Big Beautiful Women: The Body Size Preferences of Male Fat Admirers

  title={Big Beautiful Women: The Body Size Preferences of Male Fat Admirers},
  author={Viren Swami and Martin J. Tov{\'e}e},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={89 - 96}
This study examined the body size ideals of a group of male fat admirers (FAs) in comparison with an age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched control sample. Forty-seven men, who were involved in the fat acceptance community, and 64 control individuals rated a series of 10 images of women that varied in BMI from emaciated to obese. As expected, the results showed that FAs rated a significantly higher BMI as the most physically attractive compared with the control sample. FAs also rated figures… 
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