Male Cyclists Risk Sexual Problems If They Don't Choose The Right Bike
Original post made by woody, Barron Park, on Jul 9, 2008
The problems to look out for include genital numbness, erection problems and soreness and skin irritations in the groin area.
Men who cycle a lot can also experience changes to their sperm function, because of the excessive heat generated in the pelvic area.
Regular cyclists also run a higher risk of testicular damage and impaired testicular function.
Mountain bikers run a particular risk, says Mr Nargund, as studies have shown that they exhibit higher levels of scrotal abnormalities than on-road cyclists.
More than 60 per cent of male cyclists who have taken part in research studies have reported genital numbness.
There is a greater incidence of numbness and erectile problems in men who cycle regularly and over longer training distances.Web Link