11 Women on Why Sex Is Great at Any Damn Size

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There's a lot of popular thought out there that it's somehow impossible to be both overweight and to have a great sex life.


You might think that Weight Watchers, which recently launched a website called Weight Watchers Black designed to focus on sex, would already know this, but you'd be wrong.

As a part of the launch of this campaign, Weight Watchers sent journalists lightbulbs and some marketing materials that seem to imply that plus-size women don't enjoy having sex with the lights on. The lightbulbs? Designed to provide some flattering lighting to help boost our confidence. 

Gee, thanks. 

As a plus-size woman, I will say it can be so frustrating hearing messages like the one from Weight Watchers. I get that Weight Watchers has a vested interest in making sure people like me want to lose weight, but it is still annoying to hear people make assumptions that because I have some extra curves, I don't feel sexy. 

But here is the truth -- lights on or lights off, plus-size women like sex too. But don't just take my word for it. Read on for the candid thoughts on sex and body image from 11 plus-size women who are getting it on and feeling sexy, no unnecessary lightbulbs required. 

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