Biker women seks
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, a new study shows.Many women who cycle or take spin classes are familiar with the numbness that sometimes can occur from sitting on a traditional bike seat.Forty-eight women took part in the study, each a consistent rider who cycled a minimum of 10 miles a week, but typically much more.The researchers mounted the women's bikes on a stationary machine in their lab and observed the women's biking positions.The findings, published in the Bicycle Saddle Report 2003, are based on a study of 1,000 cyclists of whom 94 per cent said that they had experienced physical problems while cycling.Of these, 60 per cent said that the discomfort was felt in the genital area.As a result, some scientists believe that female cyclists probably are at similar risk for sexual problems as male riders.
I go out and I do up to 70 miles in a day and I have two children."The report will also be of concern to parents.
But female cyclists have not been studied as closely.
A study by Yale researchers in 2006 found that female cyclists had less genital sensation compared with a control group of female runners.
Chris Boardman, Britain's gold medal-winning Olympic cyclist who won the 4,000 metres at Barcelona in 1992, expressed scepticism at the report's findings and suggested that the authors had wasted their time.
He said: "These sort of stories have been floating around for five or six years now, but there is no evidence of this sort of thing occurring." Boardman added that he had yet to meet a fellow professional affected by reduced virility.