What is it about curvy hips and equally curvier bodies that men find so attractive?
According to a captivating research, man are felt inclined to a woman with a “theoretically optimal angle of lumbar curvature” or a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks.
For a mate, man’s inclination towards a woman with a curvy backside has its root date back to ancient times, allowing ancestral women to better support, provide for, and carry out multiple pregnancies, investigation by a team from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the UT – Arlington found.
The study’s co-author Eric Russell from the UT – Arlington in a paper published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior said, “The findings enable us to conclusively show that men prefer women who exhibit specific angles of spinal curvature over buttock mass.”
This augments the generally accepted growing body of evidence that beauty is not entirely subjective, or “in the eyes of the beholder” as many conventional social science believed, but rather has a rational adaptive reasoning, added psychology professor David Buss from the UT Austin.
This research consisting of two studies looks at vertebral wedging, an underlying spinal feature that can influence the actual curve in women’s lower backs.
A hundred men were ask to rate the degree of attractiveness of a number of altered images displaying spinal curves which ranges across a natural array.
The experiment concluded that men were attracted mostly to images of women exhibiting the hypothesized 45 degrees of lumbar curvature.
“This spinal structure would have enabled pregnant women to balance their weight over the hips,” the authors noted.
These women that a majority find attractive, would have been more efficient at hunting during pregnancy and less likely chance of suffering spinal injuries.
Additional, men who gave preference to these same women would have had mates who were better able at providing for fetus and young ones, and who would have been able to carry out multiple pregnancies without injury.
The second study addressed the question of whether men prefer this angle because it replicates a curvier backside, or whether it can be attributed to the angle in the spine itself.
Roughly 200 men were subjected with groups of images of women with divergent buttock sizes and vertebral wedging, but maintaining a 45.5-degree curve.
Men constantly preferred women whose spinal curvature was closer to optimum regardless of buttock size.
Men’s psychological preference and this morphology towards the shape of a women’s backside have evolved over thousands of years, they won’t just disappear overnight, concluded the authors.
The authors did a fine job of doing their research. But curvy hips mean sexy and that’s what attracts men most of all. Research isn’t necessary just to find out why men likes curvy hips very much.