So when I say the term “Sex God” to you, I bet I know what picture pops up in your head. A greek statue-type figure with a ripped six-pack, big muscles, and lean body mass index (BMI). Am I right?

But could overweight men actually have more sexual stamina than beach-body guys? Shag Longer will explore the evidence!

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Does being overweight affect how long you last in bed?

It’s great news lads. Throw away the dumbells and phone up your favorite takeaway joint!

According to research published by Erciyes University in Turkey, overweight men lasted longer than the average man with a normal body weight. 

Men with pot bellies last roughly five minutes longer than those who are more masculine, according to a study that examined the connection between sexual performance and body mass index (BMI). Who would’ve guessed, obese men with a higher BMI are the pinnacle of male sexual performance!?

The results of the year-long study showed that people with higher BMIs, particularly those with larger bellies, lasted an average of 7.3 minutes. While their thinner coworker struggled to keep going for two minutes.

This study involved 200 males. 100 who were looking for solutions to their sexual dysfunction problems such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. As well as 100 more males who appeared to have no issues in bed.

Why do fat men last longer in bed?

The science behind the discovery basically states that fat guys are able to last longer as they have more Estradiol present in their bodies. Estradiol is a female sex hormone that slows down premature ejaculation in males.

According to experts, guys who have more belly fat also have higher Estradiol. The hormone interferes with “masculine neurotransmitters” function and prevents them from developing into orgasm. This would be beneficial to someone suffering from lifelong premature ejaculation.

How body weight affects sexual performance

Body weight can affect sexual performance in a number of ways. On one hand, research has shown that overweight men may have better sexual stamina than their thinner counterparts, possibly due to increased muscle strength and endurance.

This can make it easier for them to maintain an erection and control their movements during sexual activity, leading to longer-lasting sexual encounters.

When too much weight becomes a problem

However, excessive weight can also lead to physical limitations that can negatively impact sexual performance. For example, carrying extra weight can lead to decreased mobility and flexibility, making certain sexual positions more difficult or uncomfortable. It can also lead to increased fatigue, making it harder to maintain stamina during sexual activity.

Physical fitness

Physical fitness is an important factor that can affect anyone’s sex life. Men who are physically fit are more likely to have better endurance and muscle strength, which can help them last longer in bed by reducing fatigue and increasing control over movements. Regular exercise, particularly exercises that target the pelvic floor muscles, may also help improve sexual function and prevent premature ejaculation.

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Additional health factors linked to excess weight

In addition to body weight and physical fitness, other health factors can have an impact on sexual performance. Two common health conditions that can affect sexual function are cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels and can reduce blood flow to the penis, which is necessary for achieving and maintaining an erection. Diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves, leading to complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy, and cardiovascular disease, which can also affect sexual function.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for both cardiovascular health and diabetes management. Obesity is a risk factor for both conditions, as it can increase blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and insulin resistance.

Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease, while also managing blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Medications used to treat these conditions, such as beta blockers and diuretics, can also have side effects that can impact sexual function.



Obesity can also lead to inflammation in the body, which can contribute to the development of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Losing weight through lifestyle changes and exercise can improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of complications in people with diabetes. In addition, weight loss can also help improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Managing these health conditions through a healthy lifestyle and appropriate medical care can help improve sexual function in men affected by them.

Seeking medical advice

It is important obese men monitor their weight and should work with their healthcare provider to develop a plan for weight loss that takes into account their specific needs and goals for achieving and maintaining a suitable weight.

This may involve making dietary changes, increasing physical activity, and seeking support or creating a weight loss program.


So results from the study showed that heavier men do in fact last longer in bed than thinner men. A higher body mass index showed a correlation with lasting longer in bed. Although this sex research is good news for chubbier guys, we don’t recommend going out and purposely piling on massive amounts of fat because of this.

There are plenty of other healthier ways to help you extend your time between the sheets as mentioned above. So if you do struggle give them a try. If you have tried various natural ways with no luck there are supplements available to help. Alternatively, you can seek out medical advice by seeking out your local doctor or sex therapist.

Jocelyn Padilla, Certified Sex Educator

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