31 Oct '13, 6pm

Well let’s hope not: an at risk vulva would be a sad thing…

Well let’s hope not: an at risk vulva would be a sad thing…

A recent Yale study written about in Monday's New York Times studied 48 "consistent" women cycllists who cycled at least 10 miles each week. They concluded that handlebar positioning can be a big determinant in whether women cyclists experience numbing and tingling in the soft tissues around their vulvas. Here's how New York TImes writer Anahad O'Connor described the study: "The women took their personal bikes and saddles into the lab. The researchers mounted the bikes on a stationary machine, and had the riders position their seats and handlebars according to their preference. As the women pedaled, they reported whether they felt soreness, numbness or tingling as a result of sitting on the bike seat, and a device was used to measure sensation in the pelvic floor." In cases where the women's' handlebars were positioned lower than the seat, more numbing and tingling were "o...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/are-female-city-cyclists-...

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