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The Land of the Ephyral
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Cultural Standards of Beauty in Your Nation

Postby The Land of the Ephyral » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:31 am

From a biological point of view, what makes a male or a female attractive to the opposite sex when in pursuit of a mate is necessarily hardwired into our psychology, with some degree of variation around a common held concept of the ideal mate, in order to successfully enable procreation.

This means that though beauty as a standard features a common set of ideals across all of us, it is substantially subjective enough to enable different preferences and views.

However many cultures have built different standards off of this freedom allowed within what defines attractiveness, and often taken to some extremes that might render the individual unattractive to a foreigner. Yet these standards of beauty for both men and women appeal greatly to the culture and society in which they emerged, and serve to help continue the genetic lineage of the group.

Whilst these beauty standards are therefore all rooted in what can be assumed to be the same basic ideals, though perhaps variable depending on race, the path a specific group may go down is often unique to itself or its close neighbours.




With that in mind, what does your nation's predominant, ancestral, or otherwise native population hold within their culture to be marks of standards of beauty?

These could be shared with other groups or exclusive to your own. Furthermore, what do foreign-originating ethnic groups within your nation, if any, hold as standards of beauty that contrast with your own?
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Postby Marcianus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:39 pm

Males: Basically what is considered masculine in the first world is masculine here. A deeper voice, more testosterone, muscle, intelligence, lack of emotion, etc.

Females: Again, it's the same thing. Intelligence, humor, being skinny and healthy, etc.
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Postby A m e n r i a » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:25 am

Amenrian women are considered beautiful if they are slim and tall, with very bright skin to contrast their black hair. This is why many vampire women are popular among our male population.

Our beauty standard for men is more flexible. As long as the man is not obese, has smooth skin like a woman's, and dresses nicely, he could be percieved as attractive.
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The Cosmic Frankish Empire
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:32 am

Men: AT LEAST one of the following - 7/10+ looks, stable job and lots of money, high social status

Women: Have a vagina

We're trying to eliminate the latter beauty standard though because it's not fair on transwomen, time will tell if we succeed.

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Postby Nafles » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:14 am

Men: tall (min: 170 cm), masculine, black hair, white skin, red eyes, smart, active.

Women: not obesity, humorious, active, smart, blue eyes.

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Postby Zitravgrad » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:33 am

There are many standards according to social classes and preferences, but this will be a brief summary.

Male:
- Tall, around 175cm up
- Fit, but no need to hit the gym, just make it look like you work.
- Not too pale. Difficult given the climate
- Gentlemanly. As expected from conservative society.
- Excessively masculine. Now this is optional... but you can start with wrestling a bear now.
- Quiet and stoic. Prissy men are still not a thing around here.

Woman:
- Height very optional, but 165cm is a good call.
- Slender. Bonus if look good in little black dress.
- Curvaceous, with... err... sizable assets. Optional but... you know... eyes tend to go there first.
- Beautiful eyes. Now this might be even more important than other assets.
- Smooth skin. So much expectation from some winter wonderland.
- Traditionally feminine. Tomboys might be offended, but it's culture.
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Postby East Angria » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 am

The possibly disappointing answer is that there is no cultural standard of beauty in the Free Territory. There is neither a dominant conglomerate of mass media nor bureau of agitation and propaganda to impose such a standard on the population. Whether one person finds another attractive depends on two factors: personal preference and perceived health.

That being said, most Sassons prefer people who are neither overly skinny nor obese (which isn't really an issue since obesity is so rare in this country), but who have some muscle, and low to medium body fat.
Full hair and clear skin is a plus, and so is symmetry of face and body.
The population is rather mixed ethnically, so eye, skin, and hair colors from the brightest to the darkest are considered equally attractive.
Strictly heterosexual people often find stereotypically masculine or feminine traits in the opposite gender attractive, for example tall and muscular men and shorter and more curvy women, but there are many exceptions to this generalization.

Since the Anarchist Commune is currently undergoing a cultural revolution towards more and more sexual freedom, pan, trans, intersexual and genderqueer orientations are becoming increasingly public and mainstream. Along with this, more and more people are setting their own standards of beauty and dating others outside the old man-woman paradigm.
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Postby Selena Quintilliana Perez » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Good skin, a good mind, a healthy body. Nice clothes/jewellery also help.

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Postby Arthropol » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:40 am

Men: Well dressed, classy, with muscles but not excessive muscles, usually brown hair, 175-185 cm, optional beard (some women like it, some don’t)
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Women: Well dressed, chic, natural appearance with small amount of makeup, brown or darker blonde hair, good skin, 165-180 cm
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Everyone: Good personality, nice, healthy, intelligent, inner beauty
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Postby Welskerland » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 am

Standards of attractiveness for men isn’t too strict. As long he is not obese or too overweight, and in reasonably healthy size and weight, he can generally pass as attractive. Bonus points if the man is stoic.

Women have some more expectations thrusted upon them. Pale skin and dark hair is considered attractive, though red or auburn hair is a close second. The face is everything and the most important part, she must have a pretty face. It is ideal for her to be slim or slender in her figure, but it’s not a requirement.

Intelligence is something that is highly valued by both genders.
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Trouvia
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Postby Trouvia » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Men- Tall, slim to muscular, tan, groomed beard (but not too long), stubble, clean shaven, masculine/manly, gentleman-like, not too hairy, shirtish hair to slight long hair (but only if it’s tied), strong, humorous, elegant attire or casual clothing but must look like they dress like they care, educated, tattoos are okay, but not have it cover the entire body

Women- Curvy (doesn’t have to be exaggerated) and a little “thick”, make up is beautiful when not overdone, modest clothing but they can show off little skin, cheerful, smart, long hair, smooth skin, dresses (but only for certain occasions)
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Postby Radiatia » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 pm

There is a clear cultural divide in terms of what is considered beautiful based on whether you're in the northern or southern states of the Radiatian Federation.

South:

Males: Clean-shaven, well tailored suit, clear skin (make-up is perfectly acceptable), straight teeth, tall, thin or alternatively muscular.

Females: Tall, thin, long hair, wear a dress and high heels, some make-up (don't overdo it though), shower regularly, wax and shave, take care of your appearance

North:

Males: Have a beard and be able to hold your liquor

Females: Don't have a beard, but it's okay if you do.
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Postby Dark Socialism » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Men:
-Can run fast
-Good farmer and hunter
-Muscular/Stocky Build
-Ritual Scarification on face and chest
-Legionary Clothing
Women:
-Very long hair
-No makeup (doesn't really exist)
-Athletic build
-Submissive
-Longs dresses or baggy clothing (depends on the region)

In both genders religiousness is valued highly and depending on the tribe it can change based on height, facial features, eye color and voice but the features are usually the same
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:36 pm

A Decepticon is physically the most attractive if:

- The body appears to be in great running order. In practical terms, this means that it must look brand-new even if it's old. Everyone knows that a machine works best when it is new!
- The more wax, the better. You should always have that "showroom shine."
- You have some type of stripe(s) that contrast nicely with your main body color.
- The body should be free of "kibbles" (the vehicle-mode parts that stick out while in robot mode) that interfere with its overall fitness. No weak ones that only serve to collect blast damage or get bent by slight impacts. Big, strong ones are fine and can add to your attractiveness.
- No obviously-bad engineering.
- Everything should be properly symmetrical while in robot mode.
- No add-ons that interfere with flight while in plane mode.
- The body looks physically strong and sturdy.
- The face is capable of a full range of movement.
- The eyes have flat panel covers like they are supposed to! (No Bayish beady eyes)
- The eye panels have the proper slanted geometric edges.
- The body is at least 80 feet tall.
- The body is not over 130 feet tall (yes, if you're a cargo-bot, you lose "beauty points.")
- Nothing about your body looks silly, stupid, or otherwise like you belong in a Looney Tunes show.
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Postby Subhurbia » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 pm

In North Subhurbia:
Men: hardworking, family oriented, mature, responsible, above average height, deep voice, looks like a business man, high status career profession
Women: caring, reliable, stable, serious, preferably less than 6 feet, natural looks, mother instincts

In South Subhurbia:
Men: “alpha male”, fine features, brave, adventurous, charismatic, irresistible, often shirtless and muscular, sometimes above average height, likes to do a lot
Women: shining looks that make hearts stop, independent, foxy looks, fun personality, or mysterious personality

In East Subhurbia:
Men: Social, intelligent, charming, humorous, often average or below average height, handsome faces
Women: charming, beautiful faces, radiates beauty from within, clear skin, “city girl” are the most ideal, wears makeup

In West Subhurbia:
Men: Caring, empathic, sweet, deep, intense, skinny and average height, cute faces
Women: magnetic, romantic personality, soft clear skin, light voice, often short
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Postby Soviet Yazhou » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:27 pm

In Soviet Yazhou, people prefer a more-natural form of beauty. While make-up is accepted, cosmetic surgery is seen as nothing but "materialistic consumerist-oriented self-loathing created by the big-bank corporate to dehumanize the masses and turn them into consumerist slaves".
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Postby Ah-eh-ioh-uh » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:07 pm

Males with young youthful faces are considered quite the cuties in Vivan culture. Vivans like fresh faces with very soft shiny shiny skin to be prevalent. Light skin is totally in and desirable but that is not a strict rule seeing as there can be much variation in beauty trends.

Short hair in males is preferable and surprisingly Japonic type features are NOT the favored physical traits but rather European ones are.

Eye color doesn't really matter all that much but I suppose one would find people here quite fascinated with you if you had unique eye colors like purple or blue. It is slightly ironic that whilst Vivans prefer foreign European looks in males to their own, Vivans are quite taken with the idea of eternal preservation of youthful beauty. This ideal is ironic in that European traits don't do this nearly as well as native Vivan traits do, given that oriental features include rather slow aging processing.

Vivans like tall, muscularly fit men with defined muscles are rather picky when it comes to the taste in....'assets'. Anyhow smooth skin is totally in and overly hairy males are not all that common nor desired seeing as hairy bodies are a trait in older men, Vivans' penchants for liking younger men has led them into a lot of trouble abroad seeing as many nations have certain laws about age relations that Vivans are less hung up on.

Strong white teeth and big soft pink lips are desirable. African features are a difficult thing to pull off in accordance with Vivan beauty standards but it can be done and the results are sweating and fanning of the Vivan males and females alike. When it comes to darker skin but also light skin in general Vivans like variation and good formula when it comes to skin color. Vivans very much dislike it if one's face is all one shade of color whether that be creamy pale color or darker shades of brown. Pulling off one of those ultra dark shades of brown in Vivan culture is difficult because for some reason Vivans find overly dark skin a bit scary. Similarly, light skin is in but Vivans are also quite health conscious so overly pale skin isn't seen as a beauty standard but rather as uncanny or a cause for concern. Vivans prefer a base of a peachy sort of color perhaps some yellow or brown to be the base of the skin color. But pure white is a very hard look to pull off.

Clean shaven men are preferable. Beards are acceptable but must be done in the right way or Vivans will be reminded of older age, which is not a beauty standard. Overly feminine features on the other hand aren't exactly the last word in beauty. Vivans like YOUTH, not the same thing as femininity or androgeny. Despite a heavily gay friendly culture and Asian roots, Vivans are not a fan of makeup or femininity on males. Kpop idol looks despite its popularity in neighboring Korean nations are in fact not popular here and gay guys with overly feminine looks are not in fact considered very attractive.


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