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There are times when science totally changes the way that we view our world and ourselves. And then, well, there are studies like this one. A psychology team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln used eye-tracking technology to determine that men spend more time looking at women’s breasts and hips than at their eyes.
“Until now, we didn’t have evidence people were actually doing that to women’s bodies,” lead researcher Dr. Sarah Gervais told USA Today. “We have women’s self-reports, but this is some of the first work to document that people actually engage in this.”
The bigger the curves, the longer the ogling. Not exactly a shock, but the study did have one surprising finding: Women also spend more time staring at boobs and waists, possibly to gauge the Darwinian competition. “When you turn your own lens on everyday, ordinary women, we focus on those parts, too,” Gervais said.
The researchers also found that men rate voluptuous women as having better personalities. Guys are a lot of things, but complicated isn’t really one of them.