I had this idea. In an effort to give women insight into the inner workings of the male mind, I wanted to jot down all my random thoughts and observations over the course of a day. I thought of this after realizing all the crazy things that come to mind during my daily travels, be it sexual thoughts, new philosophies or just some off-the-wall idea that sometimes ends up in my Twitter stream. At any rate, I soon realized that this was a more daunting task than I initially realized, because, well, I think a lot. So what I came up with instead is this: What I see when I look at women.
As I attempted my 24-hour observation experiment, I quickly noticed a pattern. Whenever I saw a woman I would look at her in a consistent yet previously unnoticed order. For the most part, my 15-second assessment always started the same, with a direct glance at her face. In the blink of an eye I determined whether she was cute, pretty, sexy, aiight, busted, and, most importantly, if this was in fact a woman and not some man in drag or a pre-op doppelganger.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while you already know I’m a self-professed ass man, so it should come as no surprise where my eyes dart next. Without fail I noticed that my line of sight always went to the exact same spot: a woman’s waist.
Just from the width of a woman’s hips I can immediately ascertain whether or not baby’s got back or the International House of Pancakes going on. Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” always comes to mind when I spot a winner as I realize what he meant when he said, “Ass so fat you can see it from the front.”
The more I think about it, I feel as if the heart of a woman’s sexuality is in her waist. It’s part of what gives a woman her shape. A small waist and wide hips, with a rack up top make for an amazing silhouette but, for me at least, my eyes spend more time below. I think it’s engrained in the male DNA and what we consider appealing.
Wide hips denote a woman’s ability to bare children, hence the term “childbearing hips.” The sway of a woman’s walk and the focal point of a sexy saunter are all in the hips. Add in a plump rump and you’ve got a killer combo. Curves are attractive to the male eye, and as a result, when I see a woman with no hips at all I feel she looks “mannish” and in most cases it’s a major turn-off.During my failed experiment, I caught myself walking behind a woman only to instinctually zero in on her waistline and study her southernmost hind parts. I unintentionally watched women on the train at an angle and studied their silhouettes. My eyes travelled from the face, then to the waist, then to the chest, but a majority of the time was spent at the waist.
If other men studied their eye line the same way, I wager most would discover the same penchant for staring at their favorite body part more than a woman’s face. Perhaps that’s why a “busted” woman with a bangin’ body doesn’t have a problem getting a man while I know plenty of “pretty” woman that are single.
As I wrote this on the train coming home last night, I caught myself over and over again going from face to waist on every moderately attractive woman within eyesight. Didn’t matter if she was sitting or standing, I tried to ascertain what she looked like from the rear based off the thickness of her thighs, wideness of her hips and found myself eager for her to exit so I could sneak a peak to confirm my hunches. My RBI (rating booty index) was spot on.
As I continued to get my booty hawkin’ on, I felt like a kid in the proverbial candy store. The only problem with that is no matter how slick you think you are most kids get caught with their hand, or in my case the eye, on the cookie jar.
Sorry, ladies, I don’t mean to stare it’s just in my genes to look at what’s in yours.
Are women surprised to hear that a man can spend more time staring at her body than her face? How often do you catch a man staring at your butt? Are guys ever successful at sneaking a peak or do women always catch us? Do women feel disrespected when a man checks her out or do y’all secretly like the attention? What’s the order of what a woman looks at when checking out a man? What do women tend to focus on the most? Fellas, do you agree that a lot of a woman’s sexiness comes from the hips? Can you tell if a woman has a fatty just by looking at her hips? What’s your RBI (rating booty index)? What do you see when you look at a woman?
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