Sex Drive? Go Ride a Bike.

Via on Jan 14, 2011

Everyone knows it’s way sexier to be healthy and happy and have fresh air and that bicycles are the ultimate convertibles talk about the top down.

So hop on, and you might just get off:
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2 Responses to “Sex Drive? Go Ride a Bike.”

  1. Waylon Lewis says:

    via http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal

    T: This article reminds me of all the "fun" I used to have riding down Lee Hill Rd on my bike in Boulder. Ladies, trust me on this one. It's just long enough, and just uneven enough to be a good time.

  2. So…. I read the piece about offering a positive comment before offering a negative one. This piece is nice if you're a collector of vintage ad images showcasing women's bodies. It's also probably awesome for your web traffic with that title.

    Other than that, it feels way off base for the kind of thoughtful material I've come to expect of Elephant Journal. It misses the chance to talk about or show how riding a bike makes you feel strong, happy, healthy, and free, thus potentially boosting your sex drive if that's what you're after. Given that you've run very frank material that respects and celebrates the joys of the human body I actually had high hopes for something that would be worth sharing.

    Much of the bike industry (and a lot of other industry sectors, for that matter) has a long history of leaving women out entirely or objectifying them. This piece for me just perpetuates that; it doesn't do anything to create a more enlightened society or a better planet, to quote from your mission statement. Pin-ups are quaint but we can do so much better.

    I highly recommend "Is This Thing Sexist?" by Elly Blue http://takingthelane.com/2012/09/17/is-this-thing…. I had the privilege of being there when she presented this at the National Women's Bike Summit a year ago. Hint: These images fail the test.

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