'Avatars' to help breed the ideal body

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Sydney, May 20 (ANI): Thousands of men and women from around the globe are participating in an experimental Sydney-based sex project that seeks to "breed" the ideal body.

For the study, volunteers rate the attractiveness of computer-generated avatars representing male and female bodies of every shape and size.

The study, by researchers at the University of NSW project, aims to understand how individual features of the human body have a bearing on attractiveness.

To find the perfect body shape, the least popular body types will slowly be culled, as the researchers try to virtually "breed" new body shapes from the existing avatars.

With over 11,000 responses in just a few weeks, researchers believe they might be able to come up with their findings in almost half the time that was initially set for the project.

"We initially intended to take a year, but if the visit rate keeps growing like this we will be done in six to eight months," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Prof Rob Brooks, as saying.

Brooks added: "We are about to launch generation two of male bodies and as soon as we can after that we will launch generation three of the females." (ANI)

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