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Can Cycling Cause Erectile Dysfunction? Cycling it’s good for the heart and mind but could possibly be bad for your health as a man. Cycling (or Bicycling) is a perfect pass-time to discuss some of the benefits and myths surrounding the joy of cycling. It has been recorded that some have often said that cycling is one of the best exercises you can do. Some say that Cycling is extremely cardio intensive and that it works out every part of your body. It is also Highly believed to be something that almost anyone can do regardless of their health status. But there’s also been a hot debate in the medical science and research community as to whether or not regular cycling can cause certain health issues in men. As for men, these concerns specifically relate to erectile dysfunction, infertility, and prostate cancer. In years past, previous studies have found a correlation between cycling and certain urogenital disorders. Some possible explanations include everything from repetitive trauma to the penis, balls, or genitals overall. Other explanations look deeper into relation of exposure to certain chemicals used in bike saddles. However, studies have had their fair share of limitations that put into question the validity of their results. So, a new and more recent study published in “The Journal of Men’s Health” aims to fix that. Together, with surveys, analytics, and health statistics for all the men involved in the study The University College London found no evidence of a relationship between cycling and erectile dysfunction. A highly motivated group of researchers from The University College London recently conducted an observational study involving over 5000 male cyclists to determine if there is in-fact a causal relationship between biking and those health issues. In fact, the prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction was actually lower amongst male cyclists or bicyclists than in the rest of the population. The University College London says the highest predictors for developing Erectile Dysfunction are hypertension, smoking, and men who are 60 years of age or older. There is also no linear association or connection between infertility and cycling. The penis (dick or cock) is the main part of external male genitalia, which has dual sexual and bodily functions. The penis is able to ejaculate semen which in most cases contains sperm during sex. The penis is also able to relieve the body of urine. The urethra of the penile genitalia transports the urine from the bladder and out of the male body. Did you know that Semen also travels through the urethra? Men who reported cycling anywhere from 3.75 to 5.75 hours per week actually had decreased odds of infertility. The University College London presume that these odds decreased due to the cardiovascular benefits of cycling or bicycling. Those cardiovascular or “blood flow” benefits have also been shown to prevent E. D. or Erectile Dysfunction. Prostate Cancer, on the other hand, was shown to be implicated in cycling and those implication rates were especially high in men over age 50 and…

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