I do have your attention with the title, right ?
“Staring at women’s breasts is good for men’s health and makes them live longer, a new survey reveals. Researchers have discovered that a 10-minute ogle at women’s breasts is as healthy as half-an-hour in the gym.”
This morsel of breaking medical news caught my eye on a major communication channel some time ago.
Now, don’t take me wrong I really don’t care what men stare, I say whatever floats your boat, however, it’s possible this theory could have a unique impact on the dynamic, fragile at times, between the two sexes.
Just imagine for example how many conversations, otherwise headed for the pits of connubial agony, will see the blinding light of justice, backed by no other but the ‘The New England Journal of Medicine”. Finally, a naughty, wandering eye traveling across the bar and lingering on the Amazon blond waitress at Hooters will not get you in the dog house or sleeping on the sofa for the weekend.
Seriously now, we, as humans, men and women are equally visually stimulated or inspired by splendor. How many artists enchanted our hungry souls with visual masterpieces of human perfection? Yes, looking in a trance at Venus De Milo has positive, soothing effects for any man’s general well being, same as Michelangelo’s David could raise the standard of male perfection from a woman’s point of view. But from here to Billy-Bob staring at a stranger’s breast in the hopes of better blood pressure, better digestion or healthier colon is absurd.
Remember the Seinfeld episode, where we learn that: “staring at a woman’s cleavage is like looking at the sun, you can’t look directly, or you’ll go blind”? If researchers were aware, of this true and documented fact, they could have avoided wasting taxpayer’s dollars and I am sure many headaches from dealing with such a daunting study.
I wish money and efforts in research could be managed by actual scientists and not by the professor from Gilligan’s Island . Maybe real scientists with their brains intact and focused will devote some time on curing diseases that make our lives tough and hopeless at times leaving the business of human form appreciation to the eye of the beholder.