Women cyclists risk genital damage

In Carnal Catastrophes on July 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

Bad news for female bicyclists. From Medical News Today. According to a new study published in The Journal Of Sexual Medicine, researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have discovered that the position of a bicycle’s handlebar is linked to changes in genital sensation in female cyclists.

things could could turn nasty for this naked cyclist

Research leader Marsha K. Guess, MD, MS, from Yale University School of Medicine and her team examined the way in which the seat of a bicycle is positioned in relationship to the handlebars. Their study included 48 competitive female cyclists.

The team measured the pressure on the saddle and the women’s sensation in the genital region to establish whether positioning the handlebars differently would affect the pressure and sensation in the genital region. According to the results, by positioning the handlebar lower than the seat the women felt increased pressure on their genital region with a decrease in sensation in their genital region due to the reduced ability to detect vibration.

Guess explains, “Modifying bicycle set-up may help prevent genital nerve damage in female cyclist. Chronic insult to the genital nerves from increased saddle pressures could potentially result in sexual dysfunction”

Read more http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/247665.php


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