Due to the rise in breasts implants in the past couple of years, I begun to wonder if men are to blame. Before you guys get angry or think I’m a man hater, just hear me out first. Based on what I have seen, read and observe on the social media and magazines, it seems that the majority of men love big breasted women and women in turn have cater to their “needs” or “obsession” by getting implants. According to an article from Huff Post,”American Bra Size Average Increases…” average bra size has jumped from a 34B 20 years ago to a 34DD in 2013. Weight gain and breast implants have played a role in the increase. I have to agree with Huff that there have been a rise in breast implants even among my ethnic group the Laotian Americans. For example, I have lost count of the number of Laotian women on Facebook who have gotten breasts enlargement. Even the younger generations of Lao women are getting breast implants. This new fad is sweeping the Laotian community like wildfire and the men seem to encourage it by the comments they make on Facebook. So now breast implants seem to be the norm not the exception in the Laotian community. I have always said that women should do what makes them happy. However,I’m still shock at how many Laotian women feel the need to get breast implants. It seems like it’s almost a competition among the various group of women I have seen and the men are eating it up.
Back to the real reason of this post which is why men are obsessed with breasts big or small. According to Huff Post article, Breasts: The Real Reason Men Love Them, “There’s only one neurological explanation, and it has to do with brain mechanisms that promote the powerful bond of a mother to her infant.” This bond is formed through breast feeding where the mother “imprints” the child. According to the article,”Oxytocin, acting in concert with dopamine, also helps imprint the newborn’s face, smell and sounds in the mother’s reward circuitry, making nursing and nurturing a feel-good experience, motivating her to keep doing it and forging the mother-infant bond. This bond is not only the most beautiful of all social bonds, it can also be the most enduring, lasting a lifetime.” So basically when the child is touching, ‘manipulating’ the mother’s breasts, a chemical called oxytocin is triggered which then releases the milk. That is the best I can explain it. So
based on this information I am going to assume that men who are breastfeed are more fascinated or obsessed of breasts because of that earlier “imprinting” and bond they had form with their mothers? Makes me it the men who were breast fed as a child are more obsessed with breasts.