Two male researchers have attempted to answer the age-old question: Larry Young, a leading expert in the field of neuroscience of social Male breast sexuality, and Brain Alexander have dissected the emotional, biological and cultural reasons behind the real reason men love breasts in their new book T he Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction. The authors say that one of the reasons why heterosexual men are so fascinated by women's breasts is because of a simple hormone released during breastfeeding that helps form the powerful bond between mother and baby.
This hormone is also responsible for creating the evolutionary drive for strong nurturing bonds "Male breast sexuality" lovers, according to the authors. Young, who is one of the world's leading social neuroscientists, wrote in a column for the Huffington Post that "biologically speaking" the human male's obsession with breasts is "pretty weird".
We are also the only species in which males caress, massage and even orally stimulate the female breasts during foreplay and sex. Past research has proven that women do in fact enjoy attention on their breasts. Researchers Roy Levin, of the University of Sheffield, and Cindy Meston, of the University of Texas, surveyed participants, which included "Male breast sexuality," on breast stimulation, and found about 82 percent of women were even more sexually aroused when their breasts or nipples were stimulated and nearly 60 percent ask to have their nipples touched.
The authors cite the success of food-chain Hooters, men's magazines like Playboy Male breast sexuality Hustler and about ", years of art" as obvious evidence that men are "extremely" drawn to breasts, and Young and Alexander are sure that the attraction is nature, not nurture.
It's biological and deeply engrained in our brain," they wrote. Because full breasts are mostly made up of fat, evolutionary biologists have suggested that big breasts signaled to a man that a woman is in good health and therefore a "top-notch prospect" to bear and raise his children, according to the authors.
The authors also cite another hypothesis based on the idea that many primates have sex with the male entering from behind. Some scientists believe that because male primates copulate with female primates by entering from the back, it could explain why some female monkeys "display elaborate rare-end advertising".
These scientists argue that a woman's breasts may have evolved to reflect the contours of Male breast sexuality back-side.
However, Young and Alexander reject both of these theories, and instead reference a neurological process that links to same brain mechanisms used to promote a powerful Male breast sexuality between mother and child. There, the signals trigger the release of a neurochemical called oxytocin from the brain's hypothalamus.
When released at the baby's instigation, the attention of the mother focuses on her baby.
The infant becomes the Male breast sexuality important thing in the world. The authors say that oxytocin and dopamine act together to help "imprint" the newborn's face, smell and sounds into the mother's reward circuitry, making breastfeeding and nurturing a pleasurable experience that will motivate her to keep doing those activities to strengthen the mother-infant bond.
They wrote that when a lover touches, massages or nibbles a woman's breasts, it sparks the same process of brain events as nursing.