For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Kansas City, Mo. – Die-hard football fans know that NFL players are going vegan to boost their performance on the field—but do they know that going vegan can help score a touchdown in the bedroom, too? That’s the rousing message PETA would have delivered during the Buffalo Bills–Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday, if KCTV5 hadn’t deemed the group’s “Last Longer” public service announcement too steamy for airwaves.
By comparing the bedroom prowess of a vegan lover to the shortcomings of his meat-eating counterpart, the clip cheekily demonstrates that vegans have better sex lives, since the cholesterol in meat, eggs, and dairy slows the flow of blood to all the body’s organs—not just the heart.
“Game-day viewers are missing out on a funny, sexy take on an important message: Vegan meals can help clear clogged arteries and get blood pumping again,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is calling on everyone, Chiefs fans included, to ‘last longer’ in the bedroom and beyond by eating healthy, animal-friendly foods.”
Studies have shown that low-fat vegan meals combat all the physical causes behind the vast majority of impotence cases: high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammation, and hormonal imbalances. One study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that men who couple regular exercise with a diet rich in flavonoids—found in fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and apples—may reduce their risk of developing erectile dysfunction by over 20%.
Researchers have also found that vegans are more empathetic than meat-eaters are. That may be why vegans are a more intriguing romantic prospect—and why more people than ever are going vegan to spare nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in slaughterhouses.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.