Well, thankfully I survived Easter; sadly the only thing that was resurrected round here though was my not inconsiderable derrière so, yet again dear Foxy fans, I find myself looking for another miracle cure to shift the extra bulk.
Of course, some might say that is the price you pay for being so greedy but honestly I only have to look at chocolate these days and it seems to go straight on me.
Anyway, there I was considering the usual suspects of the Dukan, the Flexitarian, Weight Watchers, Mayo Clinic, the 5/2 and even the 10-Day Egg Diet (unfortunately hard-boiled, not chocolate) when up popped an email from sex toy and lingerie retailer Lovehoney all about their LibidOlympics.
And, while initially you may question what on earth this has nothing to do with my XXL predicament, bear with me, there is a twist.
You see, in a global study of more than 22,000 sexually active folk, respondents were asked to rate their libido on a scale of 1-10 which has highlighted not only how we personally rank our sexual appetites, but also how that compares to our friends in neighbouring countries across the world.
And, guess what, si, si, salute, when it comes to sex and intimate encounters, it is the hot-blooded citizens of Italy who want all the action, spurting to the top Lovehoney Libido chart.
With an average of 6.93 on the self-surveyed litmus test, Italy triumphed over European neighbours Spain and France, who came second and third, with the UK in fourth and the Germans in fifth.
And the twist? Not only do Italian stallions reign supreme in the bedroom, according to a separate study by Statistica, overweight and obese people constitute almost half of the overall population.
Now while this may not be ideal for the Italian universal public healthcare system, on a purely selfish level (what other level is there?) at least it means I can go there for my summer holidays without losing a pound and still pull…
Now that’s what I call la dolce vita.
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