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Up in Smoke: Cycling Hurts your Sex Life
  • May 22, 2012 : 11:05
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If you’re dating a cyclist, don’t feel bad if your pre game performance isn’t making waves. According to the May edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who cycle on a regular basis are more prone to loosing sensitivity in target areas during sex due to the pressure that’s put on the genital’s nerves and blood vessels while riding. The link between cycling and sexual sensation in women has been studied for quite some time, but never before targeted as to what exactly was causing this problem. In 2006 a Yale Study linked riding regularly and suppressed sensation for women, but was not able to come to a conclusion as to why the feeling was compromised.  

“Handlebars positioned lower than the saddle were significantly associated with increased perineum saddle pressures and decreased genital sensation in female cyclists,” states the study, “Women riders also have decreased genital sensation; however, sparse information exists addressing the effects of modifiable risks on neurological injuries in females.” Researchers urged women, who are less sensitive in those areas to adjust the height of the handlebars, which in theory will put less pressure on the areas and sexual pleasure will be less compromised.

So instead of taking a bike around the park on date night, why not opt for a good old fashioned walk. You’ll lose some calories, but not your sex life. 

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    awww kinda disappointed, i'm a cycling instructor and so far this seems to be the only down fall.
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