Cycling causes infertility and erectile dysfunction in men, experts say

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – 04:30 WIB

Viva Lifestyle – In recent times, cycling has become one of the most popular sports in the country. It’s not surprising that a number of cycling communities often ‘set up’ on the capital’s streets at weekends.

Apart from protecting the environment, cycling can also provide many benefits for the health of the body. However, this sport is often associated with several issues regarding the side effects of cycling on men’s performance.

Many things are growing in the society that cycling can cause erectile dysfunction or impotence. This condition is characterized by a penis that is hard to harden and hard to maintain an erection.

Not only that, some people have also mentioned that men who cycle frequently can experience male infertility as cycling depresses the pubic area which damages the sperm and restricts blood flow to the penis. So is it true?

Illustration of cycling/sports.

Illustration of cycling/sports.

“Many people think that cycling can cause infertility, bad sperm, erectile dysfunction. This is actually true. In fact, it can interfere with performance or blood flow,” said sports medicine specialist Dr. Dhika Respati, Sp.KO at Wellspro brand launching event recently.

Furthermore, Zhika revealed, it is not surprising that long cycling will lead to a numb sensation in the intimate area as blood flow is disrupted. However, he revealed that this is not something that cannot be changed.

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