Dating Woman with Slim Waist Lowers Man’s Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

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A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found the slimmer a woman’s waist, the lower the chances her partner will experience impotence.

Whether belly fat contributes to lowered female libido or whether men simply find thin female waists highly attractive, the study found a slender female midsection correlated directly with more frequent sex, stronger male sexual performance and more powerful feelings of attraction between partners.

While the study found men tend to perform better with younger partners than with older partners, the study also noted the correlation between sexual satisfaction and waist size occurred regardless of the female’s age.


“The correlation between sexual satisfaction and

waist size occurred regardless of the female’s age.”

The study also found the thinner the man’s waist, the more satisfied he felt with his own sex life.

Looking at 699 male participants between the ages of 35 and 65, the study was lead by Stuart Brody, a psychology professor at the University of West Scotland.

Brody weighed in on the data, concluding:

“The most compelling explanation was that slimmer women are, on average, more sexually attractive to men.”

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