To understand whether the diameter of the woman’s hips reflects her nature and relationships with the opposite sex, the British scientists oferred 148 women to participate in their research.
The average age of the participants were between 18 and 26 and all of the women had at least one sexual partner.
Also, they had to give answers to rather sensitive questions such as:
The age at which they lost their virginity;
The number of sexual partners they had had;
Emotional significance of sexual relationships they had had;
Then their body parameters were measured: hip circumference at the widest point and the waist circumference at its narrowest point. Hips wider than 36 centimetres were classified as wide, while hips below 31 centimetres as small.
The study has found that women with wide hips are more likely to have one-night stands and more sexual partners in general. And the wider are hips the more one-night stands the woman had.
According to researches, such a phenomenon can be explained from the biological point of view, as the birth process for such women is generally easier and less traumatic than for the smaller-hipped. Whilst women with smaller hips psychologically programmed to avoid any potential fatal childbirth-related injury they eschew impermanent sexual contacts. The research is published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour..