Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 21–24

Physical attractiveness: The influence of selected torso parameters

Authors

  • T. Horvath
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Windsor
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01542671

Cite this article as:
Horvath, T. Arch Sex Behav (1981) 10: 21. doi:10.1007/BF01542671

Abstract

Front-view line drawings of male and female physiques were rated for attractiveness. Both subject sexes rated female physiques with greater curvature as less attractive. Male subjects' ratings were unaffected by breast size while female subjects showed slight negative evaluation of large breasts. Both subjects sexes rated broad shoulders as attractive in male physiques. Greater chest muscularity resulted in slightly higher attractiveness ratings; waist slimness was also judged attractive, particularly by female subjects.

Key words

physique attractivenessbreast sizefigure curvednessshoulder widthmuscularitywaist fat

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981