In our post yesterday ‘R200k: The Cost of a Supersized Life’, a reader commented on Facebook , “I’m a fat dude and I’m definitely not ashamed of it, what I lack in looks I definitely make up for in brains… Gimme 5 minutes with your gf and we’ll see who’s gonna end up spending more.”

The debate heated up when another reader replied “5 minutes???really???that’s only 2 minutes longer than the regular fat guy.”

We did some research and it turns out that 5 minutes is actually shorter than the average overweight man lasts, but longer than the average lean man according to a Turkish study. To make matters worse for lean men, they’re also more prone to premature ejaculation.

The study found that the average overweight guy lasts for 7 min and 18 seconds, while the average lean man lasts for 1 minute 48 seconds.

This is thanks to overweight men having higher levels of the female sex hormone estradiol. Estradiol disrupts the chemical balance in the body and slows down the bodies progression towards orgasm, thus helping overweight men last longer.

The yearlong study compared the sexual performance of a group of 100 participants who were being treated for sexual dysfunction, with another group of 100 men not suffering from sexual dysfunction. The team also kept track of the Body Mass Index of all the participants. The researchers found that the premature ejaculators were on average leaner and fitter.