Protect your ‘perineum’

“Cycling Down Under”

“Rest your crotch for hours at a time on a piece of leather only a few inches wide, and you’re bound to have some problems. Repeatedly pump your thighs up and down against the leather while wearing tight Lycra shorts and the complications multiply. Bounce delicate body parts against the leather as you traverse rough roads and it’s time to seriously reconsider the meaning of life. Cycling can induce a plethora of nether-region injuries that range from annoying to devastating.

The crotch itself doesn’t normally bear weight; it’s the job of the ischial tuberosities or sit bones. Ideally it’s this part of your anatomy that should contact the saddle. However, with poor bike fit or in an effort to achieve an aerodynamic position, part of your body weight can rest on soft tissues with painful consequences.”
Potomac Pedalers Cycling Club 2004


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– Perineal trauma
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Biker’s Nodule

Cycling-related urogenital disorders
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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