Being overweight can lead to a number of problems in the bedroom, from lack of desire through to muscle cramps, fatigue, poor blood flow and inability to perform. There are psychological issues, too, as knowing you are less fit than you would like can affect your self-confidence. Here are some other ways in which obesity affects your sex life:
Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common chronic conditions that men face and being overweight dramatically increases the chances of an uncooperative penis.
Low testosterone in men can kill their sexual life. Appropriate levels of this hormone are necessary to achieve erections and maintain a healthy sex drive. When a man has a large amount of belly fat, there is a greater effect on the testosterone levels. Experts say that in men abdominal fat will convert testosterone to oestrogen, interfering with the right hormonal balance.
There’s difficulty in reaching orgasm for both obese men and women. It will cause decreased blood flow in their genitals because the extra weight causes their blood vessels to narrow. Proper blood flow is crucial in order to reach an orgasm.
You can turn your sex life around, using these issues as a positive motivator, to lose weight and improve your general fitness.