You cant just tuck it away like the boys do !
Updated: Jun 28
In 2008, British artist Jamie McCartney plaster cast over 400 women’s genitalia, for his art exhibition - cleverly named The Great Wall Of Vagina (Have a google later -as long as your not at a work computer)
I imagine you are very intrigued as to where we are going with this - well chances are that if you are reading this now you most probably have a lady garden, vagina. (insert whichever word you use to refer to said area.) if you are a man reading this please continue it will I am sure educate you.
Maybe we feel strange about vaginas because we just sit on them - produce babies out of them -make love with them. But largely they are hidden and tucked away in our clothes. We do kind of need them and 1/2 the world is made up of them. We need now to understand what we are - so we can be comfortable on them ! On our bike saddles.
When looking for the best bike saddle we need to remember that like finger prints and DNA no 2 are exact and what suits me might not you.
Soft Tissue areas (As most males refer to) Which girls know are the vulva and labia - these areas cause most of the concerns for the female riders. Putting direct pressure on any of these will soon lead to pain and ultimately short bike rides, or people leaving this amazing sport.
For the "Outies", the vulva and the labia are much more pronounced and exposed, often showing as a physically larger area. For the "Innies", the vulva and the labia tend to be more enclosed or drawn up to the inside of the vagina. Both presents with its own issues when looking for the best saddle - hence the need to try and experiment.
So the message is have a good look at your intimate area and this will help you make the right choice for your enjoyment.
There seems to be no clear correlation between innies/outies and sit bone width and as you can image the studies done to date don't have enough data to make a clear resolution.