What Is an Attractive Body? Using an Interactive 3D Program to Create the Ideal Body for You and Your Partner – KL. Crossley, PL. Cornelissen, MJ Tovee. PLos ONE 7(11): e50601

What is the ideal body size and shape that we want for ourselves and our partners? What are the important physical features in this ideal? And do both genders agree on what is an attractive body? To answer these questions the authors used a 3D interactive software system which allows the participants to produce a photorealistic, virtual male or female body. The results suggest a consistent preference for an ideal male and female body size and shape across both genders. The results also suggest that both BMI and torso shape are important components for the creation of the ideal body.

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