There’s a study out there that attempts to show the parallels between why men like big booties. This is not a joke. There is a study out there to prove why men like big butts.
I would have never known that a study like this was needed or would even be deemed to be remotely necessary. My best guess is that the guys behind this study started a trend that was too good to pass up and it showed these guys a blueprint on how to milk donors and make it look like what they’re researching is worthwhile to society.
It kind of reminds me of how Kim Kardashian got the blueprint from her ex-BFF Paris Hilton on how to be a “socialite” and establish a brand and make millions. She then perfected those plans and ran off with it and hasn’t been stopped since.
And since I just brought up Kim Kardashian, it’s no secret that big hips and booties have shot to the forefront of what is considered sexy in today’s society, but why?
According to the study:
“Over the course of human history, women faced the adaptive problem of a forwarded-shifted center of mass during pregnancy,” study co-author Eric Russell, a graduate student in psychology, told The Huffington Post in an email. “Women with a greater degree of lumbar curvature … were able to redistribute this center of mass to reduce the strain of pregnancy. Thus, we hypothesized that men should have a psychological adaptation to prefer these women as mating partners.”
In short, men’s preference for larger booties likely evolved because it enabled women to sustain multiple pregnancies without injury and to forage productively during pregnancy.
Yeah, that makes sense. I would have thought that it was because sometimes big booties just look nice and that us men are visual creatures. We have this need to have or want visual stimulation whereas for women; it’s no so much what they see turns them on, it’s more about the feelings.
That would have been my best-educated guess but then again, I’m not a researcher.
This study surveyed more than 300 men, who rated the attractiveness of female silhouettes that had “lumbar” curvatures ranging from 26 to 61 degrees. The majority found a moderate curvature — about 45.5 degrees — to be just right. The researchers also found the structure of the spine itself, rather than just the buttocks’ fat and muscle, is key.
“Men may be directing their attention to the butt and obtaining information about women’s spines, even if they are unaware that that is what their minds are doing,” Dr. David Lewis, a psychologist at Bilkent University in Turkey and the study’s lead author, told theDaily Mail. “Alternatively, men may have preferences for both lumbar curvature and buttock size. Future research is needed to better understand the latter.”