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Cycling & Impotence. Just the opposite?

Old 06-30-05, 05:09 PM
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I noticed the other impotency thread, and thought I would start my own, but instead of questioning the negative aspects of cycling which "could" harm your body, I wanted to try and explain my experience of it being very positive in this area.

Ok, this is a topic I think needs to be put to rest. I don't share personal info like this often, but since nobody here knows me, except a select few, I will opine. And for you teenage snot nosed little PITA's, pay attention!!! You will be in your 30's before you know it.

I think the whole cycling/impotency thing is a joke. If a bike is properly setup, then it should not be causing any serious damage to your body to create this kind of problem. I also think the statistics showing that it "may" be a problem is also a joke. For all I know, it might be a ploy by the auto makers to sell us more cars. Well, maybe not, but you get my point.

Now, about my personal situation. In all honesty, I have found since I got back into cycling a year ago, my personal hormone levels have gone through the roof. As a man, I get so pumped up after riding, I literally get the shakes sometimes (hormones & endorphins), and have a hard time controlling things. Get it? I thank God I am married. There is something to be said for intimacy that is readily available.
As for impotence. Well, I have noticed that is the complete opposite. If anything, my increase in physical fitness has directly increased my ability to satisfy, and provide longevity due to a higher level of cardio capability. IOW, bedtime is better.

Anyway, I personally think the whole inpotency thing, can just go bury itself into the circular file of bad statistics. Enough about this.

Now, go ride your bike!!!

Happy Riding.
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Old 06-30-05, 05:12 PM
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Old 06-30-05, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Patriot
I noticed the other impotency thread, and thought I would start my own, but instead of questioning the negative aspects of cycling which "could" harm your body, I wanted to try and explain my experience of it being very positive in this area.

Ok, this is a topic I think needs to be put to rest. I don't share personal info like this often, but since nobody here knows me, except a select few, I will opine. And for you teenage snot nosed little PITA's, pay attention!!! You will be in your 30's before you know it.

I think the whole cycling/impotency thing is a joke. If a bike is properly setup, then it should not be causing any serious damage to your body to create this kind of problem. I also think the statistics showing that it "may" be a problem is also a joke. For all I know, it might be a ploy by the auto makers to sell us more cars. Well, maybe not, but you get my point.

Now, about my personal situation. In all honesty, I have found since I got back into cycling a year ago, my personal hormone levels have gone through the roof. As a man, I get so pumped up after riding, I literally get the shakes sometimes (hormones & endorphins), and have a hard time controlling things. Get it? I thank God I am married. There is something to be said for intimacy that is readily available.
As for impotence. Well, I have noticed that is the complete opposite. If anything, my increase in physical fitness has directly increased my ability to satisfy, and provide longevity due to a higher level of cardio capability. IOW, bedtime is better.

Anyway, I personally think the whole inpotency thing, can just go bury itself into the circular file of bad statistics. Enough about this.

Now, go ride your bike!!!

Happy Riding.

I totally agree. Exercise has been shown to increase testosterone levels in males, which can increase frequency and strength of erections. Not to mention the improved circulation of the blood throughout the body (and especially the lower body ). Also, fat loss from the body can also make more of the "11th finger" show, effectively increasing it's endowment.

All around, the aerobic activity that cycling provides can be of great benefit in this area, provided, as you noted, proper bike fit.
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Old 06-30-05, 05:20 PM
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'I think the whole cycling/impotency thing is a joke'.

Just because it does not happen to everyone doesn't mean it doesn't or can't.

The cycling industry is aware of 2 problems with rigid seats without cutouts/poor seating position.
1)Impotence in some men, often intermittent and occuring more frequently than in the general population
2)Some form of bladder control problems 'incontinence' in some riders of both sexes again more than the general population.

Another phenomenon is 'detached retinas of the eye' observed in increasing numbers of cyclists using oversized aluminum frames over long periods.
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
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what he said....only MORE so!
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Old 06-30-05, 05:39 PM
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I understand that with anything there are small numbers of problems that may exist. But I liken it to the same type of paranoid people who demand that when travelling, we should all be flying across country, instead of driving, because flying is statistically safer.
If that is the case, then none of us should be riding bikes, because statiscally, you have a higher chance of injury riding a bike, than driving your car.
This is all utter nonsense.

I for one, am going to continue riding my bike regardless of the ENORMOUS risks involved.
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Agreed. Any kind of exercise -- aerobic or weight training -- does wonders for the libido and the general temperament.

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27,000 miles from off and on riding and 5 sons during the same period! Enough said......
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Thumbs up over here in Snowy world. I totally agree with Patriot and too think if both people cycle. WOW!!! BANG!!!
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Cycling & Impotence. Just the opposite?

YUP! As others pointed out, excersizing may increase hormones. Proper excersize will also increase ones overall energy level and general well-being (health).

Someone else submitted above: [I quote]"...Just because it does not happen to everyone doesn't mean it doesn't or can't.

The cycling industry is aware of 2 problems with rigid seats without cutouts/poor seating position.
1)Impotence in some men, often intermittent and occuring more frequently than in the general population

2)Some form of bladder control problems 'incontinence' in some riders of both sexes again more than the general population." [end quote]

I submitt that the 2 noted problems are bike/seat FIT issues which may lead to stricture (perhaps causing both of the noted problems). Properly fit (bike, as well as saddle) the 2 problems are elliminated. Period.
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I vote
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Originally Posted by Patriot
As a man, I get so pumped up after riding, I literally get the shakes sometimes (hormones & endorphins), and have a hard time controlling things. Get it?
Ditto and then some.

Originally Posted by The same dude
There is something to be said for intimacy that is readily available.
Damn you! Thanks for reminding me about how spectacularly crappy not 'getting any' feels
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It's crap. Deep down inside I have this feeling that the original article on impotency and cycling was written by a doctor who got pissed off by a cyclist on the way to work one morning.

40 years old and I got no problems with the equipment. And I use a seat that weighs 180g.
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I've been averaging 5K miles over the last few years. I've also become the father of boy-girl twins, which means that I must have fired both barrels.
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Originally Posted by snowy
Thumbs up over here in Snowy world. I totally agree with Patriot and too think if both people cycle. WOW!!! BANG!!!

Does the term "rub it in" mean anything?!
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Old 06-30-05, 09:37 PM
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Cycling and impotence - the myth. A very nicely perpetuated myth at that.
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Eh, sorry I can't chime in. I haven't had scat for libido for 2 years now.

Was marched off to the chicken butcher before I took up the bike though, so that's a double nil for a response.
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I'll agree with everyone else saying more excercise = more whoopee

however -

I had a weird 'numb' equipment thing happen a few weeks ago - I determined there were three things happening that day - seat too high, wearing bib shorts (I ususally don't wear padded shorts at all; some bike shorts - especially these bibs I have - do NOT make the boys happy ), and I hit a big bump in the road at about 25 mph (was too busy blabbing with riding partner). Ow!

I don't recall ever having the numb groin thing before (hands yes, feet yes, willie - no). MAN is that scary!

Luckily there was some street fair on Third Avenue and I bought some cheap irregular fruit of the looms and ducked into a public restroom to change....AHHHHHHHHHHH!

all was good later that day ...... but boy, is that an awful feeling (or lack thereof)
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I gotta find me a cycling woman.....
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Cycling made my tool fall off. Oh wait...that's right.

Exercise increases testosterone levels in women too. Yeah...BIG TIME!! Too bad the other half considers looking for the remote "cardio".
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Originally Posted by zachisageek
I gotta find me a cycling woman.....
Amen that brotha...
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Those Metric Half Centuries are hell on the equipment..
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Oh yeah...cycling has had nothing but positive effects on everything connected to the art of love...I am 45, but, knock on wood...lol...one would never know it.

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Originally Posted by zensuit
Oh yeah...cycling has had nothing but positive effects on everything connected to the art of love...I am 45, but, knock on wood...lol...one would never know it.

Z

the art.....BINGO
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I'm 32, ride 2K miles a year, and my wife just gave birth to a healty baby girl.

I saw a study once, I believe in Bicycling Magizine, showing 33% of the adult male US population having an ED problem, but only 4% of male cyclists. Maybe riding in a car is worse?
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