Do men still like voluptuous women?

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  1. dawnM profile image55
    dawnMposted 13 years ago

    Do men like women who are still curvy, or do they prefer skinny women?

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Men have different preferences

    I think most men prefer "petite"  but big in the future and past -- full women. Big butt and big boobs - related to fertility

    Men like women who are smaller than they are LOL

    Gentlemen prefer natural and not "thank you doctor beauty"

    sexy Shakira

    1. dawnM profile image55
      dawnMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great example of a sexy fit woman...

  3. Bill Manning profile image70
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    Oh sure. Not only full body and curvy, but there are adult sites out there that show only very over weight ladies for men who love them.

    I am NOT saying that full figured women are over weight. I'm just saying that there still are men attracted to them, as well as very obese women as well.

    However personally I go for the little petite babes! wink

  4. jimmy yang profile image59
    jimmy yangposted 13 years ago

    Maybe that is right !As you know ,the trend of loving voluptuous women was started from thousands years ago !But as for the difination of sexy,it differs from different people !Is that right ?

  5. dawnM profile image55
    dawnMposted 13 years ago

    I would agree with that jimmy yang for sure, but I have noticed that the media like them ultra thin...whats with that?

  6. Cagsil profile image69
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I'm just posting two pictures. Enough said.

    1. know one profile image61
      know oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The photo of AJ you posted is nothing short of perfect - in my female opinion. She HAD the best female body shape of anyone - not so much now she's so skinny.

  7. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Men like voluptuous women.

    I'm a very skinny woman and have basically been rewarded with the male attitude of "nothing to hang onto" all my life. It's not fun still being asked if I'm anorexic on occasion.

    Luckily I married a guy who likes me skinny!

  8. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    I think what men are attracted to is attitude.  If that attitude comes in a larger package, they're ok with it.  Sometimes both extremes of society's "norm" develop attitudes to compensate and sometimes that works out just dandy.  smile

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      astute - you add attitude of supreme confidence to being in the curvy-est shape you can be and you'll win a beeeeeeeeg fish!  imho

  9. secularist10 profile image60
    secularist10posted 13 years ago

    Studies have shown that curvy women tend to be more attractive to men than less curvy. You will notice that many skinny models can be seen posing sticking their hip or butt out--this is to give the illusion of curviness.

    HOWEVER, for some reason many people today actually don't know what "curvy" really means. It does not mean fat. The woman in the white corset pictured in the OP is FAT, not curvy. She does not have significant curves, she is a non-curvy woman who has excessive fat.

    This, to many, gives the illusion of curviness because she isn't "a stick thin model" but actually her body type IS the exact same as the average non-curvy fashion model. It's just that she has chosen to pile more fat upon that non-curvy frame during her life. She is not curvy, she is fat. The white corset accentuates the illusion of curviness because of its shape.

    If you take the image Cagsil posted of Alyssa Milano in the red dress, that is basically the body type of the woman in the OP--Alyssa has less fat, the woman in the OP has more fat. That is the only difference. They have the same body type.

    For those men and women out there who are totally clueless, the way to distinguish "fat" (which is unhealthy) from "curvy", is by looking at proportions.

    Curviness is a reference to proportions--mainly the waist-to-hip ratio. A woman can be curvy and slender, curvy and fat, OR she can be non-curvy and slender, or non-curvy and fat.

    If a woman has a curvy body type, she can put on more and more fat, but the proportions of her body (waist to hip, and breasts to a certain degree) will remain constant.

    It's like when you learned about ratios in math class: 1/2 and 50/100 and 5,000/10,000 are all the same ratio, despite being smaller or larger numbers.

    Oh, and someone mentioned something about "petite" women. From a man's perspective, "petite" is just a reference to height and weight. A woman can have a curvy body type whether she is 5 feet tall or 6 feet tall. Her height is independent of her proportions. (The same can be said for men, BTW.)

    Now, men have various preferences, but a certain curviness seems to be pretty common, as it is one of the main things that distinguishes the female form from the male form.

  10. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I'm a face man, myself

    plus.. it's all about proportion anyway

  11. secularist10 profile image60
    secularist10posted 13 years ago

    Sophia Loren is famous for her curves

    Note Sophia's hip-to-waist ratio.

    Kim Kardashian is also known for her curviness--note that neither Kim nor Sophia are fat in either of these pictures.

    By contrast, here is Heidi Klum, who is considered "curvy" by the standards of the modern fashion industry. You will note that she is very minimally curvy (all women have SOME level of curviness), but Heidi's hip-to-waist ratio is noticeably lower than Sophia's or Kim's.

    1. secularist10 profile image60
      secularist10posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Princess Beatrice is an example of a woman who has a curvy body type, but is also most definitely fat. If there was any doubt that she qualifies as fat, it's obvious from the excess fat under her chin and around her face. Compare Beatrice to Sophia Loren or Kim Kardashian, who are curvy but not fat.

      1. the pink umbrella profile image74
        the pink umbrellaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        who the hell thinks this babes fat??

        1. secularist10 profile image60
          secularist10posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          As I said in the comment you are replying to:

          "If there was any doubt that she qualifies as fat, it's obvious from the excess fat under her chin and around her face. Compare Beatrice to Sophia Loren or Kim Kardashian, who are curvy but not fat."

          Beatrice has excess fat on her arms and thighs as well. Just compare her body to Kim's or Sophia's, like I said.

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    Body image derived from Hollywood ,um

    A chunky princess,dont ya just love it smile

    I dunno ,i give up on what men really prefer, I always thought ,so long as it had a pulse,they were good to go hmm

  13. profile image48
    ShortStoryposted 13 years ago

    Sure we do. The problem is that women read that as meaning "Ok to be fat," and that doesn't work.

  14. Midnight Oil profile image81
    Midnight Oilposted 13 years ago

    Too right we love voluptuous women !!  It's the natural body shape for a female.  We want real women, not a skinny 30-40 year women with the body of a pre-pubecent teenager and lollypop head.  In fact, it's board line pedophilia if you think about it. 

    Skinny women are just a walking skeleton with a thin smear of meat on them.  Not attractive at all. Some today are even thinner than lucky ones that survived the German concentration camps after the war.  Making love with a human stick insect is darn right uncomfortable too.  Boy, those hip bones don't half stick right into you...

    However, there is a point where voluptuous spills over into just being plain fat, and thats when the attraction stops (well, for me it does) That's the ugly truth.

    But, you did ask....

    1. Bel Marshall profile image60
      Bel Marshallposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      MIdnight Oil,

        This is the first I have seen you around Hubpages but I think I might be your newest biggest fan!  LOL!

      1. Midnight Oil profile image81
        Midnight Oilposted 13 years agoin reply to this


        I am only new,  just a couple of weeks ago in fact, and the first time on the forum.

        Just published something else about us men you might find funny... … -Christmas

    2. LSKing profile image70
      LSKingposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow.... just imagined someone attempting to have sex with a was a turn off lol....

  15. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 13 years ago

    Sorry, very few woman are not curvy.  We've got hips and breasts.  They're curvy, big, small or any other way you look at it, it's all curves, not angles.

  16. LSKing profile image70
    LSKingposted 13 years ago

    I think culture has a lot to do with it also.

  17. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Men like all different types of women, just like different women are attracted to different types of men. My husband has always liked big women. I've always been big but have never had any problem attracting guys.

    I've always liked stocky men with dark hair and mustaches, but that's not to say I've never been attracted to blondes and slim men. Heck, I know a couple of bald guys who are super hot! I think it has something to do with our body chemistry or pheromones.

  18. profile image0
    Helpful Hannaposted 13 years ago

    Men are attracted to confidence.  Be proud of who you are and they will be too!

    1. secularist10 profile image60
      secularist10posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's true. An average-looking woman with a great personality who carries herself with confidence and sexiness will tend to do better than a very beautiful woman who thinks she has nothing to offer and has an off-putting demeanor.

    2. the pink umbrella profile image74
      the pink umbrellaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      helpful hanna, unless your confidant that the crane pulling you out of your house can handle your weight!!!! lol

  19. R3dcougar profile image61
    R3dcougarposted 13 years ago

    Anybody wondering about the appeal of the voluptuous woman should watch 'Mad Men' boys think Christina Hendricks is the bomb! (do people still say that??  lol)

  20. tysanders profile image61
    tysandersposted 13 years ago

    I think the standard of beauty and attraction is in the eye of the beholder. Some men like em skinny and others like voluptuous. There's beauty in every woman, no matter the size, if her attitude is right. I say embrace your size and respect the preferences of others. Once you do that your confidence will become apparent and most men find confidence to be very sexy (big or small).

  21. profile image60
    logic,commonsenseposted 13 years ago

    I likes all de womens!smile


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