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Unless you cover them up too much, men always glance at them. They can't help it. (Women often furtively glance at men's junk too.)
Readers would be amused by the ways Psychologists and Psychoanalysts talk about men's curiousity about our boobs. Very deep and academic, things about mothers and breast-feeding and regressions and so forth.
More to the point, I think, is this explanation from a guy that I found somewhere, and which I recently quoted in a talk:
Why do we like breasts? Cause they're warm and snuggly, bouncy and soft, friendly and cute, playful, kissable, hot and nasty, pointy and happy, round and curvy, squeezable - and there's two of them!
Artwork is from Theo, who is dedicated to the appreciation of the stunningly-designed female format.
What's actually concealed is that there is nothing being concealed.
"Supposing truth is a woman - what then? Are there not grounds for the suspicion that all philosophers, insofar as they were dogmatists, have been very inexpert about women? That the gruesome seriousness, the clumsy obtrusiveness with which they have usually approached truth so far have been awkward and very improper methods for winning a woman's heart?" Nietzsche, beyond good and evil
The evolutionary narrative would be that it's a lot easier to evolve a male brain that's for no reason interested in female genitalia than to evolve interesting female genitalia.
Some veil must therefore seem to work on male reason.
I have been intending to make this correction for several weeks now: back when the babble was about the TSA search procedures, tv showed a guy being physically searched by a TSA agent. I think it was during the Turkey day holiday rush at an airport. The traveler had given the agent permission to do a body frisk. IN THAT VIDEO TAPE--the guy gives the agent permission and then includes in his comment "don't touch my JOHN". From that point on the press have been using the word "Junk" and I do not think that is the correct term. The word I have often heard used is "JOHN" not "Junk"! So, yeah I look every once in a while--mostly I look at abs and shoulders!
There are so many reasons to love them, but one that strikes me is that they are the the most obvious sexual feature of a woman and can also inspire thoughts of motherhood. It's kind of a twofer for some, but the former is probably the most popular reason.
On the other hand, the fellow that was quoted above:
[iWhy do we like breasts? Cause they're warm and snuggly, bouncy and soft, friendly and cute, playful, kissable, hot and nasty, pointy and happy, round and curvy, squeezable - and there's two of them!
I don't look down that way. There's nothing to see unless the guy has waaaayyy too tight pants on, in which case I really am not interested in "chatting up" someone that foolish. And bifocals don't help.
1) Since the males of the species seemed 'hardwired' to gauge the females by sight of them, it only seems natural biology and a function of our being, plus a natural response when choosing a mate to perpetuate the species.
2) I find it quite amusing how some young women do ALL that they can to enhance, encase, display, and even tantalize them to attract attention. Mind you, I'm not a voyager, but our weekend trip to the mall, I was amazed how the young women were doing some, ah, 'window dressing' to their upper bodies.
Mrs. Zeppelin is no slouch in that Dept., but she did have some comments on the 'peepshows' we encountered. Even our Ms. Zeppelin seemed uncomfortable with the display.
Some women might not ogle at 'package checks', but for most guys, besides having their Levi's hanging down WAY too low (I think I have a staple gun that might remedy that issue....), there really isn't that much a display issue with them, sans the Speedo during summer...
It's called sex. We have 7 billion humans on earth because it works. The emphasis of this post was on men noticing women's breasts but you are missing half the story. Even very young women who may not consiously be looking for sex are showing off their breasts. It is natural for both genders and that is why they do it. Men look and women show off for exactly the same reason, because it feels good. God made us this way for a reason and there is no doubt it works.
Yeah, I agree that the milk bag infatuation is hardwired in men.
Men are more visual than women when it comes to sexual attraction, posters of Tom Selleck and Brad Pitt not withstanding. We like that "what you see is what you get" aspect. Breast implants have somewhat debased the currency of knocker aficionados, but they are still pleasant to look at.
Even as a very young boy, I remember paying special attention to a woman with a nice rack. That, and more generally women with hour glass figures are sure to attract the attention of heterosexual males. That's way it is.