Turkish uni studies ‘attraction’ to Kardashian trend
The university said most men preferred women with a spine curvature of 45.5 degrees, which makes the derriere look bigger
A Turkish University has conducted a research to explain why men like Kardashian-style derrieres, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday.
Bilkent University, which is based in Ankara, concluded that most men preferred women with a spine curvature of 45.5 degrees, which makes the woman’s derriere appear bigger, but not actually differ in size.
“Men who think they like big bottoms may actually be more into spines,” David Lewis, an assistant professor of psychology at Bilkent, said speaking about the research.
“Men may be directing their attention to the butt and obtaining information about women’s spines, even if they are unaware that is what their minds are doing,” Lewis added.
The research was a two phase study in which the researchers started by giving 300 men pictures of women’s silhouettes with different degrees of spine curvature and asked them to pick the ones they found most and least attractive.
They later gave the same panel three pictures of women with derrieres that were equally large but for different reasons.
The men picked the woman with the curved spine over the others who also have big derrieres due to excess fat or excess muscle.
The findings were initially published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the daily reported.