Sex is sometimes a taboo subject, but it is a normal part of life. One of the possible benefits of being on our weight loss journey is more sexual enjoyment. Now I know that I am a guy and all, but being 307 lbs even made me not want to do it sometimes 🙂 I also know that this can be a sensitive subject and I post about it with the utmost respect for my wife, myself, and all of you. We all know that sex has much more than meets the eye. My good friend who was my teacher as I got my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Studies always used to say, “Parts is Parts.” Meaning, our parts are the same. We have the parts, we all have the goods to “do it”. The point was, our brains are the most powerful sexual organ. And this powerful organ is used to communicate. That is simple fact!
So how can weight loss increase sexual enjoyment you ask? Well, I am going to tell you some of my ideas and then point you to a couple of article on the subject. Research has found that being obese has a negative impact on our sexual performance as well as desire. Here are a couple of ways that my weight loss has affected that part of life. Don’t worry, no perversion here.
- More access. This is totally embarrassing but it is just so simple. Less stomach more access. This is the least important improvement however.
- Self-image. When I was 307 lbs, I NEVER felt good about how I looked. My wife was really nice and loved me at that size, but I did not love me. After losing weight this improved and it helped my sex life because I felt better about who I was and how I looked.
- Energy. This may seem like no big deal, but 300 pounds is a lot of weight. Losing those pounds made everything in my life easier physically, including “doing it”. I mean hey, if I could hardly tie my shoes!
- Improved communication across the board. Communication is the most important aspect of the sex life since the brain is the most important organ in the sex life. Once I started feeling better about how I looked, had more energy, and began to think more positive; I was able to communicate better with my wife in every aspect of our marriage.
Here are a couple of articles that talk about the positive things weight lose can do for our sex life and some of the negative things that being over weight can do. Enjoy. All clean articles.
Packed on the pounds. This is a testimonial type article of a couple who lost weight together.
Common sexual problems amoung the obese. This is an information article by WebMD
Weight loss improves sex. This article is geared toward the male side of sexual dysfunction due to obesity.
Hope you enjoyed this fun topic. See you next time