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When Body Image Disrupts Your Sex Life

It is not uncommon for me to hear from clients in my practice:

“I don’t like how my body looks, so I don’t feel like having sex.”

Body image issues affect most adults at some point in their lives, if not on an ongoing basis. For those dealing with chronic illness diagnoses, body dissatisfaction can be even more prevalent. The social stigma, physical pain, and changes to one’s physical appearance that can accompany the onset of a chronic illness can all significantly damage one’s self-esteem and body image.

The psychological challenges of a negative body perception have very real physical effects on the body when it comes to sex. In my latest blog, I discuss the correlations between body image and sexual function as well as ways to address body image concerns in order to improve both self perception and sexual pleasure.