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Make it easy for your self and get a Brooks saddle. It certainly works for me, I have never ridden so far and so comfortably without having to use chamois cream or any special 'taint' treatment at all.
I have Brooks Professionals on both commuter bikes, and there's no denying that proper saddle fit is key to riding comfort. But we're all shaped differently too, so what works well for me may not work for the next cyclist.
Really, the RBR piece is far more detailed than mine. If we intend to ride day after day without encountering long-lasting problems, it's important to have such a wealth of information on hand. It gives us a variety of tools to combat the problem.