New research: Men with bigger bellies have better sex – here’s the unexpected reason why

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This article originally appeared on The Laugh Bible

Size matters – but not in the way you might think. Apparently, it’s the size of your belly – and not the size of what’s between your legs – that decides whether you’re a good lover.

Researchers at Erciyes University in Kayseri have conducted a year-long study where they have looked into the correlation between BMI (Body Mass Index) and how men perform sexually.

The results were shocking. It turns out that overweight men with big bellies lasted five minutes longer in bed than their thinner counterparts.

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Five minutes is a long time in this context! For some people, that’s up to three to four copulations put together.

200 men participated in the study, and researchers came to the conclusion that men with a higher BMI lasted 7.3 minutes in bed on average. The thinner men only lasted 2 minutes – and they were more prone to premature ejaculation.

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According to the researchers, one reason for why men with bigger bellies last longer is that more belly fat means more estradiol in the body, which is a female hormone that helps stave off orgasm.

So finish your meals, boys, and men – soon no-one will want to sleep with weedy men!

This research is extra interesting since the ideal that’s usually promoted is a thin and well-trained hunk, but perhaps we might be heading in a different direction after all?

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