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Dangerous Curves

An interesting thing about scientific studies , they reveal a lot about human behavior while further confirming what we already see every day.  I read this article, Curvy women like a drug to men’s brains, yesterday that stated, “For the study, 14 men with the average age of 25 looked at “before” and “after” pictures of nude women who had plastic surgery to get more shapely behinds.”  Researchers concluded by the male response that, “photos of the women resulted in increased activity in the part of the brain associated with rewards.”

Well, I suppose this study has a lot a lot of merit, but any nude picture of women is bound to to cause some kind of stimuli in a man.  I found it interesting that they attributed the male’s biological response as scientific explanation of “sexual harassment, whistling to women on the street, etc.  They even said that some of this research can be used in understanding more about sexual addiction. (Insert your own famous golfer joke here).

What do you think about the research?  Do you think women should be studied to see what they’re response to the male form is?  After seeing Alvin Ailey male dancers perform, I can attest to being “mesmerized” by the physical male body.  It’s a beautiful thing. Oh yes, it is. But I digress.

What do you think this study says about how men and women perceive each others physical appearance? How does this show up in how we interact on the dating scene?  Should women play up or play down their dangerous curves if they want to attract the right kind of attention?

727 comments Add your comment

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
10:35 am

DreamsMat, are you saying that you find a half naked woman more appealing than a woman nicely dressed and put together?

Will you marry said woman and be okay with her being half naked when she leaves the house or around your friends?

Melo

February 24th, 2010
10:35 am

nobodytryingtoreadallthatMelo!!

CEE?? coz u dont wanan hear the truf!

Dreamz said it better in one line: “Toni Braxton with clothes? Toni Braxton without clothes? Every man will choose the latter”

good job brotha!!

lurker

February 24th, 2010
10:36 am

a woman that has proportionate breast and hips measurements a couple of inches larger than her waist is not fine.

I believe we can refer to this as being muffin topped…I think that’s how it’s phrased

Melo

February 24th, 2010
10:37 am

the jealousy ones are coming out,full throttle! ha ha ha ha

:lol: :lol:

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
10:38 am

get it raqi I want to hear a brotha’s assessment to your 10:35….convo is interesting to say the least!!!!!!!:)

lurker

February 24th, 2010
10:38 am

the jealousy ones are coming out,full throttle! ha ha ha ha

Melo, I didn’t get this from the posts. I thought the conversation so far, has carried a nice flow. Hey, what do I know though?

lurker

February 24th, 2010
10:39 am

alright, let me get to work for real

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
10:40 am

LOL @ Lurker’s 10:23 post.
too late, I’m already at work.
But for the record, I do have stockings on.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
10:40 am

“CEE?? coz u dont wanan hear the truf!”

@ Melo – I can handle the truf! lol…i went back and read all 65 points you made, bruh…

calm down…eat your Wheaties.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
10:41 am

I think men what the best of both worlds.
A freak in the sheets, a lady in the streets.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
10:41 am

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
10:42 am

just spilt Soy all over my desk! argh!

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
10:44 am

daggit meant your 10:33 raqi that was a good post raqi!

lurker

February 24th, 2010
10:45 am

I AM LOVED – good luck!

mytw♥cents

February 24th, 2010
10:46 am

Why come I ain’t do a groundbreaking study yet? Maybe one to discover whether women wanna be appreciated as much for their brains for their phat assets…

Why come it was the height os summer Sunday but a blizzard on hump day?

Why come it takes approx 5 workers, 3 bldgs & all my pressha pills to request a transcript?

Why come I stay up wwatchin Olynpics… am I really that happy for the Norweigan Alpine skier?

Why come Gucci don’t luhh me?

Melo

February 24th, 2010
10:46 am

If the world(societal) standard was that our women go commando in public,YES…their bodies topography wld feature uppermost in our assessment of who to marry.

Lady J/lurker?

But uall dont go commando in public,so Raqi’s qstion is kinda off base,like beating below the belt.No wonder a guy walking around with a half naked gerl is not viewed in good light by most,in public….

But guys will undoubtedly enjoy the attraction,in pvt! :lol:

Its not politically correct to lavish at the topography like that!

Atltwen

February 24th, 2010
10:46 am

@ Raqi: curvaceous= bootylicious; gorgeous = modelesque. Generally speaking, they have two different looks and feel to them.

I find it disheartening to know that a woman that has proportionate breast and hips measurements a couple of inches larger than her waist is not fine.

Reply: That’s it, she ain’t FINE, unless her face is gorgeous. She maybe very attractive with a nice proportioned shape, but that ain’t FINE.

FINE is a word that should be rarely used.

kinderbabe

February 24th, 2010
10:47 am

when you have curves you wear your clothes and they don’t wear you. personally, i like for my skirts and pants to say more than “i was purchased at x, y or z store.” i’ve read some interesting comments though.

Leggs

February 24th, 2010
10:48 am

This 10K is kicking my butt. Glad this part is now over.

Don’t know much about the article. What I do know is when I was a skinny tenderoni I got quite a bit of attention due to my skinny legs and long gait. Men wondered how limber I was. That seemed to be the running theme in my younger days. Now, the little curves (new butt)I’ve acquired in the past year, along with my healthy dosage of self-esteem and quirky personality still has me noticing that more men notice me. Dang, there’s a lot of butt men out there (LOL)!

There was especially one physically outstanding male Alvin Ailey dancer that made you gasp for air!

Professor...ahhh

February 24th, 2010
10:49 am

Hey Melo, I am

Melo…that was a long essay.

I am loved…please take Kimmie’s 10:14 advice and lurker wear your draws!.

What do you like seeing yourself in? Wearing his fav outfit would have been a no-no for me. Shoot I would have worn my fav outfit. In fact I had an ex once and we needed to get our personal items from each other. Well I left his stuff in my car unlocked, and told him to get it out and leave my things in the car. He huffed and puffed…even said he was not going to do it, and he did not. I told him he could wear my things and wash in my shower gel. However I was going to donate his ish to charity. Long story short I took his ish to Goodwill after a month or so and never looked back. When he called I told him the one I took his things too and offered him the tax credit receipt. I saw him about five years after that and he told me I was too strong and he has never seen a woman do that before and did not think I would.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
10:50 am

twocents ANUTHA!

Gucci don’t lub you cause him scared you gone be FUTHA!!!

mytw♥cents

February 24th, 2010
10:50 am

Oh and CEE why come you ain’t tell me that steppin out the 90s meant Ad Valorem nem would lose they d@mn minds? Daggone tags was a car note!

But Woosah… Happy Wednesday, Wonderful Blog buds…

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
10:52 am

lol melo……Hey Proffessor!

like the reply sir!

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
10:52 am

“Why come it was the height os summer Sunday but a blizzard on hump day?”

g.e.o.r.g.i.a.

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
10:53 am

Oh Atltwen, I get you. Fine is based on the face. Gotcha.

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
10:53 am

so old but new but yet random speaking of outfits I just got a denim jean outfit with the coat to match and it fits perfect….nothing like a great outfit that truly fits and add to your inner and outer beuty I was complimented on the outfit and again my inner glow…so they go hand and I think….lol

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
10:54 am

And FINE as with beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

DreamsMaterialize

February 24th, 2010
10:55 am

are you saying that you find a half naked woman more appealing than a woman nicely dressed and put together?

Will you marry said woman and be okay with her being half naked when she leaves the house or around your friends?
Raqi Are you arguing what’s appropriate or what turns a man on? I thought your initial post alluded to what turns a man on. A nude woman is more of a turn on than a clothed woman ANY DAY. Now, is it appropriate for her to be nude around my friends? Is it appropriate for her to go to Publix nude? Is it appropriate for her to be nude at company Christmas gala? Is it appropriate for her to be nude at work? NO. Clothed/unclothed has its place depending on what’s appropriate, but addressing your initial question about which one is more of a turn on to a man, unclothed without exception.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
10:55 am

Oh yeah! sowwy…

1Cee mamma ‘nem really forget about 90s+ Ad Valorem cause them is a bishaslap once a year!

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
10:56 am

beauty that is….I am going to get glasses and a laptop very soon can you say upgrade J hahahaha! LOL

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
10:58 am

Now as to what strikes my fancy when it comes to men is their hands. I loves the look of some big manly hands. And legs. Legs that are slightly bowed with a nice pair of well fitting pants wrapped around them.

I don’t like muscle heads. It just looks unnatural to me. Be fit but not a mutant.

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
11:01 am

DreamsMat, I understand. I live with a man. I know the naked body is very appealing to you all. But my comments were talking sexiness and appealing versus showing it all. That’s all.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
11:02 am

Hey Morning, I think that the study would probably reveal the same about women if they were studied! They should do that. If I get to the Alvin A show then that would be a great place to get my response :lol: :lol: :lol:

Or when that new Old Spice commercial comes on, I like :-) Funny and hawte :lol:

Whassup peeps

kimmie

February 24th, 2010
11:03 am

I like nice, well-toned arms & chest. Looks nice under a taylored shirt or t-shirt or sweater.

I don’t care for muscle heads, or large behinds or thighs on a guy.

Professor...ahhh

February 24th, 2010
11:04 am

Hey Lady J!

Mytwo I feel you on the tags.

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
11:05 am

LOL mqew I like that commercial too. I think he is kinda sexy when standing in the bathroom, but then he looks kinda ghey when on the ship and the horse. But it is hilarious.

“look at your man, now at me…” Hilarious!!!!

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
11:05 am

@ mqew – the guy on that horse on the Old Spice commercial, is a riot!

Atltwen

February 24th, 2010
11:06 am

@ Raqi — Fine is based on the face.

Well, not quite. Fine is the total package.

Classic example: Elizabeth Taylor. Way, way, wayyyyy, back in the day, she was FINE!! Blessed with both, in abundance.

Stop laughing at me; she is all I could think of!

lurker

February 24th, 2010
11:07 am

I don’t care for muscle heads, or large behinds or thighs on a guy.

That’s funny…me either. Don’t like “too big” dudes

DreamsMaterialize

February 24th, 2010
11:07 am

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
9:39 am
kimmie, I agree dressing appropriately is what matters. When you put all you “stuff” out there don’t get upset when guys are jaw dropping as you pass by.

What a lot of under dressed and fabric stressed women don’t understand is a man is going to like your body because you are a woman. They are supposed to. I am not a man but I actually think they are more turned on by imaging what under that skirt or blouse than they are having it just throwed in their face.

I’ll let the men answer that.

Leggs

February 24th, 2010
11:07 am

@mqew ~ that commercial is hysterical….And, I’m on a horse!

mqew

February 24th, 2010
11:07 am

I guess I should have said, “if WE were studied..” that didn’t sound like I am one :lol:

Anyhoo…. I am loved – all your ex will get out of seeing you is satisfaction in knowing that you wore something to appeal to him… ie. you are indeed still Pining for him… jus saying

Leggs

February 24th, 2010
11:08 am

On the issue of Fine ~ I was told that when a man says a woman is Fine, it has more to do with her personality, her confidence and how she interacts with him and others. A nice body and nice face helps, but the face alone doesn’t make her FOOOOINE!

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
11:11 am

cee cee that is a funny one that were joking about it on twitter last night!!!!! LOL

mqew

February 24th, 2010
11:11 am

I had never paid attention to it til my SO pointed it out like “this shtuuuud is HILARIOUS look at this commercial.”

“I am riding backwards, on a horse.” FUN E!

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
11:11 am

Don’t like “too big” dudes

Yeah. I don’t want to feel like I an hugging a barrel when I want to cuddle with my man. And I don’t want to feel like I am about to be smothered by king kong when we relate.

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
11:11 am

meant they were…lol

Leggs

February 24th, 2010
11:12 am

@mqew ~ she will be pining for awhile. Par for the course. However, i am, don’t feel slighted if he doesn’t even look past your eyes. He may come in and purposely not look at your backside or even ask “how are you?” I say that because it seems he enjoys being spiteful and hurtful where you’re concerned. He knows you want him to look and for that reason may ignore you, your outfit, and your seamless butt!

mqew

February 24th, 2010
11:12 am

Raqi – he does look a lil gay, but I think that’s on purpose, it adds to the funny

DreamsMaterialize

February 24th, 2010
11:14 am

mqew
I nominate myself to do that study. Let me put my lab coat on. Ok, I’m now taking applications for the study. And sign this waiver:

I waive my rights to everything

lol