28 Jun '11, 1pm

Why You Should Get A No-Nose Seat: "When You Sit On A Regular Bike Saddle, You're Sitting On Your Penis."

Why You Should Get A No-Nose Seat: "When You Sit On A Regular Bike Saddle, You're Sitting On Your Penis."

The science is pretty convincing. Tierney writes: When I tried a no-nose model for my 16-mile daily commute, it was so much more comfortable that I promptly threw away the old saddle. But over the years I've had zero success persuading any other cyclists to switch, even when I quote the painfully succinct warning from Steven Schrader, the reproductive physiologist at Niosh who did the experiment with police officers. "There's as much penis inside the body as outside," Dr. Schrader told me. "When you sit on a regular bike saddle, you're sitting on your penis." More precisely, according to Dr. Schrader's measurements, you are putting 25 to 40 percent of your body's weight on the nerves and blood vessels near the surface of the perineum. "That part of the body was never meant to bear pressure," Dr. Schrader said. "Within a few minutes the blood oxygen levels go down by 80 per...

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