Science Explains Why Men Like Women With Curvy Booties

From that bootylicious Kim photo that broke the internet to hit songs like “All About That Bass,” women’s backsides are having a major moment in the spotlight.

Interest in the female form is nothing new, of course. Previous research suggests that men evolved to prefer women with small waists and big hips–signals of youth and fertility.

Now a new study adds surprising nuance to the the evolutionary theory behind men’s interest in prominent posteriors–or, more precisely, in the curved spines that create them.

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Is it Kim Kardashian’s, erm, spine that men find so attractive?

— Richard Gray (@chalkmark) March 4, 2015

“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 at the University of Texas at Arlington, 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, male preference for this specific anatomical form —> Read More Here


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