Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Will Men Over 50 Soon Be Wearing Bras?

In 2007, Mike deHavilland Parker wrote an article for UK Apologetics that I just discovered a few days ago.

Parker wrote, “the primary sex hormones are oestrogen and testosterone. Men and women have both of them. But the main masculine hormone is testosterone (called such because in men it is produced in the testicles); most younger men have it in abundance! But as men and women age, a strange thing happens. Women start to lose their dominant oestrogen hormone, but they also lose their testosterone and progesterone. So women start to lose all of these hormones. With men it is different, but nobody can explain why. As men age, they lose their more masculine testosterone, sometimes quite quickly, but their oestrogen levels start rising! So, it would not be entirely wrong to say that as men get older, they tend to become more feminine, or womanly, and this is because they start producing more oestrogen - which is the primary female sex hormone.”

The author explains that men are also under attack from xenoestrogens, natural and synthetic hormones that imitate oestrogen. Synthetic xenoestrogens include some industrial compounds, such as PCBs, BPA, and phthalates and can affect younger men as well as older men.

Parker suggests that the increase of female sex hormones in men may account for the increase in male-to-female transsexuality.

The author also wonders, “Will many men over about 50 be wearing a bra by 2107 (that is, a hundred years from now)? And will we eventually simply come to accept this as just another difference between younger and older men? Or will breast-removal surgery become highly common for older men? (Make no mistake that if normal rising oestrogen levels in middle aged/older men continue to be increasingly joined by xeno-oestrogens - which are almost everywhere - more and more men will certainly develop female-type breasts with advancing years).

And “Will society eventually have to accept such older men as ‘fe-men,’ or by some other descriptive name?”



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15 comments:

  1. And Jerry Stiller looked lovely in The Bro: https://www.google.com/search?q=seinfeld+man+bra

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  2. Hi Stana,
    I'm sure you are right, but sadly my own boobs remain stubbornly the same size at 64, even though my midriff has put on a little, especially with lockdown... 8-)

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  3. Fe-men? That is offensive on so many levels it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Just a quick survey shows that it would be offensive to: men, women, boys, girls, transgender, anti-porn advocates, spiritually, intellectually... and of course, to the men who experience it. A guy who loves his wife, has seven kids, 12 grandkids and three great grandkids is suddenly a fe-man?

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  4. You asked the wrong question.
    It should be "Should men over the age of 50 wear bras"

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    1. I would love it to be the usual fate of elderly men

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    2. clarissa crossMarch 23, 2021

      I wish

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  5. Was Q-anon active back in 2007?

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  6. None of the middle-aged men in the photos of a beach trip I received in an email message are trans. All of them have bigger t*ts than I -- a cisgender female -- have ever sported, even when I was a milky mama. None of them was wearing a shirt.

    I cannot in good conscience publish the photo in the church newsletter, no matter how many times they ask me to let people know they had a good time on their mission trip. I want to represent them looking their best ... this is not their best.

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  7. Interesting reading but when Mike deHavilland Parker writes about the "‘global warming’ hysteria circus" he lost all credibility. Global warming / climate change is real and his inability to grasp scientific information is not a valid argument at all. I don't feel I can believe anything else he wrote in this article

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  8. I think a person should wear a bra as needed independent of gender. I am a man 68 years of age who wears DD cup bras. On the other hand there are women who wear A or AA bras. They really don't need to wear bras.
    I have NEVER been insulted for my chest mounds except for my dear wife who has called me "Titty Boy".

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  9. Let's rewatch the Seinfeld episode about the "Manzierre"!'m blessed by gynecomastia from both sides of the family, very pervasive on my dad's side. Then I was treated for a (slightly) enlarged prostate, and all those drugs have estrogen in their "recipe". Too bad my internist had me stop, my breasts might be at least C-cup by now!

    I'm with Eve about being called a "Fe-man". I'm just a man with boobs! I refer people to the Seinfeld episode and leave it at that. And, yes, I wear a bra almost every day. I have different styles, depending on what I'm doing on a particular day. Sometimes I wear a minimizer bra, sometimes a sports bra, but mostly one that supports and makes my B-cup "girls" pretty obvious. And, of course, when my top is low-cut, I wear push-up bras. With my excessively fair skin and a few pre-cancerous and a couple actual cells removed I avoid swimming situations which, in my case, would qualify as "going topless". Ha! I couldn't be happier to have actual breasts!

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  10. Thanks for sharing such a fascinating article. As much as some people like to do it, it's hard to argue with the science that supports this.

    terrie

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  11. Just bring my boobs to my chest now, Im ready and exited

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  12. I belong to an organization of men who have breasts and wear bras. Antidepressants and heart medications can cause breasts to grow in men also. Interestingly there is very little taste for breast reduction. The majority opinion after a male gets into their 20´s is that they prefer to keep them and to wear bras.

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  13. I recently stumbled onto the website of a company in the US that sells by mail order an herbal formulation that claims to increase breast size. The company makes it a point to claim that their products work for MEN and women. In addition they publish on their website literally thousands of testimonials from men, some complete with photos, that claim their products work. If the testimonials are to be believed, they sure do. Out of curiosity I emailed their customer service department and asked what proportion of their customers were men, and the answer I received was that about 80% of their customers are male. Many of the testimonials are from men who are middle aged or older, some as old as their 80s, or in other words, men whose careers and child raising duties are behind them. Now they are going to have it their way. Also, as stated here, sometimes older men sort of get boobs anyway, or, in other words, if you're middle aged or older, you can just blame your new boobs on age or on the medicine you have to take either one excuse or the other or both. I also read an online post recently from someone claiming to be a plastic surgeon who said they had 3 new patients for breast implants and all 3 of them were male. As the population of baby boomers, born 1946-1964 ages, will male breasts become an in thing? I don't know. My crystal ball grows dim at this point. But remember the old purported Chines blessing/curse that many people are fond of quoting: May you live in interesting times.

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