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Old 04-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #41
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Did you know that the word "bra" comes from the French "brassiere" ?

And now I am waiting for ERD50 to come in and contradict me :-)
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Here in Canada we're a little more relaxed and European in our approach (but not completely). Of course it could just be me and my circle of friends but we refer to bras by their original German name "Schtopenfloppens"

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #42
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Oh the tales that the back seat of that '55 Chevy could tell...
mickeyd's trip down mammary lane?
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this thread started downhill-and has gone farther downhill. seems like some of mine that eventually get locked or deleted.
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I beg to disagree. I have never seen blurred images of breasts of French TV when I lived there, unlike here. No problem about women breastfeeding in public. Being topless on beaches is common practice.

Anyone doing this type of research here would be called a pervert!

Honestly it feels like the WASP, Puritan thing is still very much present in the US culture.
Oby, read the link in the first post. It really is a French Professor doing research in a French University on French students.
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this thread started downhill-and has gone farther downhill. seems like some of mine that eventually get locked or deleted.
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She is also the 8th wonder of the world She wants sex 5 times daily.

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The good professor should have done some measurements in countries where women do not wear breast supports.

For example Ghana or the Ivory Coast. Habits may have changed, but when I spent some time there, most women just wrapped a sheet around themselvels just above their breasts. The young ones did point north proudly. Estimationg ages, around thirty or so the headlights definitely were pointing south, or more correctly towards terra firma.

It would behoove the good prof to repeat his measuremnts in locales where no support is used, and publish the results... My guess much of Africa would quaify. He could try Afghanistan as well, though unlikely he'd live to tell.

Edit add: Angola was pretty similiar in woman's wear.
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Even at my age it seems almost pitiful that one should take for granted the beauty of the anatomy of the opposite sex and in particular beautiful female breasts.
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She is also the 8th wonder of the world She wants sex 5 times daily.

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Maybe I am just too old, but she would kick me to the curb in 2 days max...No way could I keep up with her or anyone 5 times a day.
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Maybe I am just too old, but she would kick me to the curb in 2 days max...No way could I keep up with her or anyone 5 times a day.
You and me both. But maybe if we drank lots of fluids? Energy drinks? Or maybe she could make do with 15 geezers, serially? Kind of like a pitching rotation? Just try to get your tatas to kill me Honey!

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....I can confirm that spending time on European beaches and watching topless women from a very early age desensitized me. I know colleagues in continental Europe feel the same. I also know guys here will find it hard to believe, but it is simply the truth.
That would seem to answer your own question, "why and what is the US men's fascination with breasts" -- American puritan attitudes stifle desensitization.

Much has been speculated & written about the reasons, e.g.:
scholarly: men's fascination with breasts - Google Search

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She is also the 8th wonder of the world She wants sex 5 times daily.
... and her BF, who signals when he's had enough by [poking] her on the leg, is named "Chris Willgoose"?
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That would seem to answer your own question, "why and what is the US men's fascination with breasts" -- American puritan attitudes stifle desensitization.

Much has been speculated & written about the reasons, e.g.:
scholarly: men's fascination with breasts - Google Search

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There are two other rounded portions of the human anatomy that women seem to admire.

Shouldn't we also be asking, what's up with women's fascination with the male buttocks....and how lucky we are to have breasts and buttocks?
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By 25, many tribal African women have had 5 or 6 children, all of whom had been breast fed for a year or more. It is primarily the way they feed their babies; the way babies were meant to be fed and the main reason for the existence of breasts on mammals.
Yet another reason I will never have children, floppy boobies!
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You and me both. But maybe if we drank lots of fluids? Energy drinks? Or maybe she could make do with 15 geezers, serially? Kind of like a pitching rotation? Just try to get your tatas to kill me Honey!

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Another option to the pitching rotation could be a wrestling ring. Remember the "tag team" wrestling days? Could line us old geezers outside the ring and watch the old timer in front of you staggering to reach you for a tag to escape the ring with what's left of his life.
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Another option to the pitching rotation could be a wrestling ring. Remember the "tag team" wrestling days? Could line us old geezers outside the ring and watch the old timer in front of you staggering to reach you for a tag to escape the ring with what's left of his life.
Never had interest in sloppy seconds.
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If I were designing an experiment to measure breast sag, I'd do it differentially i.e. each woman would have one breast in a bra and the other out. Some would have the "out" one be on the left and some on the right. Might require some careful bra design to accomplish this.

I would do all the measurements myself to insure complete accuracy. There would be counseling offered after the study finished, of course.

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