Here at TWC we often have slightly tangential thoughts, like ‘I wonder how many Haribo I could strap onto my bike frame,’ or ‘Why is the word cleat so gross?’. But one question that makes its way into our Google search bar more than any other, is ‘How does cycling affect my bits?’ and, therefore, ‘How does cycling affect my sex life?’
There is a huge amount of information on the topic, and it can all be pretty confusing. So we decided to delve into the research to give you this guide to all things sexy in the world of cycling. Don’t get too flustered…
Cycling (like any exercise), does improve your sex drive
“Good mental health is really important for good sex,”- Allison England, Sexpert at Coco de Mer
Look, exercise is good for you. It’s a no-brainer. And when you feel better about your work and life because you exercise a lot, you tend to want to get it on a little more often.
A study conducted by Cycle To Work Day discovered all the stuff you already knew about being a cyclist: that it makes you a happier human being who can switch off from work more easily and therefore enjoy time with loved ones. Wink wink.