Your Sex Life After Weight Loss Surgery

Changes in sexual patterns are common. In general, there seems to be an overall increase in frequency, quality, and enjoyment of sex. This may be related to decreased sexual inhibition and/or increased self-esteem and increased physical comfort.

Sexual partners often view their lovers as more sexually attractive. As body image improves, so does sexual functioning. New techniques are not an unusual finding after this surgery. Undressing together with the lights on may add new enjoyment and satisfaction for each other.

Initiation of sex by the usually submissive partner can lead to increased fulfillment and contentment.