Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 2nd, 2005 at 3:25 pm
Good thing we’ve got the Willy Week watching our backs (or should I say fronts?).
In an article titled, “Hey Numbnuts” they bring in an OHSU urologist to dispel an article in the NY Times about a link between erectile dysfunction (E.D.) and bike seats. For 95% of cyclists, this is a non-issue. But every time this pops up in the media, everyone talks about it…and the doctors that specialize in E.D. get a nice bump in business.
If you (or your significant other) is concerned about this issue, the Willy Week put together a quick quiz that will put your mind at ease:
TRUE OR FALSE?
- Daily commutes by bicycle are likely to lead to erectile dysfunction.
- There is a higher prevalence of E.D. in Portland than in other comparably sized U.S. cities.
- Bike-seat-related E.D. is often preceded by genital numbness.
- There are too many hidden causes of E.D. to try to list them.
- The only way to avoid bike-seat-related E.D. while maintaining a cycling habit is to ride your bike standing up.
Get the answers and read the full story at the Willamette Week.