The Sex Appeal of Long Legs Explained By Science

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about how much we like boobs (big and small), asses, and pretty faces. While we still love boobs, asses, and pretty faces, today seems like the perfect day to show some appreciation to one of the most underrated sexy body parts…LEGS.

Jerry Seinfeld found the perfect critique of finding legs sexy when he said, “Why would I be a leg man? I don’t need legs. I have legs.” Well Mr. Seinfeld, I fully understand what your point but science says that BOTH SEXES finding long legs extremely sexy.

In a 2008 study, research involving more than 200 men and women found that people whose legs are 5% longer than average are considered to be more attractive, regardless of their gender. Psychologists led by Boguslaw Pawlowski at the University of Wroclaw in Poland asked the study’s participants to rank the attractiveness of seven men and women from digitally altered images.

While all of the people in the images were the same height, the length of their legs was altered to make them equal to the Polish average or longer by 5%, 10% or 15%. Regardless of the participant’s own body shape and leg length, people whose legs were 5% longer than average were rated the most attractive. 

The researchers determined that long legs are more attractive because long legs are a sign of health. Previous research has linked shorter legs with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, arterial disease and strokes.

Cool! So that’s why we love long legs. Because healthy people have long legs.

I’m surprised that while researching the attractiveness of long legs they didn’t mention anything about the arousing effect touching long legs or having a pair of long legs wrap around your waist or head have on people. But regardless, long legs are dope.

Now let’s enjoy some pictures of sexy legs courtesy of users:

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Published on: April 25, 2014

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