I know that everyone is different, and when it comes to cyclists, our differences are extraordinarily different. For me, this is the best chamois I've ever sat on. Period. It is a bit thicker than most, but it's so comfortable! If you don't mind a chamois that's on the ticket side, Todd is the one you want. As far as sizing goes, yes, the short ribs small. Smaller than the Castellis I usually wear. Order a size up. BTW, after I used these sorts a few times, I bought another one.