Most women would give up sex for a year to be skinny
It's fitting that when one Googles "women's fitness lose weight stop sex," this Jezebel article entitled "Women's fitness magazines are bullshit" pops up.
But according to a Fitness Magazine survey, it's no shit that 51 percent of the women they talked to (2,400 in total) said they'd be willing to give up sex for one year if it meant they'd be skinny, if sexless.
First of all, no dice. Not me. No way. But more to the point, if you have the kind of self-control to abstain from sex for a year, wouldn't you think you could, I dunno, stick to a diet? Or a regular work-out regimen?
CBS Early Show contributor and psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein says the connection between women's sex lives and their body image can be a vicious cycle.
"Sex can make you feel sexy and can make you feel better," she says. "And yet, when you're not feeling good about your body and good in your own skin, you don't feel sexy, so you don't want to have sex. So it's this really tough self-fulfilling prophecy."
I'm obviously one of the other 49 percent; in my house, when you don't feel your sexiest, you turn the lights off. So tell me, ladies: Would you give up sex for a year to be skinny?