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Size Does Matter

“Study shows that fatter men last longer in bed. Should Americans rejoice?” Slate covers Turkish research concluding that the less masculine a man’s body, the better lover he is.

“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. … Ironically, the less masculine their bodies appeared, the better lovers they proved to be.”


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