Apparently when it comes to sex, fat is the new thin. Because as it turns out, men with larger bellies make for better lovers, according to a recent yearlong study out of Turkey correlating body mass index (BMI) and male sexual performance. Their findings: Men with excess body fat last longer in bed. In fact, heavier men were able to make love for an average of 7.3 minutes, while slender men could barely hold on for 2 minutes.
In fact, they found skinnier guys more likely to suffer from premature ejaculation, too.
The reason for this, (get this), is Female hormones. Men with larger bellies showed higher levels of the female estradiol sex hormone, which disrupts the bodies’ natural “male” neurotransmitter chemicals and slows the progression towards orgasm. Ironically, the less masculine the 100 subjects’ bodies appeared, the better lovers they proved to be.
So maybe it’s OK to have that second slice of pie now the word is out that American men, living in what the World Health Organization has identified as the world’s third fattest county with an estimated 66.7 percent of the population living well over the line, are probably the world’s most exquisite lovers.
But before you go and cancel that gym membership boys, remember this. If you weren’t one of the people participating in this study, you still need to be attractive enough for potential bed partners to want to have sex with you, before you can show off your mad manly skills. So maybe keep up with the crunches from time to time. Or at least learn some good jokes.
Something to chew on anyway. You can read the entire article from YourTango’s LOVE BUZZ.