Men vs. Women: #Breasts

Category: Men vs. Women Series

Funny breast comic

I’m a baby boomer. That means I grew up wanting to see breasts. Playboy magazine was the Holy Grail and this was long before they showed much of anything other than a glimpse of breasts and artfully staged photographs that covered up everything else.

Playboy Cover

I distinctly remember going to drugstores, where most magazines were sold and displayed, watching for the salesman, and trying to get a peek. Once, I saw magazines other than my revered Playboy and actually put one in my pants and stole it. That was my prized possession for a long time.

Around this same time I discovered how to make collages with images from comic books, newspapers, and magazines. I made a large collage, which I covered with lacquer upon completion, which I still have to this day. I was so pleased with myself for taking an image of a topless woman and covering her breasts with little squares of the Playboy bunny icon. How clever!

Different kinds of breasts

So, in the manner I’ve done these columns before, let’s look at how men versus women “view” breasts:

~~ Men like big.

~~ Some women like “big” more than the men – just look on Instagram and check the statistics on the average size of implants!

~~ Men like to look – a lot – at breasts and most any female body part that interests them.

Chicken breasts

~~ Women check out other women – breasts, dress, size, etc. In fact, most women dress for other women more than for men.

~~ Men always want variety, hence the hundreds of porn sites, magazines, and such catering to men.

~~ Women do NOT check out men or have great interest in images of naked men ANYWHERE near the interest that men do (in women or, if so inclined, in other men). This may not be PC, but it is the truth.

~~ Some men prefer “natural” to “fake” breasts. Yet, I continue to believe (with no evidence) that most women that get breast “enhancement” do it for themselves and/or other women.

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~~ Women often get “breast enhancements” because they like the way larger breasts look in clothing. This is a big factor, I believe, in their desire to be more “shapely.”

Kim Kardashina

With the popularity of Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, perhaps we as a culture are “appreciating” another part of the female anatomy a bit more?

Nicki Minaj

  • jack43

    I’m not so sure that I agree with your premise that women don’t hanker after photos of naked men. Let me tell you a story… I was shopping one day at (what was then) the Hughes market at Doheny and Beverly in Los Angeles. It was one of my favorite people watching places (but that’s another story). As I checked out the cashier kept glancing at the young man in line ahead of me until recognition swept across her face and she proclaimed, “I know you. You’re the center fold in this month’s Playgirl” His “Aw, shucks” response was most humble. What I then observed were the other cashiers and customers diving for the magazine rack, grabbing copies of Playgirl, and then comparing the young man in line with the centerfold. Then again, this was Hollywood and hardly indicative of behavior among the population of America at large…

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Why then @jack43:disqus were/are magazine racks filled with magazines catering to men and other than fashion magazines, Playgirl is about the only one that did (does it still even exist) feature naked men? Because, women look at it ONCE and say to themselves, “Got it” or “Okay, I don’t really care” whereas men look at them again and again because “variety” is built into men’s genetic make-up, however un-PC that may be. Of course there are exceptions but this is generally quite true.

      • jack43

        Like I said, my experience occurred in la-la land. Purely atypical, I’m sure…

      • Laura Smyth

        Just because you call something un-PC doesn’t mean you’re correct.

  • kelincirabbit

    I’m not agree. kelinci