Hip Width And Promiscuity
Can You Tell If A Girl Is Up For It Just By The Shape Of Her Hips?
Photo Illustration | Buffie Carruth | Sastha
A new study out of the University of Leeds claims that if a woman has wide hips, she may be just a little freakier than a thin-hipped lady. I know what you’re thinking, and it can probably be summed up in one word: Huh?
Yes, a team of researchers in the United Kingdom inexplicably decided to test this theory, studying 148 different women with ages ranging between 18 and 26. The participants were each asked about their sexual history, including questions about past relationships, what age they lost their virginity and how many sexual partners they’ve had.
Oh yeah, and researchers also measured their hips.
The study “proved” two distinct things. First off, those gals with a lot of sexual partners racked up those numbers by indulging in quite a few one-night stands. And subsequently, those one-night stand aficionados all had wider hips than the women who were all more reserved, sexually speaking. And while some may immediately write this study off to mere coincidence, who are you argue with science?!
You want facts? I got em’!
Women in the study with hips wider than 14.2 inches had more sexual partners and one-night stands than women with hips under 12.2 inches. And when it comes to the ladies who are prone to one-night stands, women who may or may not do a walk of shame every now and again had hips nearly an inch wider than women who are generally more monogamous.
How many of you reading this are now looking around your office with a judgmental eye?
Now I’m not particularly convinced that a woman’s build has anything at all to do with her sexual behavior. These findings could very easily be chalked up to chance. Then again, I could be wrong. But I do know that there’s one portion of the study that I absolutely disagree with. In Springer’s Archives of Sexual Behavior journal, the researchers claim that women with wider hips are more likely to have sex because the birth process is far easier for them than for women with smaller hips.
Personally, I think that’s an archaic train of thought. To assume that women these days think about the possibility of giving birth each time they have sex is insane. To surmise that is to discredit so many other factors: genuine passion, animal attraction, pure enjoyment-fueled free will, even alcohol consumption!
So are wider-hipped ladies more likely to get it on? According to this study, it’s a distinct possibility. But by the same token, treating that information as gospel may be taking a leap. I mean, do you really want to listen to a medical professional who spends his days measuring hip circumference and asking about one-night stands? -AM