Science Explains Why High Heels Make Women Look More Attractive

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posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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This is an interesting take on women who wear high heels, and the men who ogle them.

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Fashion trends come and go, but high heels are forever - they have been a fashion statement since sixteenth-century France and entered the average western woman's wardrobe in the nineteenth century. But why? They are often painful, uncomfortable and awkward. Yet, when asked why they endure them, most women will spout a quip about how they look or feel more attractive.



Heels also exaggerate the difference between male and female gaits, which the researchers called a "supernormal stimulus". That difference increased sexual arousal in men and causes more attentiveness in women searching for potential mates.
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posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:49 AM
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Science is cool.


Way better than another stupid thread on evolution or global warming. Thanks.



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:59 AM
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This is what scientists are getting paid for?????????????????? It doesn't take a scientist to answer this question from a logical male perspective.... Give that research money to me and I'll tell you why women are more attractive in push up bras!



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:04 AM
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Wow. I always thought it was because a) it makes a woman's legs look longer, and b) it makes a woman clench her calf muscles, which makes the legs look shapelier. That's why I used to wear them anyway. Not anymore - I'm all about comfort now. So I guess I have short, flabby legs, and now a less feminine gait??? Oh dear - maybe it's time to bring the heels out again.
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posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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If you look at the gait a woman has when wearing heels, it raises the bum and arches the spine....this is a submissive sexual stance....in essence men ogle that shape as subconsciously it shows a female receptive to intercourse.

This isn't an attack on what women wear, or have the right to wear so please don't take it like that, just look at the silhouette that the image gives out and you'll see what I mean.



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by current93
If you look at the gait a woman has when wearing heels, it raises the bum and arches the spine....this is a submissive sexual stance....in essence men ogle that shape as subconsciously it shows a female receptive to intercourse.

This isn't an attack on what women wear, or have the right to wear so please don't take it like that, just look at the silhouette that the image gives out and you'll see what I mean.


Here we go again. More unsubstantiated speculation with no evidence.

Can you provide examples of what you're talking about?



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
Wow. I always thought it was because a) it makes a woman's legs look longer, and b) it makes a woman clench her calf muscles, which makes the legs look shapelier. That's why I used to wear them anyway. Not anymore - I'm all about comfort now. So I guess I have short, flabby legs, and now a less feminine gait??? Oh dear - maybe it's time to bring the heels out again.
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I really dont care what nonsense they come up with in these studies..... heels are great and Ill be an old woman on a "hover round" wearing spikes dammit. Even my house slippers have kitten heels. DIE FLATS!!! DIE!! When I come back as a ghost.. as I intend on doing to haunt and harass my children... I will be either walking tiptoe or in spectral Jimmy Choos...


FYI.. zombie apocalypse heels.. www.westblvd.com... we can have an exaggerated gate AND kill zombies.. bazinga!



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:32 AM
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High heels accentuate the curvature of the ladies calf muscles on her legs and her butt.
Totally disgusting and should be banned.


NO! they shouldn't, I love it ,god help me...........

Forgive me,I have falling down a deep hole of depravity.



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:38 AM
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I'm far from a scientist, yet I beg to differ with them.

I find females in heels unbearably attractive because the outstretched, tensed legs with toes pulled back - reminds me of a female in the throes of making love... now that's attractive.

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posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:42 AM
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Huh, that's weird. I never found it especially attractive. I guess I just need to do some more ogling. To me, high heels have always equaled ditzy, clumsy, and uncoordinated for some reason; which is NOT attractive.

I will get right on writing my research proposal to prove my alternative theory
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posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 03:14 AM
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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
Huh, that's weird. I never found it especially attractive. I guess I just need to do some more ogling. To me, high heels have always equaled ditzy, clumsy, and uncoordinated for some reason; which is NOT attractive.

I will get right on writing my research proposal to prove my alternative theory
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Budda.. stop hanging out with kids who cant walk in heels for Gods sake... like watching a baby giraffe take their first steps isnt it?



Just joking, dont get all kung fu budda on me.



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 03:26 AM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
Wow. I always thought it was because a) it makes a woman's legs look longer, and b) it makes a woman clench her calf muscles, which makes the legs look shapelier. That's why I used to wear them anyway. Not anymore - I'm all about comfort now. So I guess I have short, flabby legs, and now a less feminine gait??? Oh dear - maybe it's time to bring the heels out again.
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Your right about it making womens legs appear longer, I remember 3 or 4yrs ago scientist did a similar study about heels with that being the conclusion... i never cared for heels anyways tho and ever since I was a kid I saw this lady fall on her face try to run in them, i've thought they were ridiculous.





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