Here's What It's Like To Be A Plus-Size Person Looking For Love

A personal glimpse into a journey many people are taking.
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The search for a relationship -- or just a decent date -- can be difficult for anyone. But for people who identify as overweight, the journey can be even more daunting.

In the latest episode of the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson explore how weight can affect relationships and sex. The episode was inspired by a young man named Daniel who is overweight and emailed asking for advice about finding a woman to date. Along with Daniel's very personal story, Kolodny and Michelson also talked to Kelly Shibari (pictured above), a model, adult entertainer, publicist and the first plus-size woman to appear on the cover of Penthouse Forum; Substantia Jones, who proudly embraces the term "fat" and launched the Adipositivity Project to help others discover their own beauty; and Sarah Varney, the author of "XL Love: How The Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America's Love Life":

If you want to download and/or listen to the podcast offline, head to iTunes or Stitcher.

This podcast was produced by Katelyn Bogucki and edited by Nick Offenberg. Production assistance and design was provided by Lauren Bell.

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