What does “curvy” mean to you?
This is a curiosity question. I am wondering if there’s a difference between “pink glasses” and “blue glasses”.
In a thread recently it was mentioned about preferring “curves”. I have heard that line or “preference” many times….. Whether it is your preference or not, what does “curvy” or “having curves” mean to you?
Does it mean big boobs and big butt, but tiny everywhere else? Does it mean having a little extra meat or “cushion” on a woman? Does it mean having a softness to her and her appearance? Is it something completely different than anything I mentioned? If you aren’t sure what “curvy” is, maybe sharing what it is not, could give an idea as well.
I think its an arbitrary term. To me, curvy means shape to the butt, thighs, and breasts. Roundness over straight lines. I prefer a bit more “meat”, as you put it, than very thin. Others obviously think that “curvy” is a big butt and super thin everywhere else. Still others use the term to describe quite rotund gals. I take it as a positive attraction word so, when I hear someone say their wife is curvy, I just assume that there is a roundness about her that he is attracted to, and I can appreciate that.
When I hear the word curvy, the word “thick” comes to mind. I apologize if women here don’t like that term but growing up in middle school and high school, where unfortunately there was a lot of objectifying of women, thick meant large thighs, fairly big and wide butt, and big boobs. You were definitely not skinny but you also weren’t considered obese. The picture of Jessica Rabbit shows she is curvy, but to me when I say curvy I mean a women who has more weight on her. To me, a curvy woman has large boobs that hang, thighs that touch each other, and more weight on her than Jessica Rabbit. Perhaps her arms and stomach are flabby, but that’s what makes a beautiful curvy woman to me. I have been attracted to women of the opposite body type, but deep inside I yearned for someone who was the curvy type and If I am honest, it was for sexual reasons. I am not trying to objectify women and I am sorry if it comes across that way, I have been worried that I have some sort of fetish because I don’t want to objectify God’s creation, but what drew my attention to my DW is her body type. This is a great conversation to have because its important to be attracted to your spouse, especially sexually attracted and I definitely was with mine. I’ve talked with DW about this several times, and even shared that the thought of her body type brought me to arousal before we started dating. She didn’t feel objectified at all, she was happy that I was sexually attracted to her. So that’s my definition of curvy. I find it interesting that a lot of women I see who are in their 40’s-60’s eventually end up looking curvy. Your boobs have grown, your thighs are thicker, your butt is much wider, to me that’s always been a turn on and I think God made certain men have certain attractions. I’ve often told my DW I can’t wait to see her age and see how beautiful she will become.
I agree that it is a bit of an arbitrary term. I think Crazydaddy said, roundness over straight lines. That captures it well!
For me the word ample comes to mind. There is an ampleness to boobs, butt, thighs, and hips that is shapely. An athletic look, a slender body, skinny, etc. build wouldn’t have that. Nor would all heavier figures or petite bodies have that either.
There would also be a firmness that would be between the hardness of a muscular, athletic body and the softness of a pillowy body.
After watching and reading this thread develop, my mind keeps going from what our culture says is ‘curvy’ (what many of you well defined) to what it means to me in my marriage.
i love the curves of Mrs. Oldbear’s body. Yes, they were different decades ago – I loved them then! Today, her curves are that of my lover, my sole mate, my soul mate. Every curve is lovely. Her breasts entice me with their amazing perkiness and remind me that our children were nourished by them. I love those curves! Her lower back swells to her lovely (fill in the blank) and, oh, how I love it when she arches her back to encourage me to run my hand up and down, over and round, her beautiful curves. The loveliest of all is her perfectly rounded (not too much and not too little) stretched-marked tummy that begs me to caress it pulling me to her perfectly curved pubic mons. Her tummy bore our children, her tummy encloses the sacred part of her being that she shares with my being.
Oh, how Mrs. Oldbear’s curves satisfy me! Thank you, Lord!
I agree with @CrazyDaddy that it’s an arbitrary term. In the case of the post you’re referencing, I took it to be a euphemism for “somewhat overweight” and treated it as such. From my understanding, pretty much everything you list as a possibility can be considered “curvy” in the right context.
And it certainly does not have to mean any level of overweight. Marilyn Monroe, for instance, is considered curvy by many and I just read her BMI at her heaviest was 23 (right smack in the middle of “healthy” on most scales). Interestingly, her bra size was 36D, which is the same amount of breast tissue as the average American bra size now (34DD), while her waist was ~12 inches smaller than the current American-woman waist.
This could end up being a rabbit hole for my analytical mind, so I’ll stop there on what others think and just report what pops into my mind, which is what you asked for. I envision a non-ripped woman with noticeable breasts and hips but not morbidly obese. I’m not sure if butt plays into it for me.
hips wider than shoulders, some definition to the waste, some boobage is good too. A cylinder or a pear is not what I’d call “curvy.” Neither is a bean pole physique. Buxom is another word that brings similar visions as curvy to me. Having some cushioning is not a turn-off for me, and preferred in many instances. But it’s all personal preference. I’ve never been overly attracted to skinny women. I dated one once and always thought she needed some biscuits and gravy. 🙂
I think it is mainly a term that has come about as a result of the body positive movement. Curvy sounds so much more pleasant than “Plus” size or what people really want to call us, the “F” word. It brings up images of hourglasses, whether the waist is wasp-like or just moderately indented, but it still evokes sexiness and empowers women who do not fall into the clothing-makers’ arbitrarily set “normal” sizes to feel like we are not somehow flawed or second-best.
What I would really love to know is how many women who embrace the term curvy secretly think to themselves, “I don’t really measure up (or down) to ‘curvy’, but maybe if I just say it anyway no one will notice.” (I do.)
Thank you all for your answers. I realize that “curvy” could mean different things to different people and that’s why I asked “what it means to you.” I guess when I hear someone say it, and I want a clear picture of what they mean, I will just have to ask.
I absolutely know men who prefer bigger women, even “morbidly obese” and if they desire all those curves, good for them! My personal opinion, if they want to call her “curvy”, that’s fitting and their prerogative. Every woman ought to know she is wanted, loved and desired, no matter her shape.