Science Has Finally Figured Out Why Men Like Big Butts

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We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we love. Mar 6, Getty Images Butts are definitely having a momentand now science might actually have an answer to why we're all about that bass. Researchers at Bilkent University in Turkey showed men silhouettes of women's bodies and asked to rank them in order of preference. They found that the men were most attracted to women whose spines curved exactly 45 degrees above the top of their butts, but that the men were actually more attracted to the spinal curve — known as vertebral wedging — than the butts themselves.

As a result of Elizabeth Enochs November 10, You've heard the saying: Girls always want the body type they don't have. Of course, this isn't necessarily a abysmal thing. Actually, it's kind of amazing that big butts are having a moment — because they're beautiful. Although the whole concept of the archetype butt or the ideal body is what leads women and girls en route for wish for different body types all the rage the first place. If you're plus-size, society tells you to be thinner. If you're skinny, society says you're not a real woman because actual women have curves. Before Beverly Johnson graced the cover of Vogue ina woman of color had never been featured on the magazine's cover — and that was barely 40 years ago. When Nicki Minaj released her bootylicious cover of Anaconda last day, the public was outraged — although when Victoria Secret angels sport thongs on the runway or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, they're all in all revered as goddesses in human appearance.