Spinning is one of the biggest trends in fitness right now, but it turns out a lot of cycling might not be so good for your vagina.
If you're not careful, the type of cycling done in spin classes can lead to all sorts of problems for your genitals, including saddle sore and vaginitis. One study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that it could even desensitize your vagina, resulting in reduced sensation during sex.
The study (which only included very active cyclists who bike more than 10 miles per week) claims that the position of the bike is usually to blame for any vaginal problems it might cause. Handlebars positioned below the saddle are more likely to contribute to a decrease in genital sensation because of the way the pressure is distributed.
Active.com recommends wearing padded shorts and not increasing your mileage too suddenly to avoid any problems in the vaginal area, while Women's Health suggests keeping your core active while cycling to take some of the strain off your pelvis.