It’s a fact as old as time itself that when it comes to women’s physique, heterosexual men generally zone in on breasts and butts. Specifically, a man may admire one part more so than the other. For example, Kanye West might actually be a butt man, taking into account he married Kim Kardashian, a celebrity who has a butt that the Inquisitr reports tried to “break the internet.”
However, the question that must be asked is why certain men prefer breasts while others prefer butts? Better yet, why do some men prefer big breasts (or butts) while others prefer them to be small? Those questions were answered, as a scientific study shows that men’s characteristics are associated to their preferences for breasts and/or butts.
According to an article by Gene Expression, which was followed-up by Elite Daily and even Playboy, a study by Wiggins back in 1968 was conducted to figure out the characteristics of men who differed in their physical tastes in women. Utilizing numerous silhouette drawings, they asked 95 college students which one they preferred. It should be noted that said drawings were of women of independently varied sizes in breasts, butts, and legs. They all appeared in a “normal” size, somewhat large, large, somewhat small, and small. Wiggins also provided personality questionnaires to the college students and took their demographic background information.
From their findings, it seems that a man who prefers big breasts is a gregarious “guy’s guy,” in which they recorded the following in their report.
“Also characterizing large-breast preference was a tendency to date frequently, to have masculine interests, and to read sports magazines. Further, large-breast preference was related to a need for heterosexual contact and for exhibitionism (saying witty things and being the center of attention). In social relations, men who preferred the large breasts tend to be non-nurturant and independent. This latter result gives support to Scodel’s (1957) finding of a lack of fantasy dependence among college men who preferred large-breasted figures. In the present study, preference for large breasts was positively correlated with smoking and negatively correlated with endurance (perseverance in work habits).”
On the other side, men who prefer small breasts are friendly and unpretentious. It seems they are the conservatives of the group.
“Those who preferred small breasts tend to hold fundamentalist religious beliefs and to be mildly depressed. In contrast to those who preferred large breasts, those who preferred small breasts are nurturant in their relations with others. They are not cynical about authority and come from large, nonworking-class families. They are lacking in achievement motivation and are indefinite about career plans. As a group, they tend to be engineering rather than business majors.”
Now onward to butts. From Wiggin’s study, men who like large butts are organized and orderly. However, they might be needy and negative.
“Preference for the very large buttocks was characterized by a need for order (neatness, organization, orderliness)… Those who preferred the largest buttocks figure tend to be business majors (accounting?) and tend not to be psychologically minded… In social situations, they are dependent and given to self-abasement (guilty, self-blaming). Their value orientation tends not to be stoic in nature.”
Finally, Wiggins has concluded those who prefer small butts do not lower or humble themselves. They are persistent and don’t need anyone’s approval.
“Unlike those who preferred large buttocks, those who preferred small buttocks tend not to be self-abasing. They tend to persevere in the completion of their work and do not feel the need to be the center of attention. As a group they tend not to be education majors and their reading interests do not include sports magazines.”
Though the study is unique and well-executed, it was done almost fifty years ago. With that in mind, to all you men who read this article, do the results Wiggins found through their scientific study show a direct correlation with your preferences and characteristics?
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