“My eyes are up here”, she thinks as the cashier peaks at her breasts. He thinks she doesn’t notice but she does. This is a common theme throughout her life that no matter where she goes or does there are men staring at her and sneakily trying to catch a glimpse of her breasts. It is as if her breasts hold some magic power over the focus of the male gaze.
So why do men stare at women? She ponders and more specifically why are men attracted to breasts?
Breasts are one of the major physical attributes that visually separates a man and a woman. This fascinates men because they do not have them. How do they work? Why are there two? How does her back support them? What happens if you rub them together?
Men find breasts interesting and combined with the fact that they are always covered further draws the male gaze. This is because it stirs the imagination, they are fascinated by mystery and in a way breasts are a mystery that teases men to understand them.
Most of the physical attributes that men find attractive can be traced back to evolution. He likes it because his ancestors liked it because their ancestors liked it and so forth. Attributes such as long hair, big butts with small waists, facial symmetry, etc.
These attributes usually represent fertility, health or both. This is the same with breasts. There are multiple theories as to breasts in regards to evolution, with one being the reason why men are attracted to breasts is because they represent good health since breasts are essentially fatty tissue. So the larger a woman’s breasts the healthier she appears to be and that she is a good prospect for having kids with.
As babies they play with the breasts of their mother. They depend on her milk for survival and breastfeeding a child creates a further bond between mother and child through the releases of oxytocin and dopamine. Not to imply that when a man stares at a woman he is thinking of his mother but rather that men simply have a childhood connection with breasts.
This childhood connection with breasts continues into adulthood. Some women may think “Well I have breasts and I am not attracted to them”. The reason for this is because you have breasts. Since puberty you spend your entire life with them while men do not. So a female curiosity diminishes due to familiarity while a man continues.
Though male curiosity in the female breasts may not be fully understood by women, know that the desire to look at women’s breasts is a mostly subconscious response. Subconscious to the point that some men don’t even realize they are staring until the woman gives them the look of death.