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Jessica Alba And The Science of Sexiness

Updated on October 13, 2009

Who's YOUR Daddy?

If Science is good for anything, it should be good for getting us laid. After all, if we can put a man on the moon (or pretend to, if you happen to be one of those damn conspiracy theorists), then surely we can get ourselves more sexual partners of a higher caliber than ever before. At this stage, Science doesn't seem to have ostensibly made much difference in the ways that we are attracted to people, and in our ability to mate with those we desire, but it has discovered some interesting things about what exactly it is we find attractive in others.

Waist to Hip Ratio

Scientists at Cambridge university have determined that a WTR (Waist to Hip ratio) of 0.7 is the most desirable ratio. Interestingly enough, Jessica Alba sports a perfect 0.7 WTR, which may explain some of her attractive powers, her cute little features, wide brown eyes, and curling locks notwithstanding. Scientists explain this phenomenon as being a measure of fecundity, or fertility. A nicely defined waist is the mark of a fertile woman, older women who have started to put on weight loose their waistlines as they become less and less fertile. So then ladies, it would seem that even if he doesn't want to have kids with you, his desire for you may nevertheless be based on your perceived ability to conceive.


Men in particular like symmetrical faces. Women who have deformities or faces that are markedly asymmetrical are generally regarded as being less attractive. Clear, open features, as well as good skin tone and condition are all markers for attraction.

Looking like them/ or his mother/ or her father

The Greeks weren't so silly with their Oedipus stories now were they? No, it turns out that people find other people who look like them to be attractive. Not only that, but they find people who look like the opposite gendered parent to be more attractive than most. It's not even all that uncommon for people to mistakenly call their partners 'Daddy' or 'Mommy' at times, though it is somewhat kinky.

Looking nothing like them at all

Life wouldn't be nearly as fun if it wasn't choc full of inherent contradictions. There is also plenty of evidence that suggests that falling in love, and breeding with those who look nothing like you, perhaps those from a different race, for example, is an excellent way to introduce new strong genes into the pool, and balance out weaker traits. Breeding with those who look like you is an excellent way to produce babies with extra toes, but for some reason, some of us just don't care. Why?It's a mystery, but then again, where would we be without mysteries?


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      Kelley 9 years ago from California

      Ah, the wonders of sex and science! Of course, at certain times and places, Jessica Alba would have been considered merely ordinary. However, looks always get you in the bedroom door. Please check out my hubs!