Human Physique and Sexual Attractiveness in Men and Women: A New Zealand–U.S. Comparative Study

@article{Dixson2010HumanPA,
  title={Human Physique and Sexual Attractiveness in Men and Women: A New Zealand–U.S. Comparative Study},
  author={Barnaby James Wyld Dixson and Alan F. Dixson and Phil J Bishop and Amy R Parish},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={798-806}
}
Men and women living in New Zealand and California completed five studies regarding human physique and sexual attractiveness. In Studies 1–3, women rated images of male stimuli and, in Studies 4–5, men rated female stimuli. In Study 1, women in both countries 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 hair (chest and abdominal) was… Expand

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