Twerking (/ˈtwɜːrkɪŋ/) is foid's favorite type of dance and is claimed to have originated from the bounce music scene of New Orleans in the late 1980s. But being such a primitive movement, the origin probably rather lies in mammalian lordosis (Greek lordōsis, from lordos "bent backward"), namely the presentation of the "tail" with upward curved spine to signal receptivity to copulation found in many mammals. Scientists claim lordosis is only a vestigial remnant of proceptivity-/receptivity-communicative signal between men and women, but eye-tracking reveals the arched back does catch both women's and men's attention, also explaining why women wear high heels as it optimizes the "lordotic" posture.
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- Pazhoohi, F.; Doyle, J.F.; Macedo, A.F.; Arantes, J. (2017). "Arching the Back (Lumbar Curvature) as a Female Sexual Proceptivity Signal: an Eye-Tracking Study". Evolutionary Psychological Science. 4 (2): 1–8. doi:10.1007/s40806-017-0123-7.
- Elizabeth Hawkins (October 25, 2017). "Why arched backs are attractive". springer.com.
- Laura T. Coffey (Sep 23, 2009). "Do high heels empower or oppress women?". TODAY msnbc.com.