Ever wondered why afro women have curvier spines and bigger bosoms? As early as the fifteenth century, the Mannerist movement was documented to have openly promoted and encouraged free expressions on human body proportions deemed attractive or seductive. Since then, se×ualization of the female buttocks has been consistent throughout history. But before this age, se×ualizing women especially was considered taboo.
A shapely and curvaceous gluteus is about the most distinctive feminine feature most men naturally feel attracted to. A research undertaken by Dr Felix across the United States found that about 18% of men find a woman’s posterior to be more attractive than any other part of her body, second only to facial appearance – which about 46% of men generally prefer.
In a separate research at Bilkent University in Turkey 300 men were shown female silhouettes of different shapes and sizes and asked to rank these shapes in the order they preferred. It was found that most men were attracted to women whose spines curved buxomly at exactly 45 degrees above their posterior.
See? Every man would feel the urge to turn around and take a second look at the sight of a well shaped, rounded and sized female rump. We all naturally adore it. It is programmed in our DNA.
If you are reading this article, then you must have at some point given it a thought as to why coloured women seem to grow bigger racks. It is more common to come across a dark skinned woman with a bigger than average size buttocks than it is for any other race. Quite a few theories have been put forward to be the reasons why – which in any case are not very convincing.
So, I have been thinking too and also did some research to find out why dark skinned women on the average have bigger and curvier posteriors.
It may be genetic
Could it be that the distribution of flesh and the size of a women’s hip bones have anything to do with genes? This might as well be a hereditary trait passed on from ancestral generations. Genetic scientists say about 200 traits are transmitted from generation to generation in humans. These are called hereditary traits. They include dominant as well as recessive traits. If one particular physical trait is more common in one race, then it’s most likely inherent in the genes.
Type of climate
People who live in warmer climates have their body fat more concentrated in specific areas. Thus making it easier for them to lose heat, because their bodies aren’t uniformly insulated. This could be a reason why dark women with slim physique are still thick and meaty down below. On the other hand, People who live in colder climates have their body fat more evenly distributed, to prevent heat loss. This in turn may be the reason why Caucasian women mostly have more evenly distributed body flesh.
Dieting could also be a factor
Negros consume more junk staples and carbohydrates or protein containing foods. Examples are whole grains like rice, wheat, cowpea, sorghum and guinea corn. These foods facilitate the growth of meaty tissues like breasts and butts in women. Certain foods like nuts are also said to contain the hormone “phytoestrogen” which aides in the development of female secondary seχ characteristics during puberty.
Culturally, black societies prize curvier thicker women to be healthier, more fertile and have higher social standing. This makes women from such societies sometimes deliberately consume foods that tend to add some flesh. Also, they may regularly assume postures and squat positions that help in building larger posteriors. That is on the one side where the standard of livelihood averagely is less than required. Conversely, in societies thriving in abundance, slender women are more prized as they are assumed to be healthier, consume a better balanced diet and regularly exercise.
A young lady growing in any of these societies would have a mental picture of what’s termed as “sexy” by the society she lives in and subconsciously work towards developing such physique.
Or is it an evolutionary trait?
It is called Steatopygia – a term used to describe women who have a concentrated amount of meaty tissues on their buttocks. History researchers believe that steatopygia must have originated from Africa as it describes a whole lot of African women. This explains why it is more common in native African women. The condition is said to have evolved out of necessity – as a way of balancing the weight of a woman during pregnancy. It helps in aligning an appropriate centre of gravity thus complementing the spinal curve – also known as “vertebral wedge”. This reduces greatly the torque on the hip bone during pregnancy – which could have led to muscular fatigue.