This Popular Workout Can Cause Intense Pain in the Vagina ... Plus How To Get the Benefits of the Exercise Without the Pain

This Popular Workout Can Cause Intense Pain in the Vagina ... Plus How To Get the Benefits of the Exercise Without the Pain

Did you know that cycling can cause tingling, numbness and pain in the vagina? 

It’s true. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 62% of women cyclists struggle with this problem.1  And many women who workout on exercise bikes also get this pain in their vagina.

Why does cycling cause vaginal pain? Because most bike seats are either made for men, or they’re a one-size-fits-all. 

But women generally have wider hips and more flesh than men. The result is that when you sit on a typical bike seat, your weight doesn’t rest on your seating bones. Instead, it rests on your soft tissue!

And the friction can cause numbness, tingling and pain down there. 

The good news is you can prevent that from happening to you. First, always make sure your bike seat is comfy and wide enough to fit your hips. 

And second, get a chamois (pronounced shammy). A chamois is a bike short that has special padding in the crotch area. The padding will protect your vagina from the rubbing and friction that cause pain. 

We recommend bike shorts from brands like Pearl Izumi, Louis Garneau, and Sugoi.

Stay strong and beautiful, 

Flower Power Team

 

Sources:

1.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4343541/

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