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Chief scientist in sports cars warning to women - Telegraph

Professor Sir David King the Government's chief scientist singled out women who find supercar drivers "sexy", adding that they should divert their affections to men who live more environmentally-friendly lives.

Alongside aesthetic reasons why women may prefer a partner arriving in a high status symbol cool and relaxed to a sweaty beardy on a bike there are medical reasons:


ScienceDirect - European Urology : The Vicious Cycling: Bicycling Related Urogenital Disorders

The most common bicycling associated urogenital problems are nerve entrapment syndromes presenting as genitalia numbness, which is reported in 50–91% of the cyclists, followed by erectile dysfunction reported in 13–24%. Other less common symptoms include priapism, penile thrombosis, infertility, hematuria, torsion of spermatic cord, prostatitis, perineal nodular induration and elevated serum PSA, which are reported only sporadically.

Conclusions:

Urologists should be aware that bicycling is a potential and not an infrequent cause of a variety of urological and andrological disorders caused by overuse injuries affecting the genitourinary system.

Comments

More than interesting.

Of course women find sweaty beardies on bikes interesting; but only the leather-clad Harley riding ones like me :)

Of course, if the man were riding the kind of bicycle which suggested he had hundreds of thousands of poundlets to spend on a toy, that would probably work too. I wonder if our south coast-based cycling correspondent has a diamond-encrusted Bianchi or indeed er, any er, 'torsion'?
Thank God I need to fix my chain, that's all I'm saying....

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