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Research on bicycle saddles and sexual health comes of age.
J Sex Med 2005 Sep; 2(5):594-595
Ultimately, health communication based on scientific data is essential. The medical and scientific communities must project a strong voice about the advertising of commercial saddle manufacturers and individual testimonials, explaining that the perineum was not designed to bear a human's body weight and bicycle seats need to be designed to relieve perineal pressure. Nontraditional bicycle saddles look and feel different. Bicyclists, being human, resist change. Different saddle designs may require some relearning of "how to ride a bicycle", but the health benefits to have unrestricted vascular flow to and from the penis is self-evident.
Sex-factors; Sexual-reproduction; Health-hazards; Diseases; Bicycles; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Ergonomics; Reproductive-hazards; Reproductive-effects; Reproductive-system-disorders
Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
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