…at least with the menfolks. (I always knew that pic would come in handy, somehow, somewhere…)
Sure this isn’t just a ruse to get the fat dudes more lovin’? I mean, 7.3 minutes isn’t exactly enough to make most women’s earth move, if you know what I mean. And since we ARE visual creatures too (surprise!), well…Reality check, fellas: your best bet is still to watch what you eat and get enough exercise. Diabetes will rob you of your performance, as can heart disease. And obesity increases the likelihood of both problems. In fact, a sexual slowdown is often the first sign of either disease, so if you’re a lot fatter than you used to be, and find yourself lasting much longer than you used to, you will want to see your doctor and get tested. And oh yeah: eat sensibly, don’t smoke, and do, do, DO get some exercise every day. You’re more likely to get laid if you look and feel your best, and it’s as true for men as it is for women. That’s something no study will ever contradict.
Fat is fun! At least, that’s the word from Turkey this week. Researchers at Erciyes University in Kayseri have just completed a yearlong study 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 count themselves lucky if they held on for a mere 108 seconds. The reason? Female hormones. Men with excess fat showed higher levels of the female estradiol sex hormone. This substance apparently disrupted their bodies’ natural “male” neurotransmitter chemicals and slowed their progression towards orgasm. Ironically, the less masculine their bodies appeared, the better lovers they proved to be. The scientists compared the BMI and sexual performance of over 100 men who were being treated for sexual dysfunction with 100 other males who lasted longer during sex. They found that men suffering from premature ejaculation were on the whole thinner and fitter than their “better endowed” brethren.