Stand up if you like boobs. OK, now that everyone reading this is out of their seat, go ahead and sit down, because the news I'm about to tell you might just change your life.
According to a new study conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, researchers discovered that both men and women focus on the good parts of the human body equally—as in butt, southern region and, of course, breasts—finding that it doesn't even matter if it's a woman looking at another woman, because they're taking a peek.
In the study, participants were given dozens of images of fully clothes, average-looking men and women, with each person shown from head to knee, standing, and looking at a camera. When two images were shown—and one of the images was modified to a more sexual version—the eyes of the participant quickly scoped out the sexier one, with results consistent in both men and women.
According to the study, per Science Daily:
The results were consistent: Women's sexual body parts were more easily recognized when presented in isolation than when they were presented in the context of their entire bodies. But men's sexual body parts were recognized better when presented in the context of their entire bodies than they were in isolation.
"We always hear that women are reduced to their sexual body parts; you hear about examples in the media all the time. This research takes it a step further and finds that this perception spills over to everyday women, too," Gervais said. "The subjects in the study's images were everyday, ordinary men and women … the fact that people are looking at ordinary men and women and remembering women's body parts better than their entire bodies was very interesting."
"We can't just pin this on the men. Women are perceiving women this way, too," Gervais said. "It could be related to different motives. Men might be doing it because they're interested in potential mates, while women may do it as more of a comparison with themselves. But what we do know is that they're both doing it."
So, there you have it, boys. The next time your lady accuses you of checking out a nice rack on a girl, you might want to mention to her that she's doing the exact same thing as you.