“Nice biceps, hunk! Want some sex?”

July 10, 2007

Readers, who do you think get more sex?  Chiseled, muscular guys, or wimps? Go ahead, take your time and think about it carefully. Wow, you got it right on the first guess?  Me, too. 

Researchers at UCLA actually did a study on this, and came to the mind-boggling conclusion that women are “predisposed to prefer muscularity in men. I hope they didn’t spend more than $10 on the study, because that would have bought them a seat at Oceans Thirteen and answered all their questions.

But what I found most fascinating is that a noticeable number of stories about the study used the same phrase, which probably means it was in the press release. They referred to the muscular men’s “less-chiseled peers,” which has to be the euphemism of the month. As a spokesman for LCPs, thank you, UCLA! Here’s the story:

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Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic flexes his muscles for photographers after wining the decathlon at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg) August 11, 2006.      REUTERS/Phil Noble


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Really? I hadn’t noticed.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

I, personally, prefer non-muscular men. To me it’s simply annoying to try to hug someone that feels like they’re made out of concrete. I like them a little squishy so that they snuggle better.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

If you think this is insightful, how about stats canada reporting that blue collar workers are more likely to be injured at work than white collar workers?

Posted by Larry Dubb | Report as abusive

Me too, K. Muscles are nice to look at, but not to snuggle up with. Maybe the study wasn’t clear on that.

Posted by Jen H.M. | Report as abusive

I for one am an athletic person and keep in shape. I have tone and shape but muscles all over the place? NOOOOOO! People with all of this muscle mass tend to workout everyday. I can not do that with working full time, coaching soccer, workinig on my second degree, etc. Muscles are just not that important. All the muscles in teh world can not stop a heart attack!!

Posted by OD Bigg Dogg | Report as abusive