Support your pair – by checking out this SELF.com October 16, 2013 article!
Women & Their Boobs
Support your pair – by checking out this SELF.com October 16, 2013 article!
Cosmopolitan Magazines’ Anna Breslaw wrote “The 30 Best Things About Being A Woman” – I’ve got to say that we rock! The article did leave out one small “Best Thing” about being a woman….that’s owning a Bra Tree® !
Check out the list and let us know the thing that YOU love the most about being a woman!
1. We’re better listeners. Which is why we can talk to our friends on the phone for hours about everything from foreign policy to Rihanna, and guys don’t really talk to each other about jack shit.
2. We can multi-task. Hello, texting, putting makeup on and looking up directions and being happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time.
3. We are better at parking. Yeahh, that whole “women are bad drivers because Tampon Brain” stereotype? Mythbusted. Even insurance companies know it. Sorry, unoriginal stand-up comedians.
4. And we’re more likely to negotiate a good deal on car repairs.
5. We also save money on everything else. Oh, the power of flirting.
6. Unlike their male counterparts, female leaders check their egos at the door. As U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer said, “Women do have a more inclusive way of leading. We try to bring more people along with us.”
7. Our sex lives stay hot well into our suburbs-and-SUV years. We’re all Mrs. Robinson.
8. And our sexuality is more fluid. Particularly as we age. A Boise University study found that 60 percent of heterosexual women have been sexually attracted to other women, which allows us a much greater chance at finding a partner who won’t annoy the shit out of us, thank you very much.
9. We’re better at giving gifts. Because we are tasteful and thoughtful and know when a necklace is hideous even if it’s expensive.
10. Women who drink a glass of wine a week make healthier life choices overall. Amazing.
11. We’re better at expressing ourselves via text. Seriously, give any random woman on the street an iPhone and tell her to text her BFF, and she basically becomes Arthur Miller.
12. We make better doctors. No matter what the constant catfighting on Grey’s Anatomy might suggest to you, female doctors are basically Cristina Yang sans emotional dysfunction.
13. We’re more emotionally intelligent. In other words, we’ve never tried to have sex with someone who was crying, unlike a certain gender.
14. We care more about the environment. Women are far more likely to recycle on the regs than men are.
15. Women with big butts are smarter and healthier. Holla.
16. Girls do better in school.
17. And women do better in college.
18. We don’t have to feel weird in yoga. I see you, one guy in all-female class who may or may not be there to look up girls’ buttholes. Stop it.
19. We handle job interview stress more gracefully. With one glass of wine! Just kidding. Kinda.
20. We’re attracted to funny guys without being threatened. Get over yourselves, men.
21. We manage debt better. You + Sallie Mae = BFF. (Okay, maybe not, but still, you’re better off.)
22. Michelle Obama is a woman. Which is pretty much like having Vin Diesel on our dodgeball team.
23. We have a much wider and more diverse range of shoe options. If my only two choices were Converse, flip-flips, and dress shoes, I would die of boredom.
24. We can change our hair and look completely different whenever we want. And we don’t look like seven-year-olds right after a haircut.
25. Our bodies are nicer. I mean, penises are functional, but they’re no prize visually.
26. We don’t look like a bag of fruit when we work out in Spandex.
27. We can enjoy wonderful things like interpretive dance and baby animals and Beyoncé without judgment.
28. We’re better Army helicopter pilots.
29. We can improve our appearance via makeup. Which is totally subjective, and could mean anything from “We can even out our skin tone” to “We can wear crazy blue lipstick and look like a badass” if we want to.
30. We have the ability to create life. You know, NBD.
With Thanksgiving looming – (next week as I’m typing this) – I’m sure I’ve shared this post before, but I just want to make sure that we care for our breasts as much as everything and everyone else this holiday season. Some of the “9 Foods” aren’t too “Thanksgiving-ish” but some I’m sure we can sneak in.
This article is from Eating Well, by Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., September 26, 2011
Very recently someone near and dear to me had a breast cancer scare [the author of the article]. My entire family rejoiced when her biopsy results came back benign—but had she not been so fortunate this would have been her second battle with breast cancer.
As the buzz of the good news subsided I began to think of my own breast health. I’m still a ways off from the age when the majority of breast cancer cases occur (50+)—and there are factors that up my risk of breast cancer that I can’t control, like family history, getting older and (ahem!) being a woman—but there are lifestyle changes I can make now to tip the odds in my favor in the years ahead.
Staying lean and moving more are at the top of my list, because one of the most important ways to reduce breast cancer risk is to avoid gaining weight, according to a review article in the journal Cancer. And other research has found that regular, strenuous exercise may help lower risk too. (Start losing weight today with this 28-Day Diet Meal Plan to Lose 8 Pounds This Month.)
But what I eat plays a role, too, as Holly Pevzner reported when she interviewed Cheryl L. Rock, Ph.D., R.D., professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, for the current issue of EatingWell Magazine: “A woman can cut her chance of cancer by as much as two-thirds with good nutrition and weight management,” says Rock. “Even a woman who carries the BRCA1 or 2 gene [two genetic mutations that up a woman’s risk] can reduce her risk.”
I’ll be adding these foods to my grocery cart:
Plums & Peaches. Researchers at Texas A&M recently found that plums and peaches have antioxidant levels to rival “superfood” blueberries—and that they contain two types of polyphenols (antioxidants) that may help kill breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. This is good news, as 180,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year and traditional treatments often harm healthy cells.
Walnuts. Recent research in the journal Nutrition and Cancer suggests walnuts may thwart the growth of breast cancer. In a study out of Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia, researchers substituted the equivalent of two ounces of walnuts per day into the diet of one group of mice; the other group was fed a calorically equivalent, but walnut-free, diet. After 34 days, the growth rate of tumors in the walnut eaters was half that of the mice who ate no walnuts. Experts think walnuts’ anti-inflammatory properties—which could come from the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, phytosterols or antioxidants—may give them their tumor-fighting potential. One caveat: the study dose of two ounces supplies 370 calories. Still, “walnuts can be part of a healthy diet that can reduce your risk for cancer,” says lead researcher Elaine Hardman, Ph.D.
Broccoli. Sulforaphane—a compound in broccoli—reduced the number of breast cancer stem cells (which cause cancer spread and recurrence) in mice, according to research from the University of Michigan. Eating broccoli may not deliver enough sulforaphane to achieve the same effect, but to get the most you can, eat your broccoli raw or briefly steam or stir-fry the green florets. (Boiling destroys some of the sulforaphane.)
Salmon. Taking fish-oil supplements for at least 10 years can shrink your risk of ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. It’s thought that the omega-3 fats in fish oil reduce inflammation, which may contribute to breast cancer. But you can skip the supplement aisle, say the study’s researchers, and eat about 8 ounces of oily fish (salmon, sardines, tuna) a week.
Olive Oil. Another reason to reach for extra-virgin olive oil: when researchers in Barcelona gave rats with breast cancer a diet in which fat came predominantly from extra-virgin olive oil (versus corn oil), they found that the olive oil’s antioxidants and oleic acid (a mono-unsaturated fat) quelled growth of malignant cells. (Find out where olive oil ranks among the 2 best oils for cooking and 2 worst oils.)
Parsley. University of Missouri scientists found that this herb can actually inhibit cancer-cell growth. Animals that were given apigenin, a compound abundant in parsley (and in celery), boosted their resistance to developing cancerous tumors. Experts recommend adding a couple pinches of minced fresh parsley to your dishes daily.
Coffee. Drinking about two 12-ounce coffees a day may lower your risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer, says a May 2011 study in Breast Cancer Research. “One possibility is that coffee’s antioxidants protect cells from damage that can lead to cancer,” says study author Jingmei Li, Ph.D. More research is needed, so don’t up your intake based on these findings just yet. (If you already are a coffee drinker, here are 4 reasons to not quit your coffee “habit,” and 4 cons to consider.)
Beans. According to a new report, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, upping your fiber intake may help lower your risk of breast cancer—and the more you eat, the more your risk decreases. The researchers found that for every 10 grams of fiber a woman added to her daily diet, her risk of breast cancer decreased by 7 percent. That’s about a 1/2 to one cup of beans, depending on the variety. Other foods packed with fiber include barley, bulgur, lentils, peas, artichokes, dates and raspberries.
Enjoy this WebMD article written by Amanda MacMillan and reviewed by Dr. Lisa Bernstein, MD on June 21, 2016
As women we need to love and respect our breasts; this article is an interesting read including topics such as What’s Normal, What’s Not, Know Your Risk for Breast Cancer, Changes When You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding, Breast Health in Your 40’s and Up and Healthy Habits at Any Age.
This article is from Alternet.org, written by Larry Young, Ph.D., Brian Alexander / Huffington Post, September 25, 2015 and can be found in it’s entirety here: https://www.alternet.org/take-action/breasts-science-behind-why-everybody-loves-them
Jokes about breasts, and men looking at breasts, are such a comedy staple they’ve become a kind of go-to cliché. How many times have we seen a man talking to a curvaceous woman only to have her point to her own eyes and say “Hey, buddy, up here!”?
It’s funny — or, at least, it was funny the first dozen times we saw it — because it’s true. The male eye does have a way of drifting south. But why? Why are heterosexual men so fascinated by women’s breasts that we sometimes act as if the breasts are the seat of the soul?
Well, we happen to be heterosexual men. We also happen to be men interested in biology — one of us, Larry, is one of the world’s leading experts in the neuroscience of social bonding. So we’ve been thinking about this, and, in our new book, The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, we propose an answer.
Biologically speaking, this human male breast obsession is pretty weird. Men are the only male mammals fascinated by breasts in a sexual context. Women are the only female mammals whose breasts become enlarged at puberty, independent of pregnancy. We are also the only species in which males caress, massage and even orally stimulate the female breasts during foreplay and sex.
Women do seem to enjoy the attention, at least at the right moments. When Roy Levin, of the University of Sheffield, and Cindy Meston, of the University of Texas, polled 301 people — including 153 women — they found that stimulating the breasts or nipples enhanced sexual arousal in about 82 percent of the women. Nearly 60 percent explicitly asked to have their nipples touched.
Men are generally pretty happy to oblige. As the success of Hooters, “men’s” magazines, a kajillion websites, and about 10,000 years of art tell us, men are extremely drawn to breasts, and not because boys learn on the playground that breasts are something that they should be interested in. It’s biological and deeply engrained in our brain. In fact, research indicates that when we’re confronted with breasts, or even breast-related stimuli, like bras, we’ll start making bad decisions (and not just to eat at Hooters).
For example, in one study, men were offered money payouts. They could have a few Euros right away, or, if they agreed to wait a few days, more Euros later. In this version of a classic “delayed gratification” (also called intertemporal choice by behavioral economists) experiment, some men watched videos of pastoral scenes while others watched videos of attractive women with lots of skin exposed running in slo-mo, “Baywatch” style. The men who watched the women’s breasts doing what women’s breasts do opted for the smaller-sooner payouts significantly more often then men who watched the pastoral scene.
This likely indicates that parts of their brains associated with “reward,” the pleasure centers, and the sites of goal-directed motivation, were shouting down the reasoning centers of their brains, primarily the pre-frontal cortex. Neurochemicals were activating those reward and motivational circuits to drive men toward taking the short money.
So breasts are mighty tempting. But what purpose could this possibly serve?
Some evolutionary biologists have suggested that full breasts store needed fat, which, in turn, signals to a man that a woman is in good health and therefore a top-notch prospect to bear and raise children. But men aren’t known for being particularly choosy about sex partners. After all, sperm is cheap. Since we don’t get pregnant, and bear children, it doesn’t cost us much to spread it around. If the main goal of sex — evolutionarily speaking — is to pass along one’s genes, it would make more sense to have sex with as many women as possible, regardless of whether or not they looked like last month’s Playmate.
Another hypothesis is based on the idea that most primates have sex with the male entering from behind. This may explain why some female monkeys display elaborate rear-end advertising. In humans, goes the argument, breasts became larger to mimic the contours of a woman’s rear.
We think both of these explanations are bunk! Rather, 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.
When a woman gives birth, her newborn will engage in some pretty elaborate manipulations of its mother’s breasts. This stimulation sends signals along nerves and into the brain. There, the signals trigger the release of a neurochemical called oxytocin from the brain’s hypothalamus. This oxytocin release eventually stimulates smooth muscles in a woman’s breasts to eject milk, making it available to her nursing baby.
But oxytocin release has other effects, too. When released at the baby’s instigation, the attention of the mother focuses on her baby. The infant becomes the most important thing in the world. 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.
Another human oddity is that we’re among the very rare animals that have sex face-to-face, looking into each other’s eyes. We believe this quirk of human sexuality has evolved to exploit the ancient mother-infant bonding brain circuitry as a way to help form bonds between lovers.
When a partner touches, massages or nibbles a woman’s breasts, it sparks the same series of brain events as nursing. Oxytocin focuses the brain’s attention to the partner’s face, smell, and voice. The combination of oxytocin release from breast stimulation, and the surge of dopamine from the excitement of foreplay and face-to-face sex, help create an association of the lover’s face and eyes with the pleasurable feelings, building a bond in the women’s brain.
So joke all you want, but our fascination with your breasts, far from being creepy, is an unconscious evolutionary drive prompting us to activate powerful bonding circuits that help create a loving, nurturing bond.
For more, including the male side of this equation, see our book, “The Chemistry Between Us.”
Have a bit of Halloween fun and take this BuzzFeed Quiz!
Have your “girls” share their answers below.
by Lane Moore (May 08, 2015 – Cosmopolitan)
1. I can see why guys are into these. I stare at them in the mirror all day, every day, and I never get tired of them. Good call with the breast-liking, men.
2. Where did you even come from? At one point, I didn’t have you, and then suddenly I did. I know there was probably a process but honestly I do not recall it.
3. I wonder how much they weigh. Should I put them on a scale? Do I do that individually and put them up there like cuts of meat? Will it even get an accurate weight? Can I use a scale you’d use for food portions? Maybe I should buy a separate scale.
4. What the hell is this one random hair? One time I got one hair — one — on my breast and I couldn’t understand where it had come from. Did someone plant a seed there? And then it was finally harvest season and bam, a hair exists there now? I still have no idea.
5. Is this how everyone’s nipples look? It can’t be. I’m sure there are larger and smaller nipples, or darker or lighter. Wow. I just realized there are probably thousands of types of nipples I’ve never seen before. I should spend the rest of the day Googling nipples just to make sure I never miss seeing a good pair. That’d be like missing a sunset and no one wants that.
6. It truly sucks that I cannot walk around topless all the time. Guys, if you could just be cool about it, we would do this all the time.
7. My breasts look so weird when I’m on top during sex. I can’t stop staring at them, and then I lose focus and realize I’m having sex with another person. Then I try to focus on the other person, but seriously, when else do I get to look at my breasts while they’re moving like this? I have to seize this opportunity to study them in this environment. BRB, sex.
8. I wonder what my breasts look like when someone is on top of me. Juuuust gonna take a boob selfie from high up to replicate the angle. Oh, nice! Lucky him.
9. Why is there seemingly no perfect bra size for you guys?! There’s always something that feels slightly off. I don’t know if one of you is larger and one of you is smaller, or if I’m just a weird, in-between size, but something’s off. Why can’t you just make a decision to mold to society’s definition of standard breast sizing? Seriously.
10. I wish I could magically change you juuuuust slightly without any surgery at all. Like with my mind or something. For me, I wish my breasts were juuuust slightly smaller. And by that I mean “by several cup sizes” but still, that’s a small adjustment, right? No big.
11. I wonder what it would be like to have someone else’s breasts for a day. Like Freaky Friday but with breasts. I could walk around with smaller breasts or much, much larger ones and then, ultimately grow to appreciate the breasts I already have. That’d be a cool day.
12. Is everyone naming you but me? Should I give you names? Um, Mr. and Mrs. Vanhausenschnitz. Maybe that’s too formal. Or maybe it’s not too formal, but you’re actually Mrs. and Mrs. Vanhausenschnitz, and I just didn’t know. My apologies. I support your union.
13. Yes, I am going to spend the whole afternoon poking you and watching you move like a Jello mold. This is very productive of me. A+.
Source: 13 Things Every Woman Thinks About Her Breasts. By: Lane Moore. May 08, 2015 https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a40203/things-every-woman-thinks-about-her-boobs/
Are you thinking about breast implants? There are many reasons why women go in for breast implants, some of them medical and others purely aesthetic. We all want to love our bodies the way we are but sometimes, our inner vision and our outer appearance don’t exactly match. This is why some women get breast implants.
Sometimes, we want to fit into our clothes better. At other times, we just want to feel better about ourselves. And sometimes, we want to appear more attractive to the opposite sex. These are all good reasons to get breast implants.
DoYou Want to Get Breast Implants?
The most important thing you should ask yourself before going in for this procedure is: Do I want breast implants? Do you really think that you would feel better if you had breast implants or are you just doing it to please someone else? It’s a good idea to go in for this procedure if you really feel that it’s best for you and not because someone else recommends it.
How Big Do You Want to Go?
The second question you might want to ask yourself is how big you want to go. Do you really feel that you need to get breasts as big as those of porn stars? Are you not going to be happy unless you have double Ds? Or do you just need to go up by a size or two?
You should also take the general proportions of your body into consideration before you get implants. If you’re generally a very slim person, then you might not want to get breasts which are very big or else you’ll look too top-heavy. If you have a sizable derriere, you can probably get away with very large-sized breasts.
Wardrobe Changes After Getting Breast Implants
Remember that once you get implants, you’ll have to change your wardrobe and the way you dress. Some small-breasted women can get away with going braless but this won’t be an option with anything larger than a B cup.
Plus, when you have bigger breasts, you have to get well-tailored clothes to make sure that you are showing just the right amount of cleavage. Many ready-made clothes are geared towards slimmer women these days, just because that’s the way the fashion industry works. So you might find many dresses ride up a bit higher when you have larger breasts. You might need to stop going to stores geared towards younger women, like Forever 21 or Express and go to stores geared towards older women like Ann Taylor or stores which stock more clothes for curvy women like Bebe.
If you really want to get breast implants, none of these is going to be a deterrent for you. And if you’ve always felt like a large-breasted woman in a small-breasted woman’s body, you should definitely go for breast implants. Just keep in mind all the lifestyle changes you might need to make when you do this.
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