Further elaboration needed on defining body type for women...

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  1. D_Ellerby Eatsprick

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    Okay, so having read one of the thread - Fat Sex.... and it has me wondering...Obviously everyone comes in different shape and height and weight. If you're going on a dating or sex website, how do you define your body type?

    See - I'm 5'3. I wear size 14/16 clothing depending on where I buy my clothes. I have D cup breasts... I have never had to go in an big clothing store as I still can buy in an "average" store. I have been working hard at trying to lose that weight as I'd like get down to size 10-12 though I may at best only return to 12/14. I'm very active as I play ball hockey once a week, go to boot camp twice a week and go to the gym 4 times a week. I work two jobs, one of which is very physical - lots of lifting and walking.

    I surely would not classify myself as athletic. And I don't think I'd regard myself average. And nor do I consider myself BBW? Do I classify myself as few extra pounds, or chubby ? Is there a better word to use instead of chubby because honestly I hate that word chubby.

    What has to be considered for people to regard themselves overweight, chubby, ample, large or even B(BW). I'm confused on whether to call myself curvy... Exactly what does curvy mean? What makes a woman curvy? Is chubby curvy at all?

    Anyone wanna further elaborate on this? Thanks
     
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    I use the adjective "curvy" to cover women who are heavier than what a doctor would probably tell you is a healthy weight, but lighter than the kind of weight range that typically gets classified as BBW.

    "Chubby" works in the descriptive sense, but it's not sensual. People call babies and toddlers "chubby" so it doesn't feel particulary sexy to use it as a descriptive term for hot women :)

    "Voluptuous" is probably accurate, but too much of a mouthful. And just a personal thing, but the first time I heard the word used was in Total Recall (the Schwarzenegger flick) so the first images that pop in my head whenever I hear the word are Arnold's face exploding on the surface of Mars and such... not really sexy :p

    It's easier for me to describe it with pictures / vids than to try to figure out what height / weight range it is.

    But a figure like this is what I would call "curvy" (again, NSFW, but that's sort of a given around here) http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=14cb2eabd38cefe44c84
     
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    While I was on a dating site I classified myself as average. I'm 5'4" 130lbs size 6. I would classify you as average as well even though it sounds as though we have different types of shapes. I think most people fall into this category. The sites I was on only had specific options to chose from such as thin, average, athletic, a little extra padding, etc....
     
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    you're thick and beautiful.
     
  5. whatireallywant

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    I wear a size 14 dress, sometimes a 16 in pants, and sadly only have B cup breasts... (actually 38B or 36C though, so even there I'm kinda small-average rather than really small - I just have the perception that I'm really small there compared to the rest of me because almost all the women I know at my height and weight have D or DD breasts). Oh, and I'm also 5'3"...

    I classify my body type on dating sites as "average" because I'm the statistical average dress size. And usually "A few extra pounds" women look heavier than I do. I have kind of an unusual build anyway. I hesitate to say my weight because people will say "Yikes! You're fat!", when actually when they see me, they don't think I am. I have been told that I look naturally muscular, even when I don't work out at all. So that could explain the weight. Not denying that I have a bit "extra" though, especially around the middle - ugh!

    I do buy pants/jeans in plus size stores sometimes (Avenue makes my favorite jeans), but I wear the smallest size they carry. Usually I can buy clothes at the regular stores, although I get frustrated when all they have are the tiny sizes.

    To the OP: I'd say that a woman who wears a size 14 is classified as "average". IMO anyway...
     
  6. voidout

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    that's the average size of most women, actually. breast size is irrellevent. you happen to be curvy up top, but a 14/16 or 12/14 is the average size of a woman.

    call yourself what you want. i consider myself heavier, but not a BBW, and most people WOULD if i told them my height and exact weight, but i don't see myself that way, so i don't call myself that.

    as a woman over 200lbs i'm incredibly in proportion for my size. most people don't even consider me overweight, and would say "chubby", which astounds me only because i know what size i am. i want to lose the weight for myself, working towards it, but it's a day to day thing.
     
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    Ass man's dream. :cool:
     
  8. D_Ellerby Eatsprick

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    I have no idea how to do multi-quotes... so I'll do it this way -

    Craiggers - I think you hit head on nail for "chubby" - it's not sensual and for me using the word voluptuous - it just seems more like a word that you apply to a model.

    badgirl22 - On dating / sex sites I put down a little extra padding, because I rather be honest about myself, though I don't think "little extra padding" is very sensual or very descriptive. I wonder to myself exactly how much overweight does someone have to be to say they have extra padding, before they have to move up to "ample", "large" or "BBW" ?

    rontar - And exactly what does thick mean ? To me it maybe feels like the British's(??) polite way of saying "Fat."

    whatireallywant - I am pretty much exactly what you have described yourself but with bigger breasts. I have extra in the midsection too. I'm also hesistant to say my weight too especially since I've always been active - just that stress (and sometimes diet) are the reason for my weight.

    christinab - I know breast size is irrevelant but I was just trying to explain myself physically. just sometimes this site makes me have a complex the way men (and sometimes women) talk about body type in women. I feel the same way that if I told people my weight / height that they would be too quick to judge and not factor in other things too. You sure don't look like a big woman to me at all - in fact you look goregous ! :)
     
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    Eep. "Thick" also means "stupid" to some people (it's like being called dense). I wouldn't ever go with that one if trying to be complimentary :p
     
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    I disagree, you're far from average.
     
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    I don't know that the body type classification really matters to much. That has never stopped me from contacting someone that I thought might be a nice person. Its more in the profile and what is written that attracts me. I usually contact the girls without pictures anyway, it lets you get to know the person a little better without the positive/negative reaction to looks. Thats just the way I see things though, I'm sure others have their way of judging, so take my opinion for what it's worth.

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    Well I'm right around your size kinda (12), taller though. I also have large breasts.
    But anyway, if I was on a dating site I'd call myself either average, curvy, or hwp (perhaps I'd say average hwp or curvy hwp, that seems most fitting). Maybe even add the adjectives womanly, round, Venusian.
    I think what makes a woman curvy is the waist/hip definition (a pronounced difference), if you have that I'd say use that term as it sounds nice.
     
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    A lot of those words all mean the same thing, but some are positive and some are negative, like Craiggers was saying. You forgot one: big boned :biggrin:. That's me.

    I would call you curvy or voluptuous because "average" is so undescriptive. I don't think voluptuous is for models - I think it's the step above curvy. Gosh do they not give you any good words to describe your body type with? They're all so ambiguous!

    BBW makes no sense to me. Any woman who is well into the obese range is termed a BBW. But it's not like you cross the line from ugly to beautiful as you cross the line from overweight to obese.
     
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    Thick as defined in the Urban Dictionary.

    "A woman with a perfect body, filled-in in places that are, by nature, designed to attract the opposite sex, such as the thighs, the hips, the breasts, and the most lovely part of all, the booty."

    This is good!
     
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    ... and here I thought this was going to involve the age old question of "How do I look in (insert clothing type here)"

    *Ackbar voice on* It's a trap!!!!

    P
     
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    HHHmmm, I wouldnt worry about it a whole lot but there is always "thick" but that is somewhat vague, or there is athletic but curvy which would indicate u were larger then average but had nice curves, well put together but a firm body not flabby so therefore athletic.
     
  17. molotovmuffin

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    What happened to the term full figured? Did it fall off the face of the planet while I wasn't looking?

    Voluptuous = full figure with extra nice booooooobbbbage ;) And I'm going on record here, some of the hottest chicks I know are full figured and down right VOLUPTUOUS~

    Curvy is just that..... curvy


    It's all in how you use the language..... like walking. I don't walk, I sachet.


    I'm skinny always have been always will be and to make it worse, no boobs and no curves. Just call me "slopey"!
     
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    thank you Cougar! it is very good!

     
  19. No_Strings

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    My rant on the bastardisation of "curvy" may come later, but for now...

    I'm sure that an LPSG expedition could find some. :cool:
     
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    Completely agree with you about "chubby": in the context of a dating ad it implies mild disparagement and is therefore best not used.

    "Voluptuous" is a rather extravagant term, and is very often used as a euphemism for "grossly corpulent." I think that you are wise not to use it.

    Some people may like to use the term "thick," but I don't think that you can count on it being understood. Worse, it may be understood in a way that you don't want it to be understood.

    I think that the phrase "(having) a little extra" is just right: it is not obscure or ambiguous, it is not pretentious or euphemistic, but it is not disparaging either. Perhaps I say that just because the phrase is one that I tend to use when I want to describe a woman who has nice, womanly proportions but also -- well, a little extra; I don't know of a better way to say it. My particular preference is for a more slender type, but I can certainly appreciate a figure like yours, and there are plenty of men who very much LIKE a woman to have a little extra flesh on her. I would only advise that you not say "extra padding." That makes it sound like insensate matter. If you need to use a noun, I would recommend "flesh." But for most purposes, the phrase "a little extra" works by itself, and very well too, as it implies that the "extra" is just a bit more of YOU; and if somebody likes YOU, he will be very glad of the extra bit. :biggrin1:

    I'm glad that somebody still understands what that word means. :wink:
     
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