Fat women want more when it comes to sex

A study conducted by Dr Bliss Kaneshiro, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, and Oregon State University professor Marie Harvey shows that fat women have more sex than their thin counterparts.

The findings were based on data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth which studied the sexual behaviour of more than 7,000 women.

Dr Kaneshiro studied the relationship between body mass index and sexual behavior, including sexual orientation, age at first intercourse, number of partners, and frequency of intercourse.

The study refuted stereotype claim that overweight and obese women are not as sexually active as other women. The researchers concluded 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 body mass index (BMI).

"Our analysis demonstrated that obese and overweight women do not differ significantly in some of the objective measures of sexual behavior as compared to women of normal weight," said lead researcher Bliss Kaneshiro.

Kaneshiro’s study has been awarded first prize at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ annual meeting this year. It was published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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