Experts have interviewed more than 12,000 men and women aged 18 to 69 in France regarding their sexual exploits and accordingly analyze the results based on their body mass index (BMI).
The results were very interesting, they have shown that obese women were 30 percent less likely than normal weight women to have had sexual partners in comparison to where there was little difference among obese men and normal weight men as to whether they found sexual partners.
European researchers also found obese women had more trouble finding sexual partners than their normal weight counterparts, though the same was not true for obese men. Obese women were four times likely to have an unplanned pregnancy while fat men as part of the report have a higher rate of erectile dysfunction.
People with a body mass index (BMI) of 18 to 24 are considered to have a healthy weight. Those with BMI of 25 or above are considered overweight and people with a BMI of 30 or more are classified obese.
Past studies had found similar trending, but researchers were surprised by the discrepancy they found between genders as to how excess weight has affected people’s sex lives.
“Maybe women are more tolerant of tubby husbands than men are of tubby wives,” said Kaye Wellings, a professor of sexual and reproductive heath at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Experts have found out that the problems confronting obese people were predominantly confined to two main issues: Their physical attributes due to obesity; and the social prejudices they experienced that affect their self esteem.