Human physique and sexual attractiveness

Somatotypes Figures

A number of studies have produced evidence that women find certain types of masculine physique more attractive sexually. A broad chest and shoulders, narrow hips, and a muscular torso are important traits which influence female assessments of masculine physical attractiveness (Lynch and Zellner 1999 Dixson et al. 2003). In order to quantify these preferences, some studies have made use of Sheldon's (1940) system of somatotyp-ing. This classifies human physique according its degree of mesomorphy...

Penile morphology sexual selection and human evolution

Semen Covered Monkey Penis

It is an unfortunate circumstance that so many authors have applied hyperbole to descriptions of human penile morphology. Smith (1984) regarded the human penis as 'extraordinary relative to the other hominoids'. Baker and Bellis (like Smith) stressed that 'it is nearly twice as long and over twice as wide as that of the chimpanzee'. Jolly (1999) states that a 'peculiarity of humans is that the penis is twice the size for body weight as that of any other primate.' _ Human Gorilla -Orangutan...