Weight loss surgery undoubtedly has many health benefits, it helps women lose weight, get their fertility on track, reduce the risk of diabetes,heart disease and improve their overall health. However, a recent study conducted by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery has found that it may also improve their sex lives and sex function. As much as 70% of women saw an increase in their sex lives within six months of having weight loss surgery.
About the Study
While the reason women’s sex lives are improved after weight loss surgery isn’t understood in its entirety, there is no lack of evidence that this occurs. This is what brought researchers to perform a study on how many women are getting weight loss surgery were seeing improvements in their sex lives. During the study, 54 women completed questionnaires about their sex lives and function before the surgery, and again after the surgery. On average, women lost about 100 pounds following the weight loss procedure.
Among the women in the study, 62 percent of them had a lack of sexual function in one way or another. From this group of women, 68 percent saw an improvement in their sex services after having the surgery. They saw a significant increase in their natural lubrication, sexual desire, ability to get an orgasm, sexual satisfaction and arousal. There was also less pain or discomfort after intercourse among this 68 percent. Researchers reported that women with bigger sexual issues, have seen a major improvement after surgery.
Quality of Life
Aside from the fact that their sex lives were improved, women were found to have a better quality of life overall. This may be part of the reason their sexual function was developed. The women in the study had better physical capabilities, higher self-esteem and more self-confidence. Three traits that are persistent among women with healthy sex lives and better sexual function. Other benefits of the surgery included lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of diabetes and lowering the incidences of sleep apnea.
While this study doesn’t answer the question about why weight loss surgeries help with a woman’s sex drive, the fact that it does show improvement can’t be denied. The majority of women who reported sexual dysfunction did have a significant increase after they got the surgery.