I have to admit, as far as the instruments of female anatomy are concerned, I’m all about that bass. At least I thought I was.
In the words of Sir-Mix-A-Lot, I like big butts and I cannot lie!
To each his own, however. So for those men who are attracted to women built like ten year old boys, go forth and…well, whatever.
But there is supposedly something that men do indeed prefer, almost universally.
A new study finds that there’s an evolutionary reason men prefer women with a “theoretically optimal angle of lumbar curvature.” In other words, men like a curvy back that leads to the buttocks area. Splitting hairs, are we?!
To study this, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin ran a two-part study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior.
In the first part, men rated the attractiveness of manipulated images of spinal curves; most best liked a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks. Talk about an exacting measurement! 45.5 degrees requires a good calibrated eyeball, doesn’t it!
In the second part, men were shown pictures of women with different buttock sizes — and they still most preferred the ones whose spinal curvature was closest to the ideal, meaning it’s the lumbar curvature they like, not just “big butts,” researchers say in a press release.
As for my proclivity for the “bass,” well here is how the lead researcher explained it in Medical Daily.
“…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.”
I will take this under advisement, and report back soon!