Why DO men find breasts so fascinating??

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    This was asked by Puss_in_boots in another question I was asking women, but should be addressed in full by the men, perhaps with some help from the women here.

    I'm not sure this isn't another good topic to start out with. I have actually been asking myself that very question for years now. It's a great question, for sure. I don't feel I understand it well enough myself to give much of an authoritative reply.

    First, I find it interesting that the human female is the only mammal on earth that develops her breasts at puberty, and keeps them in the same basic form throughout her lifetime. They were clearly designed for more then feeding babies.

    Second, how interesting they are to men all over the world. They seem to serve for both sexes as the primary sexual identity of the woman. The breasts, :boobs more then any other single physical characteristic, tells all of those in view that she IS a woman, a female.

    Each woman has a unique breast: shape, volume, nipple, areola, color, sensitivity, wiggle/jiggle/bounce, firmness and for the most part in society, it is kept our of sight, especially from the male. For most males of mating age, this organ produces some sexual attraction and desire to mate, perhaps with someone who seems to be able to nourish the offspring. Certainly, the male lacks any real structure of this kind and just the idea that something is different then what he has, can lead to interest and enjoyment. The man learns that the female usually appreciates his interest and attention to her breasts and reacts in a positive way to his interests. Just the ability to see and play with some part of his partner's body that is not available to the other mates she has not selected, make his contact with her breasts much more special.

    Guys, why DO you find women's breasts so fascinating?? The women want to know. Perhaps you can explain.
     
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    When boys grow up and hit maturity breast are always hidden behind clothes and can only be seen in movies,Magazines or the net so after all the talk with friends we want to see breasts up close and personal and it just goes from there since they are forbidden fruit in many countries.I have been to countries were there are topless beaches and nude coed saunas and since people have grown up without the secrecy and fascination
     
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    Id say that youve already summed it up pretty well.........:D
    Why do you think this phrase was invented.....:showustits
     
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    I'm with HotWheels, I think you've done a superb job of answering your own question :tup We've all got an ass, so why is the male ass so much more exciting to straight women than a female ass? It's different...and nakedness brings the mind around to thoughts of what two bodies can get up to when neither has any clothes on...:brow

    What about bi women, though? I'm turned on by breasts and I've got my own pair! (Maybe that explains why I love touching and playing with them so much, though...:uhh: :whoa I think I've just had an epiphany! :lol)
     
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    I don't believe you have hit the nail on the head just yet...

    What about the fact that breasts are a big factor in the rearing of our young. Human lusts are often intrinsic after all.

    A woman's breast are something we (many of us anyhow) encounter at an early stage in our lives for obvious reasons, and I believe that we hold ( deep down) a fascination with breasts as a means of nurturing our future young (whether you intend to have kids or not).

    Not all men will agree, but I think if we look at our biological needs (as just another species of animal) then some will see where I am coming from at least.
     
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    I have often felt that my fascination with breasts come from the fact I was breast fed as a baby. Now maybe I would love them anyway, but I remember as a child of 4 or 5 being around some older female cousins that had pretty good sized breasts and I just stared at them. At that age, of course, I had no clues about sex, but even then I was sure fascinated with breasts.
     
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    definately because we live in a society where we repress our sexuality. France, Italy, just a few places like that, it is not uncommon to see a woman topless on your regular TV shows. What we see as playboyesq, in that it is not a hard sex magazine. Is just a normal thing to them across the oceans.

    Also, Bill Engvall said, "You can squeeze them, mash them, pinch them and they pop right back out!! If men had one on their head, they would beat thier brains out trying to lick that thing..
     
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    Doesn't explain it


    I might well be quick to accept that, except this question originated with our dear friend, Puss_in_boots, who lives in Sweden.

    I recall watching the evening weather report on Czech TV and the reporter started out the segment completely nude, then added clothes appropriate to the next day's weather. When she had finished her forecast, she was completely dressed for tomorrow. The presentation was protested by the women viewers because they didn't give equal time to a nude man, so then had to change and rotate forecasters to make everyone happy. This actually suggests that while the display of naked breasts is much more acceptable in Europe then in America, the breasts never-the-less hold a fascinating interest to the people there as well and I've never heard any European even hint that they could care less about the sexuality of breasts in their own lives.

    Further, if breasts were just lust objects because they had been covered, how would you explain a husband's on going enjoyment of his wife's breasts after being together for years and seeing them as much as he would care to, perhaps even more :brow and yet he still fondles, licks, kisses, sucks, and in general makes good use of them in his sex practices with her?

    Even after a guy has seen breasts for years, a good looking pair might still well produce an erection, and cause his focus to be redirected, and his mind to drop what he was thinking and switch to thoughts of her. You can't explain that with simple "they are covered too much", can you?

    And a very many statues throughout Europe are of women and they are fully exposed in the breast department, so every child sees them no mater where they look. Still, we are interesting in them beyond the hidden factor.
     
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    Oh, that's interesting. I think it makes a lot of sense :)
     
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    I am not fixated on breasts, I like other parts of the female anatomy equally much. Indeed, I prefer smaller breasts, although I don't know why.

    When I think about what attracts me, the answer is everthing that is different to a man. Soft smooth skin, the curves of her hips and bottom, shapely legs, breasts, voice pitch, the discreetness of her genitals. ALL of these things turn me on. So for me is that the turn-on is femininity, rather than this or that.
     
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    The answer to this is painfully simple. We don't have them.

    Why do you hang out with the next door neighbor and admire his new corvette? Simple ... you don't have one.

    Really, that's all there is to it, to men it's something anatomically different, which seems to excite us.
     
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    Thanks for all your responses, guys. I've come to the conclusion that men are simply hard-wired to find the female breast sexually arousing. That is, as long as they look nice, i.e.: aren't "National Geographic" breasts. No wonder all the breast augmentation surgeons are men.

    Nicely defined chest muscles on a man can be a turn on for women, but they hold no where near the same fascination that a "nice rack" holds for men. I wonder if there's a male body part that is equally fascinating to women.
     
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    I wonder if there's a male body part that is equally fascinating to women?

    Except I would expand that just a little to say that men are hard-wired to find most parts of a woman sexually attractive. A nice smile, pretty face, gorgeous eyes, lovely hair, well shaped legs, curvy figure, cute feet, tender hands with a tender touch, a welcoming vulva -- just to mention a few. AND lots of guys became acquainted with "National Geographic" breasts! I wonder how many parents subscribed so their children could learn about breasts and they wouldn't have to actually talk about them? :brow
    Simple answer to that one - NO. And the reason is that women are much less visual in their attraction to men. Body parts can be a turn off, a deal breaker, but your are much more attracted to other factors of likability: does he make you feel secure, his humor, sensitivity, appreciation for you, showing respect for you, emotions, how he kisses, how he touches, doesn't embarrass you. Except in almost every case the man has to be at least as tall as the women, and preferably taller. And while most men think you will be attracted to their penis, few women find that their center of interest, except how he uses it to please her -- its more like icing on the cake then the main course.
     
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    Precisely...

    Photos of disembodied cocks just don't have the same effect on most women as photos of breasts or vulvae have on men. That's why whenever we get someone posting a new thread with a picture of his cock and asking the question, "What do you ladies think," most of the time I don't really have many comments apart from, "I think it's a cock." :shrug
     
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    This is scientifically untrue. Current research has found that women are equally as sexually aroused by visual stimuli as men, and women most definitely prefer "gorgeous" men to average Joes. We are just as shallow as you guys are, only, for us, logic and emotional attachment play more vital roles when selecting a mate.

    The reason some women (I won't even try to quantify it because I don't know what the statistics are, but I do know a few things from related research and observation) aren't as interested in admiring a picture of a gorgeous stranger has to do with the intangibles. Our mate selection programming is mostly predicated on character: Does it seem like he'll still be around after a few years? Would he make a good father? You can't see these intangibles when looking at a picture of a naked man, but that in no way diminishes the importance of physique in our eyes. In all the romance novels out there, the hero (and villains, hell, all the men!) is a finely sculptured Greek god-like man with a beautiful face/hair, and a dick you'd want to write to all your friends about. Though impractical, and not something you'd necessarily want in a mate, we are enamored with the concept of the big dick--we love looking at it. This is also the case with Playgirl, and all other woman-oriented porn out there.

    So, yeah, we are inherently just as shallow when it comes to looks. And most of us are looking at men, admiring their bodies...even when we don't know them, personally. Does that mean we can't find a spectrum of body types attractive? Not at all! Just like men, every woman is different when it comes to what physical characteristics she finds "ideal". And just like men, some women are more shallow than others. Some women are pretty much only attracted to men who resemble our cultural ideal of the "perfect man" (muscular, tall, handsome face, thick hair, nice dick, sculpted buns, deep manly voice), and then there are women who find a variety of men attractive, and what defines "attractiveness" is going to vary from woman to woman.

    Our breasts are definitely sexual organs, otherwise physically manipulating them wouldn't feel so damn good :brow

    Oh, and, girl, National Geographic is often a boy's first "porno mag"! :lol I'm not sure where you were going with that...there's actually a tremendous variety of shapes/sizes of the female breast in all the porn out there on the interweb. Not all men are so shallow that they only find cultural "ideals" arousing, luv.
     
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    Some of us are slightly more philosophical in the seeking of a mate. :p

    Of course we're also in the minority.
     
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    Science?

    Scientifically untrue? Are you the scientist? How about some real studies, and not the media reporting of them?

    If you think that women are as sexually aroused as men by visual stimulus, you either don't know women that well, or you certainly don't know men's visual responses. Major claims requires major proof -- bring on the research so we can debate this with facts. No one suggested that women didn't enjoy looking at men or find some more visually desirable then others. In your follow on sentences, you knock your own statement.
     
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    Some really bold statements about visual attraction, no? Are women sexually aroused by visual stimuli - yes. Are women equally visually arousable as men - no. And there is another difference, women get sexually aroused by situations involving men and / or women, whereas men tend to get aroused by the feminine and not by same-sex.

    As for relationships, this is something quite different to visual attraction. For both sexes, many (or probably most) relationships are built around compatibility, personality and so on as primary drivers. Men aren't that shallow: we may admire the beautiful but we choose the soulmate.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm following... Whenever the findings of a scientific study are deemed noteworthy, they're generally encapsulated into a nice neat little synopsis on the news page. It would be ridiculously tedious, and the scientific jargon way over the average layperson's head, to publish every minute detail of the study. When the story says, "this is what scientists have found", they're merely putting the conclusion of Big Important Study into a succinct and comprehensible little word package for the rest of us.

    Whatever. Anyway, a number of scientists have postulated that cultural conditioning and content of pornographic material are the primary reasons why porn isn't more popular among women. Earlier studies on gender difference, visual stimuli and arousal showed a larger discrepancy between degree of arousal and the sex of the participant. I'll just take a moment to mention that most of these studies used self-reporting as the exclusive method of evaluating arousal, and it has since been noted that the predominant cultural attitudes towards male and female sexuality have a marked impact on outcome of self-reporting methods of assessment.

    And women have been so heavily indoctrinated into the "Good girls don't look at smut" school of thinking (I have personal experience with this), that we sometimes don't even realize we're being turned on by erotic imagery.

    It is not that women cannot be visually aroused by images of nudity and explicit sexual acts. One study found that men reported more arousal than women in reponse to visual images, but that men's and women's actual responses (measured physiologically) were more similar than dissimilar (Schmidt and Sigusch 1970). By using a plethysmograph (a gauge attached to a penis or inserted into a vagina that monitors the levels of sexual arousal), Heiman (1977) tracked the impact of erotic material. Volunteers were asked to watch sexually explicit movies and provide a self-report of their arousal. When self-reports were compared to physiological feedback, women had underreported their level of arousal as it was measured by the genital monitor. Men provided a more accurate report. Were the women not consicous of their own physiological experience? Do men and women operate with different definitions of what constitutes arousal? In this case, men and women were physically similar, but their responses were completely consistent with social norms and stereotypes of sexuality. This finding supports social constructionist theories of sexuality.
    --The Gender of Sexuality, Pepper Schwartz, Virginia Rutter

    It has often been assumed that women are less responsive to sexual stimuli than men. Kinsey and colleagues (1948, 1953) reported from their survey research that men were sexually aroused far more easily and more frequently by visual sexual stimuli than women were, and that pornography was produced for a male audience. Since these reports much research has focused on studying sexual arousal in response to sexual stimuli. Although some subsequent researchers' findings supported Kinsey's conclusions about gender differences, others found that in laboratory studies these alleged differences did not always occur (reviewed in Griffitt, 1987).
    --Gender and self-reported sexual arousal in response to sexual stimuli: a meta-analytic review; Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, August 1997, Sarah K. Muren, Mary Stockton

    More theorizing on the discrepancy between male and female utilization of pornography from further on in the article:
    It has been noted that males generally receive more reinforcement for identifying and expressing their sexual needs and interests (Gagnon & Simon, 1973). The use of sexual stimuli is probably more likely to be scripted behavior for men compared to women.

    Similarly, social constructionist theorists discuss the influence of social forces on sexual responses and argue that women are disadvantaged by society with respect to the expression of their sexuality compared to men. For example, Tiefer (1995) has argued that due to a lack of equal opportunity for sexual freedom, worse physical self-image, a weaker role in intimate heterosexual relationships, and a greater likelihood of experiencing sexual exploitation, women are disadvantaged in the sexual realm (Tiefer, 1995). With respect to examining response to sexual stimuli, it has been pointed out that such stimuli reinforce the world view of those who produce them. In this world view males are dominant and females are subordinate. Erotic stimuli, particularly pornography, reinforce this unequal power balance, according to some feminist writers (e.g., Vance, 1984, pp. 12-13). Consistent with this hypothesis, in one analysis of X-rated videocassettes it was found that dominance of men over women and exploitation of women were primary themes in over half of the sex scenes portrayed (Cowan et al., 1988). The way that society constructs sexual stimuli is likely to mean that men will be more interested in such stimuli than will women.


    This next article is a true gem, and I'm sorry I haven't had time to peruse it thoroughly (but I'll definitely return to it later and post additional tidbits of helpful info.)

    A recent neuroimaging study
    found that when peripheral contextual elements of stimuli
    are unavailable, men and women, regardless of sexual
    preference, show identical patterns of neural activation in
    response to visual sexual stimuli
    (Ponseti et al., 2006). In
    this study, heterosexual and homosexual males and females
    passively viewed photographs of sexually aroused genitals
    without any other peripheral body parts or context
    . The
    authors demonstrate that men and women did not differ
    overall in their neuronal response to the sexual stimuli (as
    compared to IAPS control pictures of matched valence and
    arousal) in response to images without available context.
    --Sex Differences in Response to Visual Sexual Stimuli: A Review,
    Heather A. Rupp, Kim Wallen (Kinsey Institute Publications)

    Abstract from a scientific journal:

    The psychoneuroendocrine responses to sexual arousal have not been clearly established in humans. However, we have demonstrated previously that masturbation-induced orgasm stimulates cardiovascular activity and induces increases in catecholamines and prolactin in blood of both males and females. We presently investigated the role of orgasm in producing these effects. Therefore, in this study parallel analysis of prolactin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol concentrations, together with cardiovascular variables of systolic/diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were undertaken during film-induced sexual arousal in nine healthy adult men and nine healthy adult women. Blood was drawn continuously via an indwelling cannula and connected tubing system passed through a mini-pump. In parallel, the cardiovascular parameters were recorded continuously via a computerised finger-cuff sensor. Subjective sexual arousal increased significantly in both men and women during the erotic film, with sexual arousal eliciting an increase in blood pressure in both males and females, and plasma noradrenaline in females only. In contrast, adrenaline, cortisol and prolactin levels were unaffected by sexual arousal. These data further consolidate the role of sympathetic activation in sexual arousal processes. Furthermore, they demonstrate that increases in plasma prolactin during sexual stimulation are orgasm-dependent, suggesting that prolactin may regulate a negative-feedback sexual-satiation mechanism.
    --
    Neuroendocrine response to film-induced sexual arousal in men and women,
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TBX-3XWJKG7-7&_user=10&_coverDate=02%2F29%2F2000&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=57b279184956e731a9a6ebf57ae67d5b

    And the following is the study that made headlines a little while back.
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis measured brainwave activity of 264 women as they viewed a series of 55 color slides that contained various scenes from water skiers to snarling dogs to partially-clad couples in sensual poses.
    What they found may seem like a "no brainer." When study volunteers viewed erotic pictures, their brains produced electrical responses that were stronger than those elicited by other material that was viewed, no matter how pleasant or disturbing the other material may have been. This difference in brainwave response emerged very quickly, suggesting that different neural circuits may be involved in the processing of erotic images.
    "That surprised us," says first author Andrey P. Anokhin, Ph.D., research assistant professor of psychiatry. "We believed both pleasant and disturbing images would evoke a rapid response, but erotic scenes always elicited the strongest response."
    As subjects looked at the slides, electrodes on their scalps measured changes in the brain's electrical activity called event-related potentials (ERPs). The researchers learned that regardless of a picture's content, the brain acts very quickly to classify the visual image. The ERPs begin firing in the brain's cortex long before a person is conscious of whether they are seeing a picture that is pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.
    But when the picture is erotic, ERPs begin firing within 160 milliseconds, about 20 percent faster than occurred with any of the other pictures. Soon after, the ERPs begin to diverge, with processing taking place in different brain structures for erotic pictures than those that process the other images.
    "When we present a stimulus to a subject — for example, when a picture appears on a screen — it changes ongoing brain activity in certain ways, and we can detect those changes," Anokhin says.
    Pictures appeared on a screen at 12 to 18 second intervals, and each picture remained on the screen for about 6 seconds. The subjects were instructed to do nothing other than look at the pictures.
    A great deal of past research has suggested that men are more visual creatures than women and get more aroused by erotic images than women. Anokhin says the fact that the women's brains in this study exhibited such a quick response to erotic pictures suggests that, perhaps for evolutionary reasons, our brains are programmed to preferentially respond to erotic material.
    "Usually men subjectively rate erotic material much higher than women," he says. "So based on those data we would expect lower responses in women, but that was not the case. Women have responses as strong as those seen in men."
    Because the electroencephalogram (EEG) technology cannot pinpoint specific brain structures involved in this visual processing, Anokhin says it's not clear exactly which circuits are reacting to these visual scenes. Recent studies in primates recorded the electrical activity of single neural cells within the brain and have shown that the frontal cortex contains neurons that can discriminate between different categories of visual objects such as dogs versus cats. Whether or not the human prefrontal cortex contains special neurons that are "tuned" for sex remains a subject for future studies.
    "The newer and more advanced technologies such as MRI and PET provide much better spatial resolution," he says. "Those methods can better localize areas of brain activity, but ERPs have a much better temporal resolution. The EEG can record neuronal activity in real time. When measuring activity in milliseconds, any delay is undesirable."
    Most of Anokhin's research is centered on the genetic and neurobiological bases of behavioral traits that might be associated with increased vulnerability to alcoholism and addictive disorders. He believes this study could contribute to that work by detecting differences between responses to images with different emotional significance. Because many psychiatric disorders also are associated with poor processing of signals associated with reward and pleasure, as well as sexual disturbances, he believes the way the brain processes emotional pictures, including erotic materials, might help scientists better understand some forms of mental illness.
    Anokhin AP, Golosheykin S, Sirevaag E, Kristjansson S, Rohrbaugh JW, Heath AC. Rapid discrimination of visual scene content in the human brain. Brain Research, doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2006.03.108, available on-line May 18, 2006.

    --http://mednews.wustl.edu/tips/page/normal/7319.html


    Just throwing in my own anecdotal evidence...
    I've had very small orgasms from viewing pornographic pictures, sans any physical stimulation whatsoever. How many of you guys can say the same? :D It happens rarely, but when it does, wow...the orgasms are nothing to write home about, but it's one of those bodily phenomena that really shock and awe you.

    It all depends on whom you turn to for corroboration, and there is a deeply embedded stereotype in our culture that men are visual, women are not. Well, stereotypes were made to be refuted. And, frankly, I find it more than a little pathetic that some men have this need to mentally place men and women on different planes of sexuality in order to feel secure in their masculinity.
     
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    Thank you

    If you believe that, I have the Golden Gate Bridge for sale at a bargain price :lol

    I do sincerely thank you for the more complete material and some references. I'm not sure a discussion on this level belongs under this topic, but I'll let you, as a mod, decide where it should be discussed.

    I'm not sure where to begin my reply. Having worked on the design of brain wave recorders, up to 128 channels, I have some concerns about conclusions reached using such devices. These devices produce a very fuzzy, at the very best, of what might be going on. They have a very limited bandwidth, well below audio, and therefore pick up only an overall, highly filtered signal from a dense mass when they can only detect a leakage factor from the outside. The signal is extremely small and subject to interference.

    Let's postulate: suppose the female subject had been sexually abused as a child - many were - and this was not asked or accounted for by the researchers, or the subject had lost conscience recollection of those events. When she sees an image of a sexual act, she might well have increased brain waves, but not actually arousal, but more of a negative reaction. Could the research team mis-interpret this electrical output? Of course they could. If you watched 60 Minutes last evening (USA, CBS TV), you saw the piece they did to expose the FBI's 40 year mis-use of science to convict innocent people on a lead identity from bullets. There are lots of so-called scientific studies, but few of them are peer-reviewed and tested. Still they get published in magazines that need article content, and don't so much care about their scientific validity. How many emails and late-night infomercials do you see for some health product or penis extender that claims to be by a doctor and have studies to assure you of its effectiveness, yet it is bunk? And how many people hear what they want to hear?
    :nerv
     
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