Question about exercise and desire

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by newcastle, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. newcastle

    newcastle Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    My wife has recently started a weight lifting and cardio program that is designed to help her lose about 40 pounds. (Her weight just crept up on her over the last few years, which has actually been fine with me - I still think she's hot.) Anyway, her desire for sex has waned significantly - I think that the two are related, she certainly doesn't feel as sexy as she used to.

    My question to the ladies is this, does exercise increase sexual appetite?
     
  2. Belly_Dancer

    Belly_Dancer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Canada
    I think I have a stronger sexual appetite when I've been exercising regularly than when I haven't. It has to be good for your body, getting the blood pumping and moving the muscles...I believe it increases the effectiveness of your circulation as well as the sensitivity of your nerve endings.

    I have also noticed that the times I have gained weight, I didn't want to have sex as much just because I was insecure about my body and didn't feel sexy. As I lost weight, and my confidence increased, so did my interest in sex.
     
  3. HiddenLacey

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,470
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    249
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    somewhere
    I agree with all of this. The last paragraph is very true for me. The less comfortable I am with my body the less comfortable I am with sex. It's extremely hard just to enjoy the moment if all I can think about is "does my belly look fat?"
     
  4. B_subgirrl

    B_subgirrl New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    9,873
    Likes Received:
    11
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I'm not sure if exercise increases the libido, but feeling good about yourself certainly does.
     
  5. newcastle

    newcastle Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks ladies! I appreciate the feedback.
     
  6. EllieP

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,866
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3,768
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Florida
    I am a fitness nut, and I have a very healthy sex appetite. However, right after a workout I'm 50-50. Sometimes I want to jump his bones, sometimes it's the last thing I'm thinking about. Dunno why.

    Now, during a workout don't approach me because I'm pretty driven and I've got my mind set on what I'm doing. I used to go to this gym where I'd get hit on quite a bit. So I switched to an all-women's gym, but they didn't have all the equipment I wanted. I love my gym now, and people behave for the most part.

    But even my husband knows better than to disturb my workout. He knows he'll have to wait and see which way I feel. If I go in the evening I'll come home without showering and head to the spa. That's usually his sign! LOL! Well, when he's home, that is.
     
  7. newcastle

    newcastle Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey there, Gainesville. I graduated UF in '95 and again in '97.

    Go Gators!!
     
  8. EllieP

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,866
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3,768
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Florida
    Oh good gosh! I'm not from Gainesville, just happen to live here. You can't swing a broom without hitting something blue and gold! Everything's Gator this, Gator that! I told Cap the other night, I want to eat somewhere that has nothing to do with Gators. We went to Jacksonville! LOL!

    Just teasing. Glad you like your alma mater. Seems to be a nice school.

    Hook 'em! I'm from Austin.
     
  9. newcastle

    newcastle Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jacksonville isn't much better, that Orange and Blue is everywhere in north Florida, huh?

    I used to basically live at what was called the Purple Porpoise and its little brother, the Lavender Mullet. Oh how I miss those days . . .

    Anyway, I love me some Gators! Football season is almost here!!!
     
Draft saved Draft deleted