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vo·lup·tu·ous

(vō-lŭp'tyū-ŭs),
Causing or caused by sensual pleasure; given to gratification of the senses.
[L. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas, pleasure]

voluptuous

A term that is obsolete in the biomedical sciences—where it has been defined in the context of sensual pleasure—and best substituted with other adjectives that are less subjective in nature.

voluptuous

(vō-lŭp′tū-ŭs) [L. voluptas, pleasure]
1. Pert. to, arising from, or provoking, consciously or otherwise, sensual desire, usually applied to the female sex.
2. Given to sensualism.
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Using the FRS as a measure of perceived ideal female body shapes allows the researcher to identify discrepancies that may lead to unhealthy behaviors, such as eating disturbances, and excessive or avoidance of physical activity (Thompson et al., 1999).
Apart from possible relationships between perceptions of attractive female body shapes and body-related anxiety, individuals who report a greater discrepancy between their current and perceived ideal body shapes may also identify more self-presentational concerns as motivation for physical activity.
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It is unclear, however, whether average female body shapes are optimally attractive.