A recent study published in The Journal of Urology finds that cycling does not harm a man’s sexual or urinary health. The new finding is the opposite of what previous research indicated.
This new research studied male cyclists, swimmers, and runners to compare what negative impact, if any, the activities had on each group’s sexual and urinary health.
Cyclists were asked details about how they rode their bikes. The study found that cycling, even at a high intensity, does not affect erectile function or cause urination difficulties, and that the positive benefits of the activity greatly outweigh any downsides.
- Media attention that has galvanized the notion that erectile dysfunction and cycling are interconnected has proven to be exaggerated.
- The largest comparative study, regarding cycling and urinary/sexual function to date;it was conducted through the University if California.
- The study was multinational and made use of data culled from three athletic populations, swimmers cyclists, and runners.
“In addition to the comparisons between similar athletic activities with and without perineal pressure, the researchers examined how cycling intensity, bicycle configuration, and even road conditions might impact sexual and urinary functions.”