A recent study at Yale University revealed that women are too often
cycled with low handlebar position at high risk for sexual health
problems. The researcher explained that riding a bike with a low
handlebar position, such as on a mountain bike, will create great
pressure on the area of ​​sex organs. This condition can cause
numbness that lead to sexual dysfunction. The study was conducted
involving 48 women with a high frequency of pedaling a bicycle, at
least 16 miles a week. Almost all mountain bicycle models that have a
low handlebar position. Observe the style of paddling dozens of women,
the researchers noted that the majority of lean body weight to the
front with the prop in hand. Position your back flat while inclined
30-45 degrees toward the front to get a more aerodynamic position. The
analysis further showed that the majority of women are experiencing
problems numbness in the area around the hip. "The lower the handlebar
position, the greater the risk of sexual harassment," said the
researcher, as quoted by the New York Times. Not only women, previous
studies presented at the annual conference 'Reproduction and
Embryology European Society' to-12, also showed a detrimental effect
on male sexuality cycling. Men who are too often ride my bike, at
least about 290 kilometers per week, tend to have the quality and
quantity of sperm is worse than the group of healthy men who rarely
cycling. Decline in the quality and quantity of sperm is believed to
be related to compression caused by friction between the testis and
the bicycle saddle. Localization can also heat generated by friction
when pedaling and the pants tend to be tight.