Side affect of losing weight? Ehnanced Libido.

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by Hercules10, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Hercules10

    Hercules10 Al Bundy WannaBe

    May 8, 2002
    Goofy question. When we booked our December cruise I went on a diet and excercise program. Now I'm 45lbs lighter and I've noticed (wife has noticed too!) that my sex drive is in over-drive! :eek: I'm thinking it's the combination of high protein and multi-vitamins.

    I just can't get enough and the wife is considering sleeping with barb wire around the vital parts to thwart those early a.m morning attacks.

    Is this a common side effect to weight loss? Any other guys (or gals) notice this after losing weight?
  2. ZerasPride

    ZerasPride DVC Member Since 2001

    Sep 1, 1999
    You must be my husband's twin! I never post about this particular "side effect" of our weight loss but I can definitely relate. Let's just say, DH is very very affectionate these past few months after losing 70 pounds. I've lost 84 but don't quite share his enthusiasm. I think he feels like he's married to a different woman. I often want to ask him if he feels like he's cheating on his "real" wife with me! Ha! :teeth:

    Congrats on your weight loss and my condolenses to your wife!!!! :p
  3. believe

    believe DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2001
    I think some of it may have to do with raised self-confidence...from the weight lose. I know when I lose pounds and feel better about my self..being with DH is much more appealing.
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  5. sharoncity

    sharoncity Mom of 2; Wishing I was in WDW; I WILL conquer the

    Sep 26, 1999
    When I get my weight down to where I am more comfortable in my own skin, I definitely have an increased libido!:Pinkbounc It has everything to do with being more comfortable with myself and thus sharing/opening up more with my husband.

    Congratulations on your weight loss and I hope your wife will start to view it as a benefit!!:tongue:
  6. Hercules10

    Hercules10 Al Bundy WannaBe

    May 8, 2002
    The "more comfy with myself" reasoning I THINK is more of a woman's reaction. The only reason I say this is that I can get "turned on" when there's a stiff wind a blowin'. :confused3

    I was also reading how a high fiber (soluable fiber that is) can increase the sex drive. My diet has also increased fiber intake. So maybe that's it.
  7. disykat

    disykat DIS Veteran

    Jun 5, 2000
    I definately have the more comfortable with myself reaction with dh. Frankly, Dh also is more attracted. I also find that increased exercise + less weight = more energy. That in itself makes a difference.
  8. thotfulspot

    thotfulspot <font color=deeppink>least it's in a good cause<br

    Feb 15, 2004
    Well, modesty and discretion prevent me from saying much on the subject, but I can tell you this much:

    1. Woo
    Also, 2. Hoo

  9. WDWHound

    WDWHound DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2000
    Yup, its a deinfite side effect. You feel better, have more energy and more stamina. All of these can add up to some very interesting evenings. ;) :smooth:
  10. Kimickey

    Kimickey <font color=blue>Excellence Doesn't Just Happen It

    Sep 11, 2002
    I read a lot of fitness magazines and all of them basically say the same thing.

    Exercise alone can increase your sex drive. Now that you are adding a healthy diet and weight loss to top everyting off. Heck yeah ::yes:: it could send a lot of things into over drive. You are increasing your hormones, energy, muscles, and appetite when you exercise. So it's natural to have your sex drive go into overload.

    Have fun!!!
  11. CDoobee

    CDoobee <font color=teal>I'll never grow up!!<br><font col

    Jun 25, 2000


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