An old joke tells of four women who interview for a job with a male boss. The choice is difficult because all four are clearly qualified. So who gets the job? The one with the largest breasts.
Men typically smile at the punch line, but women often cringe, feeling tyrannized by breast size the way many men feel oppressed by the size of something else—except that penises are usually hidden, while women’s chests are routinely visible and often accentuated by clothing.
Really, it’s very hard for a guy to not be attracted to boobs either way
Boobs are boobs! At the end of the day, if a guy likes women and breasts, he’s probably going to be turned on unless of some kind of severe deformity or radioactivity or something. So someone might have a 2% advantage over you. Big whoop.
If you have small breasts, you don’t need to worry
The good news is, if you have small breasts, you can stop your constant worrying now. The researchers found that the size of breasts weren’t what men paid most attention to. So all of those years you spent being self-conscious about your A-cup size? Wasted.
The firmer the better
What the researchers found was that the number one quality that men found attractive in breasts was firmness, not size. It looks like everything you thought you knew about men and boobs is wrong! Yes, there were men who were attracted to the larger-sized breasts, but breast firmness reigned supreme.
Breast shape has more to do with breast firmness than breast size
Because firmness is apparently so important to how attractive a man finds a pair of breasts, scientists think shape matters more than size does. Shape has more consequence when it comes to breast firmness, whereas size can vary greatly. But why is firmness so important?
Survival of the (sexually) fit
Surprise, surprise, evolution is back again to smack us with some knowledge. Yes ladies and gents, scientists think that the reason men find firm breasts so attractive is because of what they call the “sexual survival of the fittest.” The firmer a woman’s breasts, the healthier of a mate she was supposed to be. Since men have always been highly visual creatures, this was a pretty good system in picking mates.
By the way, in terms of size, this is what men preferred
In case you were wondering, it seems like the Goldie Locks rule still applies. Of the 267 men surveyed, the majority answered that they preferred “medium-sized” breasts. Not too large and not too small, but juuuuuuuust right. So if you’re a woman with medium-sized, shapely and firm breasts, you’ve got it all.
What shape is best?
OK, so breast size doesn’t matter as much as we thought it did and breast firmness is Queen. If the shape of your breasts affects your firmness, what shape is best? The brilliant scientists didn’t answer that question, so it looks like we’ll be waiting on that for a little while. However, there are dozens of breast shapes out there so it may take some time to sort through. Running
While these tidbits of information are fun to read up on, it’s nothing to stress yourself out over. Really, there’s not much you can do about the way your body is shaped and set up anyway, unless you do go for surgery, which seems a bit extreme. Enjoy your body. We know there are plenty of people out there who will enjoy it, too!
Breasts are beautiful!
Enjoy them! Set them free! Take them out for a night on the town and celebrate! Be proud of what you have and own it. Small, large, medium – whatever you’ve got! You should love your body for your own sake, not because of how attractive you think someone else might find you.