View Full Version : Sex, Libido, and a serious question...
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Some friends and I started a contest back on January 12th to see who could lose the largest percentage of their total body fat percentage. If only I'd known it would be this rewarding...
01-12-04 : 255.8 - 34.0%
02-04-04 : 242.0 - 27.5%
Granted, I'm using a Tanita scale and I know fat percentage isn't totally accurate, but it gives me a good estimation, and my pants are fitting much better, so it must be close :)
Anyway, along with all this exercising and eating better (no fast food, no alcohol) my wife and I have noticed a big change in our, well, libido. Before the contest, things didn't happen as often as they are now. And believe me, it happens now.
Also, a while back I read that if a man is overweight by 40 lbs of fat, and he's able to lose that fat, he will gain 1" on his, um, member. I have lost what I think is a considerable amount of fat from my body and, well, my wife says it's had positive effect on things below my belt.
My point / question with all this - Has anyone else out there noticed things like this? Is the 40 lbs statement a true statement or something made up?
I hope this isn't an offensive thread to anyone - I've always been curious about this, especially lately, and I thought that this would be the best place for honest answers.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Read the last question on John's FAQ.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 05:25 PM
it certainly helps in bed to have less of a stomach, becuase simple physics says if you got a big belly sticking out, you're not going to give her the "full effect" in some positions.
But in terms of actual measurements, nope sorry hehe :)
I'm sure she'll still be happy tho with the leaner you.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 05:26 PM
thanks for that. the faq takes care of the 40 lb question.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 05:46 PM
Apart from painful surgery, there's no way I know of to turn a garter snake into a python. :D
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Please don't do the painful surgery... I saw a documentary with a guy who had a failed surgery and I've never seen a man so devastated in my entire life... It was really sad to see a grown man cry over his now totally dysfunctional "garter snake" on TV.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 06:20 PM
I have to disagree fellas. I believe that there is some truth to that rumor. Consider the anatomy: The penis is anchored deep within the pelvis along the ischiopubic ramus. As it extends out of the body, it has to pass through several layers of tissue, one of which is a layer of adipose tissue (fat). The thickness of this layer will be dependent upon the percentage of body fat of the individual. While you mainly lay down fat over your belly, you will also lay down fat to a lesser degree in the pubic area. Check it out on yourselves...poke yourself over your pubic bone, squeeze the tissue there. How much flesh are you pinching? Now imagine if you were a thin guy - there would be hardly anything to pinch right? So since your penis is securely anchored on the inside, and there is only so much of it, if you gained a lot of weight, there would be less and less of it showing on the outside. I think the idea of gaining an inch for every 30 or 40 pounds is wishful thinking, but I do believe it is possible to uncover some length that is there covered by fat.
As for your increased libido, I believe there are several reasons for that. 1. You are thinner and feel sexier. 2. Exercise increases testosterone levels. Testosterone is responsible for libido - in women too which is why women on average are less horny than men. 3. I read somewhere that fat cells produce estrogen. This creates a small feminizing effect on overweight men, curbing their libido a bit. It works this way for women too.
So I don't think you are imagining any of what you are experiencing.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Pardon me while I still laugh in response to the 40lbs = 1" question. :D
It's no surprise that you and your wife are more frisky. Naturally most women would prefer a tighter body to a sloppier one, thus increasing physical attraction, leading to increased sexual drive. As for you, well, you're a guy (who incidently asked if his *ahem* member would grow as a result of weight loss). It's pretty clear that you're down with sex as much as the next guy, so it seems your increased sex drive is directly related to your wife's increased sex drive (i.e. you know she wants it more, so you're excited about having it more, and therefore want more of it yourself). There are other reasons to explain your increased libido regarding your exercising, but since I don't know your workout specifically, it would all be speculation and I'm due to eat in a moment so I'd rather not get into all that. :)
Congrats on your weight loss so far. Keep up the good work!
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 08:10 PM
wow, thanks for the replies people! I'm glad I could at least provide some humor today with my stupid question :)
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 08:24 PM
From a female perspective.... perhaps just the fact that you're getting leaner and sexier means your wife wants you more. That'd be the simple answer. I know a nice sixpack and some well defined biceps make.... me.....
'Scuse me. Gotta go.
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Yeah, the 1" per 40lbs is without a doubt a myth, but it does have some grounding. If you were to lower your body fat % by a large amount, you would reduce the thickness of the fat pad above your penis somewhat. At the very most this might make your penis appear to be about 1/4" larger while actually remaining the same size.
Another thing to get consider on how this got started is relative perception. Has anyone ever heard about how most jockeys have large penises? Well, most jockeys are 5'4" tall or less, so an average 6" penis looks a lot larger on him, than it would your average guy. Thus, you could assume the inverse for a guy that overweight, that an average penis would look much smaller when compared with his body.
Hopefully this thread puts to death that myth.
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 03:32 PM
Another thing to get consider on how this got started is relative perception. Has anyone ever heard about how most jockeys have large penises? Well, most jockeys are 5'4" tall or less, so an average 6" penis looks a lot larger on him, than it would your average guy. Thus, you could assume the inverse for a guy that overweight, that an average penis would look much smaller when compared with his body. So by that reasoning I should starve myself and get that nice emaciated look...
"Yeah, he's pretty damn skinny, but what a man"
I kid, I kid!
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 03:44 PM
do u mean to say that if i loose 3 more pounds I am gonna be
King Kong :p
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 03:48 PM
I remember Men's Health always used to say 1/2" for every 15 pounds. I've lost 60 and there's definitely a difference, but jeez not 2" worth.
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 04:02 PM
My wife say there is a difference. Now if it is just to keep me motivated I don't know, but I am not complaining.
Maybe the more weight you lose makes it longer, but does the fat loss also make it thinner????? :confused:
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 04:23 PM
If it was true, you wouldn't lose girth from the actual penis. Its the fat at the base that can make it seem shorter.
Thu, February 26th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Unless you recently went through puberty, I can assure you its not any longer. It's possible that certain supplements (especially l-arginine) you're taking might increase erection strength and an increase in water intake may have improved flaccid size. But losing weight, did not make your penis grow. Fat is not stored in your penis, so there's no reason that you would lose any girth from your weight loss.