There is an “ideal” belly button shape.
According to University of Missouri researchers who showed pictures of various belly buttons to a group of men and women, a small, vertical, T-shaped navel with a little flap of overlying skin was deemed most attractive.
Evolutionary psychologists believe that all men are instinctively attracted to body orifices, and even though the belly button is not exactly an orifice [despite its collecting lint!], it is still an object of desire. Because of the visual similarity between the belly button and female sexual organs, psychologist Dr.
Dr Christopher Hollingsworth of NYC Surgical Associates explained to Lad Bible that often, despite inducing the feeling of needing to pee, touching the belly button actually stimulates the lining of the stomach, so that you think you need the loo, even though you may not.
Your belly button marks the spot where your umbilical (say: um-BIL-ih-kul) cord was once attached. This cord is a soft, bendable tube that carried nutrients — vitamins and minerals — from your mother to you, back when you were in her belly (womb). A belly button is also called a navel.