Dude looks like a lady no more. More men are seeking breast reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia, which causes the dreaded “man boobs,” reports the BBC. Statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show that 790 men in the UK underwent the procedure last year, double the amount who had the surgery five years ago; it was also a more popular procedure among men than liposuction or facelifts in 2011. Read more…
The first rule of man boobs: Don’t talk about the man boobs. Following that: Don’t touch the man boobs. And like a lackey on a Nicholas Cage set, do not look the man boobs in the eye. Errr, nipple.
In my decade and a half experience negotiating male bodies, I have seen some things. Male genitalia obviously comes in all shapes, sizes and easterly orientations. Y chromosomes often cause their carrier vessels to have hair in the strangest of places (and shapes).
But what I had never encountered until age 31 was the man boob — until recently. I may be an anomaly. None of my friends were shocked when I told them I chanced upon a man with breasts. There is even a slang for them. The gays apparently call them “moobs.” Of course in that community, they are shunned and sentenced to the David Barton Gym for immediate alteration. Doctors, I have been told, refer to it as gynecomastia. It’s the abnormal development of larger than normal mammary glands in men resulting in the appearance of breasts. The terms literally comes from the Greek, gyne, meaning woman, and mastos, meaning breasts: men with lady breasts. It often happens when men past 30 let themselves go. Meaning it often happens to men past 30.
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I don’t discriminate against men of any kind. I’ve dated the disabled, the bald, the fat, the moobed—you name it, I’ve let it into my bed. Imperfections only make a dude more relatable in my eyes. All of us have “flaws” — from foot nipples to cellulite — and it would be cruel to fault another human being for his. I secretly delight in finding out that a gorgeous man is is not as perfect as he appears.
Like yesterday, when we discovered that actor Jesse Metcalfe has been concealing a furtive pair of moobs. I forgive you, Jesse. In fact, I find you hotter now. [ONTD] Keep reading »
Jeremy Piven is whining about his diet again. No, it’s not the “mercury poisoning” from sushi again. Now he blames soy milk
for his “moobs”
(which no one even noticed until he drew attention to them). Heckling newscasters report Piven used to drink 12 glasses of soy milk a day (12?!?!
), sprouting man breasts that’d make any girl in a Judy Blume
novel jealous. I second the motion that it’s time for him to stop complaining about food all the time and go see a nutritionist! [ABC News
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It may be one of the world’s first safe-for-work boob sites, but that doesn’t mean your colleagues won’t quickly avert their eyes if they inadvertently catch you checking it out. Not for the faint of heart, MarvelousManBoobs is a new site devoted entirely to, well, man chests. Not all the guys who make the site have “boobs,” though — our fair prez, for example, gets a post for his hot, shirtless beach physique. Simon Cowell’s newly toned chest gets a nod as well. But most of the guys featured on the site are sporting tittays that might make some of us ladies jealous! [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Kylie Minogue, who just turned the big 4-0 last week, has made women want to wear more spandex, sing at the top of their lungs, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. She’s beaten breast cancer and has also proved that Billboard hits aren’t the only charts she’s been affecting. Since openly talking about her battle with breast cancer in 2005, the Australian medical establishment is crediting her with a 33% spike in mammograms for women between the ages of 25 and 44. (If only gay men could get their moobs screened, you know the numbers would have skyrocketed!) [CBC News]
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