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    Old 12-19-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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    body type and libido...

    We've all read that women with "Apple" body types, gain weight in their abdomen which is more risky than "Pear" shaped who gain in the butt, hips, and thighs.

    I've read that the pear shape, with the larger, curvier hips, is caused by estrogen dominance and correspondingly lower androgen/testosterone levels, and apple-shaped women tend towards higher androgens and somewhat lower estrogen.

    Taking that another step, that would suggest that women who are apple-shaped tend to have higher libidos (due to higher testosterone) than those who are pear-shaped, is that right?

    I'm definitely a Pear, since regardless of my weight, I have a "big butt" for my size but I also have a high libido and, that plus judging by my tendency to grow body hair, it seems I also have high androgens...am I a freak, or are these "guidelines" just very, very basic generalities that don't mean much on an individual level?

    I'm not complaining, I just find these things about our bodies and our hormones within them to be extremely interesting.

     
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    Re: body type and libido...

    That makes sense to me!

     
    Old 12-19-2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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    Re: body type and libido...

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    That makes sense to me!
    I assume you mean you agree with my assessment that it's all individual?

     
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