The effect of bicycling on both men and women sexuality

13 Apr

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 [3].

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:

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:

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:

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4 Responses to “The effect of bicycling on both men and women sexuality”

  1. Janice Flahiff April 18, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Umm…I think the headline might better read as “sexual functions” instead of sexuality.
    Sexuality encompasses more than one’s genitals.
    Sexuality is the quality or state of being sexual, which goes beyond the health of one’s sexual organs, or one’s sexual functions. One’s sexuality, while based on one’s physical traits, is more than that. It is also one’s mindset, a portion of one’s personality.
    While bicycle riding can effect one’s sexual functions, it cannot affect the one’s innate sexuality.
    (From various dictionary definitions as Merriam-Webster, and via a few book discussions at a Catholic Church)

  2. Janice Flahiff April 18, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Umm…I’m thinking English is your second language? If so, your English overall is quite good…I don’t know any French and my Spanish is about at the level of a 2 year old.

    • Ha-Vinh April 18, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      Many thanks for the compliment about my English although so approximate he is. You’re right for the difference between sexuality and sexual function. All the more bicycling do not influence in anyway the sexual orientation for example. More than that, if one read carefully the results of these here above studies we can see that the authors have absolutely not demonstrated any real failure in the sexual intercourse with the conjugal partner.
      Thank you for your very constructive and relevant comments.
      Sincerely yours

  3. Janice Flahiff April 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Many thanks for the kind reply to my comments. Much appreciated.

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