Can cycling affect semen quality?

Some studies affirm that men who spend a lot of time on the bicycle can have their seminal quality affected due to both tight clothing that increases the temperature of the testicles, and the pounding of the genitals with the saddle.

The great effort that occurs in this type of endurance sports also contributes to the formation of reactive oxygen substances that affect male fertility.

Finally, high pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the scrotal area can also contribute to impotence and erectile dysfunction in cyclists, so it is recommended to use alternative saddles that put less pressure on the groin and increase flow of blood to the penis.

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