Cultural history of the buttocks - in relations to urban behaviour on bicycles!
The Science Behind Men’s Attraction To Women's Rear Ends
March 09, 2015
Evolutionary psychologists have long argued that many of the physical features heterosexual men are drawn to in women reflect traits that signify female health and fertility status. The basic argument is that our male ancestors developed an attraction to these traits because it enhanced their odds of reproductive success. These mating preferences are thought to have been passed down across generations and still influence what men are attracted to today on some primal level. In a new study just published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, researchers examined whether men’s attraction to women with more prominent rear ends might represent one such evolved mating preference.
In the first study, 102 male college students viewed photo morphs of women whose appearance was identical, except for the degree of curvature in the lower back, ranging from 26 degrees to 61 degrees. What they found was that as the degree of lumbar curvature approached the theoretically optimal level (i.e., 45.5 degrees, a figure determined by consulting research in orthopedic medicine), the models were rated more attractive. Attractiveness ratings decreased once lumbar curvature exceeded that level (excessive spinal curving can pose a whole other set of health issues, so it makes sense that any preference for spinal curving would only exist to some degree).
Full article: https://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2015/3/6/the-science-behind-mens-attraction-to-womens-rear-ends
Erotic spanking was popular in Victorian Britain, perhaps due to the buttocks' fetishization and eroticization. Spanking was prominent in pornography during this time, with erotica such as Lady Bumtickler's Revels and Exhibition of Female Flagellants being consumed.
In Studies in the Psychology of Sex, published in 1927 and written by British physician and sexual psychologist Havelock Ellis, he describes cultural sexual characteristics of the buttocks. He says:
Thus we find, among most of the peoples of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the chief continents of the world, that the large hips and buttocks of women are commonly regarded as an important feature of beauty. This secondary sexual character represents the most decided structural deviation of the feminine type from the masculine, a deviation demanded by the reproductive function of women, and in the admiration it arouses sexual selection is thus working in a line with natural selection.
He adds that
The European artist frequently seeks to attenuate rather than accentuate the protuberant lines of the feminine hips, and it is noteworthy that the Japanese also regard small hips as beautiful. Nearly everywhere else large hips and buttocks are regarded as a mark of beauty, and the average man is of this opinion even in the most æsthetic countries.
Ellis also claims that corsets and bustles are meant to emphasize the buttocks.
Article source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_history_of_the_buttocks
The Science of Why You’re an Ass Man
Researchers explain the allure of the backside
By Ali Eaves
Sep 10, 2014
It's a glorious time to be an ass man: Nicki Minaj exists, yoga pants are a thing, and women everywhere are squatting their way to more shapely backsides.
But of course, your obsession with the female butt is nothing new. In fact, it's primal, says David Buss, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
You're drawn to a woman's heinie for the same reason you're attracted to her breasts, hips, and a little waist: because those traits would have been indicators of fertility to your ancient ancestors, Buss says.
Man evolved to seek out women who could procreate, Buss says. If a woman has a full tush, that's a signal to your primitive brain that she's probably carrying enough fat to become pregnant, he says. And if her bum is perky and round, that means she's probably young—which, in caveman days, would make her a good candidate to carry your cavechild.
"It's a taboo," says Eric M. Garrison, a sex expert and author of Mastering Multiple Position Sex. "We're not allowed to go there. And when it comes to sex, there's something animalistic and dirty about mounting from the rear."
(Discover more surprising erogenous zones—and step-by-step instructions for what to do with them—in How to Pleasure a Woman.)
And then there's the dirty factor.
Full article: https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a19533624/why-youre-an-ass-man/
Face Down, Ass Up: A submissive sexual position in which the female is on her knees, puts her face all the way to the bed or floor, and sometimes reaches back with both hands to spread either side of her vagina or anus.
"I had that bitch FDAU, wearing it out from behind"
For understanding the roots of this insinctive reaction: http://sexpositions.club/tag/holding-her-buttocks
Avengers Confidential - Black Widow And Punisher (2014)
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Excellent article HoS - of course we must mention the venerable Assmann bicycle at this point... http://josef.hammerle.me/bike/detail/id/161/name/Assmann+Herrenrad+1940
they also made excellent components - seats too!
I think the company still exists? https://www.assmann.com/en/
No joking, this is serious!
Assmann is most likely derived from the Greek term "erasmos," meaning "loved".
Assmann Family History:
You can see how Assmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Assmann family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Assmann families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Assmann families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Assmann's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Assmann families in 1880.
Source : https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=assmann
Early Origins of the Assmann family
The surname Assmann was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name was first seated in Frankfort from about the 14th century, and would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Hans Aßmann Freiherr von Abschatz
Big Butts of the 19th Century
Bustle Era Changes
How to make a Victorian flounced Petticoat?
= Big Butt theory
I think our theory has been proved… Big Butts rule the 1800s! If you love the fashion – either making it or wearing it, or simply studying it, and if you don’t like wide behinds, you won’t enjoy all the delicious treats of 19th C. clothing.
Ahh.. the Victorian Bustle Era. It’s so pretty! And aside from the huge poufy sleeves of the 1890s, it’s what most people think of when they hear “Victorian.” It’s the trimming. The opulence. The expensive laces. The multitude of fabrics – all on the same gown.
But did you know there are three distinct varieties that reside within these two decades?
Yep. 1871 looks like a distant relative to 1880 fashion. And by 1888 –that child resembles the grandmother, but not quite.
Let’s explore why these cousins kiss – and don’t.
Picture source: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Arrival-Medieval-Aristocrat-Ball-Gown-Victorian-Dress-Costume-Gothic-Evening-Green-Dress/32677374097.html
New York’s War on Electric Bicycles
New York's War on Electric Bicycles. www.businessmanagement.news
Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City’s legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year.
City officials are promising a crackdown on e-bikes, which may be loved by environmentalists and the often poor, immigrant workforce that relies on them, but are loathed by many drivers and pedestrians who think they are a menace.
Under city law, the bikes are legal to own and sell, but riding them on the street can lead to a fine of up to $500. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this fall that starting in 2018, businesses that have employees use the bikes are also subject to a fine of $100 for a first offense and $200 for each subsequent offense.
“Electric bikes are illegal to operate on city streets and those at the top of the food chain need to be held accountable,” city spokesman Austin Finan said. “Instead of merely targeting riders, we’re going after businesses that look the other way and leave their workers to shoulder the fine.”
That policy will undoubtedly prove popular with many New Yorkers who have complained that the bikes, which look and handle just like regular bicycles but can reach speeds of 20 mph or more, and sometimes are operated recklessly.
Lots of people have stories about close calls where they stepped out into the street, only to nearly be hit by a quick-moving bike they couldn’t hear coming.
But it will be bad news for deliverymen like Clemente Martinez, who spends up to 12 hours a day in the saddle, often in lousy weather.
The bikes make a tremendous difference for the delivery workforce, said Do Lee, a PhD candidate who studied delivery workers for his dissertation and advocates for them. Many of the workers are middle-aged or even older, working for hours and putting in a significant number of miles to meet the demand for food and other items to be delivered quickly. “They couldn’t do their jobs without electric bikes,” he said. Advocates for alternate forms of transportation say the crackdown also doesn’t make sense from an environmental or safety perspective.
Some cycling advocacy groups have challenged the city to produce data showing whether the e-bikes pose any unusual danger, compared to other vehicles.
Federal law allows electric bicycles that go 20mph or less to be treated as bicycles for product safety and standards, but New York state law doesn’t allow them to be registered or licensed as motorized vehicles.
Police enforcement against the bicycles has already been on the upswing, with almost 1,000 of them confiscated by police in 2017, an increase of several hundred from the year before.
While new electric bikes can go for several thousands of dollars, similar to some gas-powered scooters like Vespas, kits to convert a standard bike to an electric bike can be bought for under $500.
Full article + Picture source: https://businessmanagement.news/2017/12/26/new-yorks-war-on-electric-bicycles/
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Without Women and Bikes, Life Would be Miserable (NSFW)
Posted on November 13, 2014 by Cupcake
Picture source: http://drunkcyclist.com/2014/11/13/without-women-bikes-life-miserable-nsfw/
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Limited edition IRIS Voxwomen Ass Saver
Regular price £8.50
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Art work by Hajime Sorayama (22 February 1947 Imabari, Ehime prefecture, Japan)
Chuo Art School - known for Erotic illustration / Robot art
Published: March 2017
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"Emily Agnes is a British model who was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 2014.Her centerfold was shot by photographer Tony Kelly. She has previously appeared in FHM, the Czech edition of Maxim, and some British lads magazines as Emily Shaw. She was the first British woman in a decade to become a Playmate." - from List of Playboy Playmates of 2014.
History : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2697777/From-private-school-Playboy-Emily-Shaw-s-posing-naked-millions-parents-think.html
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Bellezze in bicicletta - Film (1951)
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