Some Men Prefer Fat Women

A recent study found that overweight women are more likely to report having sex with men than women considered to be of “normal weight.” The results might seem counter intuitive – especially since women are constantly told that we must be thin to be sexy – but another study explains it: some men prefer fat women.

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. Read more

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