Liking Big Breasts Means What?

November 6, 2013

in Seeing Clearly, Series, Sexuality

What do men who like big breasts have in common? According to a couple of researchers “men’s preferences for larger female breasts were significantly associated with a greater tendency to be benevolently sexist, to objectify women, and to be hostile towards women.” 1

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Now of course this was an average, so I’m not saying every man who likes bigger breasts is a jerk. However, it’s worth pointing out to women that bigger breasts appeal primarily to the kind of men they don’t want to encourage.

Preferences aside, reasonable men are far less concerned with the size of a woman’s breasts than things like her personality, her sense of humour, her integrity, and a host of other things not seen with the eyes. Let us encourage our wives, and our daughters, to be more concerned with men who measure a woman by things other than the size of her breasts.

In this series:
Breast Augmentation? 
Is it Wrong to Augment?
Women Who Have Augmented.

1 Men’s Oppressive Beliefs Predict Their Breast Size Preferences in Women

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10 comments
Joshua Belyeu
Joshua Belyeu

I'm not married yet, but I'm definitely attracted to big breasts, and I'm determined to treat my wife with tons of respect someday. I wonder how the people who cry foul over "benevolent sexism" would react to a woman who admitted liking six-pack abs?

AndrewTheLesser
AndrewTheLesser

I take issue with the term "Benevolent sexism."  I have done some reading on it, and it basically means thinking that men and women are not interchangable, and occupy different roles in society.  Essentially, believing that God has given you as a man the responsibility to protect and provide for your wife is a "sexist" attitude under this way of thinking.  

Further, I think that labeling all men who like larger breasts as misogynist is in itself a sexist attitude.

hunter3316
hunter3316

After reading their methods it would appear that anyone that holds to a belief that traditional roles of men and women are acceptable, would be likely to score high on their measure for benevolent sexism (as would highly sexist individuals). Thus if the study is correct then churchgoers on average should like big breast more than the non-churchgoing society (that last sentence is a bit toung-in-cheek).

Of course your point, Paul, is still very well taken, the way God made our bodies is irrelevant and we should encourage one another to focus on the issue of the heart which are of paramount and lasting importance.

As a side note: I'm curous what the authors would think about the Song of Solomon after reading this exerpt from their paper:

"...the objectification of women’s body parts, including though not limited to their breasts, is an example of the dominance of men over women and is further reproduced through cultural expectations of heteronormativity (Martino & Pallotta-Chiarolli,2005). Moreover, this normalization compels women to put up with the objectification of their breasts and bodies by men, and even to treat such objectification as flattering (Pascoe,2007)

Eleutheros
Eleutheros

QUOTE: "These results were discussed (apparently among the researchers themselves, only. Ed.) in relation to feminist theories, which postulate that beauty ideals and practices in contemporary societies serve to maintain the domination of one sex over the other."

In other words: ‘Big breasts; don’t say that you like ‘em, ‘cause we’ll label you a sexist.’

Men are male and women are female and so their sex defines what kind of human they are and thus what they like in each other and in themselves. This means that when all of the learning we do as children has had its effect, our sexuality will include what any one of us find personally attractive in their opposite’s sex among the great variety of body types and personalities unique to each sex.

I sure am grateful that the good LORD did not consult with these people before he created the First Couple. What do you think these people would have everyone looking like… and looking at?

I like being human. It’s a good thing and thanks to my Creator’s redemptive work, I know I can be both good and good at it, which includes liking what I like in my opposite’s sex, free of the false guilt that is promulgated by both feminist and religious types who desire to use restrictions on both thought and action to mold society in their image, after their likeness.

hunter3316
hunter3316

Sounds like there may be a link between inheeenr testosterone levels I men and preference for larger breasts.

TheGenerousHusband
TheGenerousHusband moderator

@AndrewTheLesser I share your concern about the term - it certainly would include those who take a traditional view on God's Word.

The study did not say all men who like larger breasts are misogynist - only that those who were misogynist were more likely to prefer large breasts.

TheGenerousHusband
TheGenerousHusband moderator

@hunter3316 Given they surveyed men in the UK, this is unlikely to be much of an issue in their data. It would be interesting to see how the same study played out in the Bible Belt of the US.

I suppose the other issue is how we define objectification. I don't see SofS as doing that, but I can see how some would.

hunter3316
hunter3316

No, I want relating testosterone to misogyny but rather that testosterone is linked with both higher propensity for violence and increased sex drive may suggests a possible biological linkage between hostility twords women and larger breat preference.

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