The media obsession with skinny women might just be a whole load of junk afterall. This recently conducted study proves that men actually prefer curvy women with shapely hips as opposed to the media promoted waif like appearance. *silently celebrates*
Researchers had 14 men rate how attractive they found pictures of the naked behinds of seven women before and after cosmetic surgery that gave them more shapely hips. Now remember, that these operations did not reduce weight but merely redistributed it. The result? Brain scans of the men showed that seeing the post-surgery pictures activated parts of the brain linked with rewards similar to when alcohol or drugs are consumed. It was also noted that changes in a woman's BMI, commonly used to measure body fat only affected brain areas linked to simple visual evaluations of size and shape. In other words, the parameters of female beauty on the basis of body fat are defined more by society as opposed to a man's natural brain wiring. Bad society!
She says: I am curvy myself but honestly, I think the study by itself was flawed considering the men were shown before and after cosmetic surgery pictures. Of course, they'd prefer the perfect, after-surgery derriers. Does that necessarily prove that men prefer curvy women? I don't think so. Maybe Yusuf can shed some more light on this.
He says: I do not claim to speak for all men here, but yes I do agree with the results of the research (not so much on how it was conducted). A curvy and natural body is definitely more my type than a thin matchstick frame!
Sometimes, I think we give way too much importance to what men think. Who cares if they like women skinny or curvy. We're better off being grateful for what we have and staying healthy. Don't you agree?
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