Looking at the paintings from the Rubens era, I ask myself why the ideals of female beauty have changed so much over the years.
The gaunt models on today’s catwalks would have been out of the question as models for artists like Rembrandt. Still, current beauty icons have a huge impact on the world of women today and drive many girls to despair.
On social networks, on billboards, and in the media, fit bodies represent health and attractiveness. They’re showcased as role models, or prerequisites, for happiness.
In that spirit, various diets and sports programs come into play as declarations of war against fat deposits and belly fat—which supposedly cause disease and represent a mortal sin.
Don’t get me wrong: Exercise and a healthy diet can certainly help keep us fit and beautiful.
But the question is: are we allowed to have a little “fat padding” or not? And, if so, how much? My position is clear: Women need a healthy amount of fat padding!
Why? Our fat padding contains a considerable amount of female hormones, especially estrogens, which help keep the body elastic and supple. So if we’re missing fat deposits, we’re also missing a stock of hormones we might need!
On the question of attractiveness: According to a survey, many men find women with curves more attractive than women with flawless, fat-free, ultra-fit bodies.
An ultra-fit body may be considered a sign of athletic prowess. However, when it comes to sexuality, it’s less about athletic performance and more about warmth and relaxation. Read: Live out your sexuality
So, dear ladies, the next time you stand on the scale or look in the mirror and notice a little something pouring over the edge of your panties, stay calm and be kind to yourself. It’s just your curvy femininity, which the old masters knew how to appreciate in their day.
Love your body! And explain to your partner why they should love it, too!