A result for Mr Average. Good-looking men make the worst lovers. “And they’re bad at everything else” say scientists
There has long been discussion over which nation has the best lovers. According to a recent poll, men from Spain, Brazil and Italy were the best lovers whereas men from Germany, England and Sweden were the worst.
However, rather than lump all men from the same country into a single group, scientists at the Academy of Research into Sexual Experience in Denmark took nationality out of the equation and rated men according to how good-looking they were.
A panel of 25 female judges rated 312 men on their looks. 12 female volunteers than rated each man on his sexual prowess and performance. To ensure a level playing field, each man wore a mask so their level of facial attractiveness could not be determined.
Contrary to their expectations, the researchers found that the men rated most attractive by the panel of judges performed the worst.
Lead researcher, Dr Ludwig I. Fink, said: “Sexual performance is the cornerstone from which our behaviour in all aspects of life is judged. From our research we have come to the conclusion that good-looking men rely on their good looks to see them through most social and business situations and, more importantly, most people believe a good-looking person is better at everything than an average-looking person. This is simply not true.
“In our sexual performance experiment, the good-looking men performed the worst by far as they no longer had their looks to rely on. It was interesting to see that men classified as ‘average’ and even at the lowest end of the attractive scale rated far higher in the performance tests.
“We believe it’s because good lookers rest on their laurels. Others have to work harder to make up for their perceived lack of good-looks…”
“Two things are apparent from this research,” said Dr. Fink. “In everyday life, we should not assume that the most attractive men are the most competent. Secondly, in the bedroom, Mr Average usually out-performs the good-lookers because they think they have more to prove.
“Ladies – it proves the saying ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover'”.
Dr Handover added: “We have yet to research how this applies to women. We are currently sifting through thousands of male volunteers.”