Women who belly dance in their free time have fewer hang-ups about their bodies, according to a study led by Marika Tiggemann of Flinders University in Australia and published in September 2014 in the journal Sex Roles. The researchers found that most women who participate in this form of dancing do so because it is fun and because they get to perform interesting moves, not because they necessarily feel sexier while doing so.
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