Boobies: A tantalizing topic of cultural importanceLos Angeles Post-Examiner

Boobies: A tantalizing topic of cultural importance

Did that get your attention? Boobies, titties, twins, sisters, cha chas, bazookas and if you go to a campus website I found, they’ve come up with 262 more names for those sweater puffs.

We know men have this fixation or mania about boobies. In some cultures they aren’t even covered and it still doesn’t stop the fascination.

Before 1907 there were no bras or brassieres so those boobies hung free. Brassiere didn’t even show up in the dictionary until 1914 but if you look now, we’ve added a few names.

The 60’s and most of the 70’s (at least for me) were bra-less. At sixteen, I would be running out the door listening to my mom ask, “Where’s your bra?” It is good for our blood circulation to go braless. Besides, I read somewhere that since it’s healthy its not provocative. So if I read it, it must be true. Right?

Covering them up with boulder holders has come a long way. There are now some awesome looking bras to cover the boobies.

Hugh M. Hefner built an empire with men’s fascination with breasts.. Playmates (L-R) Amy Leigh Andrews (Miss April 2010), Jaime Faith Edmondson (Miss January 2010) Playboy Radio personality Jessica Hall (with microphone) and Playmate Heather Rae Young
(Miss February 2010)
(Screen shot from Youtube)

Boobies have so many jobs and come in all sizes and shapes. Nipples are amazing in that no two are exactly alike, even your own. Did you know that areolas can change colors and darken?

1 in 18 males and 1 in 50 females have extra nipples called pseudomamma. They aren’t necessarily on the chest either. Wikipedia says you can have a pseudomamma as far away as your foot.

Believe it or not, there’s actually a phobia for fear of breasts called mastrophobia. Amazingly, there must be enough people that actually dislike or fear breasts or why would there be such a phobia?

It doesn’t have to be October to you to be breast cancer aware! Contact the American Cancer Society for information on treatment, research and support or they have lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer. Not only can you help out but you can also meet some great caring people.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States following skin cancer. If found in the lymph nodes, it can travel anywhere in the body. Lung, liver, bone and brain. We need education for a better understanding of breast cancer and advanced treatment to knock it back!

Eating right and not smoking can help to prevent many cancer deaths and keep those boobie fascinators fixated.

I say, “Free the girls and let them out!” …but save the girls any month, any time by supporting Breast Cancer Research at the American Cancer Society.

Top illustration by Tim Forkes

About the author

Terri Underwood

Terri Underwood has always written women’s fiction because she finds it so much fun. Love, sex and relationships all have their ups and downs but without the downs, there would be no ups. She likes to look for the good moments in life and she learned that from her huge loving family who get together often for some of the most hilarious times. Terri is a professional who enjoys hiking, fishing and even camping. She’s a California girl who lived in Arizona for six years before running back to California. She didn’t come away empty-handed though, she learned to look at the sky in Arizona. The billions and billions of stars against a deep black sky, the clouds, beautiful sunsets and thunderstorms, isn’t that what romance is all about? Contact the author.

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