You're tired, you're bloated and your moodiness has put you in a sexless mood.
On nights when you do engage in intimacy with your partner, the sex is good, but you're left without an orgasm.
What if your weight -- or your diabetes -- is affecting your ability to have an orgasm?
According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, middle-aged women whose diabetes requires insulin are 80 percent more likely to report trouble reaching an orgasm than women without diabetes.
It's hard for researchers to determine whether a particular woman's low libido is a result of diabetes, emotional issues, or something else, because low libido is common in women regardless of the presence of diabetes. So, addressing and treating the issues isn't so simple.
However, researchers are certain of one thing: chronic high blood glucose is behind many sexual problems people face, and the first line of action is to improve glucose control.
What if you're not diabetic, but simply overweight or obese?
Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Lauren Streicher, MD, discusses how your weight can affect your ability to have an orgasm.