While it is no huge surprise that weight gain can leave us feeling less attractive, did you know that gaining weight can also impede your sexual performance and even inhibit your ability to experience sexual pleasure? As was recently reported by Fox News, your weight could be killing your sex life, in addition to having other numerous health implications. Whether you’re male or female, excess weight affects your physical performance in the bedroom, as well as your ability to receive sexual pleasure.
Studies have found that obese men have a greater risk for erectile dysfunction (ED); being obese can cause poor circulation and decrease testosterone levels, as well as causing an increased risk for type II diabetes (which is another contributing factor for ED). In addition to being a cause of ED, poor circulation can also cause desensitization of the genital areas for both men and women, which can also make it difficult to become aroused. Research has also revealed that being overweight is associated with the inability for women to experience sexual pleasure. In addition to causing many women to feel self-conscious and undesirable, obesity can also impact women’s hormone levels, which can inhibit their ability to become aroused and produce their own lubrication, in addition to affecting their fertility.
No matter what your gender is carrying around excess weight can also impede your physicality and flexibility…especially in the bedroom. Besides causing pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints, being overweight can also make it more difficult to move around and lower your cardio stamina.
Numerous studies have found that losing weight directly correlates with improved sexual performance and desire. One recent study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine,
revealed that shedding a mere 5-10% of their body weight lead to men feeling more sexually desirable. Other studies, like the one conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have also found that bariatric weight-loss surgery leads to significant improvements in women’s sex lives. Essentially, one of the easiest and healthiest ways to improve your sex life – and your ability to experience sexual pleasure – is to shed a few pounds and make an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle.
For those of you that are looking for more non-invasive assistance with your weight-loss efforts, Mountainside Medical Equipment carries a variety of different weight-loss aids
, ranging from vitamins and supplements, to diet pills and fat burners, and exercise equipment
. We also carry a selection of women’s health products
, as well as products that are designed to help with erectile dysfunction
. Browse through and see what products would work best for you.