A universally acceptable definition of sexual health has proven to be extremely difficult to come by. At this time, the definition given by the WHO expert meeting (1977) is the most adequate. Let’s quote it in full: “Sexual health is a complex of somatic, emotional, intellectual and social aspects of a person’s sexual existence, which positively enrich the personality, increase the sociability of a person and his ability to love.”
Sexual health is a state in which a person is likely to experience sexual desire and realize it, while receiving satisfaction.
In all forms of obesity, there are, to varying degrees, hypothalamic disorders that occur either initially or during the development of obesity. One of the consequences of this is a change in the secretion of sex and other hormones. Changing the appearance and physical condition of overweight people leads to a number of psycho-emotional problems. One of the leading places is occupied by a violation of the implementation of sexual functions. Among obese people, there is often a decrease in sexual activity, which is not often caused by a decrease in libido, but is more associated with psycho-emotional factors.
It has been proven that an important factor in weight loss and recovery of psycho-emotional disorders in people with obesity is the continuation of an active sexual life. Sexual activity gives not only additional physical activity, improves the emotional state, but also normalizes the hormonal background. The more often ejaculation in men (the method of stimulation does not matter – sexual intercourse, masturbation, vibration stimulation, etc.), the more testosterone is produced. However, given the emotional characteristics of overweight people, in order for them to want to have sex, additional artificial stimulation is needed (erotic films, aphrodisiacs, vibrators and other sex aids).