Everybody knows, that severe obesity can cause diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. But we ignore a significant side effect of obesity that causes sexual dysfunction for both men and women. Obesity creates a physical state that undermines sexual performance and results in impotency
It may sound ridiculous but obesity reduces your usable penis length. If you have an average penis size of 5.2 inches or longer, you can make your partner feel good in bed. But if you are obese or potbelly a part of your penis is buried, and the usable portion of your penis may not be adequate for giving a vaginal orgasm
If both partners are overweight, it is extremely difficult to have a functional sex life.
Urologists say overweight can contribute more unpleasant things to your penis than anything else. Obesity cause more damage to potency than smoking does.
Not just the size issue, obesity can cause erectile dysfunction Overweight/ obesity damage the blood vessels; as a result, there is less blood flow in the penis.
Obesity decreases the level of testosterone. A team of researchers at the University of Florence researched among 2500 people. The study found that
“ the degree of obesity correlated with the decrease in testosterone level. Among study participants, the more severe the obesity, the lower the level of testosterone.”
Testosterone hormone is necessary to achieve erections and maintain the desire for sex. When a man has vast belly fat, t testosterone levels go down.
The team also measured blood flows in the penises of obese people using ultrasound. The result showed less blood flow for them than that of the average weight people.
A famous researcher Dr. Martin Binks, Ph.D. says that morbidly obese people have 25 times more risk to have problems in their sex life than normal-weight people.
A study shows, almost two-thirds of obese people have significant sexual problems. Obesity can decrease your sex drive because there are some physical conditions related to obesity that reduce desires for sex for both men and women.
Obesity is not just a male problem. Women also lose sex drive when they have obesity. It disrupts the reproduction process.
The good news is that the problem is not definitive. Your sexual health can be improved by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
If your BMI is higher than 30, you have a more significant risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and erectile dysfunction.
To reduce obesity, you have to lose weight through dieting and physical exercise.
Weight loss is necessary to improve erection quality and overall sexual performance