The Scientific Relationship Between Men and Boobs
At some point or the other, if you have been caught staring at boobs, you’re not the only one. Most men can be easily distracted by a pair of solid knockers. Sometimes, it’s almost like the bad boys are calling out your name and grabbing you by the face.
Women’s breasts are the source of food (for babies – mostly) and admiration. While the reason why men are attracted to boobs might have biological roots, thanks to science, we can draw a relationship between a man’s current life stage and his breast size preference.
If you have ever caught yourself staring at someone’s boobs and have been creeped out by yourself, we have some data which might help bring back your lost self-esteem. In this article, we’ll discuss what your breast size preference tells about you.
Men and Their Boob Preference
Don’t Look At Breasts On An Empty Stomach
Before you get any ideas, ’empty stomach’ here is a metaphor and we’re not referring to breastfeeding. Men subconsciously view big boobs as food security because they act as a signal for fat reserves. Big knockers symbolize access to an abundance of resources.
A two-part study conducted by The Journal of Socio-Economics in 2008 on white British men found that men who are ‘hungry’ preferred larger breasts compared to satiated men. The research depicts that resource security can significantly impact a man’s preference in boob size.
Relationships can get complicated when men think that women with bigger breasts are resourceful and expect them to have the solutions to their problems. This subconscious paradox should be diagnosed and corrected promptly.
The Big Boob Myth
While the rumor that most men prefer medium to large breasts might be true, one study suggests that less sexually restricted men don’t care as much about the size of the jugs. If you couldn’t judge your sexual activity until now, this study gives you a scale to measure yourself against.
Another research suggests that bigger isn’t always better and that men (and women) prefer medium-sized breasts. As a conclusion, we can safely assume that medium boobs would, more often than not, win the men’s ogle.
The boob preference for most men isn’t as simple and can change with time, their income, relationship status, and health. If you’re a woman reading this, don’t worry, you still have some hope left.
Income and Knocker Size
If you can’t understand everybody’s fascination with big boobs, a study suggests it’s because you’re loaded. The study shows that the men who are financially established prefer smaller breasts as compared to their financially dependent counterparts.
In other words, the study suggests that men who aren’t financially well-off want to hang on to resources they can milk if and when the need arises. People with a stack of Benjamins in their pocket would rather go to their favorite steakhouse.
If you notice you’re starting to gravitate towards women with bigger boobs, you might want to check your bank balance. If you see the numbers running low, it might be time to call a financial planner.
Staring At Boobs Can Help You Live Longer
Yes, you read it right and it might be a dream come true for you. A research conducted in 2012 found that positive thinking can have a positive effect on long-term health choices, especially for people who are taking blood pressure medications.
Another study conducted in the 1990s shows that looking at big busts can induce positive mental attitude which can, in turn, lead to a long life. So, whenever you are feeling low and need something to cheer you up, you know what to look at.
One of the most interesting research was conducted by the German’s which showed that looking at big breasts for 10 minutes a day can improve your cardiovascular health. Who would want to go to the gym when you can live longer by staying in bed?
Wanting to become a dad can influence what you think about boob size. According to a study, men who are nearing fatherhood might prefer large breasts from a reproduction standpoint. On the other hand, guys with no family aspirations are content with smaller boobs. A weird but true scientific relationship between men and boobs.
A 2012 research published in the journal ‘Archives of Sexual Behaviour’ shows that the desire of not wanting to start a family can be associated with a preference for a combination of smaller breasts and larger waist-to-hip ratio.
Of all the factors mentioned in the article, this one is predictable. Larger breasts are seen as a signal of a woman’s capacity and ability to bear and nurture children. Women with bigger breasts are perceived to be more likely of raising healthier kids.
Sexist Men Like Bigger Busts
In a 2013 study, over 300 white men aging between 18 to 68 were shown 3D models of women with a range of breast sizes. The researchers asked the participants to identify the most attractive women. The activity was followed by completing a survey measuring hostility and attitudes toward women, relationships, benevolent sexism, and how much a man objectified a woman.
The study concludes that men with sexist views toward women are more likely to find girls with bigger boobs attractive. To top it off, these men perceive women with large busts to have “traditional” femininity and as “meek and weak.”
Submissiveness and Boob Size
According to psychologist Stuart Fischoff, a man’s preference for women with smaller boobs can indicate his desire for a submissive partner. These men relate small breasts with a submissive, non-threatening partner who’s more likely to be loyal.
“Also, you may get the psychological hint that she’s not trying to compete with other women who have larger breasts, and therefore she’ll be loyal to you. Or maybe the very first girl you had a crush on had small breasts, and if she constructed your earliest example of what’s sexy, her memory may still lead you to find small-breasted women exciting,” he told Men’s Health.