Nobody could have ever thought that the size of one’s hips could actually provide insight in to a person’s sex life. As Shakira so famously once said, ‘hips don’t lie’, and this phrase is really likely to take a whole new meaning.
According to a study that was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the width of a woman’s hips is actually correlated to her sexual behavior. Researchers enlisted 148 women between the ages of 18 and 26 years old from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
One researcher measured the width of the hips of each woman, which was conventionally defined as the distance between the upper, outer corners of the iliac crest bones of the pelvis.
Thereafter, each volunteer was presented with a questionnaire, which included personal questions regarding their sexual activity and history, such as the age at which they lost their virginity, the number of sexual partners they’ve been with as well as any sexual relationships that might have been emotionally significant for them.
Another aspect that was measured was the waist to hip ratio, which had previously been regarded as being an important measure of female attractive by an older study.
To their surprise, the researchers found that the width of a woman’s hips is correlated to the number of partners she has slept with, the total number of one- night stands that she has engaged in as well as the number of sexual partners per every year of sexual activity.
The study also found that the strongest association lay between larger hip widths as well as the number of one- night stands. The study’s author states in the journal article: “[W]omen who predominantly engaged in one night stand behavior had wider hips than those whose sexual activity was mainly within the context of a relationship.”
To their interest, the researchers found that no correlation existed between the waist to hip ratio or the sexual history of a female.
Understandably, this surprised a lot of people. Many people believe that their sexual histories are usually determined by their desire to have sex, rather than the structure of their bones.
So a lot of people have been wondering why this correlation exists in the first place, and according to the study, ‘Women’s hip morphology has a direct impact on their risk of potentially fatal childbirth related injury. It is concluded that when they have control over this, women’s sexual behavior reflects this risk and is therefore at least in part influenced by hip width.’
Basically, what they are trying to say is that women who have smaller hips are more sexually selective since the level of risk of complications at child birth is more elevated in them.
While this might seem a bit far fetched to most, it is still a very interesting finding! Nobody could ever really have thought the bone structure of a person has an impact upon their sexual history, but this study proves otherwise!