Protection

Anyone have info on what can be done to protect the male genitals ?

This is no joke as I’m sure many of you know. My genitals start to get a numb
feeling which makes be cease from riding right away. I’m sure this is not good
for that area of the body.

Anyone have any info on this ?

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Re: Protection

meca5116@my-deja.com wrote:
>
> Anyone have info on what can be done to protect the male genitals ?
>
> This is no joke as I’m sure many of you know. My genitals start to get a numb
> feeling which makes be cease from riding right away. I’m sure this is not good
> for that area of the body.
>
> Anyone have any info on this ?

Pretty much what is happening here is that there is too much pressure in one
area causing the blood not to be able to circulate. There isn’t a perfect seat
and there never will be a one seat fits all, so you’ll have to experiment with
different seats and different seat modifications. I don’t know what type of seat
you are using, but your first step would be to get a decent seat such as the
miyata seat (my preferred seat, though the older one is even better and no
longer made), viscount seat, or the semcycle seat. Then you’ll want to modify
these seats and experiment with different types of foam or other cushioning
(butt’r probably wont help here?!?).

The seat I used when unicycling across Minnesota was modified with an inner tube
and on top of that there was about 10 mm (3/8") of neoprene foam. I also made a
seat cover that was made out of fake fur for added cushion. The neoprene works
great as a backup to the inner tube. My tube has been flat since the UAM, and I
haven’t had problems with it riding to class with no air in the seat.

While this seat set-up was the most comfortable seat I’ve ever ridden on, there
is much room for improvement. We should’ve been able to ride from RV break to RV
break (10- 15 miles) without havin’ to get off our unis for a little breather
every few miles. A couple of the riders were able to do that.

Other modifications could be putting more padding in one area than in other
areas. Play around with it until you get the perfect fit!

I’ve been playing around with some Carbon Fiber and Kevlar and might eventually
come up with a new seat design that will hopefully be the most comfortable seat
ever. Just recently, I’ve successfully made a replacement seat bumper for my
old-style miyata seat and over the past three years, I have reinforced many of
those seats with the various composite materials.

Good luck on finding that perfect seat for you!

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