Saturday, May 18, 2013

The boobies...they are Good!

I've got a soft spot for breasts because I happen to really like my own. All this talk of cutting off breasts and breast cancer can really put a damper on a woman's positive feelings about her breasts. They aren't there to kill you, that's not why God gave them to you. Breasts cause breast cancer as much as hearts cause heart disease (the leading killer of women). You do understand this, right?

It is very difficult to find an article about breasts and a woman's health without scouring through hundreds of breast cancer articles. Being the second leading cause of death among women, this makes sense but how much of this becomes a self fulfilling prophesy: Breasts = Cancer, Breasts = Death.

I'm not going to discuss the obvious great thing about breasts - breast feeding. I would hope all mommies would know this already. Pregnancy is a state of health. Delivering a baby is preventative medicine for a woman. Breastfeeding babies even more so. 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,The fruit of the womb is a reward. - Psalm 127:3

The Bible talks a lot about sex, obviously. It saddens me to hear how low of a priority sex is for women in their marriages. This belief that it is not sinful to deny your husbands. Aside from that, you are denying your body even more preventative medicine. Sex is good for you! And as it turns out, sex that involves your breasts, may help in the prevention of...breast cancer:

Nipple stimulation promotes the production of a useful female hormone which encourages cells to expel cancer-causing chemicals from breast ducts, it was said yesterday by Professor Tim Murrell, of the Department of Community Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Murrell said they recommend two to three minutes of nipple stimulation twice a week. 'We ask our patients . . . to involve their partners. Women who are alone can do this for themselves by squeezing their nipples or by using a rough flannel.'
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Breast cancer risk is known to be lower in women who have breast- fed their babies, and his theory is based on the properties of the hormone oxytocin produced during lactation. Oxytocin is also produced at orgasm. One of the functions of the hormone is to cause breast cells to contract to expel milk or other breast fluid from them.
Professor Murrell said that 5,000 women at his general practice university clinic had enrolled in the nipple stimulation programme, started three years ago. 'We would expect to be seeing two or three breast cancers a year based on a population of this size. All I can say is that we have not seen one since we began,' he said.
In his paper he says that sexual activity in women who have no children protects them as oxytocin levels are shown to rise in orgasm. 'Oxytocin systems in the brain are intricately linked to oestrogen and progesterone levels and it is possible that these hormones may have an effect on the secretion of oxytocin in the breast.'
Professor Murrell said the idea had started after a woman patient, who suffered from lumpy and painful breasts, had remarried. 'When I next saw her, I asked about her breast problem. She said the difficulties had disappeared, because her second husband was much better at loving her breasts.'
You may read Professor Murrell's hypothesis here

It's a hypothesis, yes. I encourage you and your husband to do everything necessary to prove it.

A friend of mine had a common complaint about her breasts after having three children and three decades of gravity, they were sagging. So she underwent plastic surgery. Talking openly with her about sex has never been a problem so I asked her about her nipples. Does she still enjoy nipple stimulation? "No," she said, "it has actually become an annoyance, I don't even want them touched anymore."

Oh, hell no!

The risk of permanent nipple numbness following this surgery is 15% nationally. And according to Loftus Plastic Surgery Center: "If loss of nipple sensation is unacceptable to you, you should carefully reconsider this operation."

Consider it off the table.

This is one of the many reasons why I oppose complete mastectomy as a means of preventing cancer. I've read that in the event a woman does develop breast cancer, she may have a better chance of survival with lumpectomy surgery rather than mastectomy.

Of course I'm not the only one who finds this war on breasts ridiculous:  How Angelina Jolie was duped by cancer doctors into self mutilation for breast cancer she never had:
The very idea that breast cancer is a "percent risk" is a complete lie. In reality, everyone has cancer micro-tumors in their bodies, including myself. Cancer is not a disease you just "get" like being randomly struck by lightning. It's something you must "manage" or "prevent" day by day, meal by meal, through a lifestyle choice that involves vitamin D supplementation, nutrition, superfoods, vegetable juices and avoidance of cancer-causing chemicals and radiation.

So when a doctor says you have a "chance" of getting cancer, what he's implying is that you have no control over cancer, and that's an outright lie. Cancer quackery, in other words.

In researching for this post, I came across this very sad indictment on the mental health and stability of women unsatisfied with their breasts: women who have breast implants for augmentation were three times more likely to complete suicide as women in the general population of the countries studied.

As with every area of my life, I return to the Bible. Let's speak some Truth about breasts: 

Your two breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle,
Which feed among the lilies.

Until the day breaks
And the shadows flee away,
I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh
And to the hill of frankincense. 

You are all fair, my love,And there is no spot in you. - Song of Solomon 4:5-7

As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love. Proverbs 5:19

Ladies, the men already believe this, I hope you believe it too,  the boobies...they are good!

12 comments:

  1. stg58/Animal MotherMay 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    There is a sizeable demographic that has known boobies are good for many years. This is no surprise to us.

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  2. Pregnancy is a state of health.

    PLEASE tell my husband this! He's driving me nuts! "You look tired. Go and rest. Stop that work at once. Don't eat that. Have you been eating this? Stay out of there. Don't touch that. I'll carry that. Why do you look so irritated, Pet?"

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    1. They (the men) are so great! But yes, definitely a state of health. All those hormones are a good thing, there for a reason so you roll with it. When asked, "why are you crying?" - "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer. :)

      RLB would also like me to remind you, they come out like they went in. Lots of sex!...Lots of you stimulated sex!

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  3. Great article great mentoring. I thought it particularly horrendous because the female doctor who talked her into the surgery confirmed that testing the removed tissue showed no cancer. If you only have this body and world to cling to it must be horrible
    But we love not our lives unto death.

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  4. Does she still enjoy nipple stimulation? "No," she said, "it has actually become an annoyance, I don't even want them touched anymore."

    Kinda self-defeating there. The whole point of having boob-enhancing surgery is to lure men into wanting to touch them, no? And now she doesn't want them touched. It's like a modern day Aesop's Fable.

    Lots of you stimulated sex!

    Third trimester sex...can I get an amen?

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  5. stg58/Animal MotherMay 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Third trimester sex? That is a little hard to do...heh heh

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  6. I don't think your understanding of the Luke passage is correct.

    Jesus is prophesying about the coming destruction of Jerusalem, and that people will say ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!' because they won't see their children slaughtered, and will be able to flee when the time comes.

    It is not a celebration of childelessness.

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  7. STG, where's your imagination?

    My wife was never able to get pregnant, so I know how big a blessing a child is. In so many ways.

    I've known more than one guy who've told me that the craziest sex they've ever had was with their pregnant wife. It's about time those hormones work for us guys....

    As for the breast feeding, the breast fed child gets about 10 more IQ points, antibodies from the mom's lifetime of exposure to pathogens specifically genetically engineered for the kids DNA, and the mom gets 300 calories sucked out of her a dozen times a day. How's that for a weight loss plan?

    When a situation is win/win/win, why mess with it?

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  8. stg58/Animal MotherMay 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    AJW308,

    In my comment, I employed a literary device known as a double entendre, French for two understandings, or two meanings. You could take the meaning as third trimester sex being too difficult to accomplish, or maybe I meant that the appendage used in the execution could...you know...

    In the final analysis, you are the one with no imagination.

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  9. That's what the flab after pregnancy is for ladies. Its the stored nutrients for the child.

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