Although our society and mainstream media seem to place more value on thinness, most African men have been programmed to desire big physiques, more so when it comes to finding the perfect soul mate.
In males, appearance plays a major role in attracting a potential mate before we go onto other things like education, background, etc. and in the African culture, plump women are more preferred to thin ones.
When determining who to date, men put more emphasis on attractiveness. Growing up in a society that glorifies curvaceous women, It’s almost a given that an African dude will turn his head whenever a curvaceous woman passes by, just to catch a glimpse of her “killer curves”. It becomes even more absurd when you listen to some of the reasons given in an attempt to justify the obsession.
A study conducted in Virgina, shows that African men, in general, would show preferences for body silhouettes of more plump women than their white male counterparts.
Why African Men Love big butts:
It is important to note out that not all African men are obsessed with big-boned women. A significant number of them are quite content with lean, athletic figures. But it is definitely impossible to imagine a world where African men are not crazy about their curvy women.
Research from the University of Texas at Austin found that what men are really drawn to isn’t so much the size of the derriere, but the curve or, more specifically, a spinal curvature that offers the illusion of a shapely butt.
To some men, Big is beautiful. Dating a skinny woman is like having a relationship with a fellow dude. Another lot of African men argue that curvy females are attractive and striking. Others say women with well-defined bodies are more feminine, younger and softer.
Another lot of African men argue that curvy females are attractive and striking. Others say women with well-defined bodies are more feminine. To some men, dating a skinny woman is like having a relationship with a fellow dude.
Well defined curves on a woman are viewed with a more mature and motherly look, especially in the African setting. Most men see lean women as tomboys and child-like. Others see them as weak and incapable of bearing strong and healthy children. This group of men does not believe skinny women are strong enough to take care of children.
Some men believe that a curvaceous woman has a better chance of bearing healthy children. This notion seems to have stemmed from the traditional African belief that wide hips and big boobs are primary indicators of fertility in a woman.
The Demand for Hip and Buttock Enhancement Products
African Women are aware of this preference for bigger buttocks and many lean bodied African girls try to find ways to grow their bums, which in some cases leads to taking dangerous substances.
It is difficult to know how many illegal treatments are taking place - but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the number of cases leading to serious injury or death is on the rise.
A simple Google search for "Tables to grow bums" will give you tons of products in the market. There certainly is a huge demand and hip enlargement products are big business worldwide.
Surgeons are warning of the risks of DIY buttock enhancement after a 20-year-old woman died in the US when she used silicone injections to enhance her bottom.