Perception Of Perfection : Body Image

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Perception Of Perfection Body Image is a person’s feelings toward how sexually attractive one finds their own body to be; this may be a belief of sexual attractiveness of their own body, which may be forced onto them by others or social media. The phrase body image was first established by the Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst Paul Schilder in 1935. Human society places great value on beauty of the human body, but a person 's perception of their own body may not correspond to society 's standards . As early as the 1900’s, a curvy body was celebrated and a full hourglass figure was desired by men and by women themselves. The image of a desirable body has drastically changed due to new visions of an ideal body through social standards, from curvy and bodacious to thin and skeletal. . Current interest in healthy lifestyles has been beneficial to many in our population, but overemphasis on achieving the Perfect Body can lead to unhealthy and even disastrous results both physically and mentally. The use of media in today’s society and pressure to have The Perfect Body seems to play a negative role on body dissatisfaction mainly among adolescents and young adults. Current magazines and use of media demonstrate how personal body image has been a very important social value for women for over hundreds of years. Females, even more than males seem to be sensitive to the way they view their body and overall physical appearance. In the past, the pressure to have the Perfect

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