We all know that Sir Mix-A-Lot was not lying when he said he liked big butts. How could he lie? Big butts are awesome. And the amount of people who are willing to enhance their booties isn’t just a coincidence, either! Yesterday, Kim Kardashian and her famous derriere made headlines when she was spotted wearing a Brazilian thong bikini for a photo shoot in Thailand. We’re not totally sure why she was having her photo taken, but she was totally rocking the bootylicious pose.

Kim’s tropical, brazen look made us remember eight more benefits of having a pronounced bum and reasons to embrace your big booties!

1. Big butts are beautiful

And so are small butts, and in-between butts, and bubble butts! All the butts are amazing. As a medium-butt girl, I’ve envied girls who filled out daisy dukes and tight dresses. The grass is always greener, am I right?

2. They make us more heart-healthy

According to researchers at Harvard Medical school, the subcutaneous fat found in women’s butts, hips, and thighs may protect them against health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes.

3. No saggy jeans for you!

No matter how perfect the jeans are that I finally find, they end up sagging by the end of the day, and it’s not cute. Big butts fill out jeans and don’t have to worry about stretched out denim. You lucky gals!

4. A big butt requires an excess of omega 3 fats

Omega 3 fats have been proven to catalyze brain development. Researchers have also discovered that children who have moms with wider hips sometimes tend to have higher IQs. Does this mean Baby North West is destined to be a genius?

5. They protect you from diabetes

According to ABC News, women with bigger booties tend to have lower cholesterol levels and are more likely to produce sugar-metabolizing hormones. Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes.”

6. Hard surfaces are easier to sit on (yes, I’m serious)

Falling on your ass is painful if you don’t have much down there to act as a cushion. Sitting on the ground or uncomfortable chairs for long periods of time? Forget about it, little butts. We’re just not well equipped for this.

7. You rock it when you dance to “Single Ladies”

Medium butts like myself can totally get down, too. But to pull off true Beyoncé moves and shakes, you probably need a little more muscle in the rear, let’s be real.

8. Your significant other will drop everything they are doing and immediately come home to you if they see this:

Remember when Kanye saw Kim’s notorious booty selfie and totally had see to her right away, because day-yum!

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