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Not bike related, but interesting (and perhaps sexist)...(40 posts)

Not bike related, but interesting (and perhaps sexist)...PsyDoc
May 24, 2001 6:54 AM
A recent study shows that viewing large breasts for 10 minutes a day can increase a male's life expectancy. The story is reported below.

HEALTH TIP FROM SENIOR HEALTH NEWS LETTER
Submitted by Dr. Karen Weatherby
"Great news for girl watchers: Ogling over women's breasts is good for a man's health and can add years to his life, medical experts have discovered. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female such as Baywatch actress Pamela Lee is equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out," declared gerontologist Dr. Karen Weatherby.
Dr. Weatherby and fellow researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, reached the startling conclusion after comparing the health of 200 male outpatients - half of whom were instructed to look at busty females daily, the other half told to refrain from doing so.
The study revealed that after five years, the chest-watchers had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and fewer instances of coronary artery disease. "Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation," explains Dr. Weatherby. "There's no question: Gazing at large breasts makes men healthier. Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half."
Dr. Weatherby suggested that men over the age of 40 spend at least 10 minutes a day looking at breasts sized "D-cup" or greater. "We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years." Dr. Weatherby says she would advise U.S. males to watch "jiggle" shows on TV, rent low-budget women-in-prison movies and peruse men's magazines such as Playboy as often as possible.
The expert also listed several bosomy celebrities whose headlights were most likely to yield a beneficial health effect. These amply endowed "angels of mercy" include Dolly Parton, Heather Locklear, Anna Nicole Smith and Demi Moore."

And some believe that research is not worth anything. When my wife and I were at the beach in Jacksonville, I reminded her of this study and she told me that I was not 40 yet and ogling large breasts in her presence could actually DECREASE my life expectancy.
Idea.Lazy
May 24, 2001 7:11 AM
Print this out and carry it with you. When you get caught, pull it out and claim it was all in the interest of health. Might be able to avoid a slap or two!!
Huge breasts and intervalsTom C
May 24, 2001 7:21 AM
30 minutes! So would looking at triple D cup( I'm just guessing) Morgana, you know, the one who used to run out on the ball field and kiss the players, be like doing an interval set? Or perhaps 2?
re: Not bike related, but interesting (and perhaps sexist)...Len J
May 24, 2001 7:23 AM
No wonder I always feel like I have had a better workout when I ride in a group with some large breasted women. "No honey, I only ride with them so I can get a better workout!"
re: Not bike related,/ now I know why my MHR has gone .....TC
May 24, 2001 7:57 AM
up. And all along I thought it was the training that was making me fitter.

Good thing the wife doesn't visit this board. Now I can still justify that new wheelset in the near future. This gets out and the bike industry could be in for a sales slump.

TC
I knew it!!PL
May 24, 2001 8:11 AM
Whatever...Delia
May 24, 2001 8:13 AM
Justifications and Rationalizations. It is what it is.
For whatever it's worth, Delia, I don't believe it either.bill
May 24, 2001 8:17 AM
I think that most any breast size will work. Come to think of it, I do believe that most any other body part would work, too.
bogusJack S
May 24, 2001 9:25 AM
agree, what a load... but then again, you saw how those idiots went ga ga when you posted your pic. perhaps the study subjects were doing more than looking
but the side effect is brain damage (nm)freespirit
May 24, 2001 8:39 AM
nm
Brain damage?Delia
May 24, 2001 9:03 AM
You mean being too busy staring at a woman's boobs to notice the rock that you fall over which causes your head to hit the road and your grey matter to scramble?
that's one wayfreespirit
May 24, 2001 9:40 AM
I must admit, my I.Q. drops in half at the sight of them. Any man that says his doesn't is either a liar, gay, or a eunoch. Some of the most stupid decisions in a man's life likely involve those things, or the pursuit of them, in one way or another. Oh, but it's worth it.
I'm disgustedmike mcmahon
May 24, 2001 12:45 PM
I come here for uplifting conversation about cycling. I can't believe you would make a gross generalization about men like that.*

*This message was inspired by the following message from freespirit on the car thread:

"Don't mean to insult any particular person, but come on, generalizing about people because of the vehicle they drive? That's not only a bad way of looking at life, but likely totally unsubstantiated, too.

Would you want people thinking you are also an inconsiderate bastard because you ride a bike, after a driver a month ago saw a group of cyclists blow through an intersection or got stuck behind some Critical Mass protest in downtown San Francisco? Course not.

Prejudice and hateful generalizations (redundant, I know) are bad, no matter who the target. Some of the nicest, most careful drivers I know drive the cars some of you associate with road criminals, and vice versa.

I get really tired of seeing this sort of crap anywhere, but especially here, where we should be sharing information and the joys of cycling. I'm disgusted."

So "generalizing" about drivers is disgusting, but saying that all straight men like to stare at boobs is O.K.? Dude, you should read your own posts before getting self-righteous about "generalizations." All IMHO, of course.
I second the motion. Hypocracy located, load erradicator module128
May 24, 2001 12:49 PM
Got me, but...freespirit
May 24, 2001 1:01 PM
You pretty much got me.

But, this thread seemed to be a fairly humorous, tongue in cheek, self-deprecating (for men) sort of thing. Purely for fun. We all know it isn't true.

The others regarding auto drivers, suv's, etc., were hateful and showed no intention of being for fun.
Were you reading the same thread?mike mcmahon
May 24, 2001 1:14 PM
Go back and look at the thread on cars where you posted that message. If discussing and looking at photos of 2cv, Lada, Itessa (or whatver that mini-Italian-rig was called), and other such oddities isn't "humorous" and "tongue in cheek," what is? Objectifying women? Sir, just raise the white flag and get end it now.
Were you reading the same thread?freespirit
May 24, 2001 2:27 PM
The car discussions, o.k.

I was lumping in the other thread about worst drivers and their cars.

Maybe not a white flag, how about a white hanky? Forgive the over reaction?
Everything's copacetic! (nm)mike mcmahon
May 24, 2001 2:43 PM
nm
IQHap
May 24, 2001 10:10 PM
God gave man a brain and a pen1s and only enough blood flow to operate one at a time. (I stole this line but I can't remember who from.)

Hap

(did you know they won't let you tpye pen*s)
But decreases her lifespan...robbed again...128
May 24, 2001 8:40 AM
(just get your minds outta the gutter so mine can flow by, would ya!)
Look! a Fish on a Bicycle!!rollo tommassi
May 24, 2001 9:13 AM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(i bet only Mike McMahon will appreciate this response)
I can appreciate that irony...a woman needs....like a ...etc128
May 24, 2001 9:21 AM
of course it ALLLLL depends how you look at it, the fish or aspects of the fish....
well, if the fish is Gloria Steinem, she just got a bicycle.nmbill
May 24, 2001 9:37 AM
nm
Well.....DINOSAUR
May 24, 2001 9:59 AM
Hmmmmmm not sure about this, I used to work with a co-worker that had big breasts and the I.Q. of a radish. All she ever did for me was give me a headache. I was discussing a similar topic with my wife a few days ago, regarding how looks and appearance have degraded our society. You can't judge a book by it's cover. Seems like everyone is just interested in eye candy, just like the Colnago's I eyeball in my LBS. I hate to be a hipocrite, heck I look too, but at my age it's veering toward being a dirty old man. Anyway, I'm a leg man. Man this post sounds sexist. Wonder what gals admire in men?
To answer your question Dino...Ian
May 24, 2001 10:12 AM
I would bet not the attitudes presented by most of the men here.
It's a hard knock life...Delia
May 24, 2001 10:19 AM
I wish the world weren't so superficial myself. That's one of the reasons I like this messageboard...people actually 'care' about what others have to say regardless of 'cup size'. Before I started getting my questions answered on this board, I went to my LBS. I hate going there...why? Because half the time I know they are not paying attention to me and my questions.
It's a hard knock life...Big M
May 25, 2001 5:23 AM
unfortunately, however....girls get a slight advantage/more attention on this board. ain't that the truth, boys? regardless of whether others know what their boobs are like. even on a faceless/sexless/computer message board....ah...well. whats a girl to do?
i tape mine down when i ride.
Ditto! and the b/s, reductionist, attenuated aspects of male128
May 24, 2001 10:56 AM
intersts are infantile, and diminish, for example, my interest in women, salacious, cerebral, or otherwise; which interest is so much more meaningful and complex and usually includes Bechstein Debauchery, fresh table wine and trial and ....well let's just keep trying!

Hey, it's not about the bike....right?

Peace, Love and Orgasm...
Ditto to Dino, that was. No offense Delia...128
May 24, 2001 10:58 AM
Scientists wasting money to prove what we already know...Cory
May 24, 2001 10:03 AM
Nice to have hard evidence, though.
Was that pun intended? nmIan
May 24, 2001 10:17 AM
nm
Heather Locklear is amply endowed?Ian
May 24, 2001 10:15 AM
I would consider Heather to be the most physically attractive of those listed, but amply endowed?
Heather Locklear is amply endowed?SteveS
May 24, 2001 10:40 AM
As an interested observor, I would note that Heather Locklear is/was naturally endowed; several of the examples mentioned in the article are examples of artifical life. Kind of like looking at a plastic flower from Wal-Mart.
I call BSdr2u
May 24, 2001 12:06 PM
Give the reference. This is not the kind of clinical trial that NEJM typically publishes, and I doubt it would pass the stringent peer-review process. In fact this is probably what it sounds like- a bunch of cr@p! The study is not in the past few issues of NEJM and an author search found nothing... so give it up. What issue is it in?
...and you would be right.PsyDoc
May 24, 2001 12:55 PM
Apparently, after further searching, this little bit of research has been attributed to yet another "urban legend."

http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library/weekly/aa072600a.htm

I should have researched this more carefully, but, true or not, I thought it was interesting.
Doomed to a short life... :(4bykn
May 24, 2001 12:16 PM
I find that as I have aged, I find a woman's smile and intelligence are much more attractive than her physical endowments.
suck up!freespirit
May 24, 2001 2:29 PM
just kidding - we're having fun, right?
Now that I have aged, I NOTICE a woman's smile and intelligencebill
May 24, 2001 4:15 PM
enough to find those qualities attractive. But not to the exclusion of the other stuff. wink wink nudge nudge knowhatimean?
Actually, let me just say it now. I find the whole practice of objectifying women, particularly as synechdochal body parts, thoroughly and profoundly disgusting. Sometimes I even disgust myself.
More seriously folks, to the women out there offended or at least turned off by the drooling, please believe me that most (not all, but most) men are much less obsessed with boobs than are the women who worry about whether men are obsessed with boobs. Most men are far more ecumenical in their tastes than they get credit for, and, please believe me, the way a woman feels about herself and what she's got to offer is FAR more attractive than what she may (or may not) have going on physically. It's a body, for crissakes. Inhabited by a person. Which ultimately is the real prize. Men like women, not boobs. Men are superficially cads, universally, but most of us don't live on that plane. We just drool a little now and then.
As for the legitimacy of the study, I've always heard that the quality of exercise you receive in full-blown sex is much less than you would think given the heartrates, etc. Hormonal heart rate increases just aren't the same as exercise-induced heart rate increases in terms of conditioning. So I never bought it.
Actually...Marlon
May 24, 2001 3:26 PM
My friends, especially the female ones, think it's funny that when I see a cyclist, I automatically look at their legs, almost oogling them... Nothing like a set of well cut legs with that huge split-V on their calves - it's like a cyclist's badge of honour!
Ok, so what does handling said large breasts buy you?grz mnky
May 24, 2001 4:26 PM
Think about it.....