Researchers from the Division of Applied Research and Technology, culminated
eight years of studies on the health effects of occupational cycling with the
publication entitled Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis. The paper will be
in the August 2008 issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and is currently
available as an online early article.
The paper describes an intervention study to assess the effectiveness of
no-nose (noseless) saddles in alleviating the pressure on the groin and health
effects caused by the traditional (nosed) bicycle saddle. No-nose saddles were
demonstrated to be an effective intervention for bicycling police officers.
These results indicate that no-nose saddles may alleviate discomfort and
maintain sexual health for men who ride bicycles as part of their job as well
as for the 5 million recreational cyclists.
AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)