Why is thinness in women fashionable?

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  1. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Even that theory presupposes men with no innate interest in the female form. I just can't see a normal heterosexual male regarding his female models as "hangers". It's a completely asexual view of females suggestive of someone with no sexual interest in them whatsoever.
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    And that sounds...well... really gay..
     
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  5. kira Valued Senior Member

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    What is with all these women' bodies crap THREADS everywhere? I don't even know which one to start reading. What are the general consensus? Not that I care... *I believe* I am sexy anyway, and none of what you all men wrote here about weight or curve going to change the fact, LOL! ^^
     
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  7. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I think (i could be wrong, this was just a students comments) that idea originated from European women designers in the 1980s.
     
  8. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, Parmalee, I don't understand you..?
     
  9. nirakar ( i ^ i ) Registered Senior Member

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    I don't think the real issue is thinness. What is sought is youthfulness and health. What ever female form gets associated with youthfulness and health will be the consensus more desirable woman form. Men can't help seeking youthfulness and health in women because nature wants men to mate with women who look they could be successful mothers in a cruel world.

    Back in the the old days not getting enough to eat was a serious risk to women's health. Now days getting to much to eat is a serious risk to women's health. So men's tastes have changed because the opposite of an unhealthy looking woman has changed. Men favor women who look opposite of the unhealthy women though men have no need to consciously understand why they like what they like.
     
  10. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds solid.

    Why do men like huge boobs, though?
     
  11. Enmos Staff Member

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    Hmm.. don't generalize

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  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Men just like boobs. The size is only a minor consideration. Big ones are just easier to see.
     
  13. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    Sign of fertility. Bloody instincts eh?

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  14. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I think it's cultural. They like breasts because all their life they were taught they were supposed to have some sort of affinity for them. For my Chinese Civilizations class, I did an interview with an elderly Chinese woman, who lived in rural China before women were liberated by communism in the late 40s. She said when she was growing up in China men hardly ever mentioned women's breasts or backside when they were talking about how beautiful they were. It was all about the feet. They would say, "She has such a pretty face, it's too bad her feet are so big", in order to feel feminine a woman had to have small feet. Just like women in the west stuff their bras or get surgery to make their boobs larger and don't feel very feminine without them. The women in pre-communist China used to concern themselves with making their feet smaller, even doing things more drastic than foot binding.

    And just from personal experience, black and Latino men seem to be far more concerned about the size of a woman's butt than any other assets she might have. Small breasts? Fat stomach? Doesn't really matter, they'll drool over your big ass, regardless. Even when flat butts were the fashion of the day, the cultural difference most likely inspired Sir Mix a Lot's song "Baby Got Back".
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    It's an evolutionary thing. Boobs are reminiscent of a bottom. Large boobs are taken to be a sign of good child-bearing potential. Compare baboons, for example, who display their bottoms to potential mates.

    On a slightly different note, a preference for large boobs may be partially an effect of runaway sexual selection.
     
  16. nirakar ( i ^ i ) Registered Senior Member

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    I think there is quite a bit of variation in mens boob preferences but boobs are one of the most blatant differences between men and women. If you want women to be absolutely distinct from men then the bigger the boobs the better. The instinct system has no idea how retarded the man is going to be so a preference for blatant boobs might help the retarded men to not see other men as possible sex partners.

    Clothing somewhat obscures the boobs. I wonder if the average mans preference for bigger boobs would be as strong if women did not wear clothes.
     
  17. mordea Registered Senior Member

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    They do? :shrug:
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    lol You can't be serious

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  19. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    I admit that I usually find skinny women much more attractive than obese women. However if she is pretty in the face like say Daniela Wirtzer, then this doesn't matter to me if she's skinny or not because her face is much more important to me.
     
  20. Not my puppy Registered Senior Member

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    She is hot looking but some men like variety when it comes to boob size.
     
  21. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    oh please. men just like variety. I don't think they are as picky about sex as they like to think they are
     
  22. jpappl Valued Senior Member

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    ah fwerbberberbberber and repeat

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    Seriously, I like them medium size, otherwise they have a hard time when it gets a little rough.

    I had a girlfriend that had back problems from them so I think there are good reasons for women to not want huge ones.

    But another way to look at it, do most women like huge penises ?
     
  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    there's a big difference between big boobs and a big penis. Not a good comparison. Big boobs and a muscular chest maybe.
    Should compare a tight vagina with a big penis.
     

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