I once pose this question in one of our training forums that “are obesity complications ruining your sexual health?” because the forum was tailored for people struggling with weight this question couldn’t have come at a better time. From the responses it was very evident that many people are suffering in silence and needs immediate help says doctor Dalal Akoury one of the veteran addiction and weight loss experts of our times. Since we had introduced this discussion in our last article titled regaining your sexual life by losing weight, we now want to further into the discussion by focusing on the remaining seven points progressively as follows:
Doctor Akoury says that individuals are overweight and more when the weight is heavy around the central abdomen area, such people tend to suffer from a host of diseases which can affect their sex lives in various ways. The complications can be due to physiological or psychological reasons or due to medicines taken for the disease. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, depression, dementia and other ailments all affect your sexual functioning. In fact, one of the most tell-tale symptoms of diabetes is erectile dysfunction. Medicines too, ranging from anti-depressants to those used to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure and cholesterol can lead to sexual issues like impotence, decreased sex drive, ejaculation problems and even delayed or no orgasms.
The formation of creases or folds of the abdominal fat and skin in obese men often make the penis look rather small or even ‘buried’ at times. This lack of proper visibility is often refferd to us the ‘buried penis syndrome’ which can in normal circumstances seriously hamper sex lives. Nonetheless this must not however, be confused with the ‘micro-penis’ which is a condition where the erect penis measures less than 3 inches. This is mostly a congenital disorder in children and can affect around 0.6% of the male population.
Since obese people are likely to have less sex than the others, they are likely to exhibit high-risk sexual behavior. According to an American study found that obese women were four times likely to have unplanned pregnancies because their sexual intercourse is never planned in most cases and because of this pregnancy can come at any time. They are also less likely to use oral or other forms of contraceptives. A French study found a similar situation among obese men despite having lesser sexual partners.
Sex is often done in several positions for fulfillment. This is one luxury that obese people don’t have. Due to this, the sheer logistics of sex can change when one or both partners are fat and can make coitus in some positions particularly hard. Like for instance the popular missionary position is automatically a no go zone more so if the male partner is too heavy. However if both partners are obese, then the central abdominal area can prevent proper penetration. Besides that the rear entry style which is more popular among the obese can also cause problems because the woman usually has to spend a long amount of time on her knees. Spooning, a sex position where partners lie side by side is also hard for fat people. Even though obese people may have some disadvantages in this respect, the problem can be corrected by losing some weight however, despite all these challenges all is not lost for the fat people since there are so many sex positions that they can still apply with their partners.
If we don’t call a spade a spade in this generation we will be doing a lot of injustice to us. The truth is that we are living in a society that judges us by our looks thereby making obese people to have difficulties in looking for partners. The problem is even graver in a country like ours where it is okay for a man to be obese if he has a high-paying job or is from a rich family whereas it is almost impossible to find a groom for a ‘fat girl’. These are some of the great challenges that come with weight gain and that is why our question “are obesity complications ruining your sexual life” is relevant to this discussion.
We live in a society where obese people are routinely made fun of and termed as ‘lazy’, ‘stupid’, ‘dumb’ or ‘slow’. This kind of segregation starts when a person is very young and obesity becomes the defining characteristic of an individual irrespective of her other qualities which might be extremely outstanding. Doctor Akoury agrees that these labeling sticks and can last for life and anyone who has faced childhood obesity is likely to develop very low self-esteem in the process. This promotes a negative body image which makes obese people uncomfortable in their skins. How can you be comfortable having sex, if all your life you’ve been told you’re ugly? Also various studies have shown obese people are far likely to suffer from depression and other mental health problems which reduce libido and are likely to cause sexual dysfunction.
Obesity is often associated with laziness and a sedentary lifestyle. And this may often permeate into their sex lives as well. In men, it will also significantly decrease the time they can maintain an erection. Finally this article is meant to educate us into taking actions that will make us have healthy weight and not to condemn anybody in anyway. Therefore if this describes your situation in anyway, then it is important to note that you can still make adjustment to your sex life by losing a few pounds. Remember that weight loss is not all about sex but it entails a whole body health and well-being. Therefore you really need to make that decision that you want to make a difference in your life. This you can do by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for the commencement of your real time recovery process.