A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of small breasts in honor of National Cleavage Day. In that piece, I listed some of the things that I love about my small boobs but from a woman’s perspective.
Well over at The Good Men Project, Mark Radcliffe weighs in with a man’s viewpoint on the eternal question, small vs. big breasts. And he likes them dainty-sized.
In “Praise of Small Breasted Women,” he writes:
Some of us grew up as athletes, amongst thin, athletic, small-breasted women and grew to like different physical traits than most guys. Like the tight calves of a runner. Or the strong thighs of a skier. Or the muscular stomach of a volleyball player. Maybe we know that having an athletic woman at your side means being more likely to live an adventurous and daring life. (Not just in the outdoors, but in the bedroom, too…)
Despite this ode to my particular body type, I still wouldn’t go so far as the author does, implying personality traits based on body parts, as though small breasts also indicates of desirable personality traits.
Some of us have learned from experience that small-breasted women often have larger minds. Or better moves on the dance floor. Or more optimistic attitudes when the chips are down. Because you’ve been overlooked by luck before. And it didn’t get the better of you then, either.
In my paean to the flat-chested the advantages I enumerated were purely physical and athletic–smaller breasts make certain activities easier, makes certain types of clothing easier to wear (or in the case of bras, cheaper to purchase). I don’t believe it’s possible to draw a line about curves (or a lack thereof) to intelligence or character or anything that isn’t connected to cup size.
So Mark Radcliffe–thanks for shout out. Next time, however, there’s no need to tear down one group in order to praise another. Breast size isn’t a zero sum game. We can all be winners.