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Top 10 Things That Can Reduce Sex Drive

        Health | Sexuality

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Size and Sex Drive

Famed Irish playwright Brendan Behan once reportedly rebuffed the passionate advances of an equally rotund woman by admitting he'd like to accept her offer, "but I'm afraid our equators would prevent conjugation." Excess weight not only can make the very act of having sex difficult, but it can also put a serious damper on your sex drive.

From a physiological perspective, excessive weight puts an inordinate amount of stress on the body's major organs, potentially leaving any sex drive in shambles. Romantics like to refer to lovemaking as an affair of the heart, but if your heart is too busy trying to push blood through pounds of excess adipose tissue, it won't be able to deliver an adequate supply to your sexual organs.

Plus, being overweight can lead to more serious issues such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, most of which are libido killers. Improving your diet can help improve all those conditions and will boost your libido as well.

Don't discount the impact that being overweight has on body image, and subsequently sex drive. Thanks to Madison Avenue, we're constantly being bombarded with images of the ideal body. Remember that those "images" reflect a miniscule portion of the public. While it's human nature to measure ourselves against those unrealistic goals, try to avoid doing that to yourself or your partner.

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