In the past, we've warned men that riding a bike can ruin your sex life. Now it turns out this is true for women too: Spending time on a bicycle seat, which has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men, may also be a hazard to a woman’s sexual health. With more and more women taking spin classes, we may be becoming a sexless society.
In the April 3rd edition of the New York Times, Anahad O'Connor reports that bike seats are designed in such a way that body weight typically rests on the nose of the seat, which compresses nerves and blood vessels in the genital area. A 2006 study found that while this has less of an effect on women, the same risk is still there.
So-called "racing bikes" are the worst: Researchers found that the lower the handlebars in relation to the saddle, the more a woman has to lean forward, forcing her to put a greater percentage of her body weight on her genital area when she leans forward.
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