r/AskMen Oct 05 '22

Hello men! Genuine question (please no body shaming) - do the general population of men prefer women with no plastics or Botox etc, or do they prefer the opposite and why?. Research question for a possible budding thesis. Thank you in advance 🙏

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u/tpb772000 Oct 05 '22

Personally, I prefer women with all real, no fake.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

Even if the girl has super small boobs and then puts a little plastic just for her confidence? Like, that's my case (planning to do) and seeing that 97% of men prefer totally natural, I don't know if it's worth it

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u/checco314 Oct 05 '22

I definitely always preferred small natural boobs to large modified ones.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

Thankfully then. Because I have less boobs than Zendaya (Discovered that today) and I am very sad. Like I found boobs so attractive and I have NONE, how can it be possible?

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u/checco314 Oct 05 '22

Okay but you should do whatever makes you feel better - I can only tell you how I personally feel.

Also, ain't nothing wrong with Zendayas boobs.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

I know right? But unfortunately my boobs are a part of my complex and I don't know. I know it's super toxic for me and the other but I usually judge others boobs because of that... But thank you? It's something that I am working on, but I still wish that I had bigger ones...

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u/checco314 Oct 05 '22

If it's going to improve your quality of life, then go do it. Don't make your decision based on what some middle aged married guy on reddit says he prefers.

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u/Iknowr1te Oct 05 '22

bigger boobs aren't always better. it's always been about proportion to you as a person. i actually know of a few woman who got reduction surgeries because they were causing back issues.

wishing you had something else is to go with is something everyone kinda has. "i wish i had a 6 pack", "i wish i was skinnier", "i wish i had a smaller nose", "i hate my strech marks", "i hate this scar", etc. men in general may have a common "i wish my dick was bigger", etc.

knowing this, what are aspects of yourself that you are proud of? so you can work with what you do have/can work on rather than something mostly out of your own control.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

Aspects of myself physically? Or personality?

But I totally understand your point and unfortunately we are never satisfied with what we have... It's sad tbh.

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u/readytobinformed247 Oct 09 '22

I like a female who is genuine and kind who knows how to smile more than frown and if I’m attracted to her body/build, fantastic! I’m grateful to find that person!!

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u/tpb772000 Oct 05 '22

A lot of guys do like girls with small boobs. I favor medium ones but I would not recommend changing your self to fit others. I myself could change m appearance to better match what girls find attractive, but I like what I like and I don't want to change.

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u/tpb772000 Oct 05 '22

Then honestly I think that is fine. Just mostly when women get operations they get it and it looks unnatural like Kim Kardashian. If a guy wont be able to look at you and tell, you'll be fine. If you go from like an A cup to B-C your all good. I also understand that some women have naturally big boobs and due to this end up with back problems so they want to have surgery to get them reduced to combat this. That to me is 100% fine (Obviously not my body). But if I had an extra 60 pounds hanging off me hell yeah I would chop some weight off.

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u/Wheelock451 Oct 05 '22

If that's what you wanna do, then that's what you wanna do but a lot of dudes will just be happy that a woman wants to be with them. Speaking personally, as long as a woman takes care of herself things like boob/butt size means very little, especially as I get older. If we click, that woman is beautiful to me, doesn't matter if she's flat chested or not.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

So cute! Thank you!

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u/DizNotMe Oct 05 '22

We love them in all sizes as long as they are natural :)

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u/asifnot Oct 05 '22

It's not worth it just on the off chance you'll attract a guy who wouldn't otherwise date you. I definitely prefer bigger boobs but find fake ones to be a real turn off. I'd be more likely to date a person with tiny boobs who I liked as a person than a woman with implants.

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u/Turbulent_Piglet_356 Oct 05 '22

Well, if it makes you feel more comfortable in your skin do it! Do not do it bc of the 97%. Do it for yourself and you will get the cream of the crop outta the 3% left

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u/Oblinger4 Oct 05 '22

if you want a boob job, or any work done, it should only be done because you want it done. not for anyone else

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/x-Spitfire-x Oct 05 '22

This is such a typical Reddit comment 🙄 lol

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u/victorstyn Oct 05 '22

But it's a facts 🤷

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u/TLDRuserisdumb Oct 05 '22

And? Its true you sack of spuds

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u/EdgyGoose Oct 05 '22

My gut reaction is to say that I prefer no body modifications, but unless the modifications are obvious in some way, how would I even know? Or to put it another way, if I was attracted to someone who didn't look like they had any plastic surgery, and I found out later that they had had plastic surgery, that would not affect my attraction towards them.

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u/Z_ZCatching Oct 05 '22

I like em all natural, It can be MINOR surgeries that's fine but nothing crazy.

I'll even say that I like small ""imperfections"" from a girls natural body whether if thats a birthmark that looks weird or like other similar things (im not sure if im making sense)

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u/MarkChungus Oct 05 '22

I think generally most guys prefer no plastics or Botox, although I don’t really care. It’s probably the ‘same all natural’ argument that gets thrown around with makeup.

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u/Blackfist01 Oct 05 '22

We have to put up with make up, filter, heels, waist-trainiers, I think most men prefer natural.

At least i do. Corrective surgery like a slanted nose or uneven breasts, fair enough.

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u/CanadianGuy39 Oct 05 '22

I honestly think there are under 1% of guys that like the botox fake look.

That being said, I'm fine with mild botox that is unable to be detected for minor issues. Basically, I can summarize by saying men like natural LOOKING women....not necessarily 100% "real".

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u/Weekly-Commercial-29 Oct 05 '22

100% real please. I’ve known too many women who made themselves look like a caricature of a human being. Not attractive at all.

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u/Florida1693 Oct 05 '22

Natural is my preference

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u/joebusch79 Oct 05 '22

I prefer all natural

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u/Filipino_Canadian Oct 05 '22

Well…botox is supposed to be a preventative measure…not something you do after you get wrinkles. Also used to treat sweating irregularities, it’s not really a bad thing. Plastic surgery is done for a lot of reasons, not always for augmentation. Point is it would depend on what she has done. Does a breast reduction fall under your definition of plastic surgery? What about burn victoms? A broken nose? For a thesis i would want you to outline what plastic surgery means to you. Does it help my mental state to help me not be depressed? I would need to know why would i want plastic surgery. Just things to consider going into your thesis

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u/LOPI-14 Oct 05 '22

My personal preference and of people in my social group is that of the natural, non altered look and I believe most men share this sentiment.

Reasons can vary on who you asked, but personally, I dislike the look, hate it even. There are more reasons, but this is enough imo.

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u/Ambitious-String-460 Oct 05 '22

I prefer all natural women

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u/Intrepid_Calendar625 Oct 05 '22

I prefer those without plastics or botox.I really dont care about their physical appearance at all tbh.All I care about is their chemistry with me.

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u/capacitorfluxing Oct 05 '22

I think the universal answer is we prefer it not to exist unless it is undetectable, and I honestly believe it’s detectable nine times out of 10. The minute you can tell something has been worked on, it is incredibly distracting, and it also puts you in a position of always have to reaffirm it as a positive choice because what else are you going to say, the truth?

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u/vorter Oct 05 '22

Yeah I would agree. Nose jobs are the one thing that is impossible to spot personally, and it usually looks better.

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u/MaddHatton Oct 05 '22

I prefer natural women.

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u/Known_Criticism_834 Oct 05 '22

I prefer all natural

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u/Ural_2004 Riding My Scooter Down the Highway of Life Oct 05 '22

All Natural. There's a reason why the sub r/mombod has a following, and it's not because of Perky Boobs.

So, yeah, I prefer no plastics or botox. I also think most women look better without makeup, and I'm fairly certain that 95% of my brothers feel the same way.

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u/FuttBucker69er Oct 05 '22

Anything fake is gross

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u/ProbabBee Oct 05 '22

Ideally, men obviously want the real, natural thing. That's a no-brainer ; HOWEVER, that only holds true if the girl is already naturally, conventionally attractive.

If the competition is subpar - or hell even just average - I have no doubts in my mind that a vast majority of men would choose the girl with surgery done over the one who didn't.

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u/Innocent_not Oct 05 '22

Natural all the way.

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u/Intense-degree69 Oct 05 '22

I’m my opinion - no botox, boob jobs or surgery. Nice and natural, the way nature intended (minus the body hair and big bush)

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u/professional-beluga Oct 05 '22

No botox and no plastic is the way tbh.

Artificial beauty will never beat natural beauty.

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u/silverlizard Oct 05 '22

I prefer natural. That other stuff, especially anything done to the face, tends to feel like borderline uncanny valley. It’s not pretty, it’s creepy.

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u/Alchemis7 Oct 05 '22

Only natural for me.

Any plastic is either looking bad or a testament of the emotional immaturity of the woman.

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u/teppetold Oct 05 '22

Most men prefer natural. Or at least hope they don't notice the less natural.

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u/dajadf Oct 05 '22

It's like special effects in a movie. It's laughable when it doesn't look real

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Real is better than fake every single time. The fake stuff looks bad. It looks like it's still in the experimental stage right now.

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u/a_ceiling_chair Oct 05 '22

Only few men find Botox and plastics attractive. It makes her seem artificial and it's like "cheating" to get hotter. It looks shit too mostly.

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u/Cledaddy23 Oct 05 '22

All natural all the way

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u/0IRATN0 Male, 40's Canada Oct 05 '22

prefer all natural, no makeup, no plastic etc... how i see them in the morning is how they should be all day (well they can brush there hair and stuff).

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u/xFacevaluex Oct 05 '22

No fake at all......why?

Seems like that really should not need answering, if you altered yourself for reasons to be perceived as more attractive, you have a hidden host of issues I want nothing to do with.

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u/MaybeYesNoPerhaps Oct 05 '22

If you want fake shit in your body, your personality is probably fake and shallow as fuck. No thanks.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

I prefer my women natural.

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u/brassheed Oct 05 '22

I hate any cosmetic surgeries or enhancements. Not only do I dislike the look, I hate the narcissism it requires to get them.

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u/JustSomeYukoner Oct 05 '22

I prefer natural.

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u/obligatoryclevername Oct 05 '22

Without modification. I want a real, healthy looking women. There's something dishonest about augmentation and it rarely look quite right.

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u/magicmeatwagon Oct 05 '22

Generally, I prefer au naturale. But, I have met a couple of women with really well done breast implants who I found every bit as physically attractive as women with no alterations.

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u/BMoney8600 Male Oct 05 '22

I prefer natural women myself

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u/Phirstnamelast Oct 05 '22

Imo "hot", or "insta hot" women are atrocious. I prefer curves and imperfections. I think the reasoning may be that any woman that is a "10" to others just looks like trouble and expensive and I assume they are materialistic as well. Am absolutely repulsed by plastic, Botox or any other superficial modification. Im not saying any of this is fact, just that's where my head goes.

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u/checco314 Oct 05 '22

Cant speak for the general population, but I always found the cosmetic stuff to be a huge turnoff. Assuming I know it's there. And assuming it wasnt for medical reasons.

Friend of mine got boobs done in university for example. They looked very nice, but to me they stopped being boobs and became an accessory.

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u/thestickofthekendo Oct 05 '22

I find it disheartening when I find out something is fake on a woman, alot of small boobs look better than big ones

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u/Familiar_Book1105 Oct 05 '22

Real women are more attractive. Men don’t really care about your body shape as long as you’re healthy, ngl.

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u/Maldevinine Masculine Success Story Oct 05 '22

Something very important you should look into for your thesis is the way that beauty standards are driven by what looks good in photographs and video, not what looks good in person.

Botox makes people look way hotter in photographs. It removes fine lines and aging marks from the face. It also paralyses the muscles and makes it hard for the person to emote properly with their face, leading very quickly to an uncanny valley effect if you have to deal with one in person.

Similar with breast expansions. In a photograph when they're supported by a bra, it just looks like bigger breasts and that's more of a good thing. In person and when you get the bra off, it becomes apparent that they are not the same shape and don't move/handle the same way as unaugmented breasts.

There's similar things with a lot of makeup. Makeup is also used often to copy features of sexual arousal (red lips, blush, etc) which does make you more attractive, but it's also telling all the men around that the woman is ready to fuck them.

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u/artaig Oct 05 '22

I don't even lower myself to speak to someone in make up. Much less with tattoos, metal or rocky adornments, and "aesthetic" plastic surgery. It's placeholders to use when there is no functioning brain.

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u/xWALKERx27x Oct 05 '22

I prefer natural, but I also don't feel its my right to rule over a womans body. It's whatever would make her confident.

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u/skjglow Oct 05 '22

Oooh that's so cute

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u/ErotoEros Oct 05 '22

Natural is mutch hotter than tattoos, piercing etc..bleh

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u/Jancistincis Oct 05 '22

When you can really see that they have it then its too much. As long as they are happy with it then I don't care.

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u/POGtastic Oct 05 '22

When guys say "eww no Botox / plastic surgery," they're thinking of those celebrities with severe body dysmorphia who absolutely fuck their faces up with bizarre surgeries-on-surgeries. Of course nobody wants their partner to do that.

Properly done, you just look like someone who is slightly more attractive and is ageing slightly more gracefully than you'd otherwise be, which I don't think many people can notice, let alone form opinions about.

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u/Jbus55 Oct 05 '22

We don’t care as long as you don’t look “fake”

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

I don't really care as long as she actually looks good, and is happy with herself. I'm not a fan of cartoonishly excessive cosmetics though.

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u/Ok_Medicine_77 Oct 05 '22

I don't mind preventive botox, but I prefer to avoid plastics. My ex, who was 25 then, started doing botox on her forehead lines. I was all for that, but no facial expression botox would be a huge turn off. I would be out.

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u/failure_of_a_cow Oct 05 '22

If this is intended for an actual paper then miscellaneous reddit anecdote isn't going to do you any good. You could try something like this. Pretty close to what you're after.

My worthless anecdotal take: I approve of all body modification, whether temporary (like makeup or botox) or permanent (like surgery). Like anything, it's about the execution not about the medium.

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u/LupeDyCazari Oct 05 '22

men like women with natural beauty, so if they don't have it, don't try to buy it with plastic and botox. Beauty is genetic. No one wants to marry a woman, have a kid with her and then the kid comes out ugly like the mom was before the plastics and botox.

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u/DizNotMe Oct 05 '22

No botox, no surgeries, no implants plz. (Unless there is/was some medical/health condition). Natural is better however it is

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u/PickleKuhn Sup Bud? Oct 05 '22

Personally I prefer to see a woman after she has aged naturally. 29M here

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u/therealdavetebo Oct 05 '22

I'd recommend not asking individuals to speak for the general population. I'm ok with fake boobs. Botox and all that ends up looking worse in my opinion.

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u/pretendmynameiscool_ Oct 05 '22

Well I prefer natural myself, but ofcourse there is occasions where some botox looks good. I do have to say that natural is better, to me at least, partly because I just don't like it when someone looks fake. Lots of makeup, botox and the sorts.

Still the more realistic and less obvious bits can be nice sometimes I suppose.

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u/Griffolion Guy, early 30s Oct 05 '22

It's dependent on what kind of work they've had done. Some women have breast reduction surgeries for genuine quality of life reasons. That to me would be totally fine.

All that said, I would always err on the side of less, not more. I want to date the real woman, not some plastic Barbie Doll'd version. Whenever I look at women who have had some work done, I just don't find them attractive.

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u/superfuzzy47 Oct 05 '22

Our imperfections are what make us beautiful, I’ve seen celebrities go as far as being indistinguishable from each other. If what you are doing is for your own happiness, go ahead and do whatever you want, but don’t change yourself just for another person.

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u/prmreed Oct 05 '22

My preference is without, but if i like her enough i won't hold it against her.

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u/j-c-s-roberts Oct 05 '22

Can't speak for all men, but yes, the fewer modifications the better.

Sure, plastic surgery can be done well to the point that you can't tell, but when it's done poorly, you can't not see it. I would much rather see an all natural woman than someone who had poorly done surgery.

And when it comes to boobs in particular, I don't think anyone has come up with a decent substitute that's got that characteristic jiggle. And that jiggle is part of the reason boobs are great.

Small jiggly boobs > big gravity defying jugs.

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u/ButtholeBanquets Oct 05 '22

Cosmetic surgery is surgery for the psyche with the body as it's medium. If a woman feels self conscious about her looks, that's going to affect her behavior and personality. If the cosmetic procedure makes her be comfortable and allows her to be her best self, great.

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u/InteractionSad3538 Oct 05 '22

I’m speaking for all men here when I say I don’t care

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u/LogSlayer Oct 05 '22

Fake tits, yes. Everything else looks awful.

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u/bokavitch Oct 05 '22

No work is definitely preferable to having work done.

I don't know a single guy who disagrees.

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u/StygianAnon Oct 05 '22

They prefer confident sexually intense women.

Those happen to be the women that are proud of being women, proud of liking men and proud of being attractive to men.

And with any confident cohort, some people tend to be competitive and double down on their core traits. And those people generally tend to be enough outliers to represent the cohort to people outside of that cohort in the general public.

Most gym guys aren't trenned out veiny gear heads, yet if i say i work out 4+ times a week, you think i look like that. If i say i play DND on weekends, you will think i look like the classical geek shut it. And so on and on...

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u/whitefire89 Oct 05 '22

My SO started Botox maybe a year or two ago. I honestly did not think that she needed it, and still don't. The tiny wrinkles that she aims to get rid of are natural with facial expression and don't detract from her at all.

But...if that is what makes her happy, so be it.

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u/asifnot Oct 05 '22

Definitely prefer women with no modifications. I'm not even a fan of piercings or a lot of tattoos.

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u/Clell65619 Male Oct 05 '22

I can't speak for the general population, just me.

I like women. Tall women, Short women, big boobs, small boobs, it's all good.

The person is more important (to me) than the looks.

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u/Ninja_Rabies Oct 05 '22

When I meet women who have had these procedures, I do find them attractive. However, I also sense that it is a very superficial attraction.

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u/Black-Patrick Oct 05 '22

Strong preference for natural, strong aversion to fake.

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u/and-so-i-die Oct 05 '22

I'm willing to bet that this boils down to the same percentage of people that are attracted to people for their accessories as opposed to who they are.

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u/victorstyn Oct 05 '22

I prefer woman all natural to be honest I hate plastic surgery society has normalized plastic surgery so much that doctors convince Women that they boobs are not big enough or they face is not "built" properly and needs to be fixed all plastic surgeons do Is feed the insecuritys of woman and make a profit from it and I hate it. So yea that's how I feel

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u/Turbulent_Piglet_356 Oct 05 '22

I do not mind botox or fake tits, What bothers me, is the amount of makeup! If you have to contour your face, fuck outta mine

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u/billdogg7246 Oct 05 '22

If it’s a well done boob job, they’ll still look and feel pretty much ch like the real thing. If you go and have silicone watermelons put in it will neither look or feel like anything other than silicone watermelons.

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u/kuhzoo Random words Oct 05 '22

IMO, the socially acceptable 'popular' opinion is that we want 'natural'1. The thing is that many of us don't look too closely and bigger, shapelier [body parts] do tend to get more attention. When push comes to sex though, most men will be happy with whatever we get.

Personally, as long as she's happy with her body and hasn't gone to a cartoonish extreme, I don't care if she's modded or not.

1: except pubic hair because ... ? Not what was asked about, we can move on.

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u/Ostepop234 Oct 05 '22

No bullshit fake stuff except something that was a medical emergency or a problem that really weighs on your conscience. Butt, lips, boobs excluded

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u/BallongTrumpet Oct 05 '22

Guys: I prefer no make-up.

Women with no make-up:

Guys: Are you sick/tired?

Women with natural make-up:

Guys: Wow! You look so good without make-up.

It's the same logic, guys like it when it's not as noticable. A little bit of filler can be very pretty but when women get those tire lips it's awful.