Here’s some excellent news for rotund men: being overweight makes you last longer in bed. Read on to know the science behind it.

Researchers at Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey conducted a study in which they looked at the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and male sexual performance. During this yearlong research, they surveyed a total of 200 men and this is what they found out: 

Men with obvious bellies lasted an average of 7.3 minutes in bed whereas the slimmer ones barely lasted two minutes (and were more likely to suffer from premature ejacualtion!).

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There is a valid explanation.

Let’s say a guy has sex for 100 days annually. So, if he has a belly, he is going to spend approximately eight hours more per year having sex than others who more fit than him. Eight hours – a substantial amount of time, isn’t it? 

The reason behind this is more belly fat. 

Yes, that’s what the scientists say. It means that the man in question has more of the female sex hormone called estradiol, which helps to inhibit orgasm. 

So eat up fellas (but not too much!), those calories count.

H/T: Queerty