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Men lusting for less curves
The Age ^ | 12/20/2002

Posted on 12/19/2002 5:49:58 PM PST by ArcLight

Men's taste in women has changed dramatically over the past half-century, shifting away from girls with curves and big breasts towards the androgynous and the skinny.

The assertion comes from two psychoanalysts who pored over every Playboy from December 1953 and calculated the body mass index of every centrefold. Over 577 issues, the models became taller and their waist increased, while their hips became narrower and their bust became smaller. If Playboy is any guide, the needle on the male sexual compass has switched from Marilyn Monroe to Eva Herzigova, the scientists say.

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: fashion; glamour; trends
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Nobody asked ME...me like curves. Lots of curves.
1 posted on 12/19/2002 5:49:58 PM PST by ArcLight
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To: ArcLight
MMMmmm, breasts
2 posted on 12/19/2002 5:51:33 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: ArcLight
Can we have a FR Curvy ping list than sexless androgynous types....
3 posted on 12/19/2002 5:52:15 PM PST by swarthyguy
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To: ArcLight

Especially Norma Jean's curves....

4 posted on 12/19/2002 5:52:26 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: ArcLight
She's got enough curves for me...


5 posted on 12/19/2002 5:54:03 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: ArcLight

What's this about Eva? I see a curve or two.

6 posted on 12/19/2002 5:54:35 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: swarthyguy
It's cause fashion has been dictated by gay men for the past 40 years. Next question.
7 posted on 12/19/2002 5:54:39 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith
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To: ArcLight

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8 posted on 12/19/2002 5:54:50 PM PST by Bob J
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To: Phantom Lord
Ditto..I'd hardly call Eva "androgynous"...
9 posted on 12/19/2002 5:54:52 PM PST by TheBigB
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To: Phantom Lord
Ha! Beat me to the punch. :-)
10 posted on 12/19/2002 5:55:04 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Ha! Beat me to the punch. :-)

Multiple pictures are appreciated, not discouraged.

11 posted on 12/19/2002 5:55:48 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: ArcLight
Men's taste in women has changed dramatically over the past half-century, shifting away from girls with curves and big breasts towards the androgynous and the skinny.

I don't believe a word of that. Just because the media is trying hard to market anorexic women, that doesn't mean that men are preferring them. You have to hit what's pitched. If the media offers 99.999% stick women and two or three token fat women like Rosie O'Donut and that Manheim skiff, what do you expect to happen?

12 posted on 12/19/2002 5:55:59 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: LibWhacker
Ha! Beat me to the punch. :-)

Multiple pictures are appreciated, not discouraged. And there are better ones, but I wasn't gonna be the one to post them. Not yet.

13 posted on 12/19/2002 5:56:08 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: ArcLight
shifting away from girls...
Exactly! Come on men, be MEN!
14 posted on 12/19/2002 5:58:16 PM PST by Temple Drake
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To: ArcLight
Amazingly this has already been posted :)
15 posted on 12/19/2002 5:58:21 PM PST by lelio
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To: ArcLight
Not this man.
16 posted on 12/19/2002 5:59:27 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: evolved_rage

If you ever get an opportunity, watch this movie. It is full of gorgeous women!

17 posted on 12/19/2002 5:59:29 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: LibWhacker
Really, what is wrong with Eva? She can float plenty of boats with her looks. I do also see curves.

In the past, what was the preferance? Did some have to walk around with wide-load on their backside or is this study just whacked?
18 posted on 12/19/2002 6:00:08 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: ArcLight
giga-dittoes!!!! Look out for curves.
19 posted on 12/19/2002 6:03:22 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
One day, FNC was showing some footage of a fashion show (not the Victoria's Secret show), and I couldn't believe the weirdos that were passing for models! They looked like pale, strung-out, sticks. I remember when models looked hot. Sure, they were on the thin side as well, but they did look like women.
20 posted on 12/19/2002 6:07:18 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: ArcLight
The assertion comes from two psychoanalysts who pored over every Playboy from December 1953 and calculated the body mass index of every centrefold. Over 577 issues,...

Perverts (heh-heh)

21 posted on 12/19/2002 6:09:50 PM PST by VRW Conspirator
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To: ArcLight
Men's taste in women has changed dramatically over the past half-century, shifting away from girls with curves and big breasts towards the androgynous and the skinny.

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I've always tended to find lraner women more attractive. Marylyn Monroe impressed me as being a sloppy cow. Grace Kelly was thinner and raised my blood pressure 15 points.

22 posted on 12/19/2002 6:10:34 PM PST by RLK
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To: ArcLight
Curves and Boobies. I'll take them every time.
23 posted on 12/19/2002 6:12:51 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: RLK
Also, Loren Bacall was lean hen she was young, but could buckle my knees.
24 posted on 12/19/2002 6:13:52 PM PST by RLK
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To: ArcLight
small and sexy, or big and bouncy...no matter to me, just smother me!!

SR

25 posted on 12/19/2002 6:14:43 PM PST by sit-rep
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The assertion comes from two psychoanalysts who pored over every Playboy from December 1953 and calculated the body mass index of every centrefold. Over 577 issues,...

Given their results, one would have to believe they only read the articles.

26 posted on 12/19/2002 6:16:07 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: RLK
Just whistle. You know how to whistle don't you, Steve? Just put you lips together and....blow.
28 posted on 12/19/2002 6:18:04 PM PST by oyez
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To: Paul Atreides
weirdos that were passing for models! They looked like pale, strung-out, sticks

,,, the escaped from rehab look doesn't do it for me either.

29 posted on 12/19/2002 6:21:37 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: ArcLight
No, for the last 50 years, we have had gay men and drugged out perverts defining beuty.
Is it any suprise tah the ideal for these are 12 year old boys and girls?
30 posted on 12/19/2002 6:22:29 PM PST by rmlew
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To: austinite
Ah... I like adidas.

Trajan88

31 posted on 12/19/2002 6:23:29 PM PST by Trajan88
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To: RLK
Loren Bacall was lean when she was young..

She was boney and had an unpleasent accent, the first of the scrawny broads, as the were known in the NE, all brain no Butt.

32 posted on 12/19/2002 6:23:51 PM PST by Little Bill
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Nobody asked ME...me like curves. Lots of curves.

Oh, ArcLight! That's all it took for me to switch back the other way. Come right over. I have curves. Lots of curves!

Love,
Rosie


33 posted on 12/19/2002 6:24:41 PM PST by Polybius
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Wow, quite a sight, but I wonder how long this will last on a family site?
34 posted on 12/19/2002 6:24:54 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: RLK
Here's a couple of sloppy cows for you.


35 posted on 12/19/2002 6:24:55 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: shaggy eel
The grunge movement ruined the way girls look.
36 posted on 12/19/2002 6:26:17 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: ArcLight
Well I wish you guys would make up your minds already. I'd like to know if I could eat another cookie!
37 posted on 12/19/2002 6:26:46 PM PST by keats5
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To: shaggy eel
Second From the left looks interesting, had a reaction to the cold water.
38 posted on 12/19/2002 6:27:45 PM PST by Little Bill
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To: ArcLight
"I demand a recount!", Al Gore
39 posted on 12/19/2002 6:28:43 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: Little Bill
,,, yeah, I see what you mean. Bit like a wake up call.
40 posted on 12/19/2002 6:30:08 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: ArcLight
The research, conducted by Martin Voracek of the University of Vienna Medical School and Maryanne Fisher of York University, Toronto, is published in tomorrow's British Medical Journal.

Like an Austrian pencil-neck and a Canadian feminist broad, publishing in a British medical journal, would have any clue what actual men find attractive.

41 posted on 12/19/2002 6:30:11 PM PST by Argus
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I don't know if you have ever seen it, but there is video footage of the Golden Globe Awards, from the sixties. The presenters were Mickey Rooney and Jayne Mansfield. It was a classic scene! Jayne's walk from her table to the podium was priceless.
42 posted on 12/19/2002 6:30:38 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Who's that last "lady" of the five that you posted?
43 posted on 12/19/2002 6:30:50 PM PST by fqued
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To: shaggy eel
I believe it's called "herion chic"...and it's obvious why!
44 posted on 12/19/2002 6:31:25 PM PST by FreepLady
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To: FreepLady
"herion"....supposed to be HEROIN...my bad.
45 posted on 12/19/2002 6:33:12 PM PST by FreepLady
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To: fqued
That's Brigette Bardot.
46 posted on 12/19/2002 6:33:35 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: shaggy eel

47 posted on 12/19/2002 6:34:20 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: FreepLady
,,, heroin. Bingo! They look chronically unhealthy. Women in their late 30's thru early 50's who take care of themselves and dress tastefully are knockouts. That's the bracket of women who've got it, in my opinion.
48 posted on 12/19/2002 6:35:17 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Phantom Lord
MMMmmm, breasts

Homer Simpson? Is that you???

49 posted on 12/19/2002 6:35:46 PM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: ArcLight
I'll take a helping of curves and breasts please.
50 posted on 12/19/2002 6:35:50 PM PST by Caipirabob
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