Effect of Leg-to-Body Ratio on Body Shape Attractiveness

@article{Kiire2016EffectOL,
  title={Effect of Leg-to-Body Ratio on Body Shape Attractiveness},
  author={Satoru Kiire},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={901-910}
}
  • Satoru Kiire
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Recent studies have examined various aspects of human physical attractiveness. Attractiveness is considered an evolved psychological mechanism acquired via natural selection because an attractive body reflects an individual’s health and fertility. The length of the legs is an often-emphasized aspect of attractiveness and has been investigated using the leg-to-body ratio (LBR), which reflects nutritional status of the infant, health status, fecundity, and other factors that are predictive of… 

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