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Offline Beeches

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Sometimes coming to terms with having breasts can seem depressing, scary or stressful. It is a complicated adjustment we have to make, and it inevitably affects those close to us, too. It can become an annoying complication in life, and I’m sure we all have good days and bad days as a result. It is all too easy to become introspective about how our breasts affect our lives, but I was wondering if there might be a lighter side to all this?

Quite a few of us seem to discover an upside to having breasts (not least meeting with everyone else here and hearing about their stories and experiences) But what about our experiences in the outside world? Has anyone experienced positive or encouraging reactions from others? Is there a funny side to having boobs? How have your breasts changed your life for the better?

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Offline taxmapper

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I started and continue to be fairly pragmatic about the whole situation. When I was much younger I was highly critical of the food industry with all the hormones in food and the sheer level of soy based products that I was chomping on and  eventually avoiding.  Making the generalized statement of breast growth, etc. In those days I probably would have cringed at the idea of having a chesty chest. 

When in Oct. of last year my niece was setting up her wedding, I was slated to be one of three photographers. (She wound up with around 4000 photos.) 

During the walk around at the casino she got married at I kept grabbing my chest and holding my boobs.  

She quizzed me on this and as I told her she smirked and said "..well now you know..." (shes a 34 C/D)

6 of my coworkers know as well,  all female and all just snicker and say.........   "no sympathy.... "

All of this is in good cheer BTW, as they feel as though its just comeuppance for a man to have to discover the joys of boobs... As PART OF THEIR BODY! 

I was busted about 5 days ago in Wally World where the sports bra poked out under the collar of my Hawaiian shirt by a lady that I could estimate at around a 46 F or G.

She winked at me tapped her chest and mouthed to me... enjoy!  



Offline Charlee

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We can only hope she was indicating a positive “enjoy” and not being sarcastic.
Happy to be busted.

Offline JohannK

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I started and continue to be fairly pragmatic about the whole situation. When I was much younger I was highly critical of the food industry with all the hormones in food and the sheer level of soy based products that I was chomping on and  eventually avoiding.  Making the generalized statement of breast growth, etc. In those days I probably would have cringed at the idea of having a chesty chest.

When in Oct. of last year my niece was setting up her wedding, I was slated to be one of three photographers. (She wound up with around 4000 photos.)

During the walk around at the casino she got married at I kept grabbing my chest and holding my boobs. 

She quizzed me on this and as I told her she smirked and said "..well now you know..." (shes a 34 C/D)

6 of my coworkers know as well,  all female and all just snicker and say.........  "no sympathy.... "

All of this is in good cheer BTW, as they feel as though its just comeuppance for a man to have to discover the joys of boobs... As PART OF THEIR BODY!

I was busted about 5 days ago in Wally World where the sports bra poked out under the collar of my Hawaiian shirt by a lady that I could estimate at around a 46 F or G.

She winked at me tapped her chest and mouthed to me... enjoy! 
Ah, yes.  Soy.  That stuff is putting me in a rather difficult situation. I haven't started wearing yet (currently keeping my eyes open for a Chinese shop that won't be too busy, and where I'm not too afraid of being recognised, ALL clothes fitting is BANNED anyway due to this covid1984 rubbish).  But it's not easy to start in my situation.  In fact I've recently again heard my brother go on about some of these cases where they're wreaking havoc in other countries, and he once again had a lot to say about the effeminate "men" and how "they have so much soy in them that they're lactating".  I'm sure you can guess what situation that puts me in, even though I'm actually close to his level of conservatism.  And I eat the same food that he does.

Offline Beeches

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That has to be such an awkward conversation to have with your brother - I can’t think how best to handle that one. I would instinctively want to try to set the record straight, but at the same time that may be one hole you don’t want to start digging... 

The whole estrogenic foods thing is certainly worrying, I have looked into it a little, and the range of things that are reckoned to promote breast growth is bewildering. Some of them are foods I thought I was supposed to be eating because they are healthy.

Quite a bit of the scary publicity seem to be apocryphal - there was a story a while back about a guy somewhere in Asia who attributed his prodigious breast growth to soya milk. After the medical profession investigated the case it turns out he was consuming quarts of the stuff every day. Of course the press got hold of it and suddenly soy milk was going to make us all grow huge boobs. 

That is not to say that it is something we should discount, and I do pay a lot of attention to what I eat, and I do try to look for anti-estrogenic products when shopping. I can’t hurt to try, right? So far I don’t see any evidence that it is helping, but who knows? Maybe I would be a cup size bigger by now if I wasn’t paying attention...

As far as the Wally World lady goes, maybe that’s fair enough. Women have been dealing with these things for longer than many of us, so you can’t really blame them for have it wry smile at our expense. I does sound like it was meant in fun rather than being a criticism so maybe a gesture of solidarity? Anyway, Taxmapper, thanks for the anecdote.It actually sounds quite nice to have your coworkers make gentle fun of our condition. Finally we have something in common!

Offline Dale Warnio

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It is “welcome to the club.”

Offline JohannK

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That has to be such an awkward conversation to have with your brother - I can’t think how best to handle that one. I would instinctively want to try to set the record straight, but at the same time that may be one hole you don’t want to start digging...

The whole estrogenic foods thing is certainly worrying, I have looked into it a little, and the range of things that are reckoned to promote breast growth is bewildering. Some of them are foods I thought I was supposed to be eating because they are healthy.

Quite a bit of the scary publicity seem to be apocryphal - there was a story a while back about a guy somewhere in Asia who attributed his prodigious breast growth to soya milk. After the medical profession investigated the case it turns out he was consuming quarts of the stuff every day. Of course the press got hold of it and suddenly soy milk was going to make us all grow huge boobs.

That is not to say that it is something we should discount, and I do pay a lot of attention to what I eat, and I do try to look for anti-estrogenic products when shopping. I can’t hurt to try, right? So far I don’t see any evidence that it is helping, but who knows? Maybe I would be a cup size bigger by now if I wasn’t paying attention...

As far as the Wally World lady goes, maybe that’s fair enough. Women have been dealing with these things for longer than many of us, so you can’t really blame them for have it wry smile at our expense. I does sound like it was meant in fun rather than being a criticism so maybe a gesture of solidarity? Anyway, Taxmapper, thanks for the anecdote.It actually sounds quite nice to have your coworkers make gentle fun of our condition. Finally we have something in common!
As I said, I'm pretty close to his level of conservatism, and while I'm in a way worried about how he reacts to some of the things that he sees online (he does a lot of fact-checking, so I'm not worried in that regard), there's clearly a lot of reason for why he's like that.

As for estrogen-like stuff in food, you have to consider the whole picture.  Obviously soy gets the flac, but in reality it's a combination of stuff (soy, all those other plant estrogens, estrogen-like chemicals in the modern day environment (including plastics), and so on).  So while one is unlikely to do much, combined they do have an impact.  In fact if you look into it then men nowadays have exceedingly low testosterone on average.  But of course the crazies out there (the ones that have so much soy in them that they're lactating) are also known for going for all those vegan nonsense, to name just one example.  And that lifestyle also kills testosterone, so I'm sure that's how he means it.

But of course it's not easy with him, because he is very vocal about how he sees these things, and his blood boils on an almost daily basis from all the things going on in the world (even though he has a good heart).

Offline taxmapper

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In the modern world the concept of critical thinking has been abandoned for social media. 
20 years ago when Twitter et-al did NOT exist, much of it was ballyhoo from the various left wing-right wing radio talking heads and goodly dose of mystery propaganda spewed about through various paper channels. 

Now however, an idea born out of the mind of someone in a basement in Des Moines, will infect the mind of a lonely teenager in Tokyo who will put their spin on things and then it will pop up in the Sudan where it could grow wings and become an all out conspiracy of the CIA poisoning people for Exxon. 


True that soy has been blamed and true that it isn't a sole source of the situation with growing gyno-issues. 

There is also a distinct possibility were seeing something that is yet to be explained and understood.   
Regardless, the factor that has to be realized is that breast growth on men is nothing new, and is in reality a biological truth.  Its the application of support where the hangup occurs.  

To many, they simply cannot get over the idea of round bumps on the chest of a male rather than a trapezoid 90 degree square shape that would be the envy of AAAARRRNNNNNAAAUUULLLDDDD!!!  



 

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