Body image can really mess with our heads - in bed. For women, the way they see their bodies can have a big impact on their feelings of sexual desire and their ability to become aroused. Men also can suffer feelings of body self-consciousness, but it often doesn’t interfere with their sexual function as much as it does with women. In fact, according to research (and as I’ve seen in my practice), next to relationship distress, negative body image is one of the biggest disrupters of sexual enjoyment, desire, and responsiveness in women.
There are two kinds of body image issues that impact a woman sexually – what she thinks of herself and what she believes her partner thinks of her body.
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