Men’s love of women with big backsides is quite a hot topic. Now, a new study has presented yet another explanation for why many men prefer women with large, curvy butts.
The study found that evolution has preferred women with a spine curvature of 45 degrees because it allowed them to remain mobile throughout pregnancy without risk of injuring themselves.
Big Butts Researchers believe this finding may partially explain why the modern man remains so infatuated with the size of the backside of potential female partners. The curve at the bottom of a woman’s spine allows her to significantly shift weight, and without this ability, pregnant women would face a serious disadvantage.
According to the study, without a spine curvature of this degree the pressure on a woman’s hips during pregnancy would increase by 800 percent. This would cause her to not only become largely immobile, but also put her at risk for sustaining serious injury.
The team, based out of Bilkent University in Turkey, asked 300 men to look at silhouettes of women with many different angles of spine curvature.
Results showed that the majority of the men were significantly more attracted to silhouettes of women who had a spine curvature of 45.5 degrees, suggesting that this ancestral preference for spinal curvature has persisted. Lewis believes that his findings may offer an explanation into modern man’s love of round female butts.
This is not the first time science has attempted to find a reason for evolutionary preference of big-bottomed women. A 2014 study found that women with larger waist-to-hip ratios had higher levels of the hormone needed to get pregnant, and therefore possessed increased chances of fertility.
However, when we find out the science behind our preferences, we can’t help but wonder if our “type” is really a personal choice or simply nature’s way of ensuring the advancement of mankind.