Complicating matters further for both sexes: The more body fat you have, the higher your levels of a natural chemical known as SHBG (short for sex hormone binding globulin).
By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are listed on the public directory.
This directory now posts multiple photographs of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe.
"Unfortunately, people are internalizing society's definition of what it takes to be involved in sex, particularly the body shape -- there are clearly societal biases out there that are influencing us on an individual level and not in a good way, " says Martin Binks, Ph D, a clinical psychologist and director of behavioral health at Duke University's Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, N. But it turns out that cultural messages aren't the whole story.
New research suggests certain physical conditions that go along with obesity also affect sex drive, further dampening the desires of those who are overweight.
Local law enforcement agencies – as defined under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act – in the communities where offenders live or go to school can release information to 'entities with vulnerable populations,' which could include a school, nursing home or day care center, for example.
Those law enforcement agencies can release the same information about offenders that is available via the toll-free number.Public access to information about registered sexual offenders is intended solely as a means of public protection, any other use prohibited. But cultural messages also continue to tell us that no one bigger than a size 6 should be singing the siren song of sexuality.The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) produced “Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger” to educate parents on the topic of sexual abuse.The video includes interviews with four paroled child molesters who provide candid insight into how they preyed on their victims and important information detailing how parents can protect their children."We are beginning to see that the width of the blood vessels leading to the clitoris [the area of the vagina most closely related to sexual response] in women are affected by the same kind of blockages that impact blood flow to the penis," says Susan Kellogg, Ph D, director of sexual medicine at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute of Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.