Dr. Avnish Jolly :Most of people believe overweight women have less sex than skinny types, think again, for a new study from Hawaii University has suggested that it’s the other way round. Even earlier studies indicated that obesity curbs sexlife. But, now researchers in the US have found that fat women have more sex than those with normal weight as one’s body mass does not affect one’s sexual desire. Researchers have based their findings on an analysis of data on more than 7,000 women collected in the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth that looked at the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and sexual orientation, age of first intercourse, number of partners and frequency of intercourse. Ninety-two percent of overweight women reported having a history of sexual intercourse with a man, as opposed to 87 percent of women with a normal BMI, according to this survey.
Bliss Kaneshiro , Hawaii University said that our analysis demonstrated that obese and overweight women do not differ significantly in some of the objective measures of sexual behaviour as compared to women of normal weight and the data showed that overweight women were more likely to report having sexual intercourse with a man, even when researchers controlled for age, race and type of residence.
Kaneshiro reviled that these results were unexpected and we don’t really know why this is the case. This study indicates that these women needs counselling on accidental pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections prevention, regardless of BMI.
The study has been published in the journal ‘Obstetrics & Gynecology’