Sex in dus
New research suggests certain physical conditions that go along with obesity also affect sex drive, further dampening the desires of those who are overweight.The good news: You can make some changes to your body (and how you think about your body) to enhance your libido.They caution that the inability to accept your weight and your size can leave you sleeping single in a double bed."There is this idea out there that if you accept your body and your weight that it's somehow going to take away your motivation to change the way you look -- in a way, society almost tells us that you have to hate your body before you can improve it," says Binks.The goal here: To focus attention back on sex and improve both drive and desire."There is nothing sexy about housework or PTA meetings or grocery shopping.
"We are beginning to see that the width of the blood vessels leading to the clitoris [the area of the vagina most closely related to sexual response] in women are affected by the same kind of blockages that impact blood flow to the penis," says Susan Kellogg, Ph D, director of sexual medicine at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute of Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.You can: According to a recent study conducted by Binks and his colleagues at Duke, up to 30% of obese people seeking help controlling their weight indicate problems with sex drive, desire, performance, or all three.