Female body types are the shapes of women, as categorized according to a system.
There are many ways of classifying female body types. Under the four-shape system, apple- or V-shaped (triangle downward) women have broader shoulders compared to their narrower hips. Banana- or straight- or I-shaped (rectangular) women have a waist measurement that is less than 9 inches smaller than the hips or bust measurement. Bananas are your archetypical athletic girls: Tall, slender and built like sex pistons. Bananas are overrepresented among porn starlets, probably because they have the optimal balance of higher testosterone-induced horniness and thin body shapes that arouse male viewers. Pear-, spoon-, bell- or A-shaped (triangle upward) women have a hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement.Hourglass or X-shape (triangles opposing, facing in) women have hips and bust that are almost of equal size with a narrow waist. The Hourglass figure is considered most conventionally attractive and when pursued is solicited the most frequently by men with offers of long-term commitment. CH also adds a fifth shape, "rotund," to this list.
A study of the shapes of over 6,000 women, carried out by researchers at the North Carolina State University circa 2005, found that 46% were banana (rectangular), just over 20% pear, just under 14% apple, and 8% hourglass. Another study has found "that the average woman's waistline had expanded by six inches since the 1950s" and that today's women are taller and have bigger busts and hips than those of the 1950s.
ShopYourShape's eight-shape system classifies female bodies as either straight (the bust and hips are basically the same size and the waist is slightly smaller than the bust and hips); pear (the hips are larger than the bust, and the waist gradually slopes out to the hips); spoon (the hips are larger than the bust and the hips have a "shelf" appearance, and the waist is slightly smaller than the bust); hourglass (the bust and hips are basically the same size and the waist is well defined); top hourglass (the bust is larger than the hips and the waist is well defined); inverted triangle (the bust is large, the hips are narrow and the waist is not very well defined); oval (The waist is larger than the bust and hips, the hips are narrow compared to the shoulders, and the breasts are ample in size); and diamond (the waist is larger than the bust and hips, the shoulders are narrow compared to the hips, and breasts are small to medium in size).
Types and subtypes
To be emaciated is to be anorexic or underweight or appearing to be so.
A thin woman is one who is not significantly overweight.
A woman with an hourglass shape will have, in addition to a large bust, "a small waist and wider hips (curves), making her body look kind of like an hourglass." The archetypical measurement of shape for women with an hourglass figure is bust-waist-hips 36 24 36 (size in inches).
The athletic body type is characterized by a lean, sinewy, muscular physique (not scrawny, but not muscle-bound like a bodybuilder's or obese). Despite the name, many non-athletes have athletically shaped bodies due simply to a healthy lifestyle. An athletic subtype is thick athletic. An athletic female may have broad shoulders and narrow hips. “Athletic” is sometimes, but not always, a euphemism for small-breasted.
Voluptuous is a rather vague and subjective term, referring to the quality of being attractively curvy. It means having a large bosom or appealing curves; in other words, being "fat in all the right places." "Voluptuous" can also be "a finite state between other body types." "Voluptuous" is sometimes, but not always, used as a euphemism for "fat." However, voluptuous does not necessarily mean plus size; a woman can be petite and have a voluptuous figure. 38-26-40 could be voluptuous measurements. An example of a voluptuous woman would be Marilyn Monroe. The voluptuous subtypes include voluptuous chubby, voluptuous thick, and voluptuous plump.
Average is, simply, average. Whether this refers to the mean, the median, or the mode is unclear.
A pudgy body type is slightly large. The belly may stick out. Pudgy is a term meaning "sexy fat"; fat that is attractive; just the right amount of fat. It is "3 degrees less than fatty." In many cases, the pudgy are also short.
Chubby is close to being fat. A chubby woman has rolls coming out of her sides. She has flesh that can be pinched off the body. Often she has a round face. The term often is associated with a cute kind of fat. Chubby subtypes include voluptuous chubby and thick chubby.
Plump is overweight but not obese; buxom. A plump woman falls within the category of being fat. A large amount of her body may jiggle when she walks. "Plumper" refers to a fat yet very alluring woman who typically is big in the hips and legs, and usually large-breasted The plump subtypes include plump with assets and voluptuous plump.
BBW, or Big Beautiful Woman, is the fattest body type. Obesity is implied. Whether one views her as cutely or sexily fat may largely depend on whether and how much one has a fat fetish. The "big" and "beautiful" in the name can often imply enormous breasts and butt and a cute face. The ratio of fat good-looking people to normal weights, as assessed by mainstream societal standards, has been estimated at 1:7, although this is controversial. Sometimes, but not always, "BBW" is simply used as a euphemism for extremely fat, or even land whale types.
With big breasts
There is no generic "with assets" female body type; it is, rather, a subtype of other female body types. Assets refer to breasts, butt, hips, etc., especially the first two; "assets" is derived from splitting apart the word "asset" to get "ass" and "set." The "with assets" subtypes are thin with assets, thick with assets, and plump with assets.
Thin with assets
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