Motorcycling Bad For Your Plumbing?


A study recently published in the International Journal of Impotence Research has physicians in Japan claiming they believe a link exists between motorcycling and erectile dysfunction (ED).

The researchers, from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto and the Matsushita Memorial Hospital in Osaka, say their study included 234 motorcyclists and 752 healthy controls. They found that 161 (69%) of the 234 motorcyclists were diagnosed with ED, and say the prevalence of ED in the motorcycle group increased by age as: 58, 63, 76 and 93%, for motorcyclists in 20–29, 30–39, 40–49 and 50–59 years, respectively.

The researchers say they found there was a significant difference in the prevalence of ED between the motorcycle group and the control group in all age groups. On stepwise logistic regression analysis, motorcycling was the strongest risk factor for ED. Although the researchers say the rate of ED among motorcyclists “was not so severe,” they indicate “motorcycling may be one of the risk factors for ED.”

Let the “crotch rocket” jokes begin.

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