|Sylvain Chavanel - Courtesy of The Telegraph|
It's Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. That means lots of outdoor activities. And it means the Tour de France. Today is Stage 5 (of 21). It's rough and sometimes cutthroat competition. Endurance is key to success. That's a lot of time on a bicycle.
|Cyclists Alliance - Courtesy Peloton Brief|
I don't know about these cyclists, or the professional ones. I don't know if anyone has ever inquired, but I hope they are all using a proper seat. Yes, there is a proper seat!
These are specifically designed to prevent crushing of the perineum - saving the major bundle of arteries and nerves which run through it. This, of course, can prevent Erectile Dysfunction (ED). According to Healthline:
"Over the last few decades, researchers have discovered that some male cyclists develop damage to the pudenal nerve, the main nerve in the perineum, and the pudenal artery, which sends blood to the penis.
Men who spend a lot of hours on a bike have reported numbness and trouble acheiving an erection. Experts believe ED starts when arteries and nerves get caught between the narrow bicycle seat and the rider's pubic bone."
If you are a man who enjoys riding, regardless of the amount of time you spend on one, you should use a proper seat.
Particularly if you spend most of your day sitting in an office.
Because, let's be frank about this: Office chairs are bad for boners, too.
Which is another good reason to get up and walk away from the computer for a few minutes - every hour. Not only does it rest your eyes, it gives your cock an opportunity to breathe again.
One suggestion to help stave off ED after a long day at the office - or a long bike ride - is a gentle massage in the area when you get home.
Don't take chances. Protect yourself.