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Is the Saddle on the Left Safe for Sex?

Old 01-10-09, 06:18 PM
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Is the Saddle on the Left Safe for Sex?

Despite the provocative title, I'm looking for a serious answer here.

Both of these saddles are comfortable. The one on the left weighs .5 pounds less than the one on the right, and I'd like to use it. But only if there's no chance it's going to have any effect on sexual function. What do you think, based on the pictures?





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Old 01-10-09, 06:21 PM
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How would we know?
Those are your saddles.
Try um both and let us know.
Thanks.
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Old 01-10-09, 07:04 PM
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I would GUESS the right one is better.
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I have never used a center grooved or center cutout saddle and have not developed any problems in that department that I am aware of. Peoples anatomies do vary however. I would think that the most comfortable saddle FOR YOU is the one least likely to cause problems.
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Old 01-10-09, 07:19 PM
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Why do you care if a saddle weighs 1/2 pound less?

My bet is that the saddle that "feels" better will be both faster and less apt to affect your sex life.
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Old 01-10-09, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Why do you care if a saddle weighs 1/2 pound less?

My bet is that the saddle that "feels" better will be both faster and less apt to affect your sex life.
Post a pic of your sex partner.
That may help us decide?
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Old 01-10-09, 08:00 PM
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Just an FYI: I had one of the saddles on the right. It was crap. The padding was way too soft. In a couple of months, the padding collapsed down to the point it was mashing all my soft parts, and the edges of the shell were rubbing against the insides of my thighs.
I'm 6'2" and weigh 190 lbs. YMMV.

The saddles that have worked best for me are:
- Selle Italia Flite. VERY firm padding that keeps weight on sit bones, and off soft parts.
- Brooks Swift. Nuf said.
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Old 01-10-09, 08:14 PM
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We can't answer that. What works for me may not work for you or not.
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Old 01-10-09, 08:37 PM
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i find soft saddles uncomfortable. for me, they make everything go numb (can't feel). those both look like spongy saddles. If i were riding over an hour at a time, i wouldn't ride on either. however, give it a try. go out and do 100km in one shot. still feel good? no worries.

the only problems you'll have (at least, at first) is going numb. that's what i've read. so... if neither makes you go numb, then who cares.

i ride a Serfas Ti Stinger RS.
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Old 01-10-09, 08:39 PM
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Exactly, if you are having problems, you will know about it, pain, numbness, aliens flying out of your... well, you get the idea.
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Old 01-10-09, 08:46 PM
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I had the saddle on the right. It came on a cheap mountain bike. it think it was called "body geometry" or something like that.

I called it the "the ass ripper".

1. if your parts are going numb its because THE SADDLE IS TOO NARROW. Some of us have wider hips than others. The saddle on the right is a bit wider, I guarantee it will reduce numbness on your junk.
2. soft cushy saddles may eventually hurt the sides, and or cause soreness.
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Old 01-10-09, 09:56 PM
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Both look like cheapo OEM low end, no pun intended, saddles. Most people that ride 100 or more miles per week use more expensive saddles that have thin but firm padding. I ride about about 5000 to 7000 miles per year for 30 years, and no problems. Some saddles now come in different widths, i.e. Specialized and Trek, to fit the spacing of your "sit ones". A good saddle is the best $100 you will spend, if you like to ride...shop around
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Old 01-10-09, 10:16 PM
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If you ride on either of those saddles and have an election that lasts more than four hours, seek medical assistance. I think that's what I heard on TV, near as I can remember.
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Old 01-10-09, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
If you ride on either of those saddles and have an election that lasts more than four hours, seek medical assistance. I think that's what I heard on TV, near as I can remember.
I wish we could limit elections to just 4 hours!
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Old 01-10-09, 10:27 PM
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had a saddle on my cannondale once like that. since most of what i ride are cruisers with comfortable saddles, i don't run into this often. try the one on the left, if it begins to get "uncomfortable" try adjusting the angle, and if not... just put the other one on. gonna have to trial and error that for yourself, but by apperance alone, looks worth a shot.
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Old 01-10-09, 10:41 PM
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I agree that the Body Geometry Comp (or whatever it's called these days) is pretty crap. Holes and grooves only work for SOME people. That's what they don't tell you. With some people, the holes/grooves let "stuff" get in there, get pinched/compressed, and cause even more problems.

Sadly, there's no way to know other than trying every possible saddle on the planet. Me, I've had the best luck with Brooks (B-17 Narrow), the Fizik Aliante, and the Selle Italia ProLink Light Genuine Gel.
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Old 01-10-09, 11:35 PM
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To be honest, without trying either saddle I would be inclined to favor the saddle on the right. For a road bike a narrow horn works best for me. The cut out "looks" like it would work to relieve the pressure on your perineum that causes some problems to some people according to some medical studies. If there is nothing to put pressure on the portion of your body that you might be concerned with then chances are you will get some relief. But without trying it I couldn't reccommend it. But I have been in a simular quest and it cost me more than I thought to get the suggested relief the saddle on the right looks like it might offer. I decided on a Selle SMP and I can assure you it doesn't bother the area of your body in question. I have tried a lot of saddles to come to this conclusion.
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Old 01-11-09, 01:11 AM
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I'd do it.
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Personally, I wouldn't have sex with either saddle.
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Old 01-11-09, 02:26 AM
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I had a $80 version of the Body Geometry saddle (right). I hated it, watse of money. Another cutout model Terry Fly worked great for me right out of the box., Everyone is different. My case, been riding for 13 years and after a ride, I've got a woody no matter what saddle I use!
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Old 01-11-09, 07:12 AM
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Get a Brooks.

Link to saddel discussion.
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/494284-best-saddle-commutting.html

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Old 01-11-09, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
But only if there's no chance it's going to have any effect on sexual function[/URL].
I don't think either is going to have any effect on your hand.
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There's not much room for two people on either of those saddles. Your positions will be very limited.
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They both look like they are crap saddles. And no one can answer your question, you ride them both and see how it feels.
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OK, thanks for the advice. I've had the one on the right for many years, and it's been comfortable for rides of 80 miles. The one on the left I got at a garage sale for $1. I'll try the one on the left, and watch for any symptoms.
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