Afterwards, the participants were given surveys to measure each man’s level of hostility toward women, his attitudes about relationships between men and women, benevolent sexism and how much he objectified women.
The study found that 32.7 percent rated medium-sized breasts as most attractive, followed by large (24.4 percent), very large (19.1 percent), small (15.5 percent) and very small (8.3 percent), the Huffington Post reported.
However, a preference for large and very large breasts was significantly correlated with overt sexism, benevolent sexism, female objectification and hostile attitudes toward women and this connection was strongest when it came to benevolent sexism.
The researchers said that benevolently sexist men perceived larger female breasts as attractive as larger breast size on a woman is associated with perceived femininity.
The study has been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.