While getting breast implants is seen by some as propagating an unrealistic image of female beauty, the bottom line is that its the individuals choice. A perfect portrayal of this choice is in the HBO show, Sex and The City, which depicts classy, sexy, empowered women embracing their sexuality and even exploiting it for power, money, or writing material. This trend is echoed by the fact that the majority of CLs Sex & Love contributors are women.
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However, it is much more acceptable for women to blog incessantly about how penis size matters. While this stance may earn some angry responses, the claims of sexism or that "all penises are beautiful in God's eyes" will be dismissed by most as the crazy babble of men with small-dick complexes. Ironically, I bet a good chunk of mens insecurities over penis size is a consequence of the feminist movement, as women are now encouraged, and rightly so, to voice their opinions and preferences on what they like in bed. This paranoia over penis inadequacy has spurred a multimillion dollar industry pushing pumps and pills that doctors consistently say are as much of a fairytale as Jack buying magic beans to grow a giant bean stalk. Penile enhancement surgery exists, but the costly procedure often results in impotence and only a minimal size increase. If plastic surgeons ever perfect a reliable enhancement procedure, Im sure men will line up to get artificially boosts in much larger numbers than women wanting breast implants.
Women shouldnt get breast enhancements to please men like me, or other women (I suspect that just like getting dressed in designer clothes for clubs, women get implants primarily to make other women jealous). But, if a larger chest is whats going to make you happy and confident, and you have the money, then Ill be your biggest advocate. In the end, whether flat chested or with breasts like boxing gloves, the sexiest thing a woman can be is affable, confident, and in full control of her sexuality.
The MJ Morning Show has teamed up with St. Petersburgs Dr. William Adams for the Breast Christmas Ever 2009. From November 11 through December 11, contestants are encouraged to convince judges with videos or verbiage, why they deserve free implants. The contest is judged on need, creativity, and persuasion. The 13 winners receive $900 to offset operating room charges, and the $6,500 surgical procedure. Check out the official rules, enter, and vote for contestants seen below at mjmorningshow.com.
Now heres where Im supposed to get all PC and say how the term breast enhancement is a misnomer because silicone doesnt improve breasts and women shouldnt submit to the medias inflated image of beauty. Well its not going to happen. I like fake breasts. I also like small breasts, breasts with nipple piercings, and breasts large enough to suffocate me Im not ashamed. I like breasts.
One consequence of the feminist movement is that women are now in full control of what image they choose to present of themselves.