Human Physique and Sexual Attractiveness: Sexual Preferences of Men and Women in Bakossiland, Cameroon

  title={Human Physique and Sexual Attractiveness: Sexual Preferences of Men and Women in Bakossiland, Cameroon},
  author={Barnaby J. Dixson and A. Dixson and Bethan H. Morgan and M. Anderson},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • Barnaby J. Dixson, A. Dixson, +1 author M. Anderson
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Men and women living in a rural community in Bakossiland, Cameroon were asked to rate the attractiveness of images of male or female figures manipulated to vary in somatotype, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), secondary sexual traits, and other features. In Study 1, women rated mesomorphic (muscular) and average male somatotypes as most attractive, followed by ectomorphic (slim) and endomorphic (heavily built) figures. In Study 2, amount and distribution of masculine trunk (chest and abdominal) hair… CONTINUE READING
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