Being overweight can cause a variety of health problems for men, including heart disease, diabetes, and upping their kid’s chances of being obese.
This affects both genders, but most of all, it affects women."Instead of enjoying their sexual intimacy, they're worried about the size of their stomach or, 'Oh my god, he's going to touch my stomach. "Such societal torments, made commonplace in -- for example -- Mike Myers' comedies, are large barriers to intimacy for obese individuals.In an elucidating and inspiring blog post, a sexual educator writing under the pseudonym Ms.Thirty-eight percent reported that overweight or plus-size men were superior lovers.It’s not totally clear why extra cushion improves the pushing, but research suggests stamina might have something to do with it.Vagina Science urged larger women like herself to avoid being self-conscious and embrace who they are.
In the process, she also bravely and openly dispelled a lot of ridiculous inaccuracies about obese sexual activities.In a 2001 study, only 11% of morbidly obese women reported "physical problems" as their primary barrier to sex.Instead, the foremost impediment to a healthy sex life was poor self-esteem, stemming from societal stigmatization. Martin Binks, director of behavioral health at Duke University's Diet and Fitness Center, agrees."Unfortunately, people are internalizing society's definition of what it takes to be involved in sex, particularly the body shape -- there are clearly societal biases out there that are influencing us on an individual level and not in a good way.This post original appeared in the Newton blog on Real Clear Science. Obesity rates are rapidly rising in the United States, so that also means larger pant sizes, wider seats, and more and more overweight people having sex.There's a scene in the 1999 comedy, that applies to this conundrum. During that time, Austin Powers' blunt question has been echoed around the Internet in various not-suitable-for-this-blog-post forms: How do morbidly obese people reproduce?Far more extreme cases of sexual limitation can also arise, particularly in men.