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Is Your Body Image Bad For The Bedroom?

Take our body image self-test, then follow-up with some helpful articles on improving your body image.

Any sex therapist will tell you that to have a satisfying sex life, you need to enjoy it -mentally and physically.

But many of us don't feel positive about our bodies, especially if we are trying to lose weight. And that kind of thinking can really interfere with sexual pleasure or put a stop to it completely.

There's no reason why bad feelings about flab should prevent you from feeling good. You can start by taking this quick body image quiz to find out if a better body image could really improve your next romantic rendezvous, and then learn some easy ways to nip those negative thoughts in the bud before bed.

1. You turn off the lights before making love.

True -- False

2. You don't like to shower with your partner because it's too embarrassing to be naked.

True -- False

3. You flinch if your partner touches your stomach, your thighs or any other part of your body you think is "too fat".

True -- False

4. If your partner compliments you on your appearance, you're more suspicious than flattered.

True -- False

5. You consciously choose sexual positions that you think make you look thinner.

True -- False

6. If it were up to you, there'd be no mirrors in the bedroom.

True -- False

7. On one or more occasions, you've stopped having sex because you thought you looked lousy.

True -- False

Enjoy life without hang-ups

Being a little self-conscious is normal. As long as you keep up your inner confidence, you'll get the most out of making love. But if you have more self-conscious moments than you'd like, there are things you can do now to improve your next sexual experience.

It's one thing to be a little self-conscious every now and again but it's another to be so consumed by insecurity that you can't enjoy making love. Just imagine how much happier you'd be if you could improve your self-image. Here's how to get started:

1. Follow these ten ways to boost your self-esteem and start feeling great about your body.

2. Find out how to improve your body image.

4. Take a look at our expert's advice and find out how you can banish your bedroom body blues for good.

APA Reference
Writer, H. (2009, January 3). Is Your Body Image Bad For The Bedroom?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, August 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/body-image/is-your-body-image-bad-for-the-bedroom

Last Updated: June 29, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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