BY GINA G. SCALA
The world’s heaviest woman learned what some have known all along; sex is as good for the body as it is for a relationship.
At 643 lbs., Pauline Potter is the Guinness Book of World Record's heaviest living woman. Earlier this year, she turned to seven-times-a-day marathon sex sessions with her ex-husband to help shed 98 pounds, according to Closer Magazine.
“I can’t move much in bed, but I burn 500 calories a session –- it’s great exercise just jiggling around,” Potter told the magazine.
Potter met her ex-husband online in 2002, when he mistakenly sent an email to the wrong address: hers, according to the Sun. After several email exchanges, the couple began an online affair, the Sun reported. They married in 2005 and were divorced in 2009. Although the two kept in touch periodically with telephone calls, it wasn’t until Potter was named Guinness Book of World Record’s heaviest living woman that they two were reunited – in the bedroom.
“Despite what some may think, Pauline is great in bed. She’s better than any other woman I’ve ever slept with,” Alex has said, the Digital Journal reported. “Within the first day of being back together we had sex six times in 24 hours. Even though one of Pauline’s legs weighs more than I do, we’re able to position her body to make sex enjoyable for both of us."
Sex as exercise is not new, according to Dr. Yvonne Kristin Fulbright, a sex educator and relationship expert, The Huffington Post reported.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Fulbright said, "Shagging can make you slimmer, if you do enough of it. It can also help the two of you fall for each other all over again. Requiring no monthly fee — dress code optional – you can 'sexercise' yourself into shape. This is one gym membership you’ll never want to drop."
Using sex as an exercise tool also improves blood flow, strengthens the heat muscles, lowers cholesterol, improves muscle tone, decreases stress and leads to better sleep, Fulbright, a columnist and founder of Sexuality Source Inc., said.
While Potter's sexercises helped her drop nearly 100 lbs, she has also decreased her daily 10,000 calorie intake.