Soon enough, after the compulsory period of healing and shame, my cheeks were back to gliding neatly in formation. An ounce of cleanliness is worth a pound of crying while standing wide-legged in front of your air conditioner. All of you fine folks out there battling cabin fever with a brand new running habit might be wondering—what TF is chafe, anyway? You can still shave, wax, pluck, or otherwise banish your curlies if that’s your jam, but give the area some time to heal before embarking on any sweaty undertakings where your extra-sensitive skin may experience high friction. Especially the high friction areas: thighs, bikini line, beneath the armpits, and nips.