I have a brooks finese saddle (for women) and just got a B17 for my other bike, not the one for women. The womens one is shorter. All womens saddles are shorter which makes me wonder cause I would think men would have more "junk" to bang into a saddle nose with and want a shorter saddle. I think the longer brooks I got should be more comfortable once I break it in because the nose of the brooks has that hard metal piece and it will be further away from my sensative areas.
I am just wondering if I should have gotten the womens B17 (the finese now only comes with titaniam rails and is prohibatively expensive) instead of the regular model. I've always wondered about why mens saddles are longer and it seemed like a good time to pose the question.