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Research on bicycle saddles and sexual health comes of age.

Authors
Schrader-SM
Source
J Sex Med 2005 Sep; 2(5):594-595
NIOSHTIC No.
20028566
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Sex-factors; Sexual-reproduction; Health-hazards; Diseases; Bicycles; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Ergonomics; Reproductive-hazards; Reproductive-effects; Reproductive-system-disorders
Publication Date
20050901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1743-6095
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities
Source Name
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
State
OH
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