Sex & Dating

Research Proves Overweight People Have More Sex Than You

Published On 10/02/2015 Published On 10/02/2015

If you have reservations about both the size and frequency of tacos going down your throat, fear not! A new study conducted by The Crean School of Health Sciences at Chapman University has proven that overweight and obese people are having tons more sex than you. Of the 60,000 men and women who participated in the study, those who were overweight, on average, had more sexual partners than those in a normal weight range

Lead study author David Frederick, PhD, an assistant professor in health psychology at Chapman University, further explained the findings to Yahoo Health: "Overweight and normal men fit the conventional ideals for men,” he says. “Men are expected to appear tough or athletic. Very slender men can face stigma for not appearing powerful.”

If this news, however, has prompted you to drastically increase the amount of tacos going into your stomach, you should still be weary, as the participants are by no means significantly overweight: "It’s a medical classification using BMI, or Body Mass Index," says Fredrick, "very few people would perceive that 'overweight' men are too heavy."

Men who were classified as overweight admitted to have, on average, eight sexual partners in their lifetime, as opposed to the six partners "normal weight" men had. Overweight and normal weight women boasted around the same numbers with seven and six, respectively.  

Regardless, tacos are delicious and should be eaten by all, because—as popular men's interest site Maxim delicately puts it, "If you're short and shrimpy, it might be harder for you to ride the freak train to Hump City." What the author, Ali Drucker, fails to mention, is that Hump City is closed and has been out of commission since an incident involving ghosts. 


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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and now feels a lot better about his hairy doughnut belly. 

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