If you love riding bikes and you’re a woman, you’re in for some bad news: It could be hurting your s3xual health.
It’s long been known that bike saddles, which put pressure on sensitive areas of the body, can, but cycling’s effect on the female anatomy was less well-known.
A new study at Yale, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, shows that riding bikes decreases women’s sexual sensation.
The theory behind the connection is that riding on a bike saddle places a lot of pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the genital area — and it turns out this happens whether you are man or woman.
The study builds on a 2006 study at Yale that showed, compared to female runners, female cyclists had less genital sensation.
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