Ok, so this is an old story, but it’s still worth noting as I’m sure today the trend continues. No mention is made of the other trends among sex workers and nude models, hairless-ness and rampant plastic surgery. The combined effect of which emulates the smooth, bleached curves of a plastic Barbie doll.
(Insert anti-labiaplasty rant here, or as I once heard a young man refer to them, “those things that stick out and down” of what Red Foxx called the “tomahawk wound.”)
Warning, there’s a naked lady photo after the jump.
Study: Playboy models losing hourglass figures
Friday, December 20, 2002 Posted: 11:38 AM EST (1638 GMT)
LONDON, England –A study of almost 50 years of Playboy centrefolds has revealed that the characteristic differences between men and women are becoming less pronounced.
Researchers at universities in Canada and Austria compared height, weight, bust, waist and hip measurements of 577 models from issues of the adult magazine dating from 1953 to 2001 and found they had become less shapely and more androgynous.
The findings, published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), conclude that the trends were at odds with claims that centrefolds’ body shapes were still more “hourglass” than “stick insects.”
In the 1950s, for example, Marilyn Monroe epitomised the ideal woman with a voluptuous hourglass figure of 37-23-36.