Why do men love breasts so much?
Aaah, men and breasts, a very long history, stretching back thousands of years. Already, homo sapiens, in his cave, among other drawings, was drawing breasts on the walls. Today nothing has really changed. Whether it is to sell a perfume, a car or even at the approach of the holidays, bus shelters are regularly covered with advertising posters putting the female breast in the spotlight and in value.
Whether you are a reader, one thing is unquestionable first: Breasts are among those most admired and glorified female attributes throughout the ages. At all times, we find them qualities, whether they are small or large, shaped like pears, apples, lemons or even mangoes. And the list of comparisons is obviously even longer! No doubt because in a woman, it is the first feminine attribute that is visible at first glance, not to mention that, for centuries, it was also the only typically feminine attribute that clothing made visible, in all layers of the society.
Breasts have been valued for millennia
This obviously comes from their primary function, the breastfeeding of children, inseparable from motherhood, hence the expression "maternal breast", which we find repeated several dozen times in the Old Testament, then later, in literature, not only in the West but also in the Middle East and Asia.
From then on, there is no doubt that the attraction that men feel for the breasts is both innate and acquired. Innate, because the search for the breast to be able to suck is a reflex in the baby, whatever its sex. Acquired, because the attraction of men for the breasts, which have become sexually mature, would send them back to the unconscious and buried memory of the maternal breast and the release of oxytocin, the hormone of love and attachment, released during breastfeeding. And if a baby who has become a man has in fact never breasted, it is again on the side of the innate that we must look for the reason that attracts him to his partner's breasts.
But to all this is obviously added cultural conditioning. A culture, a religion, which would force women to hide their breasts, not only in their clothing, but also in the alcove, would slow down in a few generations the male appetite for the breasts.
Literature, painting, sculpture, cinema: breasts are everywhere
Conversely, and in particular in the West, painting, sculpture, literature, then later, sartorial fashion, and not only lingerie, but also that of everyday clothes, almost always emphasized the breast. feminine. For those who doubt it, one only has to review a few paintings by the great masters of the Renaissance, then the images of pin-ups that appeared in the 1940s and which for several decades symbolized the ideal woman, both in the States - United than in Europe. In the 17th century as in the 20th century, the breasts are never very covered, nor masked by the decor, or any object or accessory.
The appearance of the bikini on the beaches after the war, quickly adopted by women, then, at the end of the 60s, the transition to the monokini and therefore to the topless on the beach, only strengthened the breasts in their primary role of symbol of femininity.
Add to that the advertising, which uses the female body, and quite often the breast, to praise the merits of a product or simply to grab the attention of the consumer.
Sprinkle it all with thousands of movie scenes which, without being forbidden to under 12s, reveal half-open bodices, when the breasts are not simply shown bluntly. You can even find it in children's cartoons ...
Finish with the lingerie ads that regularly appear on 4x3 billboards, on the backs of buses ("Look me in the eye, I said ... eyes" asked Eva Herzigova in 1994), or now on a page computer or smartphone, in the middle of reading an article on the 2018 budget or on Donald Trump's foreign policy. And you can easily see why men are genetically programmed and socially conditioned to love breasts ...
The breasts, an erogenous zone to remember
We almost forget to write here that men, at least the most attentive or the most skillful, have also understood that it is a particularly sensitive erogenous zone in women. And that amorous foreplay is even more successful if we take the time to linger on the breasts, caressing them and kissing them, and more, if you like.
In summary, as you will have understood, the reasons why men are attracted to breasts are numerous, both inherited from the history of our evolution, as determined by our education and our civilization. So many good reasons to highlight them, Ladies, either reasonably, in your everyday clothing, or boldly during your romantic dinners, or madly before going into the alcove ...
Offbeat science: why do men love breasts so much?
There are several theories explaining men's attraction to women's breasts. The latest, proposed by psychologist Larry Young, defends the idea that it comes from a particular neural circuit used to promote a mother's attachment to her baby during breastfeeding, but also to her partner. which stimulates the chest during intercourse. By caressing the breasts, men would push women to love them more ...
It's common knowledge: men love women's breasts. But why ? Not everyone agrees on this point. Some people think, for example, that a woman with a large breast is seen as fertile and able to properly feed her baby. But Larry Young, psychologist at Emory University and Brian Alexander, journalist and writer, disagree. They defend their point of view in a book called The chemistry between us and explain that everything would be governed by a neural network that is established in the woman to facilitate attachment to her baby during breastfeeding. It would also be borrowed when, in sexual intercourse, a man strokes his partner's chest, which would push her to focus her attention and love on her lover ...
Attraction to breasts, a story of ... brains
Larry Young specializes in studying the neurological bases of complex social behaviors. He explains that when breastfeeding, when the baby sucks on the mother's nipple, her mother sees her brain flooded with a hormone called oxytocin, famous for being strongly associated with love and attachment. Thus, the woman gives all her affection to her little one.
The chest also plays an important role during intercourse and actively participates in arousal. Caressing this area has been shown to activate the same areas of the brain as stimulation of the vagina or clitoris. And as for infants who are recovering, the delicate gestures of a lover induce a massive release of oxytocin. The target of female attention, in this case, is none other than her partner.
From the point of view of reproductive success, it is therefore interesting for a man to love the breasts of women so that they lend him more affection and love, conditions required to form a lasting couple. Young sees in it traces of natural selection, the males showing an appetite for breasts having been able to reproduce more than the others. As a result, men's attraction to breasts would have become a norm and the psychologist even describes the presence of a specific neural network that would develop in heterosexual males at the time of puberty.
To love the breasts, the characteristic of the man?
But why would Man be the only exception in the animal world? The authors of the book provide their explanations. On the one hand, in mammals, 97% of species are not monogamous *, which already eliminates a good number of species. Then the difference would come from our peculiarity of making love face to face, which is not found in other monogamous mammals. The vole, for example, rides on the back of its female, whose udders are directed downwards. No possibility of reaching them during intercourse, therefore the behavior was not selected by evolution.
The theory is attractive, but not unanimous. Because Man is a being of nature, but also of culture. Thus, anthropologist Fran Mascia-Lees, of Rutgers University (New Brunswick, United States), cannot fully agree with the theses of Young and Alexander. Indeed, she signals that not all men are attracted to breasts. For example, she evokes those traditional societies in Africa in which the women walk around topless without arousing any particular interest from the male members of the troop. The debate could therefore be a little more complex and perhaps not be limited to simple neural networks ...
* The human species cannot be considered as strict monogamous. Aside from questions of infidelity, depending on the period or region of the world, polygamy has existed and still exists. Just think of the harems of the Ottomans or the multiple marriages of men of the Mormon faith. Likewise, Man does not only practice face-to-face sex and has developed many practices and fantasies for the sake of pleasure, because with him (as with others), sexuality is not just one. reproduction case.