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Describe the perfect woman. Is she blonde, or brunette? Petite, or tall? Slender — or fat? For a certain subset of the male population — referred to in the scientific community as "fat admirers" — overweight women are the ideal. And a recent study, published in The Journal of Sex Research, finds that not only do FAs prefer overweight women, but that they also find a wider range of body sizes attractive than other men do.
The study asked two groups of men — those who were scouted at FA events, and those who did not identify with the subculture — to rate black-and-white photographs of 10 female body types. Both groups were asked which figure they desired the most, as well as the largest and thinnest figures that they found attractive. The FAs were most attracted to the photo of a woman with a body mass index of BMIs are computed by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a body mass index of 25 to Furthermore, the study found that FAs considered a wider range of figures to be appealing , including those of two emaciated women with BMIs lower than Viren Swami, a psychology professor at England's University of Westminster and a lead researcher on the study, says that these findings suggest a rejection of the "sociocultural norms of attractiveness.
The control group, meanwhile, supported those conventional ideals, finding the figure with a BMI of They also rated the overweight and obese images more negatively overall than the FAs did. FAs might be fighting stereotypes, but do they concern themselves with the weight-related health issues that come along with that resistance? IE 11 is not supported.
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