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How does obesity affect my sex life?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Unfortunately obesity can affect your sex life. In today's society there is a premium on looks. Obesity, while very common, is not considered to be attractive. This stigma can lead an obese person to withdraw from others and not seek out relationships. This isolation can prevent emotional intimacy which can affect one's sex life. Often obesity leads to being physically out of shape as well. Sex is physical and requires one to be able to move. Obesity can be physically restrictive and therefore prevent intimacy and sex.

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