You have undoubtedly noticed by now the changes since your gastric bypass surgery. You are eating better, exercising, taking vitamins, and sex after weight loss is better.
Your diet has changed, and your menu is now a high protein, low carbohydrate diet that is rich in fish, lean meat, fruit and vegetables. Perhaps you have a nutritionist you consult with.
You have a program of exercise, and you may have a trainer who is coaching you. Perhaps you are more of a “long walk with your dog” type of person. Whatever your preference, the benefits of your exercise plan may be apparent already. You have a healthy look and attitude.
The greatest improvement was among younger or married women. Improvement was reported in sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and overall satisfaction.
You are taking vitamin supplements, and the lethargy and erratic moods have passed. You are now more energetic and cheerful.
Your physical appearance has also changed. You are more attractive to yourself and to others. People take notice and respond differently to you now. You may or may not be comfortable with the attention given to you by strangers, but the improved relationship with your spouse or partner is both pleasant and exciting. Sex after weight loss has improved.
Sexual Barriers for Obese Men
Prior to Weight-Loss Surgery
Men who are overweight or obese can often experience erectile dysfunction or shortness of breath during intercourse. Low levels of testosterone is also a factor for poor sexual performance by obese men.
In addition, obese men may have difficulties establishing sexual relationships due to low esteem.
Men Report Better Sex After Weight Loss
Men who have had bariatric surgery can enjoy improved sex after weight loss compared to their male counterparts who do not have weight-loss surgery.
The amount of weight lost by men after gastric bypass surgery helps to restore testosterone to good levels. Testosterone is the male hormone that is needed for sexual libido and fertility.
In a recent study, hormones were measured in male patients before and after bariatric surgery. These men also recorded information about their sex lives before and after weight-loss surgery.
At the end of the study, participants had improved testosterone levels and reported marked improvements in sex after weight loss.
New positions could be explored that could not be enjoyed prior to bariatric surgery and longevity improved because shortness of breath was no longer an issue.
Sex Is Better for Women, too!
A study from 2010 found that 70% of women who had bariatric surgery reported improvement in sex after weight loss. Prior to the weight loss surgery, 63% of the women in the study scored low enough on testing to suggest sexual dysfunction. Six months after gastric bypass surgery, 68% of these same women had resolved the issue of dysfunction. The greatest improvement was among younger or married women. Read, “Great Sex after Weight Loss Surgery.”
Improvement was reported in sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and overall satisfaction.
It has also been discovered that women experience improvements in fertility and a reduction in complications associated with pregnancy after weight-loss surgery.
Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life