A man’s obsession with size is usually confined to an area somewhere below the waist.
But new research from Turkey indicates that he has been concentrating on the wrong region. What is important in the bedroom department is actually the size of his shirt collar!
The new study has found that men whose necks are more than 16.3 inches (41 cm) around are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED).
Tests were carried out on more than 90 men aged between 40 and 60. They discovered that those with a bigger neck circumference were more likely to have problems getting an erection. (Erectile dysfunction is the most common male sexual problem worldwide and affects nearly half of men between 40 and 70).
Researchers at the University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, found that those with wide necks were more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome – a combination of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. This lethal combination of symptoms can affect sexual performance.
The report published in the medical journal Andrologia by scientists from the University School said: “Neck circumference may be a new component of metabolic syndrome in ED. We suggest that neck circumferences of 16.3 inches and over may predict ED in patients with metabolic syndrome.
Ït has long been known that there is a link between metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction but this is the first time that neck size has been shown to be a symptom of the disorder.
And, as if problems in the erection department are not enough, researchers also reported that having a larger neck also increases the risk of sleep apnea.
Dr David Goldmeier, a consultant in sexual medicine at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington told The Sun newspaper, “It is a very interesting study. Larger neck circumference is also associated with sleep apnea, which is itself associated with low desire.”
The revelation of this surprising relationship between neck size, desire, and performance will have lexicologists scratching their heads to come up with an alternative for the word “necking”!