A new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior reveals that men who prefer women with slim waist were more satisfied and less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction compared to other men.
Researchers at University of West Scotland studied the link between a woman's waist measurement and her sexual attractiveness to her partner by asking over 699 participants to fill up a questionnaire known as the International Index of Erectile Function.
All of the participants were from the Czech Republic and were among 35 and 65 years of age. The researchers also recorded how many times the participants had sexual intercourse with their partners. The researchers found that the participants who experienced the least performance issues were younger and had younger partners with slim waist and were also more satisfied compared to the other participants.
"The most compelling explanation was that slimmer women are, on average, more sexually attractive to men. This is not surprising, given evolutionary selection pressures, because accumulation of excess body fat, especially abdominally, is associated with elevated risk of metabolic, cardiovascular, and neoplastic disorders. The elevated risk of such disorders could result in poorer fitness and hence less desirability as a mating partner", lead researcher Stuart Brody said.