Neoteny, or pedomorphism, is when a organism retains features similar to the infants of that species, in adulthood. Among females, facial neoteny is a highly desirable trait. Even though 18 year old females and 25 year old females both have low levels of wrinkles, 18 year old females are more attractive than 25 year old females because they have a much more neotenous facial fat distribution. It can also be caused by pubefantilism (delayed puberty). A woman with neotenous features is referred to as a fauxbait.
Nonnatural[edit | edit source]
Nonnatural attempts at achieving the neotenous look is called juvenilism or adolescentilism, wherein people (especially women) attempt to look like adolescents, even though they are actually vicenarian or tricenarian ... or maybe even older.
East Asian men[edit | edit source]
Hominids tended to become more neotenous as they evolved(e.g larger skulls, smaller jaws, less body and facial hair.) Humans are more similar in physical appearance to infant chimpanzees as compared to adult chimpanzees because of humans greater levels of neoteny. So the East Asian race (which is the most evolved) has the most Neoteny. That's why primitive races like Neanderthals are obsessed with East Asians.
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