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Looking for an article that connects bike riding to female pelvic pain
May 3, 2012 9:42 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an article that was on the blue within the last few months. It detailed how bicycle seats were damaging to women's pelvises, or something like that. It might also have related to vaginismus. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

What it says in the title. Thanks for any help!
posted by Cpt. The Mango to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 AM (5 comments total)

I remember that post but cannot find it. Was this the article you were looking for?
posted by anya32 at 9:50 AM on May 3, 2012


I think it is! Thanks a lot.
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 11:11 AM on May 3, 2012


Yay! Magic!
posted by anya32 at 11:25 AM on May 3, 2012


Bike seats are designed in such a way that body weight typically rests on the nose of the seat, which can compress nerves and blood vessels in the genital area.

If there's much weight on the nose, you're doing it wrong.
posted by flabdablet at 5:34 AM on May 4, 2012


If there's much weight on the nose, you're doing it wrong.

Yes, bike fit and technique is overlooked far too much. Bike seats are not designed this way.
posted by bongo_x at 10:01 AM on May 4, 2012


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