If you don’t forget to wear your helmet bicycling is better for your health than doing no sport at all!
one comment made me laugh on Youtube: “Those ladies should really be wearing helmets. Safety first!”
Not too late, the parity is restored in the issued of bicycling and potential sexual impairment: women too could be concerned.
Two studies published in the same peer reviewed journal: The journal of sexual medicine [1-2] address this issue and go further by providing advices such as the use of nose less saddles or a less bended position.
More over an intervention study with cases being their own controls six month later was implemented to test the efficacy of the no nose saddle in a bicycle police officers population .
I object to the authors of these two studies that they have compared cyclists only to other sportsmen (runners swimmers other cyclists) thus non being able to highlight the advantages of cycling as compare as no sport at all in term of sexual well being. They should have in my opinion included a third comparison group composed by sedentary people not practicing any sport. Because exercise protect against erectile dysfunction by enhancing the quality of the cardiovascular system.
Caution: Take care of your health; do not follow the imprudent behaviour that is followed by those imprudent naked ladies in the video: wear a helmet!
1 Guess MK, Connell K, Schrader S, Reutman S, Wang A, LaCombe J, et al. ORIGINAL RESEARCH—WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH: Genital Sensation and Sexual Function in Women Bicyclists and Runners: Are Your Feet Safer than Your Seat? The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2006;3(6):1018-1027. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2006.00317.x.
2 Huang V, Munarriz R, GoldsteinI.ORIGINAL RESEARCH—PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Bicycle Riding and Erectile Dysfunction: An Increase in Interest (and Concern). The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2005 Sep;2(5):596-604. Available from:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2005.00099.x.
3 Schrader SM, Breitenstein MJ, Lowe BD. ORIGINAL RESEARCH—ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2008 Aug;5(8):1932-1940. Available from:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00867.x.
More contents in press releases:
- Bicycling Hurts Sexual Health For Some Women [Study] (inquisitr.com)
- Bicycling May Be Bad for Your Vagina [Sports] (jezebel.com)
- WE ALREADY KNEW IT WAS BAD FOR MEN: Can Bicycling Affect a Woman’s Sexual Health? Spending tim… (pjmedia.com)
- Can Bicycling Adversely Affect Women’s Sexual Health? (elephantjournal.com)
- Helmets in cars, helmets on bicycles (aseasyasridingabike.wordpress.com)
- Exercise may protect against erectile dysfunction (holykaw.alltop.com)