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Karolina Kurkova

What makes a woman sexy?

According to Wikipedia, physical attractiveness is the perception of the physical traits of an individual human person as pleasing or beautiful. It can include various implications, such as sexual attractiveness and physique and blah, blah, blah, blah and blah.

Who would have thought that a discussion of what makes a woman sexy could be this boring? But wait, it gets better.

Judgment of attractiveness of physical traits is:

  1. partly universal to all human cultures
  2. partly dependent on culture or society or time period, and
  3. partly a matter of individual subjective preference

So, what part is universal to all human cultures?

That’s what we’re really talking about.

karolina-kurkova-feetPersonally, I couldn’t care less about your “individual subjective preferences” I know a guy with a serious thing about feet.

But somehow, I don’t think most people are going nuts about Karolina Kurkova’s little piggies….but then again

And, in regards to culture, society and time period: like it or not, American/Western culture has spread all around the globe. Individual languages and cultures are being swallowed up each and every day. The same probably holds true for our global definition of sexiness.

So, I ask again, what makes a woman sexy?

According to the sexperts:

  • It all comes down to makin’ babies. Somewhere deep in our ancient, lizard brains, there is a blueprint for the ultimate Baby Mama.

And that blueprint includes:

  • Facial Symmetry – a marker of good health
  • Full lips – a marker of youth
  • Waist to Hip Ratio – more good health
  • Upper Arm Circumference – granny arms do not qualify as sexy
  • Body Mass proportion – another marker of good health
  • Smooth Skin – youth & health
  • Clear Eyes – youth & health
  • Lustrous Hair – youth & health
  • Muscle Tone – youth & health
  • Breast Size – there are a whole hosts of theories on this one
  • Erect Posture – another health marker
  • Height – men prefer women shorter than themselves…must be an ego thing

2008 World’s Sexiest Women

(according to E!)
1. Karolina Kurkova
1. Karolina Kurkova

Waist to Hip Ratio – check-mark

2. Bar Rafaeli
2. Bar Rafaeli

Erect Posture – check-mark

3. Angelina Jolie
3. Angelina Jolie

Facial Symmetry – check-mark

4. Gisele Bundchen
4. Gisele Bundchen

Clear Eyes – check-mark

5. Scarlett Johansson
5. Scarlett Johansson

Breast size – check-mark

6. Adriana Lima
6. Adriana Lima

Full Lips – check-mark

7. Heidi Klum
7. Heidi Klum

Muscle Tone – check-mark

8. Penelope Cruz
8. Penelope Cruz

Smooth Skin – check-mark

9. Manuela Arcuri
9. Manuela Arcuri

Body Mass proportion – check-mark

10. Shakira
10. Shakira

Lustrous Hair – check-mark

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And what does all of this have to do with health & fitness?

Glad you asked

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When it comes to physical attractiveness, none of these women are relying on just one of characteristics listed above. They pretty much won the genetic lottery as it applies to physical beauty.

But, like all of us, they will get older.

And since so much of beauty is tied to the appearance of youth and health, unless they work at it, their beauty will fade.

And what about us mere mortals?

We all weren’t born to be fashion models or sex symbols.

True, but you can all take advantage of the new research being done to keep us looking better, feeling better and living longer than ever before.

And in the next few posts, I will outline some of that research and show you how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle.

Stay tuned.

(and ladies…I will be doing a Male Edition)

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