A new study proves that there is one healthy reason to maintain those extra inches in your waist, at least for men.
Remember how people say that men with belly are good lovers? As it turns out there’s a certain truth to that, at least when it comes to sexual stamina.

Researchers at Erciyes University in Kayseri in Turkey finished a yearlong study on the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and male sexual performance. According to the research, overweight men with obvious bellies lasted an astounding five minutes more than their thin and 6-packed counterparts – we’re talking about sexual performance here in case you forgot.

Men with Belly Better Lovers

The results which came from a survey of 200 men stated that men with higher BMI lasted an average of 7.3 minutes in bed while men with lower BMI lasted 2 minutes on the average. Thin men were also found out to suffer more from premature ejaculation.

But how can we explain this? Wouldn’t men with big bellies run out of breath faster? According to the scientists involved in the study, more belly fat equates to more estradiol, a female sex hormone that helps to inhibit orgasm. Also it is important to note that the “big bellies” mentioned in the research didn’t account for bellies that belong to obese men.