Confidence, Sex, and the Plus Size Woman pt.1

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Editor’s Note: Earlier this week on Facebook, I posed the question about Sex and the plus size woman, as it relates to building confidence. With YOUR overwhelming response, I have brought on a new contributor, Bonnie Lee who shares tips on embracing your sexuality and being confident in the bedroom as a plus size woman.

This is a 3-part series that, based upon YOUR comments will delve deeper into channeling your inner sexual confidence! Enjoy!  Marie Denee


Plus Size Lingerie: Hips and Curves

Sometimes when my husband and I are walking hand in hand people look at us. I think I know what they are thinking. Actually, I know what they are thinking. I am a foxy, vibrant, voluptuous woman and he is a fit and handsome Marine.

I am petite, curvy and PLUS SIZE.

He is tall, slim and muscular. We are polar opposites. But as they say opposites attract. From the moment I married this man eleven years ago he has not stopped loving me, loving my body and always ensuring I never lose my curves.

Curvy girl sex is so important. It is not just about making love it is about making confidence. A confident woman can do many things including have the best sex life she deserves. But so many women are afraid of their bodies.

How their bodies move and what it looks like to their partner.

Trust me the last thing your partner is worried about is what you had for breakfast and how it has now formed into a perfect little roll around your hips. You are in the moment and sex, GOOD sex starts with confidence.

Plus Size Lingerie: Hips and Curves

BUT, you must give yourself permission to THINK you CAN be SEXY! 

Hips and Curves for Plus Size Lingerie

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But how do you get confident? How do you take control of your thoughts and control of how your body moves? We are going to move slow, so if you are already past this part, you are already ahead of the pack!

I want to tackle confidence in part 1 and in part 2, I will tackle how to control the way your body moves for the pleasure of both you and your partner.

But confidence is your number one priority and it starts by…

  • Giving yourself permission to be sexy- Yes, you are a plus size woman, but you are a WOMAN. You have needs, wants, and desires just like the rest of us. And guess what? This is okay and normal. If a certain dress makes you feel sexy, wear it. If those heels make you feel like a naughty librarian, rock them! If wearing the flyest bra and panty set underneath it all makes you feel like you have a naughty secret, own it! 

Plus Size Lingerie: Hips and Curves

  • Thinking sexy thoughts – They must come from emotion. To think sexy you must feel sexy. One of the best ways to dive into those thoughts is to read about them. Right before you are going to bed or even with your partner read all about it. Two great fiction books are Naughty Bed Time Stories and Bawdy Bedtime stories by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd. It will get you in the mood and thinking sexy. Additional reading by Zane or 50 Shades of Gray will set the mood nicely.
  • Learning to love yourself naked- How many times have you hurriedly ran past the mirror? Stand in front of the mirror often and do it NUDE! Each time, find one thing you love about you. Soon you will love more of yourself to give the best of yourself to your partner. Sexy and confidence equals a great time in the bedroom. Great love making equals great love. A love that is greater for yourself and your partner.
  • Playing with Sexy toys – It sounds kind of taboo but toys are great for when you are learning about your body. How can your partner please you if you do not know what makes you feel amazing? You all know Kandi Burruss from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Well she really must know women because her Oh Mi Bod adult toys are cute! Yes, I said cute. Shaped like lipsticks and makeup compacts makes it feel more glamorous than taboo. You can find what you need with  Hips and Curves Naughty Gifts and Bedroom Kandi Oh Mi Bod toys.

Plus Size Lingerie: Hips and Curves

  • Dressing sexy – How can you feel sexy and confident if you are not dressing the part? Hips and curves is one of my favorite plus size lingerie stores. They have sexy corsets and bustiers. They have petticoats and knickers. Do I hear dress up and role play time? You can find playful nighttime wears at Hips and Curves , Full Beauty, Bare Plus, and Cacique by Lane Bryant.

The facts are that confidence comes from accepting you as YOU are, loving yourself like NO OTHER, and loving your body like no one else can. You DO NOT need anyone’s permission to do so. Lynn Ruby has a great mini read and exercise on Loving Your Body here! Fit and Feminist has the perfect post about the mental anguish about bathing suits  and media to read! 

Happy love making!

What tips would YOU Share for building confidence in the bedroom? With yourself? Do you THINK you can be SEXY? Make sure you stay tuned next Friday for part 2!


Bonnielee Cuevas is former NYC Fashion Stylist, and Journalist with a very successful portfolio. She left the fashion industry and is a Lifestyle, Holistic & Sustainable Expert, Humanitarian, and Mental Health Advocate.

She has been a successful Entrepreneur for over 13 years. BonnieleeCuevas.Com is where you will find sprinkles of her personal adventures, encouragement through a sustainable, holistic, and positive approach to fill your body, mind, and spirit with pure JOY.

She has been seen and featured in (not limited to): CBS Radio Minnesota, Curvy Magazine, Adweek, Business Insider, Fashion School Daily, Oxygen Magazine and named one of Vogue’s Top Influential Social Media Darlings.

You may have read many of her articles on sites like: The Curvy Fashionista, Dame Life Blog, Skorch Magazine and Zumba Life Magazine. Her passion and knowledge for style has never left her spirit, and she continues to freelance on the subject. 

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  1. Really loved d comment about God, I tink God should just as much b a part of our sex life as any other part, he created sex to b loved and enjoyed between two partners(male and female), dat are married, it’s a beautiful tin wen u love ur body, andd esp wen u share sometin as intimate and amazing as sex wit someone dat loves urs. Beauty is not limited to size or weight, beauty is simply in d knowledge of it, if a slimer girl can love erself and feel sexy and confident, y shouldn’t a bigger girl, everybody has deir preference, b wit a guy dat loves ur body , as much as u do, and u’l av an amazing life ful wit confidence.

  2. I think confidence is really connected to not giving a fig about what outsiders think. If people want to judge you based on some narrow-minded, culturally-dictated, media-driven BS, they are way too concerned about what other people think, and they are missing out.

    However, I know of a guy who told his wife (HIS WIFE!) that he couldn’t sleep with her because she had gotten too fat. Not wouldn’t–COULDN’T. She wasn’t fat; she had redundant skin from being a tiny little woman who had a 10lb baby. I feel for her, and she has become very focused on her weight now, but she did not have the problem. He had the problem, and someone needs to hit him in his head.

    So, I understand the anxiety, but you can’t control that. Just surround yourself with people who are not idiots and be who you are. You can’t be anyone else, and isn’t that a good thing?

  3. I wish I could find my sexy confidence once again as a young women I was a size 4 yes I said 4 and now I’m a 22. I have tried looking at myself in the nude but just cry at what stairs back. I have always been curvy but in a sexy way. Now I just see rolls and dimples. My husband says that I have the most sexiest laugh and voice he has heard in a while and I just need to build on that but not so easy. If I could find my sexy back I would be so grateful.

  4. I didnt have to he did. He constantly tells me im beautiful and he loves my body every inch every roll ever stretch mark. I used to not take off all my clothes but with him after 6 years i feel comfortable and sexy 😍😍😍

  5. The hardest part is finding someone who arouses me mentally. When we get past that part I don’t really have a problem with the nudity because he approached me. How can we be truly intimate if I’m scared or ashamed to take my clothes off. Shame leads to inhibition. Stop over thinking and just enjoy.

  6. As far as I am concerned, I am very free with my body, I am not ashamed of it and I tend to love it. But, though I am plumpy, I have always pampered my image and my inner self. I am very feminine, I make up and wear nice clothes every day. I receive a lot of nice words about my appearance and therefore, when it comes to bed, I am very liberate.

  7. I’ve always been comfortable with my size; every partner I’ve had was/is a lover of curves and plumpcious, bountiful breasts and booties and thighs. At 25 yrs together and 24 married my husband loves putting his head on my jiggly belly because “that’s where our babies were!” 😊

  8. I don’t agree it’s ALL the man’s job. It’s only part his job. He does have to make sure to never to do or say anything to make you feel uncomfortable. But, if you refuse to ever let go of your insecurities, no matter how perfectly any man treats you, it will never work. You have to put the time and effort into letting go of all that negativity in your head and enjoy the experience. Easier said than done. Every time you’re intimate, let go of one tiny little thing. It adds up.

  9. Your question suggests that we’re not already confident. I don’t build my confidence any more for sex than I do for anything else. He sees a plus size woman WITH clothes on so I’m not going to magically shrink to a slender woman without clothes on so if he’s with it, he’s with it. If not he can bounce but I do not deal with men who are ashamed to show their preference for a big woman. That DOES make things a little easier when you have a man who already appreciated a big woman. That way he’s not tripping over seeing your body nude.

  10. MY CONFIDENCE IS 100%. I’ve never aligned or associated MYSELF with anyone who doesn’t let me maintained my confidence, which I had before they came along. I pamer myself, just because and I’d allow him to expand on that level. My boyfriend said that when a woman is confidence, it is the most SEXY thing EVER!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. I have the most wonderful husband. We adore each other and are attracted to other. He can’t keep his hands off me and that makes me feel sexy, sensual, desirable and attractive. I have never really not liked my body. He loves my curves and that simply adds to me loving my body.

  12. Altho I’m engaged & my fiancé is out of state @ the moment, what makes me confident is my appearance. When I have that right OUTFIT or LINGERIE & He sees it. I know the SEX & INTIMACY WILL B MIND- BLOWING!!!

  13. Take care of yourself mind body and soul. Make peace with who you are and stop judging and putting yourself down. If you can do that you’ll have no choice but to let your sexuality come through. Finally don’t buy into the bullshit that plus size isn’t sexy.

  14. My feeling is if you a big girl clothed, you’re a big girl nude, and most of the folks attracted to you won’t be surprised once you’re naked that suddenly you’re not thin UNLESS you wear a lot of shapeware, then I have no idea, lol. Being comfortable with your partner and able to communicate is key to any sexy times fun, and that’s one size fit all advice for anyone.

  15. I’m turning 50, and I’m a size 16 and I’ve never been sexier. I know myself, what I like, my body is a vehicle to pleasure for me and my partner. Life is too short to miss out on fun, pleasure or love because of worrying about my body. We don’t wait for permission from someone else to see ourselves as sexy. We claim it for ourselves!

    • I’ve just turned 50 too, and I have never felt sexier …I have sexual dysfunction due to an injury and my partner and I are shagging like teenagers regardless of my dysfunction (In fact I think all of the shagging has actually helped improve my sexual responsiveness) ANYWAY…he loves my curves (always liked slim sporty chicks)… but can’t believe what he’s missed out on all these years😁😂😂👌🏾❤️ ….DANGER CURVES AHEAD

  16. It took time to be ok with my body. I’m able to stand in front of a mirror naked. I have given birth to two amazing souls-my stretch marks are that road map. My husband loves ALL on me, knows what I like and how I like it. I was not always confident, but my husband helped. Now…..Babeeee I rock what I got.
    Lady in the street and a freak in the bed. IJS

  17. I’m an old maid. I’ve never had much self-confidence and I have depression (I’m on meds and see my doctor). I’ve always felt I wasn’t good enough for anyone or had anything to offer. I’m attracted to men, but I don’t feel like I could ever make anyone happy. I’m too sensitive and my feelings get hurt too easily. You have to be strong to be in a relationship. I’m not unfortunately. I wish I was stronger, but I’m not. I just try to enjoy my friends and family. I enjoy reading and it helps with coping with the profound loneliness I feel.

  18. I have the PJs the model is wearing in the thumbnail. My cousins bought them for my wedding night. My husband thought I was sexy as hell and always has. He loves me head to toe, inside and out. 💕

  19. You only need to believe in your own confidence. I stand in the mirror and admire all my good parts and faults. I don’t care if anyone think differently but I love me! Embrace your body and who ever you deal with sexually will love your confidence!

  20. The one realisation that really clicked things into perspective for me was this: in all my years of being sexually active, not once has it happened that I took off my clothes (or even just part of them) and the other person said “Yuck, no thanks, I’ll go now.” Sex was always had and enjoyed thoroughly by both parties. That made me realise that hey, if it gets to the undressing/sexy times stage, the other person is there for that and my body is not repulsive to them. So if it isn’t, why should I be ashamed of it and be the one to make myself feel bad? There’s literally no reason! I realised that we tend to think the worst of ourselves when others literally only see the sexy, beautiful, willing naked person in front of them. (It’s also helped that apparently I’m quite good at all things sex and have had glowing “reviews” most of my life. Not gonna deny that. But that all comes from being sex-positive and knowing your body, what you respond to, what you want and actually being brave enough to ask for it and to claim it. Self-confidence in one’s abilities is also key.)

  21. I love ladies like the one on the picture but they are hard to approach. It is easier to approach girls which are rendered as hotter in stereotypes. I have concluded that they think that if you are approaching them there is something wrong with you. It is not your fault but you’ve been made to accept the lie that you are not hot. We have to change this.

  22. You have to first know that you are sexy then ask yourself if you want to have sex with yourself. If the answer is yes. There should be no further questions. Be good too yourself. Play dress up. Be confident with your body. Make no excuses for your body and love you as a whole in your own natural state. I prefer sex with the lights on or some form of light period. I personally feel like making love with the lights off signify fear and shame.

  23. A big part is getting out of your head and enjoying the moment, listening to your partner. It’s funny, my thighs are probably the body part I’m most self-conscious about but both my last 2 exes were like “I love these thighs!” (unprompted) Hahaha so try to see yourself through their eyes!

  24. Once in a blue I question my sexiness but as someone stated. The person sees your plus size and likes it so what’s the difference if your clothes are off? They don’t expect you to be thin under

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