A properly fitted chamois will prevent saddle sores and general discomfort while encouraging better performance and enhanced riding comfort. Different chamois profiles for men and women that follow the anatomical line, covering the major pressure points for each gender cushion the ischial bones on the saddle, provide freedom of movement while cycling and prevent chafing between the legs. Varied foam densities provide shock absorbing spots with different levels of protection and support for each area. Some chamois have gel inserts that create pillow pockets to absorb the pressure and cushion the sit bones.