Academics claim a woman's shape can be a clue to her sexual behaviour Image: A controversial study claims women with wider hips have more sexual partners and more one-night stands. Leeds Uni boffins say the broad-of-beam are more suited to childbirth and therefore keener to romp.
From height and hair to boobs and bums, our bodies are sending out messages Southampton University found pensioners with bigger craniums were better at memory tests. Blonde women are used to attention Image: Getty Hair Bald men are considered tougher and more macho — but only if they shave their head completely. A University of Pennsylvania study found deliberate chrome-domes were perceived as taller, stronger and more likely to be leaders.
Redheads are most sensitive to pain and often require higher doses of anaesthesia and pain killers. Blonde women are more confident because they are used to getting more attention, say experts at the University of California.
Forehead A wide one shows cleverness, practicality, diligence and a head full of ideas. A flat one speaks of pragmatism and sticking to the facts. Your forehead fur can say a lot Image: Getty Eyebrows Chinese face-readers see personality in the tiniest details.
People with thick, dark brows are active and friendly while light and sparse-browed folk follow directions to the letter. Brows that point upwards indicate a strong work ethic. Eyes A study at Charles University in Prague, found men with brown eyes are more gentle and trustworthy.
The journal of Chronobiology International claim the sleep cycles of people with darker eyes are up to two hours behind everyone else.
Nose Telling lies really does make your nose grow. But smaller ones can lead to problems Image: Getty Images Ears Small ears could make you more prone to eczema as skin that flakes off inside is harder to expel, according to George Murty, consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon at University Hospitals Leicester.
Small, very low-set ears may indicate kidney problems. Mouth People with large tongues may be prone to obstructive sleep apnoea and terrible snoring. Big lips make us more sexually attractive to the opposite sex, says US psychology Professor Michael Cunningham. Women with larger chests have higher IQs, but there will inevitably be some exceptions Image: Splash Chest Large-breasted women tend to have higher IQs than those less well endowed, a poll of 1, women in Chicago concluded.
Women with big boobs and narrow waists also have more children. Men with hairy chests are less attractive to women, according to research in Finland Ladies prefer a smooth torso, particularly at their most fertile time of the month, because hairy men are more likely to have higher levels of female hormone oestrogen, which could affect their virility.
Hands Men with ring fingers longer than their index fingers are bad drivers but those with long index fingers are more likely to suffer depression.
Children with ring fingers longer than index fingers do better at maths but those with second and fourth fingers the same length perform better in literacy tests, a University of Bath study found. Fatter men have more stamina in the sack Image: Getty Tum Fatter men have greater sexual stamina than slim men Heavy men have higher levels of female sex hormones, slowing their progress to orgasm.
Omphalomancers — people who study belly buttons — claim women with bowl-shaped or concave navels are sensitive and prone to worry. Hips Women with big hips are more forgetful than their peers But storing fat around the hips rather than your middle, could protect them better against diabetes and heart disease.
A man's tight bottom is good news for the ladies Bum A recent study in Russia claimed men with muscly buttocks are strong, persistent and last longer in bed while chaps with saddle bag bums are boring, while women with round bottoms are highly-sexed, materialistic and unkind while those with saggy bums are good wives and careful mothers. Privates Men with smaller testicles are more likely to be involved in childcare.
Thighs A Danish study of men and women found those with thinner thighs had a higher risk of heart disease and premature death. Researchers thought low muscle mass in the area could be to blame, as it could affect insulin sensitivity, while researchers at Oxford University think the fat in wobbly thighs traps fatty acids and stops them flowing through the bloodstream and getting deposited in vital organs.
But it doesn't mean they're big elsewhere Image: Getty Feet Men with big feet do not always have large manhoods. A study carried out in proved there is no direct correlation between foot length and penis length.
People with bunions are probably doing too much for other people, and not enough for themselves. People with wide feet are usually very hard-working. If you can wiggle your little toe separately from your fourth toe, you are an impulsive, adventurous, charming flirt.
Legs Long legs indicate a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Bristol University scientists showed each 4. And other researchers have discovered that women with legs between 20 and 29 inches long tend to have higher levels of four enzymes that indicate liver disease. Shorter legs are an indication of poor childhood nutrition, which may also play a role in liver function. Like us on Facebook.