The unsexy side of the saddle

Here’s proof that cycling can be hard on a man.

Male riders commonly experience  perineal numbness and erectile dysfunction including penile ischemia, research shows.

But there are ways to minimise the damage, according to a study in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.

It’s all in the saddle, say the urologists, explaining that certain saddle designs can markedly reduce penile ischemia, as can riding in different positions.