Retrogrouch in Training
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Yikes! First of all, there's no established link between saddles, blood flow, and fertility. The recent NY Times article was badly researched and even their medical sources don't stand up to mild scrutiny. The quoted Dr. Goldstein actually reversed his position in 2003 after seeing the power of actually having a proper fit.
Secondly, as I recall, the main blood vessel that feeds the male reproductive organs runs laterally, not axially, so cutaway saddles don't help any... in fact, and this brings us to number three, the reduction in in saddle surface area means reduced pressure on some tissue but at the cost of increased pressure in other places. You've replaced a gentler over-all pressure on the blood vessels with a couple of places that concentrate all your weight and may pinch off the flow.