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    Is sexually attractive figure (opposite sex) hardwired into brain?

    What I mean is some like em thin and some with a few extra pounds, some like tanned girls and some extremely fair or dark. Is it brain chemistry at work or just social upbringing..for sexual attractiveness. I would say it is 80% brain chemsitry and 20% social upbringing. Any opinions?

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    Certain things like large eye size, small waist to hip ratio, smooth skin texture all indicate youth & health.
    It apears that men are hard wired to find this attractive.

    However when it comes to getting "permanent" companionship guys will take what they can get.

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    If we look at what's considered "facially pretty", some studies suggest that, no matter how you were raised and where on the planet, if everybody is shown the same pictures of peoples, the ones considered "pretty" will remain consistant, no matter.

    As for the body, other studies found there was a mathematical relation consistant to what peoples found generally attractive. The height wasn't a determinant factor, rather the ratio between the various body parts. Anybody can experience this: you look at a pic, the girl attracts you but you have no height reference, only the girl to look at. Then, you're told she's 6' or 5' tall! Still look hot! Are you still interested? Pushing this further, ever been attracted to a girl skinnier/heavier than your "normal", but didn't know why? If you can have her correct mensurations and compare with your "normal", you might have a surprise!

    So, to some extent, I go with Azzaro as far as the majority's likings.

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    Yes, it is.

    According to this BBC series on sexual attraction, the ideal woman has a waist to hip ratio of 70%. If this ratio deviates too much from this ideal, she becomes less attractive to the average male.
    jackyo

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    I think about 90% is mental, the other half is in your mind.
    If it flies, floats or fucks... It's cheaper to lease!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacho
    I think about 90% is mental, the other half is in your mind.
    Hu?? I think this equation is 100% weird...

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    There's definitely a possibility ...

    Cable TV networks are really fond of broadcasting specials or mini-series about 'human sexuality' in a pseudo-scientific context whenever it comes around to "sweeps week" which is those few times of the year when industry analysts tally data to see which people, and how many of them, are watching which TV shows in order to set the next financial quarter's advertising rates for the networks (so, do you feel like a laboratory mouse?).

    Of course all programming in these time periods automatically shifts into sexual high gear. Even the usually tame local news broadcast will come out with their 'expose' on some politicians sex scandal or pointless stories about strippers and/or hookers. The story doesn't need a point. It's just a convenient way to show scantily clad women on TV during 'prime time'.

    So anyway ... sometimes during these times the cable TV networks take a break from their new-found calling in showing us viewers how bikes & cars are made and they attempt to get back to their original "educational" programming.

    About sex.

    But some of these, in the past, have actually been well-worth watching.

    I forget the name of the show, or series, but I definitely remember the narrator because he was the author of a few popular books on human sociology & sexuality.

    His name is Desmond Morris and way back in 1967 (you know, back in the 'hippy days') he wrote a controversial book titled "The Naked Ape" which basically stated that most of what we do as humans is based on our biology. It's a pretty interesting read.

    He attempts to explain all (or most) of human behaviour as if we we're still living in "the jungle". Human society has evolved thousands of times faster than our physical bodies have been capable of adapting to such rapid changes in our own 'man-made' environments.

    Everything we do is still driven by the same survival instincts we've inherited from our primitive ancestors. It's interesting to note that the author is neither an anthropologist or a sociologist, he's simply a zoologist.

    That's what makes it interesting. In his original books, and the cable-TV adaptations, he shows examples of how similar our seemingly 'extreme' behaviour is not that different from other species on the planet (even if they're only South American tree frogs, or funky fish in a pond somewhere).

    Because he's not a sociologist or an anthropologist, he doesn't attempt to pass judgement or try to explain why "civilized" people would act the way that they do. It's more of a 'matter-of-fact' statement of "this is what we do - and this is why we do it".

    Of course that outlook outraged most academic & religious communities at the time. But it was a very common-sense approach.

    Why men like large breasts, big hips, and everything else ... it's all in there.

    "F" wikpedia, google, and the internet in general. Just read the book.

    You can definitely find them on 'Amazon' or Barnes & Noble.com either listed as "used" or as 'new'. (me, myself - somehow I ended up with original paperbacks issues of the book, and the sequel to it, as handy-me-downs for free .... but I expect the cover price of $1.50 isn't valid any more today! Knowledge ain't cheap, but stupidity is more expensive in the long run. So still worth the investment. These are books you will re-read sometime in the future.)

    The books are very entertaining and informative.

    And the books suggest explanations to alot of the seemingly senseless endeavors of mankind (remember - these books were written back in the days of the "Vietnam War" ... not to be confused with anything that might be confused with current history )

    And in summary: In the long run, don't take any of it personally. Everybody is just doing what they are doing, for the reason that they are doing it.

    Ethnic, racial, and sexual inter-relationships. All explained to you by a guy who sees humans on the same level as monkeys, worms & toads. Bizarre, but definitely cool.

    The first book was "The Naked Ape" (Dell - 1967) and the sequel was the equally enticingly named "The Human Zoo" (Dell - 1969).

    So that's your summer reading assignment.

    And there's only two weeks left of summer!
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