Terry saddles for women provide physical relief in the front saddle area

A woman drives from left to right

The female anatomy

In addition to the external characteristics of the sitting area, the shape of the female pelvis also differs from that of the male pelvis. The female pelvis has a birth canal, which anatomically causes the pubic arches to be at a flat angle to each other. As a result, the cartilage junction between the two halves of the pelvis at the front (pubic symphysis) is very deep. In addition, women's pelvises tilt further forward than men's. 

Graphic of a female pelvis

Sensitive genital area

The problem: Conventional saddles put a lot of pressure on a woman's external genitals. The reason for this is the low pubic symphysis, which, due to the high pelvic tilt, exerts a lot of pressure on the genital area, squeezing it between the pubic symphysis and the saddle surface. 

Lateral view of the female pelvis

Women-specific relief in the front saddle area

The solution: Terry women's saddles have a wide relief channel running out to the front. This takes the pressure off the genitals and reliably transfers it to the sit bones, which are significantly less sensitive to pressure. 

Graphic of a Terry saddle from above with marked relief channel

Always the right saddle width

The distance between the sit bones varies from person to person. In order for the load of the upper body to be optimally distributed over the sit bones, the saddle must fit the individual pelvis - otherwise problems are inevitable. That is why Terry saddles are always available in two seat widths - for men and women. 

Terry expert Dr Kim Tofaute on the cycling tester

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Close-up of a Terry women's saddle