Boobs, or boobies, titties etc. refer to a frontal sexual display on the human female chest. They provide females with a fairly socially acceptable, subtle and thus convenient means of whoring. Boobs are also an erogenous zone for women, and besides grooling and dilated pupils, engorged nipples are a sign of female arousal.
Sexual signaling[edit | edit source]
The permanently swollen breasts in human females are unique among primates. Breasts of other primate species only enlarge during oestrus and breastfeeding. Thus, the perma-swollen female breasts still signal sexual readiness in the human male hindbrain. This way women can conveniently gain sexual attention whenever they need it, e.g. to secure their mate's continued investment, to attract a new mate or for near-term resource accrual from short-term sexual encounters. The curved arch from collarbone to the boobs reminds of the lordosis posture, thus boobs act as a frontal or secondary lordosis.
Attractive breasts[edit | edit source]
Boobs are preferred by men today to be round, firm and shaky, in fact firmness is more important than size.
Runaway hypothesis[edit | edit source]
Boobs may have been runaway selected to mimic the buttocks, also explaining men's immense thirst for their sight as it may have been amplified by Fisherian feedback. This means the permanently swollen boobs of women have no biological purpose besides whoring, aesthetic pleasure and passing on this trait to increase the physical attractiveness of the female offspring. To the contrary, good geners would claim that well-formed boobs are honest signals of reproductive value, e.g. that they are evidence of the ability to grow fat deposits which are suggested to be prerequisites for reproduction, however there is little evidence for this being the case. Large breasts do not even produce more mother milk.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kościński K. 2019. Breast firmness is of greater importance for women's attractiveness than breast size. American Journal of Human Biology, 31(5), e23287. [Abstract]
- Fuller, R. C., Houle, D., & Travis, J. 2005. Sensory Bias as an Explanation for the Evolution of Mate Preferences. [Abstract]