Fat Boys, Sex And Twitter

I was browsing on Twitter the other day and stumbled upon something rather interesting that I thought I would share here.

While skimming over my homepage, I came across a tweet from @OMGFactsSex (which is basically a Twitter page that posts interesting bits of uncommon, sexual knowledge numerous times throughout the day).

The tweet read as followed:

After reading this (of course) I was intrigued, so I followed the link and was somewhat surprised by the findings of the article.

Although the article was posted on omg-facts.com, the original story was recycled from an article on nbcchicago.com. It states that an anthropologist from Northwestern University followed more than seven hundred Filipino men from birth into their twenties; coming to the conclusion that those who  gained the most weight within the first six months of being born grew up to be taller and stronger, therefore more likely to have sex earlier.

After reading this I was a bit taken back, because (for some reason) those results just don’t click with me. On the one hand I can see where the findings are coming from, but just because a man is taller and stronger does not necessarily mean that he’s going to engage in sex sooner than someone tall and thin, or short and muscular.

Another issue I had with these findings were that it automatically places a stereotype on the way in which women judge their sexual partners. It appears the article is assuming that 1) women are only interested in men who are tall and strong and 2) that women are only interested in heterosexual sex.

Maybe it’s just me, but I just found the study to be somewhat peculiar–so I open the question: what is your input? Shoot us a response in the comment box and let me know what you think!

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About Madeline Haller

Madeline Haller

Madeline Haller is an Assistant Editor for MensHealth.com. Haller received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University, with a second concentration in gender studies. When she's not writing for MSP/MH, you can find her running, enjoying a cup of coffee, or searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick.