Bicycle riding and erectile dysfunction: a review.

@article{Sommer2010BicycleRA,
  title={Bicycle riding and erectile dysfunction: a review.},
  author={Frank Sommer and Irwin Goldstein and Joanna Beate Korda},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={
          2346-58
        }
}
INTRODUCTION For many years, reports in the literature have implicated bicycle riding as causing increased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Perineal compression during cycling has been associated with the development of sexual complications. AIM To review current literature on the rationale for ED from bicycle riding and outcome of bicycle riding on erectile function and to present available research on preventative measures specifically regarding bicycle riding. METHODS A systematic… 

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