Maggie Koerth-Baker at 8:53 am Thu, Feb 9, 2012
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Why can’t I have both?
On a serious note, I wonder what the results of other sports would be. At the moment there’s a bias as there is only one sport compared. If anyone knows the link to other similar studies please share them.
My friend, if you avail yourself of British idioms then you can have both: you simply ride the village bike.
The good news is both sides agreed to sum up their decision in a joint statement: “we love to ride”.
I’ve always said the same about running. I get a consistent high from running, whereas carnal pleasures are touch-and-go.
I’m the same way about walking. I really feel crappy when I don’t. Two miles a day baseline, no matter what, more when I can get it.
Also: “touch-and-go”. Hehe.
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, but a woman and a man both need a bicycle (although not a fish).
You can lead a fish to a bicycle, but you cannot make it have sex with a woman.
That sounds like a challenge.
Led Zeppelin tried it in a hotel room
Yet, if the internet isn’t lying to me, the same is not true of an octopus.
Didn’t Steve Jobs say that sex is like a bicycle for the behind, or was that Antinous?
I AM THE 50%.
When a vibrator comes with beefy shoulders, muscular glutes, and a sense of humor I’ll agree.
I’ve always considered myself, based on the manfold goofy reasons women have claimed for “getting on with their lives” and foremost among which is failure to satisfy (whatever the hell that is…), as a cucumber that takes out the garbage.
If running and cycling are evolutionary dead ends, I guess that explains why the species is getting fatter and lazier.
1980’s business woman says you don’t have to choose bicycling over sex:
Also, the survey asked which they would give up for a month. Not the choice I would make personally, but at least it’s a wee bit more understandable.
Sex after a month of abstinence? Awesome.
Cycling after a month? Depressing.
Not to mention that cycling may be a key method of transport for many of these responders. Makes complete sense to me.
Because their prostates are smashed? — No, seriously, get a good seat with a s split down the middle because it is a serious medical problem for those that do “centuries” or put in lots of mileage.
Only if you’re doing it wrong. There’s a good reason why cyclists refer to them as “Saddles,” not “Seats.” All of your weight rides on your seat, only a portion rides on your saddle. Generally the right sized/positioned saddle and frame, along with proper peddles that you clip into resolve any issues.
I obviously have bad form then. I did the Ironman in Hawaii, numerous small tris but gave up the sport for swimming which I do well in. Obviously, if I had proper training I probably would have placed better in all my tris. Oh well, thanks for the correction – I will have to find a coach.
Ummm … if it’s hurting your _prostate_, you really are doing it wrong. Narrow bike seats can cause nerve damage at the base of your penis and can cause a lot of soreness in the surrounding area. But if it’s hurting your prostate, well, are you sure you even have a saddle on your seatpost?
I got a good seat; err saddle, and I am fine. I wish I knew about those technique issues when I was racing though. Thanks for the advice
Did they get to pick out their sex partners the same way they picked out their bikes? That might have an influence on the results.
Evens a highly addicted cyclist, this can’t be right. I wonder if people taking the survey were just having fun with it.
Those vibrating seats have really taken off!
That is why bike seats are so insanely tiny, for getting to all those hard to reach places.
Normally I would say, Sex, you are doing it wrong. Maybe I should say, Cycling, I am doing it wrong?
TIL that when lots of people repeatedly mash their genitals against hard surfaces for a long enough period of time, one outcome is that many of them have less interest in sex.
Came out pretty much 50/50. Wouldn’t that indicate indifference rather than bias?
Aw c’mon. Where are all the jokes like “your bicycle doesn’t care if you ride other bicycles”?
Cyclists are having sex with someone they love, their bikes.
Oddly enough, I feel pretty much exactly like this about mountain biking. Maybe I just need to try some extreme sex as a contrast to it. :D
My gf and I just had this conversation, she’s the cyclist. I told her it was ok with me if I had to share the bed with her bike frame, as long as I was one of her top two loves I felt lucky.
I’d rather have sex than ride a bike, does that make me a sexist and not a cyclist?
of course I’d rather cycle than have sex. Cycling is satisfying and productive and useful and fun. what a silly question.
Rub the hot pocket up does it?
In related news, 50% of men and 58% of women have sex less than once a month.
How sad, but it explains why so many couples split up.
A lot of cyclists have more than one bike. Variety is key.
Change the question to include masturbation in the definition of sex and I bet the numbers… spread… a bit more.
Also, I’d choose bicycling, too, but only if my bike would let me use some other positions. “Cyclist on top” is so boring. Tried putting somebody on the handlebars once… not cool, apparently. Not cool.
How many would give up sex for their cars?
I’ve never met a bicycle I couldn’t ride.
I’ve never met a bicycle that swore off a ride because of a headache.
I’ve only had one accident with a bicycle I couldn’t walk away from.
That was also the one bicycle I couldn’t fix myself……..
I can’t do repetitive motion, so I’m fucked.
Would you mind flagging the link as a .pdf?
Perhaps they should try a seat on those poles they are riding on.
It’s probably the hideous lycra (?) pants and shirts they wear. That would be enough to turn anyone off. I’d rather go to the dentist than have sex after looking at someone in those outfits.
I’m a pretty keen cyclist, but geez…
IMO this result only makes sense if a lot of the respondents (and their partners) are either crap at sex, or they recently had the kind of shag that tops up your nice neurotransmitters for a week, and consequently take it for granted.
It’s a lot easier to knock back sex while you’re still enjoying the benefits, which I’m sure a lot of folks underestimate.
Given the impotence caused by bicycle seats, that works out well.
Probably all that bicycle seat rubbin on the hot pockets gets them off quite
often enough any way.
Smell a bicycle seat?
Ladies a bit more stats show.
Stay classy, mothernatureseven.
Both are good for health and both are more fun with a friend.
Now, if we could just convince the rest of the bikers to not have sex, we could walk on foot trails without getting run over, in the future.
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