Sir Mix-a-Lot is not alone.
When I was younger, I didn’t have a big booty. My Dominican genes had yet to kick in and I was saddened by the flatness of my derriere. Not to mention, I felt left out.
Latinas are known to have amazing behinds (Jennifer Lopez, anyone?!) and Latinos love a woman with curves. How else will they be inspired to create innovative catcalls, like, “Tu con tantas curvas y yo sin frenos! (You with all those curves and me without breaks!)”
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But it's not just Latino men (or Sir Mix-a-Lot) who like big butts and cannot lie. It turns out other men appreciate a juicy rump — or as this study calls it, “a curved spine.”
According to researchers, men are attracted to women with backs that curve around 45 degrees above the top of their rear. It is said that this feature and angle triggers a caveman-like response in men. Basically, they see the curve of your back and big ass and think, “I must make a baby with her!” Add those child-bearing hips and men will duke it out to procreate with you.
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It’s also healthier for women to have this perfect curve and alignment to the gluteus maximus. Without it, our hips feel way more pressure during pregnancy. This can affect the health of mamis-to-be and their unborn child.
You see? Latinos have been ahead of the game. We like big butts, have them, and actually need them. Let’s continue celebrating our rich culture — and behinds!
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This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.