August 19, 2017
Disclaimer: This article digs into the nitty-gritty male perspective on using body powder and doesn't spare the um, details. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to check out: 5 Tips For Getting The Most From Your Body Powder instead.
Straight up: sticky man-parts have been a thing since humans started wearing clothes. Why in the heck do we still feel even mildly uncomfortable talking to one another about it? Sticky Ball Syndrome, Triple-S, Swamp-Crotch, you can call it anything you want, we've all experienced it to some degree and we're not a fan. You go out for a light stroll on a humid morning just a short time after a shower and there it is. Sometimes it creeps up later in the day after the swamp-like atmosphere has had time to build up down there. At some point, you hop into the driver's seat of a hot car and there it is; you find yourself helplessly in dire need of an adjustment - awkwardly clawing and clutching at yourself trying to get comfortable. It's not fun.
For generations now our fathers, like their fathers, have been using powder on the old man meat and inner thighs, in their armpits, and in post-shave routines. A powder is so accessible: most homes have a spare bottle sitting in a medicine cabinet or closet. At some point, you tried it - and odds are, you loved it. It extends the post-shower freshness much later into your mornings and it helps you resist the aforementioned swamp and chafe cycle. It's taken various forms over the years - talc-based vs. cornstarch-based powders, designer brands, and regular household staples like J&J and Gold Bond. There are even a few powder-inspired alternative methods like creams and deodorant-style-sticks that have shown promise as well, although they can be expensive and hard to find locally. For that matter, nothing beats powder. But man, the stuff is messy as heck. Needless to say, the women in our lives might have a different disposition on its glory. Besides sharing stories with each other about the hilarious ape-like posture we must assume to dust the boys thoroughly, we all have some issues with the mess too. Just think about the awkward process we go through as frequently as every morning or after every shower to eek out just a little extra comfort for ourselves. You grab a bottle of powder, quite possibly that which was developed and marketed to mothers for use on their baby's butts, then we dump a mound of it onto our hand and we go at it, obtusely swatting it up into our groin from an ineffective angle. Gravity and air pressure work against you, likely enveloping the bathroom floor and immediate airspace around you with more matter than you left on your skin, and you can't take a step without tracking white powder outlines around the room either. Once again with the straight up: she hates your powder practices.
Our love-hate relationship with toiletry powders has been around for over a century and yet we're still in the dark ages in terms of application. The problem is not with powder, but with the way we put it on. What we really need is a proper dispenser designed specifically for the way we men use it. That's what inspired me to develop the Sack Sack. The Sack Sack is a mess-free, refillable powder bag designed for putting the powder where you want it and not where you don't. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend you head over to our products page and have a look. It's made powder one of my favorite post-shower rituals and not having to clean it up constantly off of the floor is a major time-saver too.
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