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Report: Cycling not good for your lady parts

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Cycling may be good for a woman's health -- but it is less so for her sex life.

Women who spend a lot of time in the saddle can experience decreased genital sensation, a study by Yale has found.

Published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the paper found women whose handlebars are lower than the saddle were especially at risk, as the position results in increased pressure on the nerves and blood vessels surrounding the genitalia.

"Modifying bicycle setup may help alleviate neuropathies (nerve damage) in females," the authors recommended.

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