When a man is spending a lot of time on his bicycle, he’s likely doing what he can to promote his best possible health. But what happens when all that bike riding leads to serious penis health problems? Unfortunately, many cyclists find that over time, they start to experience penis health issues, such as nerve problems and erectile dysfunction. When a guy is spending more than three hours a week in the cycle seat, he’s much more prone to penis injury. Here’s what a guy needs to know to lessen the chances of winding up with erectile dysfunction and other penis problems as a result of his cycling habit.
The problem lies in the seat
Many men who cycle on a regular basis will trick out their ride, so to speak, with the best gadgets meant to give them more distance, stamina and comfort. But an integral part of the bike itself – the seat – is often the cause of many issues for men, including erectile dysfunction. That’s because of the way the seat is designed.
Most bicycle seats have a small “seat” near the back and a “nose” near the front. Most men who ride bikes will lean forward onto the nose, sometimes lifting off the back of the seat entirely. This puts pressure on a part of the body that was never meant to handle pressure. In fact, when a guy thinks about the way he rides, he might notice that the nose of the seat is wedged right between his thighs, pressing against the area right behind the scrotum. Obviously there are many things in the area that are quite delicate, including all the plumbing for the penis.
The good news is that a guy can change his bike riding habits to help improve his blood flow and penis function, and help him avoid penis problems in the future. Here are a few ways a guy can help himself:
1) Choose a new seat. Recognizing the problems that can result from the way most men ride their bikes, cycling companies have created seats that don’t have a “nose” but instead require a man to sit back on the seat, putting pressure on the muscles where it actually belongs. This takes some time getting used to, but the more time a guy spends on his bike, the more natural the new stance will feel.
2) Wear padded shorts. In addition to the new seat, padded shorts provide a way to disperse the pressure on the nether regions, thus allowing blood to flow more freely even when a man is sitting back on the seat and applying pressure to the area between the legs.
3) Change the handlebars. A man can adjust the bike handlebars to help him sit more upright, rather than hunched over. Though he might sacrifice some speed, he will have the benefit of keeping things up to speed in the bedroom instead.
4) Don’t tilt the seat. Having a new seat is completely negated by tilting it forward and leaning on the edge of it. A guy will need to learn how to ride on his new seat, not try to make it act and feel like his old one.
5) Take regular breaks. No matter how a guy chooses to ride, he needs to take regular breaks to allow the blood flow in his body to come back to normal. Stopping once an hour to walk around and spend some time away from the seat is best.
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