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Old 06-24-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: CA
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Nah, mine's an easy one. More fit what I like than many other mens. You can't go into ANYWHERE without the 5' -5' 4 (5) curvy ones running into you. I have a family full of them. It's probably one of the most common types, at least around here. As a matter of fact, it's hell trying to find any still single!
But I probably wouldn't call them "curvy", just not thin or fat. The average woman doesn't have much of a waist, and yet they may commonly be called "curvy" simply because they are not slender. Again, this supports that big boobs are what determines the tag of "curvy", even if the rest of the body is straight & there's little waist/hip difference (whether the body is thick or thin).
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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But I probably wouldn't call them "curvy", just not thin or fat. The average woman doesn't have much of a waist, and yet they may commonly be called "curvy" simply because they are not slender. Again, this supports that big boobs are what determines the tag of "curvy", even if the rest of the body is straight & there's little waist/hip difference (whether the body is thick or thin).
I'm talking this.....






I could run into 50 at the mall on a Sunday.



I love it, my favorite.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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The one in the middle and on the right and everything in between.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V5JI1xrt6p...600/curves.jpg
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Up North
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Someone was talking about pressure men put on women... I agree that men have much more unrealistic standards than the fashion industry or the general media. The latter simply require thinness & being toned. Well hey, at least dieting & working out can bring many women somewhat closer to this. There are lots of healthy women who maintain a size 0-8 body without any extreme measures (and those larger than this are often accepted as within this ideal as long as they have a defined waist & aren't flabby).
Men, however, seem to want generally slender & petite/average height women with cartoonishly HUGE boobs & butts/hips (in propo
rtion to the rest of their body). This is impossible for most women outside of surgery (witness Kim Kardasian, who looks like she was cooked up in a laboratory run by Maxim or FHM magazine).
Most women don't have hourglass bodies (including those plumper, plus-sized & even obese ones who go around calling themselves curvy), and even the curvy-on-the-bottom pears & busty-on-top cones/apples are rarer than the banana/ruler shape (which, IMO, is often a very well-proportioned body type, just not exaggeratedly feminine).

You can generally control weight & muscle gain, but you can't really control how body fat is distributed, so that is why I find the male ideal much more unrealistic & narrow. I think Scarlett Johannseen (in her hey-day anyway), Salma Hayek, and Christina Hendricks (oft mentioned "ideal" women) are far from possessing common body types (although Hendricks is probably not so curvy without her girdle...and I'd argue that Salma & Scarlett probably have breast implants). To get those bodies, you either have to have won the genetic lottery in terms of fat distribution or have surgery.

While VS models are quite popular with many men, true, many also don't realize that these models are only busty when wearing the VS bras that have 5 inches of padding (AND worn with chicken cutlets). They also twist their bodies to exaggerate their hip/waist ratio & stick out their butts to look plumper in that area.

Curvy to these men tends to mean "relatively busty", especially with a defined waist, whether thin or not. I DO think these women look great in candid photos too (where they are significantly less busty), but then, there, they are more of the woman's ideal (long, lean, but with a feminine shape, albeit not a cartoonish one). For another example, Kate Upton is truly busty, but the rest of her body is rather straight & shapeless, yet I've seen most men call her "curvy", which further supports that curvy often just means big boobs on a slender frame.

Of course, this brings up the fact that male terminology for body types is dramatically different from the typical meanings women attach. It's also a matter of perception, involving the people's perception of themselves too. I've been called everything from beanpole & bony to slender & curvy, with the former coming from a tall, stocky guy & the latter coming from a short, slim guy. My ex once even said I had thick thighs (& many women would scoff at this if they saw they saw my size 2 thighs which do not touch), which are fightin' words to many a woman, but apparently a compliment from a man...



Being taller than average definitely will definitely get you attention (being out of the ordinary in anyway generally does)....whether that means those noticing want to date you is another story though. I'm only barely on the tall side in the US at 5'8, and I've always been pleased with my height (because clothes LOVE me), but I can't deny that it's likely been a turn-off to men when it comes to dating. I see the facial expressions change when they stand beside me & I'm at their eye level in heels, when a moment ago, across the room, I looked appealing. Although it too gets attention, being thinner than average is probably a turn-off as well. My body type is ideal or admirable to a lot of women though (because they have told me so), but probably not the male ideal if you listen to their descriptions. I'm far too thin & just slightly too tall for most, unless of course, their terminology really means that slim and curvy VS model "illusion" and not something closer to Salma Hayek or Scarlett Johanssen.

I agree the steretypical male standard is ridiculous and only attainable through surgery. I worked at the top strip club in Miami/Fort Lauderdale about 2 years ago and was surrounded by beautiful women that made their livings off of being hot and sexy in men's eyes.

I learned a lot about the female anatomy here than I ever would have learned in the real world of push-up bras and girdles and it is..

1. 100% of petite women have small breasts, no larger than a small c, but most As and Bs

2. Even young women with natural large breasts have tremendous sagage

3. Every woman that has a salma or kim figure gets plastic surgery. Be it lipo in the belly to create an hourglass look or boob job.

4. Even with boob jobs, few slim women have the hips to really be an hourglass

Plastic surgery was a common discussion like the news is in most offices. There was no shame behind it, no one tried to hide work they were having done.




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I'm talking this.....






I could run into 50 at the mall on a Sunday.



I love it, my favorite.

This is a look I notice mostly with Hispanic women....do you live in a very Hispanic area?
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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I agree the steretypical male standard is ridiculous and only attainable through surgery. I worked at the top strip club in Miami/Fort Lauderdale about 2 years ago and was surrounded by beautiful women that made their livings off of being hot and sexy in men's eyes.

I learned a lot about the female anatomy here than I ever would have learned in the real world of push-up bras and girdles and it is..

1. 100% of petite women have small breasts, no larger than a small c, but most As and Bs

2. Even young women with natural large breasts have tremendous sagage

3. Every woman that has a salma or kim figure gets plastic surgery. Be it lipo in the belly to create an hourglass look or boob job.

4. Even with boob jobs, few slim women have the hips to really be an hourglass

Plastic surgery was a common discussion like the news is in most offices. There was no shame behind it, no one tried to hide work they were having done.



This is a look I notice mostly with Hispanic women....do you live in a very Hispanic area?

Hmm, I'm assuming you don't mean petite as in short, since obviously there are short ladies with enormous bosoms. So if you mean petite in the thin sense, I suppose then I'd have to ask what you mean by thin. My old roommate was thin, wore a size 2 pants and a 32DD (actually, maybe it was bigger than that). She is very much curvy which probably makes her look not as thin as she is, but by measurements she was definitely slender, just with enormous boobies.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm talking this.....






I could run into 50 at the mall on a Sunday.



I love it, my favorite.
That is exactly what comes to mind when I think curvy.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hmm, I'm assuming you don't mean petite as in short, since obviously there are short ladies with enormous bosoms. So if you mean petite in the thin sense, I suppose then I'd have to ask what you mean by thin. My old roommate was thin, wore a size 2 pants and a 32DD (actually, maybe it was bigger than that). She is very much curvy which probably makes her look not as thin as she is, but by measurements she was definitely slender, just with enormous boobies.

Yup, I have a friend like this too. She has gained 10 pounds in her 30s. Now she is a size 4. And has natural 32DD. She isn't an hourglass, just busty. She is 5'4."
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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My favorite women's body? My wife's. She's around 5'4" or 5'3", good weight for height, C - cup, nice legs - long, nice calves. Former cheerleader and she still looks like one.

I cant say her age but she's way over 40.

I'm not crazy about super models - too tall or skinny. I don't like overweight woman or women who are under 5'.

Not into the big butt phase either. I like a woman 5'2 -5'5" who is curvy (not fat) and fit. All American type.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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I agree the steretypical male standard is ridiculous and only attainable through surgery. I worked at the top strip club in Miami/Fort Lauderdale about 2 years ago and was surrounded by beautiful women that made their livings off of being hot and sexy in men's eyes.

I learned a lot about the female anatomy here than I ever would have learned in the real world of push-up bras and girdles and it is..

1. 100% of petite women have small breasts, no larger than a small c, but most As and Bs

2. Even young women with natural large breasts have tremendous sagage

3. Every woman that has a salma or kim figure gets plastic surgery. Be it lipo in the belly to create an hourglass look or boob job.

4. Even with boob jobs, few slim women have the hips to really be an hourglass

Plastic surgery was a common discussion like the news is in most offices. There was no shame behind it, no one tried to hide work they were having done.







This is a look I notice mostly with Hispanic women....do you live in a very Hispanic area?
Yes, I have a lot.

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That is exactly what comes to mind when I think curvy.
It's the norm for women 30+ to look like this. I think more look like that and are 5' to 5' 6" than any other. She eats and is heathy.

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My favorite women's body? My wife's. She's around 5'4" or 5'3", good weight for height, C - cup, nice legs - long, nice calves. Former cheerleader and she still looks like one.

I cant say her age but she's way over 40.

I'm not crazy about super models - too tall or skinny. I don't like overweight woman or women who are under 5'.

Not into the big butt phase either. I like a woman 5'2 -5'5" who is curvy (not fat) and fit. All American type.
This on a 5' to 5' 5" frame.... Mmmmmmmm


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Old 06-24-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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I've notice many white women with the wide waist/hip bone. Such as the beautiful woman above. I have seen this very waist on women half her size.

The woman in the Red shirt (possible on a game show) has a really nice frame. I suppose you could call this a latin body type. I look at this more Midwest american body type! Her frame would look good on a size 6 or 12.

Possibly I like the Cartoonish Hips/Thighs; I like them Beyound average but not Beyound the doorway.

Orangeapple, great post!
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