So now we have the image of the creepy old man trying to pick up younger girls due to his flagging testosterone levels urging him to prove his manhood despite the fact that his actual sexual performance is diminished. But hold on one moment. Cycling has been shown to be an ideal low-impact means of addressing the issues linked to sexual dysfunction, especially among men approaching or in middle age. Researchers at the University of Chicago discovered that one in four women had experienced sexual arousal while exercising. Irwin Goldstein, MD, a specialist of erectile dysfunction with the Boston University Medical Center, was widely quoted in the press saying that all male cyclists risked erectile dysfunction , and that they should consider giving up the sport if they enjoyed sex. Unfortunately, aero positions for time trialling accentuate this tendency even more. The perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum. And often, in a state of self-denial, men start all sorts of new hobbies, take up new sports, set new goals and ambitions and buy things that make them feel young and virile and fall into what has been called the midlife crisis. Are we so shallow that all we care about are our appearance and sexual conquests? A hint of scandal Finally, a sorry tale of a nameless person who, for some unknown reason — be it perceived cleanliness or increased sexual sensitivity or simply because they just wanted to try it — shaved off their pubic hair at the front, underneath and in every nook and cranny. We also know that cycling makes the aforementioned mid-life gentleman feel hot, sexy and desirable. Well, bollocks to that! Goldstein says he found a 66 per cent average reduction in blood flow from a narrow saddle, a 25 per cent reduction from a wide saddle and no reduction from a chair. However, after reading this, you may have another reason to want to get out on the bike. So, the bottom line? The body confidence cycling can give you by not only burning fat but being comfortable in Lycra should work wonders in the bedroom.