Pauline Potter, Guinness Book of World Record's heaviest living woman, weighing 643 lbs, turned to seven-times-a-day marathon sex sessions with her ex-husband to help shed 98 pounds.
According to Closer Magazine, Potter said she re-ignited her sex life with her ex-husband Alex, and after rigorous sessions of six to seven rounds of sex a day, she lost 98 pounds.
She told Closer Magazine: “I can’t move much in bed, but I burn 500 calories a session –- it’s great exercise just jiggling around."
Potter hopes that with regular marathon sex sessions of seven rounds a day with Alex, she will achieve her weight target of 532 pounds.
Potter describes her fun-filled sex life: “We love foreplay and massages and, as well as full sex, I pleasure Alex, too. My bed is strengthened and, although I can’t buy sexy lingerie, I drape a nice sheet over me.”
According to The Sun, the sex giants met online in 2002, after Alex sent an email to the wrong address that happened to be Potter's. After they exchanged several emails, an online affair blossomed. But Potter said she was afraid she would be rejected because even at that time she was heavy. The Sun reports she said: “After I emailed my picture and told Alex how much I weighed, I switched off the computer, thinking I’d never hear from him again. But three hours later I received an email from him saying he thought I was beautiful and it didn’t matter to him how much I weighed. I fell head over heels in love and we were engaged a year later.”
The two were married in 2005. Potter and her son Dillon, moved to Phoenix to live with Alex and his son Sherman. But according to Potter, “From day one Sherman and I didn’t get along."
In 2008, Pauline filed for divorce and moved back to Sacramento with her son Dillon. She said: “It was the biggest regret of my life walking out on my family. Sherman and I have since made up.”
According to The Huffington Post, Potter began gaining weight after the separation, consuming up to 10,000 calories a day. Her body weight soared to over 600 pounds.
The Sun reports that Potter, 47, became so fat that she was unable to move. Her son Dillon, 19, became her caregiver, doing the cooking and bathing her.
Closer Magazine reports that she contacted the Guinness Book of World Records in the hope that winning the Guinness title of the "World's heaviest Woman" would shame her into losing weight.
Potter and her ex-husband Alex, spoke to each other on the phone occasionally after their divorce, but Alex had no idea that his ex-wife had gained so much weight until she made the headlines last year as the world's heaviest woman.
When Alex heard about his ex's new found fame as the Guinness Book of World Record's heaviest woman, he contacted her and the flame was rekindled.
Pauline congratulates herself on winning her man back in an unusual way. She said: “Most women think losing weight is the way to get their ex’s attention — but for me it was just the opposite. Becoming the heaviest woman in the world is what made him fall in love with me all over again and we’re now working on getting our relationship back on track.”
Alex, who weighs only 140 lbs, less than one of Pauline's legs, said: “Despite what some may think, Pauline is great in bed. She’s better than any other woman I’ve ever slept with. 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."
He told The Sun: “It’s really dangerous for us to have sex because at any moment the bed could collapse and one or both of us could be seriously injured or even killed from the impact."
Potter admits Alex does most of the work in their "sexercise" sessions, but she insists that “It also helps that I did gymnastics until I was 12 so I’m very limber.”
According to The Inquisitr, Potter said she lost 98 lbs in the last 7 months with her "sexercising" routine. Alex said: “She can’t walk, dress herself or even go to the toilet on her own — but I’m desperate to be her lover and caretaker again. Plus I miss our sex life. Pauline could be 70st [980 pounds] and we’d still have sex every single day because it’s that good. It was the biggest mistake of my life letting Pauline go and it’s taken her gaining weight and becoming the world’s heaviest woman to realize how much I still love her.”
The Inqusitr reports that Potter, who because she is overweight gets $850 a month in disability benefits, said: “My goal is to lose 200lb (14st 4lb) plus and have weight-loss surgery so I can be mobile again and not rely on anyone for help."
The Huffington Post reports that using sex as exercise regimen for weight loss is not new. According to Dr. Yvonne Kristin Fulbright, a sex educator and relationship expert who is also a columnist and founder of Sexuality Source Inc.,"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."
According to Fulbright, a rigorous "sexercise" routine leads not only to weight loss, but also improved blood flow, strengthening of the heart muscles, lower cholesterol, better sleep, decreased stress and improved muscle tone.
But while Potter's sexercises have helped her shed weight, she has also lowered her calorie intake. She says she no longer consumes 10,000 calories per day but she still enjoys her Big Mac.