A new study is providing hope to overweight men worldwide, proving that men of larger size last longer in bed.
Erciyes University in Turkey concluded that men with excess body fat develop more female sex hormones that influence their sexual performance.
The hormone oestradiol is found in high levels in overweight men and allows them to last an average of 7.3 minutes compared to 1.8 minutes for men with lower BMI scores.
To find the results doctors recorded the body mass index of more than 100 patients that needed specialized treatment.
In addition to the results for overweight men, the study showed that men that needed treatment for premature ejaculation had lower BMI scores.