Can weight loss turn you on?

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The added benefits of shifting those kilos can often be surprising...
You already know that weight loss can improve your quality of life, from reducing risks of heart disease to increasing life expectancy. But weight loss can also transform your life in another important area: the bedroom.
It's common knowledge that weight loss can improve your quality of life, from reducing risks of heart disease and diabetes to increasing self-esteem and life expectancy.
But according to psychologist Thomas Collingwood, weight loss can also transform your life in another important area: the bedroom. Next time you're on the verge of quitting your diet, consider the benefits that a smaller dress or waist size can have on your sex life.
Feeling sexy?Before there can be any sex, there first has to be two people who want to have sex - and the desire to be intimate is usually all about how we feel about ourselves. If we feel sexy and seductive, we'll be more likely to act sexy and seductive. When we feel fat and self-conscious, it's less likely that we'll want to take off our clothes and share our bodies.
The truth is, most people say that they are attracted to their partner regardless of weight. Sex is about intimacy and connection and a few extra kilos won't lessen a person's desire to experience those things with his or her partner. But again, if you don't feel sexy yourself, it can be difficult to get in the mood, even if your partner is clearly feeling amorous.
"As you get in better shape and begin to lose weight, you start to see your body getting tighter and your muscles becoming defined and you feel better about yourself," Collingwood says. The result? "You'll be more prone to take some initiative and maybe feel more confident about getting intimate with your partner."
The ultimate workoutIn addition to helping you feel better about yourself, Collingwood says that weight loss also can make sex actually easier and more enjoyable. When you're at a healthy weight and in good aerobic condition, you'll be able to have sex longer without getting winded and exert yourself to a fuller extent, which can lead to better sex. This can tie back into self-esteem; feeling strong and virile can be an excellent aphrodisiac. Being in good shape also provides you with more energy, which means you're likely to have sex more often.
"When you're at a good weight and in shape, you do seem to have more energy," Collingwood says. "You're not as tired, so at 10pm you have a better chance of being awake and alert enough to feel turned on. That definitely can be a factor in a good sex life."
Exercise also helps you stay flexible as you get older, which means you can assume more sexual positions than you might otherwise. Variety is the spice of life and that certainly includes your sex life!
Lastly, consider the positive benefits of the sex act itself. Besides releasing mood-enhancing chemicals and providing intimacy with someone we love, sex burns kilojoules. And it's a heck of a lot more fun than jogging around the block! Like any exercise, frequent lovemaking can help us lose weight, which can improve our self-esteem and physical prowess, which then leads to more sex – a pretty wonderful cycle to get caught up in.