineral (talc) that provides no growth medium. Baby powder, which is sometimes incorrectly called talcum powder, contains cornstarch as well as talc, and that does provide a growth medium. However, if you're washing daily, this should be of no consequence. There is also a theory that, by absorbing sweat, talc actually reduces the moisture bacteria need to grow.
 

waxy

Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2008
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Funny as it may seem, but I still use talcum powder. What I use is the China Blue talcum powder of Marks & Spencer.
I use it just to refreshen myself. And it really works!
 

Rexious

New Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2015
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
I play lots of golf in Charleston,S.C. and on a good day f 105 degrees and 98% humidity you can easily obtain a world class chapped ass. I use it for preventive maintenance.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Favorite knitwear under jackets/sport coats

  • Crewneck sweater

  • Turtleneck sweater

  • Long-sleeve polo

  • Vest

  • I don't like knitwear worn with jackets/sport coats


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
454,768
Messages
9,851,123
Members
205,474
Latest member
Ron117
Top