Anorak News | Men agree size matters in the bedroom, but not in the way you’d imagine

Men agree size matters in the bedroom, but not in the way you’d imagine

by | 6th, September 2010

Sponsored post from Pfizer

According to new research by Pfizer, size really does matter in the bedroom. Apparently almost a third (32%) of men claim weight gain affects their confidence in the bedroom, whilst more than a third (34%) say that feeling unattractive gives them less confidence to initiate sex with their partner.

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The research was undertaken to highlight the launch of Man MOT (Monday Opportunity to Talk), an online health surgery exclusively for men, offering confidential, professional health advice on a broad range of health issues. Sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox (nominative determinism, readers) and Relate counsellors will also host a series of specialist sexual health and relationship clinics to help men with their growing concerns over body image. Almost 1 in 6 men (15%) agree that low self esteem about their appearance impacts on their confidence in bed and more than a quarter (26%) would consider losing weight to boost their bedroom performance.

It isn’t just about how men look though; men also worry about their performance. Nearly two thirds (65%) admit to experiencing sexual performance problems and of these men, 6% put it down to ‘not feeling good enough’ for their partner.

The obvious thing to do would be to talk to someone about bedroom issues. But once again it seems men struggle to do this, preferring to keep problems to themselves. More than half (52%) of those who have experienced sexual performance problems didn’t tell their partner and two in five men (42%) admit they would feel most confident turning to the internet for advice rather than their GP (25%).

So it is clear that men need a few more options to help them get the conversation started.

Man MOT (Monday Opportunity to Talk) is being launched today by Pfizer, in partnership with leading UK health organisations, as a place where men can talk about health-related issues, anonymously and in total confidence. The online surgery will offer professional health advice on a broad range of health issues, in total confidence, from qualified GPs.

Tracey Cox said: “What’s clear from the research is that it’s not just women who suffer from ‘fat days’ and low self esteem in the bedroom, men are also affected by the same issues. We know men are often reluctant to get help for sexual health problems so it’s really encouraging to see the provision of an online surgery, where they can seek advice in total confidence and in an environment they feel comfortable in – anonymous and online. Men shouldn’t be suffering in silence, there’s lots of help out there, offering real solutions to improving sexual confidence and performance.”

So, if you are struggling for time, or are too embarrassed to visit your GP, head to Man MOT.

The online evening surgeries will be open every Monday between 6pm and 11pm, from 26th July to 22nd November at Please note that as the GPs are not aware of each users full medical history they cannot give individualised medical advice, but can refer them to their own GP if issues of concern arise’

This post was sponsored by Funded by Pfizer in partnership with National Obesity Forum, Men’s Health Forum, Sexual Advice Association, Relate, H.E.A.R.T UK and Diabetes UK, Man MOT will provide men with a platform to log on anonymously in total confidence, to seek advice about any health issues from qualified GPs. Sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox and Relate counsellors will also be hosting a series of specialist sexual health and relationship clinics.

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