Majority of women unhappy with their small size breast, study says
An all encompassing and an elaborate study has shed light on one source of women happiness and unhappiness which usually gives confidence to voluptuous women and inferiority complex to flabby or tiny boobs carriers.
Victor Anum explores in this highly elaborate study the link between flaunt it and hide it in an amazing picture of show me what you’ve got baby…
To some, it’s either it’s huge enough to conceal their stress or it’s a no-show. While many men prefer voluptuous size women no matter their age or height or size, a few others too are indifference while some others make do with what they’ve got.
But if a new international study published in the scientific journal Body Image is anything to go by, then it would put to rest argument over whether or not majority of the women really prefer to have it huge for their men.
The study indicates that majority of women are dissatisfied with their breast size. The research, which is the largest to date to examine breast size satisfaction, indicates that being unhappy with one’s breast size is associated with detrimental psychological outcomes.
Hear Doctor Viren Swami: “One of my research interests is on the way people in different cultural and national settings experience and think or feel about their bodies.”
Dr Swami is the lead researcher, a professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University and Perdana University.
“My colleagues and I had previously conducted some cross-national research on body dissatisfaction and there were a handful of studies examining breast size dissatisfaction specifically, but nothing on breast size dissatisfaction across nations. So, this seemed like a good opportunity to bring together some of the best minds working on the topic of body image to work together to fill a gap in the research.”
Amazingly, in the study, 18,541 women from 40 nations were shown computer-generated images of 14 female figures with increasing breast size.
Then, the women were asked to indicate which image most closely corresponded to their own breast size and then indicate which image they would most like to resemble.
The participants also completed assessments of weight dissatisfaction, personality, media exposure, and several other factors.
The result shows that, 47.5% of participants wanted larger breasts than they currently had, 23.2% wanted smaller breasts, and 29.3% were content with their breast size.
Women who were younger, less financially secure, less conscientious, and more neurotic tended to have higher levels of breast size dissatisfaction.
“Women who are dissatisfied with their breast size were more likely to experience poor psychological well-being and had poorer breast awareness — these relationships were stable across all the nations we examined.
“Taking steps to develop better breast satisfaction – perhaps by focusing on the functionality rather than aesthetics of the breasts — is important,” Swami told PsyPost,” who first picked the story.
In particular, breast size dissatisfaction was associated with lower breast self-examination frequency, greater dissatisfaction with one’s appearance and weight, and lower happiness and self-esteem.
“Breast cancer is the leading cause of female cancer-related deaths worldwide and poor survival rates are associated with poorer breast awareness.
“Breast size dissatisfaction may result in avoidance behaviours that reduce breast awareness, particularly if a woman’s breasts trigger feelings of anxiety, shame, or embarrassment,” Swami said in a news release.
“Our study found a direct link between greater breast size dissatisfaction and poorer breast awareness, as seen through lower frequency of breast self-examination and lower confidence in detecting changes in the breasts, and this requires urgent public health intervention.”
Indicatively, Women from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom desired the largest breasts on average, while women from Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Austria, and Malaysia desired the smallest.
But the researchers found that these differences were small and that the desired breast size was “relatively homogeneous across nations,” with most women desiring medium-to-large breasts.
“Another key finding is that breast size dissatisfaction decreases with age. It is possible that older women experience less pressure to attain breast size ideals or that motherhood and breastfeeding encourages women to focus on the functional purposes of breasts rather than seeing them purely in aesthetic terms,” Swami said.
“Our data came primarily from socioeconomically developed settings, so it will be important to examine whether our findings hold in more diverse populations globally.
There are also many other outcomes of breast size dissatisfaction that we weren’t able to examine, such as participation in physical activity,” she said.
Across Africa, girls of young age desire humongous size of breast as majority of the young men want a feel which has left women with the cravings to go all out to have it huge.
A social media post in Ghana pointed in this direction with, “Take me to Mama,” scream while a popular Ugandan Facebook post which generated over 800k hit said, “Take me away to paradise,” with the pictures of girls with such mountain-size boobs super imposed.
In Nigeria, girls with heavy boobs tend to be more attracted to men and form the basis for discussion among young men. This has given rise to increased breast augmentation.
Young Nigerian men tend to be amazed at the sight of a young women with her large size boobs passing by. Checks on social media show women with big size breast have more followers and they tend to flaunt it this increasingly keeping these men on their pages while also attracting new followers.
In the end the joy to many is rock me while those who can’t deal with it develop inferiority complex and shy away.
Which is your size?