Men, women, hungry children, EVERYONE is gawking at chick's tittaaaays. At least that is what recent findings from a study using eye-tracking technology confirmed. Is this surprising? No. Is this a reason to dedicate an entire post to glorious tits? Yes.
According to USA Today:
The participants – 29 women and 36 men – were outfitted with the eye-tracking system, which measures in milliseconds how long the eyes are fixed on certain spots. Their gazes reacted to photographs of the same 10 women, each with three different digitally manipulated body shapes – curvaceous, much less curvaceous and in-between. (Only women's bodies were viewed by study participants.) Both sexes fixed their gaze more on women's chests and waists and less on faces. Those bodies with larger breasts, narrower waists and bigger hips often prompted longer looks.
The explanation may be partly evolutionary, Gervais says, since men may be drawn to more shapely women for childbearing -- while women may be checking out their competition, she suggests.
"The beauty of eye movements is that it is more difficult to inhibit," he says.
Jamie Lynn Goldenberg, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, says there's been a lot of research on self-objectification, but only recently has attention turned to perceptions by others. She hasn't used eye-tracking in her studies but says it's "an interesting way" to look at objectification, which amounts to viewing women as objects.
"We have new methodologies for studying these things -- getting into the eyes of the perceiver," she says. "It doesn't explain why they're looking, but they're looking longer."
I'm not saying that any of this information is incorrect, but how attractive were the women's faces in these photos? For instance, if you put a large-breasted porn star all up in my grill -- even if she's wearing street clothes -- I'm going to take a lengthy gander at her assets, but if you put someone like Olivia Wilde in front of me (great face, but her tits look negligible in a shirt -- I'm going to stare the skin right off her gorgeous face. What I'm saying is: when it comes to staring holes through women, most people tend to stare at a person's best asset. You don't need an entire study to conclude that, you just need common fucking sense.