Protect your ‘perineum’

 “Cycling and some delicate issues”

“The prostate’s location at the center of the groin places this sensitive gland directly over the narrow section (known as the ‘nose’ or ‘horn’) of conventional bicycle seats (saddles) and there’s a lot of downward pressure bearing down over such a small area.

Prostate cancer causal link or not, this perineal stress between the anus and penis can aggravate prostate inflammation (prostatitis) from other causes, may cause numbness, incontinence and even temporary erectile dysfunction whilst older cyclists with benign prostate enlargement may suffer increasingly severe symptoms.

In essence, reducing pressure on the perineum or groin area can only be a good thing.”


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Prostate problems with the bike
– Perineal trauma
Numbness after a bike ride
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Biker’s Nodule

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Tailbone (coccyx) pain
Chafing on inner thighs
Bicycle saddle shape affects…


“Medical problems associated with time in the saddle…”

Bicycle Seat Neuropathy . Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (‘Cyclist’s Syndrome’)  . ProstatitisHeightened PSA levels . Perineal Trauma . NNS (‘Numb Nuts Syndrome’) . UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) . Perineal Nodular Induration (‘Biker’s Nodule’) . Genio-Urinary Symptoms . Folliculitis . Hiradenitis Suppurtiva . Reduced penile blood flow . Erectile dysfunction . Epididymal and Testicular Calcification and Hydrocoele

Plus:  Benefits of cycling for all  .  London Cycling Campaign

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