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Men Wired To Love Breasts, Says Lagos Lawmaker

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A female lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ramotallahi Akinola-Hassan, has added to the debate concerning the actual owner of a woman’s breasts between her husband and children.

There had been varied opinions on the issue. While some have maintained that a woman’s breasts belong to the man, others say they are for the child.

But in the case of the lawmaker, a woman’s breasts belong to her husband.

Akinola-Hassan, who spoke in an interview at the House on Wednesday, said that is why women would only allow their children to take them over for between six months and a year, while their husbands would have them throughout their lifetime.

“There is no way a mother can breastfeed a child for three years. Just after six months or one year, the woman stops the child from sucking them and they become the man’s own.

“As a mother, you would notice that your male child loves sucking the breast more than the female child. Every male child loves breasts,” she said.

Different reports have confirmed that men really love breasts. For example, a report in 2012, shows that men are programmed to love “the bags of fats extending from women’s chest.”

A neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry, Larry Young, said human evolution harnessed an ancient neural circuit that originally evolved to strengthen the mother-infant bond during breast-feeding, and now uses this brain circuitry to strengthen the bond between couples as well.

And the result is that men, like babies, love breasts.

According to the scientist, when a woman’s nipples are stimulated during breast-feeding, the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the “love drug,” floods her brain, helping to focus her attention and affection on her baby.

Another report, however, said in humans, this circuitry is not exclusively reserved for use by infants as reports show that nipple stimulation enhances sexual arousal in the great majority of women, and it activates the same brain areas as vaginal and clitoral stimulation, according to

Quoting Professor Young, the report said: “when a sexual partner touches, massages or nibbles a woman’s breasts, this triggers the release of oxytocin in the woman’s brain, just like what happens when a baby nurses.

“But in this context, the oxytocin focuses the woman’s attention on her sexual partner, strengthening her desire to bond with this person. In other words, men can make themselves more desirable by stimulating a woman’s breasts during foreplay and sex. Evolution has, in a sense, made men want to do this.”

Young told Life’s Little Mysteries: “Evolution has selected for this brain organization in men that makes them attracted to the breasts in a sexual context, because the outcome is that it activates the female bonding circuit, making women feel more bonded with him. It’s a behaviour that males have evolved in order to stimulate the female’s maternal bonding circuitry.”

Another recent report had shown that the men look at breasts and waists for longer periods of time than they look at women’s faces.

Akinola-Hassan, also recalled the death of her first husband just five years after their marriage that produced a child, a girl.

“I had my first child at the age of 25, but lost my husband five years after our marriage with just that one child.

“I had to stay for another seven years before re-marrying in 2006. The next child I had after my first child was born eight years after her.

“Those seven years I had to stay without a husband was a very terrible period for me. It was a bad experience I would not want anyone to pass through.

“I remember once when a woman confronted me and warned me to stop seeing her husband because she did not want me to kill the man the way I killed my husband. I was so angry and I wept bitterly that day, but I would never fight, because I believe everyone is carrying his own bag of death.

“My first husband was from Ekiti State and was a Computer Engineer. He died at the 31. He really loved me and the family,” she said.

Continuing, she said: “I’m now happily married. I also love being around people. At least I have about 10 children that I cater for. They stay in my house in Badagry. I also have 10 students I sponsor in various universities now.

“I always believe whatever position you are today may not be forever. You might be at the top today, while those you think are down now would overtake you later.

“I still go to the market to buy foodstuff myself because I have to keep my home safe so I can focus on my work as a lawmaker. I have a househelp, but you won’t know she is a househelp, because I do almost everything in the house. The fact that she is a househelp should not make me burden her.

“I wash my husband’s undies. I do have it in mind that money could stop flowing someday, so what would become of me?”

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