The heterosexual male
attraction to the female breast is one of
the truly mysterious phenomena of the
universe. On the face of it, there is little
logic to it. Men are drawn to the round,
milk-producing protuberances emanating from
a woman's chest.
Curiously, men have breasts of their own. And -- though
they are about as useful as a snow shovel in the Sahara -- men have nipples
as well. So why should men be so attracted to the female variant which, in
point of fact, differs little from their own anatomy?
Dr. Stephen McDougal, Phd. says: "I'd say it has
something to do with what breasts symbolize. There's something uniquely
feminine - hyperfeminine, if you will -- about the female breast. It's soft,
it's inviting, it's comforting, and it's curvy. And it's just different
enough from what we've got on our chest to be mysterious, erotic -- other."
He also adds: "As for size, well, the
breasts are, the more mysterious, erotic, other. Some (Freudians mostly)
will tell you that men are drawn to a woman's breasts because we seek the
vaguely sexual infantile memory of maternal breastfeeding. This, in my view,
is poppycock. There is simply something about the breast that is emblematic
of everything female. Get to see it, and you've glimpsed a beautiful nether
region. Get to touch it and it's like going through the gates of
By the way, not all men are turned on by big breasts.
Indeed, many a man is jazzed by smaller cup sizes. Vive le difference!
The distinct curve of the female breasts,
their sensitivity to touch, and their role
in suckling infants give them an aesthetic
and a functionality that are distinctly
feminin. The female breast is a visible,
tangible and beautiful feature of the female
A great deal of sensual
appeal centers on the female breast. Women
tend to view their breasts through the
reflection of their desirability to men.
Men's magazines such as
Playboy and FHM shape cultural attitudes
about the desirable appearance of the
breast. These magazine covers feature women
with large breasts and slim figure.
reinforce this view. Cosmopolitan,
Chatelaine, Self, Essence, Jane and other
women's magazines regularly feature articles
about ways to build and tone the breast,
promising readers that they will therefore
be able to better attract the opposite sex
and have a more active social life.
The perfect breasts are
considered round, positioned high on the
chest, large and firm.
If breasts are large, their weight tends to
pull them down, resulting in neck and back
discomfort. If they are large and round they
will tend to droop and not be firm.
The reality is that women's breasts sag with
childbirth and age, which is unavoidable.
Women tend to perceive
their own breasts as smaller than an ideal
breast size they expect is preferred by men.
If women are obsessed
about their breast size and shape to the
extent of surgery, men aren't doing any
better. For many men female breasts are a
source of fascination and fantasy. They get
inspired from looking at pictures where they
see cleavage, where breasts are enticingly
almost visible, yet hidden.
There are few men who are
not fascinated by the twin visual
attractions which women carry before them
and which they display with varying degrees
of boldness or coyness.
Men's main interest seems
to be in the breast shape. A closer look at
well developed and beautiful female breasts
reveals them to be be finely balanced, with
the tissue tension precisely matching the
weight so that they have both a beautiful
form and mobility, similar with a work of
Another appeal of the
female breast is its infinite variety. Many
small women have big breasts while some big
women are endowed in inverse proportion to
their size. The same is true of nipples -
some are big, others are minuscule, the
variety seemingly neverending.
Perhaps it is this mystery of the breast
that men find so appealing ... what shape is
Women are very clever at
giving visual clues, often revealing a
mesmerizing swelling and leaving the
admirer's imagination to mentally picture
Those who have not
resorted to hormone treatment or
enlargement pills can still achieve
something of this effect by forcing up the
flesh of their small breasts to give a hint
And, of course, the final
attraction of the female breast is tactile.
Most men find the desire to touch them
The warm softness, the
eager response of the nipples springing to
attention when touched, the trembling of the
woman's body and the look of contentment as
she closes her eyes in rapture... these
drive many men crazy ... and many women to