Obesity can cause sexual problems

Causes of Sexual Dysfunction


Movements are restricted and painful, especially in the missionary position


Hip arthrosis

Cardiovascular system

  • Actual or feared limited performance
  • Fear of angina pectoris or heart attack (the actual risk, however, is low - on the contrary: sex is low-risk cardiovascular training)
  • Antihypertensive drugs such as beta blockers and alpha 1 blockers reduce the ability to function properly

Metabolic diseases


  • Sensory disturbances
  • Impotence (also from medication such as lipid-lowering drugs)

Gynecological diseases

  • Vaginal intercourse is uncomfortable or painful
  • Increase in symptoms after sexual intercourse

Bladder disorders

  • Feelings of shame
  • Fear of odor nuisance

Cancer of women

  • Shattering of sexual identity
  • often years of rejection of one's own body (feelings of shame)

Cancers in men

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation disorders


Hernia surgery in the abdominal and pelvic area

  • Pain, loss of sexual interest
  • Erectile dysfunction



  • immobility
  • Loss of attractiveness in one's own eyes or in one's partner


  • Avoid intense skin contact
  • Itching is aggravated by sweat
  • Rejection of one's own body

Nervous system

  • Damage to nerve tracts and impairment of sexual functions
  • Restriction of mobility
  • Loss of attractiveness

Psychiatric illness

  • Extensive or complete cessation of sexual interest
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Problems often intensified by many psychotropic drugs

Addiction disease

  • Alcohol addiction
  • drug consumption
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual disinterest
  • infertility