Big, bulging, bulky, chunky, heavy, hefty, large, meaty, well-fed, lardy, roly-poly, brawny, burly, corpulent and dumpy. Nope, that is not the Decision Marketing team roll-call, although more’s the pity; some of my colleagues are actually not XXXL.
You see, dear Foxy fans, today we are once again celebrating World Obesity Day, admittedly a day early. We won’t be here tomorrow, of course, as we will be too busy celebrating by stuffing our faces with doughnuts, chocolate, pizza, chips, and cookies – and that is just breakfast.
Naturally, the day is organised by the World Obesity Federation, whose goals are to change the way obesity is looked at across society, and end prejudice against overweight people. Fine aims, indeed.
According to WOF, World Obesity Day took place on October 11 for the first five years, but in 2020 the event moved to March to coincide with other events, although quite why they would want to move it nearer British Pie Week (March 6 to 13) is anyone’s guess.
Anyway, if you thought there were plenty of fatties near you, apparently the island of Nauru has the chubbiest population, with an obesity rate of 61%, followed by Cook Islands (55.9%), Marshall Islands (55.3%) and Palau (55.3%). Sounds like the Pacific Islands could be the perfect place for fatties to feel thin.
If all of this is making you feel slightly peckish, the good news is that a recent study conducted by The Crean School of Health Sciences at Chapman University has proved that overweight people are having tons more sex than anyone else.
In fact, of the 60,000 men and women who participated in the snappily titled “Height and Body Mass on the Mating Market: Associations With Number of Sex Partners and Extra-Pair Sex Among Heterosexual Men and Women Aged 18–65” study, those who were overweight had way more sexual partners than those in a “normal” weight range.
And I quote: “Underweight women reported fewer partners than other women. This parallels the finding that underweight men had fewer partners as well. Very slender women may be highly dissatisfied with their weight and thus motivated to not expose their bodies.”
So, there you have it, proof if it were ever needed that big, bulging, bulky, chunky, heavy, hefty, large, meaty, well-fed, lardy, roly-poly, brawny, burly, corpulent and dumpy, really are winners in the bedroom.
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