There are many different health benefits that can be experienced through weight loss.
Experts will say that the risks associated with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke can be reduced, but what about your sex life? Can losing weight have a positive effect on your sex life?
Read on to see how sex changes after weight loss.
#1: Orgasms can be easier to achieve
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine discovered that only 63% of women have an orgasm during sex, however losing a little weight can make having an orgasm easier to achieve.
If you are overweight then plaque can build up in the small blood vessels that surround your genitals, which can cause a restriction in blood flow.
This can reduce the lubrication produced and also reduce the sensitivity of the area.
By losing weight the lubrication will increase and you will become more sensitive.
You may also find that you will become more mobile and flexible so able to try out different positions that could stimulate you more.
#2: You will be more confident
While this is not always the case, some will find that losing weight can be a massive confidence boost.
This could lead you to become more body confident and willing to try new things.
#3: You may become more sensitive
As you have lost weight you might have noticed that your partners tough has become more noticeable.
This can help to create a little more intimacy between you both, which can result in lower blood pressure and heart rates.
There will also be a reduction in the production of the stress hormone cortisol, while also seeing an increase in the levels of production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin.
#4: Your partners sex life may improve too
Seeing how the changes you have made to your body has influenced your overall health and sex life could be the inspiration they need to make a few healthier changes themselves.
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Health found that those who exercised regularly had better sexual function.
Another study by Florida Atlantic University discovered that those who exercise regularly were more likely to rate themselves highly in bed.