Here at Playboy, it’s safe to say we like breasts, and we want to make it abundantly clear that all breasts are great. Big ones, small ones, round ones, asymmetrical ones. We appreciate them all.
That said, when some researchers claimed to have determined the ideal breast size, based on a survey of 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Europeans, we were interested (to say the least) to read the results—especially since we’re living in the age of the booty. You know, it’s nice to discover that breasts are still getting their fair share of attention outside of underboob and side boob.
According to this study, in regard to ideal cup size, 49 percent of men and 52 percent of women agreed that the C cup is the most desired size. The B cup finished in second place, then D cup. A cup came last. (Personally, I disagree with these results. I actually prefer smaller breasts. You ever hear that saying, “More than a handful is a waste”?)
When compared to average breast size in the U.S., the majority of women don’t measure up, as the national average is a B cup. (Let’s not forget this applies to men too; a woman’s preference for penis size is 6.3 to 6.4 inches, but the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports the average penis size to be 5.6 inches.) But when asked asked if they’re satisfied with their breast size, for the most part, women are. The highest percentage of satisfaction again went to C cuppers, 75 percent of whom were satisfied, compared to 60 percent of B cups.
What’s more, a whopping 70 percent of significant others said that they were perfectly happy with their partner’s breasts. In fact, less than 10 percent were dissatisfied. To those 10 percent we say most people will never equate to some ideal standard, so stop expecting them to. All that does is make them feel insecure. Nobody needs that.
Besides, if you really like somebody, are you going to drop her because her breasts are the wrong cup size? In fact, it turns out breasts don’t even matter to men nearly as much as her intelligence, according to research from the University of Cambridge. “Large breasts are more likely to be asymmetric and men are more attracted to symmetry,” says lead researcher David Bainbridge. “The main thing that men are looking for is intelligence.” That’s because, he says, an intelligent women shows that she will be able to look after his children and that she was raised well herself. Yes, that seems far more important and reputable than preferring boobs just because they’re a ton of fun to play with—which, okay, they totally still are.