Studies of human physique and sexual attractiveness: Sexual preferences of men and women in China

  title={Studies of human physique and sexual attractiveness: Sexual preferences of men and women in China},
  author={Barnaby James Wyld Dixson and Alan F. Dixson and Baoguo Li and M J Anderson},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
Men and women at Northwest University (n = 631), Xi'an, China, were asked to rate the attractiveness of male or female figures manipulated to vary somatotype, waist‐to‐hip ratio (WHR), secondary sexual traits, and other features. In study 1, women rated the average masculine somatotype as most attractive, followed by the mesomorphic (muscular), ectomorphic (slim), and endomorphic (heavily built) somatotypes, in descending order of preference. In study 2, the amount and distribution of masculine… 

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