I came across this old ad from the early 1900s; it states “Removes one great drawback of cycling, viz. Perineal Pressure.”
Just goes to show, old tech becomes new again if you wait long enough. When it comes to the bicycle there is not too much that hasn’t been tried at least once before.
Left: The San Marco Caymano Arrow-Head Gel saddle, one of many similar designs on the market today.