Prepare yourself: the pictures below have been scientifically proven to light up your brain in the same way as a drug. This also explains why images reminiscent of Playboy are so popular. But how is this possible, you ask?
Allow us to explain. Several studies have shown that the pleasure area of the male brain is activated just as drugs, alcohol and other vices activate the brain. These results were proven after males were shown pictures of women with an hourglass figure – you know the ones – the Marilyn Monroes of the world with the tiny waist and big hips. The reason for this? It’s thought to be because of the higher amounts of DHA, a kind of fat that is necessary to make a baby’s brain grow, in curvier women. The higher the amount of DHA, the smarter the child is likely to be (as well as the mother herself). Therefore, women with curves are thought to be sexier because they bear smart and healthy children. Some also believe that curves are a predictor of health in women, making them more attractive to males. Sit back, relax and have your mind blown.
10. Marion Cotillard
Although it would be nice to discuss French actress Marion Cotillard’s notable achievements when it comes to film (there are many – even an Oscar!), we are here to discuss more important matters. First of all, Cotillard, known for her roles in films like Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and La Vie en Rose, is arguably one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. But it is her hourglass body that is even more powerful, at least when it comes to being able to light the male brain on fire.
9. Jen Selter
If you don’t know who Jen Selter is at this point, you are doing yourself a major disservice. Let us tell you why: the 22-year-old became ‘Insta Famous” due to her fit and shapely buns alone. Isn’t it a great time to be alive? She regularly posts pictures of her backside in tight athletic gear in the name of “fitness inspiration.” Call it whatever you want, but one scroll through her page and it is the equivalent of drinking a tall glass of beer due to her curvaceous derriere and tiny waist. Just think of all the outtakes that went to waste.
8. Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook, model and actress, known for her role in the less than stellar Piranha 3D as well as posing for Playboy, is hot enough to have made FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World list a whopping five times. The girl is so sexy that she even has her own calendar (you probably are going to want to get a copy). But although her good looks are probably sure to titillate your senses, that is not why she is on this list. Nope: it’s those curves that everyone is after these days. God bless Brook and her ability to successfully bear children.
7. Kylie Jenner
We could show you a picture of virtually any Kardashian and the results would be the same – after all, they mostly all have the iconic Kardashian hourglass figure: tiny waist and big hips, not to mention big busts and an even bigger booty (although, we can’t comment on the naturalness of said body). We went with Kylie to change things up, although the online world is suggesting that she might become the most popular Kardashian sister, especially among younger teens who don’t relate to the older Kim. Time Magazine agreed with the influential power of Jenner, who appeared alongside her sister on Time‘s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 list. The Jenner sister’s place on the list, however, caused lot of controversy with people saying they didn’t deserve to be on the list alongside Malala. But you came here for the sexy pics, right?
6. Salma Hayek
Sure, we could talk about the films Selma Hayek is known for (Desperado and Frida). However, you’re obviously here to see the goods and Hayek definitely has them. In fact, scientifically speaking, she has one of the best bodies in Hollywood because she’s just that symmetrical. Even more, she’s got curves in all right places – a derriere that is definitely in charge, as well a particularly busty chest, all of which contributed to why Hayek landed on this presumably very coveted list. This is saying nothing of that lovely face of hers.
5. Kate Upton
There may be a lot of new Kate Uptons in town, but the truth is that the girl is only 23 years old and still has her looks going for her. She became an overnight sensation after her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in both 2012 and 2013. Simply flip through the magazine’s pages for minutes of brain pleasure – we can’t do you justice with the single picture of her above. Her curves and ample bosom will send anyone over the top. That’s saying nothing of her face, which is sure to titillate the senses just as much.
4. Scarlett Johansson
You were waiting for this one, weren’t you? Scarlett Johansson and her famous curves were always going to have a spot reserved on this list. In fact, it has been scientifically proven that Johansson has one of the most perfect figures in Hollywood. But let’s hope that Johansson doesn’t end up being boycotted online from overexposure a la Megan Fox because the girl is on fire these days, and it’s hard not to click on a page that doesn’t have something to do with Johansson. In the meantime, the next time you can have your brain lit on fire by her curves is in Rock That Body (how fitting), and Ghost in the Shell, to be released in 2017.
3. Emily Sears
Austrian model Emily Sears may not strike you as a recognizable face. However, she is taking the social media world by storm with her racy Instagram pictures that have amounted to 3 million followers. However, she has also posed for the likes of GQ and Maxim. Take one look at the girl and it is easy to see how she might light up a brain or two with her perfectly proportionate curves. Her pretty face is just the cherry on top.
When it comes to curves, Beyonce is queen. Not many can claim that they had a curves-related word (bootylicious) added to the Oxford Dictionary. With the knowledge that voluptuous women can light the brain on fire just as drugs can, it is no surprise that Beyonce is regularly on ‘Sexiest Women lists’ – we have the scientific reason for why a little junk in the trunk is so attractive to the male species. You can imagine that Beyonce wasn’t pleased when she found out that H&M made her frame smaller. It seems that H&M could use a little science lesson about what truly is on fire.
1. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara, the Columbian-American model and actress known for her role on the TV series Modern Family, is regularly touted as one of the few voluptuous Hollywood celebs, which is precisely why she is on this list. Of course, aside from her voluptuous bod and ample assets that are sure to send your head spinning, consider too that Forbes ranked her as one of the most powerful women in the world. Not only that, but she is currently the highest paid women on television. The fact that she is regularly a contender on every ‘Hottest Women’ list is, again, just a cherry on top.