The Bar Sinister

Yale University researcher Marsha Guess recommends that female cyclists should raise their handlebars above the level of the seat in order to avoid genital numbness. She concluded this after examining 48 female cyclists, using a biothesiometer to measure how sensitive their genitals were to vibrations after riding with the handlebars at different heights. Her study, "The Bar Sinister: Does handlebar level damage the pelvic floor in female cyclists?" is published in a recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. More info here.

Incidentally, Dr. Guess has carved out a niche for herself as a specialist in the relationship between bicycling and female sexual health. Some of her previous publications include, "Women's Bike Seats: A Pressing Matter for Competitive Female Cyclists" and "Genital Sensation and Sexual Function in Women Bicyclists and Runners: Are Your Feet Safer than Your Seat?"
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 12, 2012
     Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles | Health | Genitals

Where's the study on what bike seats do to guy's junk.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/12/12 at 09:32 PM
Seems I've read of similar adverse effects for guys, including numbing and vascular damage. Maybe that is why women like to encourage us to bike.
Posted by Harvey on 08/12/12 at 10:17 PM
Not me, I sold hubby's bike years ago! :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/12/12 at 11:37 PM
Maybe this explains the origins of the urban legends about yuppettes being ice queens.

Bikers are have numbnutz?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/13/12 at 12:55 AM
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