Why Do Men Like Big Breasts?


Men’s obsession with big breasts has been chronicled throughout history in countless different civilizations. In ancient Africa sculptures of full-figured, large chested and wide-hipped women were rendered to honor their fertility goddesses and hopefully bring about healthy offspring. Bigger women were preferred by their male suitors and they held higher status within their tribes. Many cultures in Africa today still prefer women with a little more girth than the average woman across the world, especially the Nigerian culture. Similarly, in Victorian England, women with slight builds were considered sickly, unattractive, and of a lower class. Pictures of the women of high society and even the pictures of the brothels, show the preferences of men towards larger women and their affinity for big breasts. Once again, fuller-figured women were the standard of beauty. Today, the conscious of society has shifted towards glorifying smaller frames, however, when asked and given anonymity, men still prefer women with a voluptuous build and more importantly, big boobs. Though most men say that a “C” cup is the perfect sized breast, studies and even common culture prove otherwise. Christina Hendricks’ figure matches the prototype for the aforementioned fertility sculptures and her body type has been represented in both of the previously mentioned time periods and in recent popular surveys of the most attractive women. Why are men so infatuated with big breasts?

There are many evolutionary and social theories as to why men like large mammaries. Men may like big boobs, because they are socialized to like big boobs. From a young age, men are taught by their peers to objectify women. If a woman with big  breasts enters a room full of men, they will ogle her and make lewd comments to her or between themselves regardless of how attractive the entire package actually is. The common man’s first interaction with the opposite sex is often made with a pack of their peers close behind in the context of public setting like a school dance. Acceptance from his peers influences this person’s likes and dislikes both emotionally and sexually. During the latter formative years, a sense of belonging is necessary for proper development. From a social standpoint, men could desire larger breasts because approval in their social circles dictates that they like them.

A quaint, evolutionary theory behind men’s obsession with breasts is that they closely resemble buttocks and our ancestors mounted their mates exclusively from behind, giving breasts a special appeal. People are driven by three basic drives, hunger, sleeping, and sex. Since sex is one of the stronger desires, it is reasonable to infer that from a biological viewpoint, some attraction to breasts would be based on inherited, primordial desires. Larger breasts more closely resemble buttocks than smaller ones, so they would be preferred. Furthermore, big breasts are a sign of higher estrogen levels, which indicates fertility. This theory suggests that predilection towards ample bosoms lies within intrinsic, ancestral preferences. Mens’ proclivity towards big breasts could be inherent in their sex drives.

A divergent, but equally intriguing conjecture was created through the life’s work of the world’s most famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s Oedipal Complex, states that young boys are sexually attracted to their mothers and seek to usurp their father as her husband. Freud bases his theory on a child’s base need for emotional connection. Babies bond with their mothers through the constant nurturing and attention that they receive in their first years. They rely solely on their parents and are fed from their mother’s breast which further strengthens that maternal bond. By Freud’s estimation, females look to their mother for guidance into becoming a woman, but males become jealous of their father’s position in the family structure. They are taken from the breast (when they are no longer nursing), subconsciously believe that they are removed from their connection with their mothers by their fathers which causes jealousy and contempt. Freudian disciples postulate that, because men are deprived of their mother’s breast, a symbol of their affection and their connection, the male children become affixed to it. The denial of access to that the original source of physical and emotional nourishment causes an infatuation with the female bust that can remain through adulthood.

The final theory on the mens’ complete obsession with big breasts combines evolution, biology, and socialization. Humans are social creatures, and are one of a few animals that practice pair-bonding or monogamous mating. Attraction to breasts is quintessential for men if this male to female bonding is to take place. When touching, kissing, and caressing a woman’s breasts oxytocin is released into her system. This hormone is the same hormone that flows when a woman breastfeeds and it promotes feelings of love and bonding between people. Oxytocin is a neurochemical that relaxes the amygdala (the defense gland which produces the fight or flight response) and bolsters the mating process. It increases trust between men and women and reduces their stress levels. Our closest animal relatives monkeys, specifically bonobos, gibbons, and tamarins practice sexual touching even without the promise of intercourse. This gives insight into the practices of our ancestors. Paying close attention to breasts may have been important to building relationships in pre-human man. Men may be fascinated with breasts because their fascination with and manipulation of breasts helped to bond them to women.

There are countless ideologies of why men like big breasts, ranging from social, to mental, and even physiological. Different people use diverse, complex conceptualizations to explain a fairly lucid phenomena. Men like big breasts because men are simple creatures. Whether the internal reason is male to male socialization, evolutionary links to male-female bonding, or subconscious maternal attachments, ultimately men like big breasts because they look nice on an attractive woman.


13 comments for “Why Do Men Like Big Breasts?

  1. ella
    September 27, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    the rest of the women get enlightened – thats much better than competing with titts.

    • AFM
      September 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM

      Ella, there is no competition for boobs…except maybe butts.

  2. Demented1
    June 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    BIG breasts ALL the way! Sorry if this objectifying women my apologies but I LUV some big breasts.

  3. Pranay Sarathy
    June 23, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    Big boobs are fantastic. My girlfriend, Alshifa Mansuri have huge breasts. I like pressing and pinching them a lot. To her it hurts like hell but i enjoy it as i don’t care about her. She happily remove her clothes and dance nakedly in front of me. What to tell her boobs are so big they just jingle and jump..hahaha

    • AFM
      June 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM

      How old are you? 12?

  4. BillyBudd
    July 18, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    No clue why we like big boobies. We just do. Big hard nipples too. Nothing better than reaching in a woman’s blouse for the first time and feeling those smooth, warm orbs and rolling those hard, rubbery nipples between your thumb and fingers.

    • AFM
      July 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      You didn’t read the article did you? I knew I shouldn’t have used that picture.

    • Bohdan
      December 5, 2012 at 10:47 PM

      Ok look, I am going to give you the correct answer. You might not believe it but its true. It goes like this.Males love breasts. We love to look at them. We love to suck them and all that. While we might even compare one girl to another the one thing we never do is turn our back on one.It matters little how big or how small they are. Some of my best girlfriends were flatter than an iron skillet. One thing for sure. We might look at the big ones but the little ones express youth, and males love young girls. As for your big ones. Well we never ever tell a girl anything bad about their breasts. Period.We would not like them talking about our small dicks, and every male thinks his dick is small. Even when they are 4 to 6 inches hard. Sure some guys have more but in this case more can be worse. Some guys are simply too big for their girls. It means they can only get part of it in. Or they get too soft because no one can keep the blood pressure up on the big ones. Your breasts while big are fine. No guy I know of would ever turn them down or even consider tell a girl they are not the best. A breast is like gold. If it has a little flaw like that we simply don’t care. The finest thing in the world is a girl, and the next finest thing in the world is her breast. The last thing we think of is anything like one is bigger or anything like that. Reality is guys don’t care. They are in heaven at this point. Size and shape is something that the owner cares about. This goes for males as much as females. The most critical person will be the owner of the breast or penis. Do you care that my foreskin is long. I doubt you would care much. When two people are in love they respect differences. Too much emphasis is made on being normal. In fact we are all different in this regard. Hope that helps…

  5. July 27, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    I love big breasted women. They are the epitome of womanhood, of female body, of sexual pleasure.

  6. magixian
    November 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    BIG BOOBS, OMG, My body just shivers and shudders at those udders. OMG Gimme some mo’, any day, hooray for big tits, Thank you GOD !!!

    • AFM
      November 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      Ummm…WOW.

    • KD
      December 16, 2012 at 4:45 AM

      Long live big Tits …!!!!!

  7. KD
    December 16, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    If a girl is beautiful, and has big breasts I cant resist the temptation..!!!
    They are the greatest attraction in a girl and the biggest turn ON for me.
    Yellow Yellow, I love Melons…!!!! ha ha

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