Sex and Weight Loss – How Obesity Affects Your Sex Drive

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ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Erections and orgasms rely on blood flow. However, when plaque builds up in your blood vessels, it makes it all the more difficult to get it up.

 

FEMALE DRYNESS

Blood circulation affects arousal in women too. Without it, the genital area has issues.

 

HORMONE LEVELS

With increased weight, come increased levels of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin" (SHBG). It’s a chemical that literally attaches to testosterone and therefore decreased your desire to get busy.

 

PENIS SHRINKAGE

Okay, your penis doesn’t actually get smaller, but this area is not exempt from weight gain. The extra fat will pad out your mound and take away length. So, when you lose some pounds, things can look bigger.

 

NEGATIVE MOOD

Self-esteem can take a huge hit. This can lead to a slew of emotional issues that can keep you away from pleasure. Also, depression is one of the biggest libido killers.

 

DIFFICULTY BREATHING

I’ve seen this one first hand. Significant pounds can sap away your energy and ability to perform for anything but a short stint – even then, you could end up wheezing and needing a break before you’re even done.

 

ADDITIONAL HEALTH ISSUES

It’s basically a line of dominos. One health issue is linked to others. So, when you step into obesity, you’re getting a mountain of other health issues.

 

MEDICATIONS

It’s always a Catch-22. You need the meds to take care of some health problems, but they can also affect your sex drive.

 

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