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Does WLTM mean appreciate here?

 
 
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Woman WLTM tall, broad man. Big penis preferred
19:00 08 April 2013 by Bob Holmes
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Uh-oh, guys, it seems to be true: women do prefer well endowed men.

Brian Mautz, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Ottawa in Canada, generated computer images of naked male figures, varying them to represent the normal range of height, hip-to-shoulder ratio and penis size. He then projected life-sized versions onto a wall and asked 105 young women to rate how sexually attractive they found each one.

Unsurprisingly, the women found taller, broader-shouldered images to be more attractive. But they also preferred the men with larger penises. The hip to shoulder ratio was the most important factor but having a penis at the larger end of the range boosted the men's appeal as much as being taller.

"Height is the most studied trait related to male attractiveness. To show that penis size has as big an effect is really striking," says Mautz.

This preference is probably an evolutionary relic of a time before humans wore clothing, says Mautz, since women typically select a partner before glimpsing the full package. The study is the strongest evidence to date that the genitalia of human males – which are unusually large compared to other apes – have evolved to help attract mates, he adds.

There is some evidence that penis size may depend on testosterone levels, and penises also tend to be larger in younger, more virile men, so size could also be an indicator of age and health, says Bill Bateman, a behavioural ecologist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, who found that golden moles also select mates based on penis size.

Journal reference: PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219361110
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23357-woman-wltm-tall-broad-man-big-penis-preferred.html
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 03:17 am
@oristarA,
Would Like To Meet
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 06:38 am
@roger,
Good usage.
I think the stupidity of Chinese government has led to the blockage of urban dict as well.
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 06:47 am
@oristarA,
The Urban Dictionary is such a mostly harmless source of wit and surprisingly often intelligent humor. I guess the Chinese government fears it's sharp subversive influence on the site's readers.

It's one of my favorite sources on the web. I would think that allowing its citizens access to the site would be more beneficial then not. I don't think the site will be the sole inspiration for anyone to throw a coup d'etat against the Chinese government ... so blocking the site is basically asinine and counterproductive.
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