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How Weight Affects Your Sex Drive and What You Can Do About It by Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP

How Weight Affects Your Sex Drive—and What You Can Do About It

Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP, director of female sexual medicine at the Center for Pelvic Medicine, Academic Urology in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

January 29, 2020 Weight and libido are linked, but it is possible to experience those bow-chicka-wow-wow feelings without losing any weight. Learn how to lose your inhibitions, boost your libido, and regain your sex drive.

Ever felt your desire flicker along with the fit of your jeans? The weight loss and libido connection is real: Your readiness to romp often depends on how you’re feeling about your naked body.

“Many women lose their sexual confidence when they put on weight, but insecurity can also stem from something as subtle as feeling like you have poor muscle tone,” says Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP., director of female sexual medicine at the Center for Pelvic Medicine, Academic Urology in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. “In my practice, I see it daily in women of all weights.”

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