A thick, juicy butt is currently desired the world over. We see it on Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Ice T‘s wife Coco. The long and the short of it is this: a delectably fat ass has appeared to be the ne plus ultra of beauty for some time now. But that’s wrong, according to science.
A bulbous behind on its own may not make you attractive. Nor will, say, just having a stacked rack, amazing legs or bee-stung lips. Isolated, they may look nice, but it turns out people are attracted to proportional beauty. The whole package is the thing. Makes you rethink this whole “waist-training” phenomenon, yes?
Two researchers from Queen’s University processed reactions to bodies in motion. The study consisted of point-light displays that depict a person using 15 moving dots. Each representation showed a person’s movements and their body shape – and both movement and body shape were measured for attractiveness.
The results? It’s a person’s body shape and movement as a whole that make someone attractive. The researchers tried to create “hybrids” of one method of movement with a different body shape, but findings show that these were viewed as less attractive.
So, science wants you to know that you’re beautiful. But that people tend to view proportional bodies more favourably.