Re: Breast Size (Was: Re: Homosexuality and genetic determinism)

Bruce Salem (salem@pangea.Stanford.EDU)
1 Jun 1995 03:58:57 GMT

In article <3qj66v$> Elena Mills <> writes:
>From: (Michael Andrew Turton)
>> Bryant:
>> >I suspect that in the majority of cultures, female attractiveness is an
>> >important variable in men's extramarital & premarital sexual choices.
>> No doubt -- but do such women have more surviving children? Or
>> do they just have more sex?
>A woman who has sex and is then with child will be a woman who
>elicits the protection of the man who has loved her. Probably
>more often than not, he will become her mate, where otherwise
>he might flit off to the next flower. It happens still today.

It is worth noting that a young woman is at the marrying age as
soon as memses can happen in many, prehaps most cultures. It is in the
West, where education and special skills are more valuable than high
reproductive rates, that the age for first sex and marrage is delayed.

My belief is that the curvy body a girl gets when she becomes
a woaman advertise her biological firtility, and she becomes attractive
to men. That is built into our unconscious.

The comment about breast size is that the discussion has become
a bit blown out of porportion, pun indended, for even the smallest women
have larger breasts than most mammals. As a matter of taste I have an
open mind, but I perfer buxom women. I am also visually handicapped :_)

>Good point. I vote for the issue of body fat, and its necessity
>where production of estrogen is concerned, as well as higher
>survivability in the face of famine.

I recently heard that in the fat-loss game that one of the
best-kept secrets is that genetics is key to who loses weight and
keeps it off. People are predisposed by genetics to evviciently store
calories in fat. That is an adaptation to famine, or seasonal shortages
of food. People who bring that survival value into the over-fed American
lifestyle are going to have a very tough time staying thin.

The French have a rich diet, yet have only one-third the heart
disease and stroke of Americans. The key seems to be that they have a
different culture about food, they savor food for taste not to fill up;
they eat much smaller portions, and the red wine which is usually served
has some agents that fight colestrol buildup in the blood.

By the way, I have no problem with women that many men regard as
too heavy. I know that carrying 250 libs on a 5' 6" frame may not be
healthy, but expecting 120 lbs at that height throughout life is
stupid. I am approaching 50, and am not in the best condition myself.
Why should I expect a woman to be in any better shape. So 150-200 libs
is not to be criticized.

Bruce Salem

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