Why Is America Obsessed With Big Boobs?

What it’s like to be well-endowed

We’ve all been there, trying desperately to have an intelligent conversation with a man who can’t keep his eyes off of “the girls.” Seriously? My eyes are up here, buddy. And then again, men aren’t the only ones who fall prey to the coercive power of large breasts. The amount of padding in Victoria’s Secret bras is enough to fill out a shirt without even having boobs to put in the bra; they can pretty much stand on their own, and women are obsessed with looking bigger in the breast department.

It’s no secret that big boobs are everywhere in America. Plastered on the front of every style magazine with a picture of a woman with cleavage. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 286,254 breast augmentations were performed in 2014 alone.

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As fit chicks, sometimes we end up sacrificing perky boobs to strength training. Body fat percentage drops, and we kiss our girls goodbye! Competitive fit women often resort to breast implants¬†because most of the contest judges vote for bustier women, preferring a more feminine look. Even though it’s almost impossible to be naturally busty after your pectoral muscles reach a certain point.

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Money aside, these procedures come at a cost. They can either have the implants placed under the pectoral muscle, which often causes more scar tissue, and the need for a longer recovery time, or above the pectoral muscle, which can lead to breast migration and ruin the career of a competitive female lifter. Not to mention, recovery time. After an implant procedure, the patient has to stay away from lifting for six weeks and chest workouts for up to 6 months. Laying off the chest flys for 6 months?! Not happening. We’ve seen botched boob jobs on celebrities like Tori Spelling. So thanks, but no thanks.

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Sometimes, too much of a good thing isn’t so good. Especially when it’s silicone.

On the other hand, being naturally busty comes with its draw-backs too. Fitness model and Instagram Celebrity, Lindsey Pelas revealed some of the downsides of being a woman with unusually large breasts. She’s a size 30H, which is pretty frickin’ huge, so she knows what it’s like to be well-endowed.

You always look vulgar in regular clothing. It can be a T-shirt, a floral dress, a wedding dress, a nightgown, whatever. When you’re busty, you just kind of look like a porn star [by] accident.

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The Louisiana native is often accused of having breast implants when her bust is all-natural. She complains,

People always assume your boobs are fake. Why would you get them done so big? Who in their right mind would get DDDs?

The truth is, the American public always has an opinion on women with big boobs. Whether it’s busty models or breastfeeding mothers, someone is going to say something.

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