I am a curvy girl. I won't give my exact stats, but I will describe myself. I have a heart shaped ass, small waist, and large breasts. Those factors equal curvy in my book. I haven't always been this curvy. There was a time when I sported pencil thin thighs and a flat chest, but somehow still had a bit of a bubble butt. The curve has always been somewhere in my life. I attempt to tell myself that I love my curves and embrace the sexiness of them, but in all honesty I wish I was as skinny as Nicole Kidman.
I recently polled some of my fans regarding their thoughts on the female shape. More to the point - do you like a curvy woman or a stickly woman? The answer didn't really surprise me. It was the same response again and again, I love curves! One fan told me "I need a little chunk on the butt and hips to get turned on." The term chunk bothers me a little and so does the term thick (which I have been called), but the fact is men and women love something to grab on to.
If men love curves, why are women always on a diet (as I sit here eating a vegetarian sandwich)? Society in general has a preoccupation with weight and size. I found a quote a few years ago in the Yale Herald "the Mayans have have invented zero, but it took the Kate Mosses of the world to glamorize nothingness".
I think many Generation X women like me will agree when I say that we were all raised with the thought process women are supposed to be skinny. Mom was always on a diet which in turn made us who we are today - a society of dieters.
Accepting our bodies, loving all bodies not matter what the size should be universal. Today, no matter what anyone else says, I will love my curves!