Research on bicycle saddles and sexual health comes of age in The Journal of Sexual Medicine

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These three peer-reviewed articles research the pathophysiology of the erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with bicycling. They together report that the high pressures in the perineum while straddling a saddle compress and temporarily occlude penile blood flow. They also hypothesized that the lining vessels of the compressed arteries become damaged, thus leading to potential permanent artery blockage.

However, not all men who ride bicycles will develop erectile dysfunction. One past study suggested that sexual health consequences adversely affect 5% of riders (based on survey data that would therefore include 1,000,000 riding men with ED).


 

djheater

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So, we've just spotted a HUGE market for healthfully designed saddles... Come on engineers, lets start a company and get 'er done.
 

iamwiz82

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Originally posted by: djheater
So, we've just spotted a HUGE market for healthfully designed saddles... Come on engineers, lets start a company and get 'er done.

Crotchless seats, interesting.
 

CRXican

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the chode is certainly not happy, I can feel it when I ride, or used to

BMX bike means more standing while pedaling anyway
 

Fausto

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Originally posted by: djheater
So, we've just spotted a HUGE market for healthfully designed saddles... Come on engineers, lets start a company and get 'er done.
Uh...they started making saddle with this in mind years ago.
 

djheater

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Originally posted by: Fausto
Originally posted by: djheater
So, we've just spotted a HUGE market for healthfully designed saddles... Come on engineers, lets start a company and get 'er done.
Uh...they started making saddle with this in mind years ago.

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Fausto

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Honestly, if you bike fits properly and you have a good saddle, this isn't much of an issue. If anything, being a fat sedentary blob is probably worse for your dick than doing a lot of cycling. ;)
 

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..I have one of those oversized gel seats. Kinda like sitting on a jello bag. Really absorbs shock and bumps in the road.