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Dear Poll: Do Your Body Issues Follow You to Bed?

As most women know, one of the biggest inhibitors in the bedroom is the mind. It has a tendency to wander off and come up with nagging questions, like “is my stomach jiggling?” that can really turn a girl off. In fact, it can end up holding you back from a lot of pleasurable things. I know that I’ve had phases where the way I feel about my looks has had an effect on my attitude and mood when having sex but what about you? Do your body issues follow you to bed?


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gemsera gemsera 8 years
most of the time my body issues keep me out of bed completely for most of the time. But I am trying and making lots of effort to be better for my beau as he really does deserve it.
designerel designerel 9 years
yup i was pretty self-conscious of my stomach, esp. since my last ex was a gym freak and i totally wasn't.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
I'm glad everyone here is so self-confident! I, unfortunately, am often plagued by body issues in the bedroom. It's a major issue in my relationship right now.
keiramoe keiramoe 9 years
It generally depends on the position and how Im feeling that day. Even when Ive had a guy tell me I look fine, being in that spot turned him on, whatever- if I feel fat Im not going to want to continue in that position and thats that.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I do... I have always had low self esteem.. something I need to work on. I don't let it get in the way but it does cross my mind.
only sometimes- mostly when i am super ultra pre-menstrual. doesn't ever stop me though...
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Not really. Only occasionally.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
well im no victoria's secret model, but i think im quite sexy and i know my husband is very pleased by what he sees, so im usually quite eager to get nekkid ;)
Incubus Incubus 9 years
as Elle said..
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
It depends... if my legs aren't shaved, if I feel particularly dirty for any reason, or if I'm on my period & just feel bloated.. those are the kind of body issues that follow me into bed. As for a little extra tummy jiggle, I (or my bf) could care less. ;-)
graylen graylen 9 years
I have come to learn that, most of the time, the things I don't like about my body are the things my boyfriend loves most. I can't fault that! ; )
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
It depends...
mlen mlen 9 years
i might think about it but it doesn't stop me lol if i'm having a self perceived fat day, then i just make sure the lights are out haha. i've never had a guy complain about my body, so why should i let it get me too worked up.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
Where is the answer..I don't have any body issues. :? Anyway, I don't, and I would hope the same for everyone.
katie_c katie_c 9 years
not that my body is perfect but i don't have many issues with myself anymore. i've come to learn that my body is my body and all i can really do is exercise and eat right--keep a balance in my life. besides, my guy thinks my body rocks and that's enough for me. he's always telling me and it's nice to hear. i can tell myself how much i love my body all i want but when the guy i'm head over heels for tells me such it's even better. more power. and THAT will get me even more in the mood.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
it really depends. like when it's that time of the month and everything seems extra jiggly and bloated, then definitely.
Meike Meike 9 years
Nope. I don't have body issues because I take care of myself and I look awesome. :) My fiance loves me just the way I am.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
Yes,there are some things I just can't overlook.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Sure. My body issue is that I think I'm sexy and beautiful, and it definitely follows me to bed. ;) ;)
thegiraffe thegiraffe 9 years
I picked other. Though I don't have a boyfriend, I'm really proud of my body so I don't think this would inhibit me when it happens. (Did that sound cocky? I really don't mean to sound cocky :) )
laneylaney laneylaney 9 years
there are just some days i really don't feel my best and yes, i find it harder to enjoy myself
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
Nope, I know my guy likes what he sees.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I have body issues and I think will always have one to some extent, but yeah, when I want it...I DON'T CARE :lol:
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
No. Most guys I've talked to say they don't notice little things like a jiggly tummy, they're too concerned w/the fact there is a naked woman in their bed ;) Sometimes thoughts like that WILL cross my mind, but then I think, well, if he doesn't like the way my body looks, we wouldn't even be hooking up right now! :D
PandaCakes PandaCakes 9 years
sometimes if i feel like im having a fat day, i wont feel up to it. but it's not like we aren't going to do it, lol. and i wont stop in the middle to go, "does doggystyle make me look fat?" lol
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