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

  title={Human Physique and Sexual Attractiveness in Men and Women: A New Zealand–U.S. Comparative Study},
  author={B. Dixson and A. Dixson and P. Bishop and A. Parish},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • B. Dixson, A. Dixson, +1 author A. Parish
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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