Has anyone else seen the Time Magazine article entitled "Saddle Safety"?
It basically is about bicycle related sexual problems caused by the cutoff of blood flow to the penis, resulting in numbness, and which is caused by the protruding part of the saddle. The article goes on to state that, over time, this can develop into permanent impotence.
It also mentions a noseless bicycle seat by the name of "Easyseat", and cutaway seats by a company called Terry Precision Cycling which are engineered to reduce pressure on the crotch to alleviate this problem.
I'm in my mid 50's and have only recently gotten back into cycling but I have finished a ride or two where my crotch was numb with that tingling sensation you get when a part of your body "falls asleep". Does anyone else experience this, and if so, what do you do, or what have you done about it? Is there a saddle adjustment to be made or a redistribution of weight while riding?
This doesn't happen to me after every ride but it has happened and the Time article has really made me aware of how my body feels each time I get on the bike.