Cycling: pro & con
Cycling is a mixed blessing. It provides us with nonpolluting transportation and
aerobic exercise, but it also exposes us to injury from careless motorists and
unergonomic bicycle seats. These seats compress delicate neurovascular
structures in the perineum, which can result in loss of libido and impotence.
Fortunately, engineers are now designing safer, ergonomic bicycle seats that
protect the perineum (1). Like everything else in life, cycling is not perfect and
must be approached with caution.
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