The city of Los Angeles is known for many things. Among them are entertainment, great weather, ethnic diversity and a fair amount of plastic surgery. Being a person of faith doesn’t inoculate us from being influenced by the dominant culture’s projections of attractiveness and we struggle with issues of beauty and sexual attractiveness.
For 2011, the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery Procedure (ASASP), the leading national organization of board-certified cosmetic surgeons,predicts an increase in the number of procedures to enlarge buttocks due to the influence of pop icons like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and JLo. Its members also expect an increase in breast enlargements as the economy improves for younger women and baby boomers have prior implants redone or removed.
In 2008, ASASP reported that breast implants were the most requested cosmetic procedures for the first time since their reporting started in 1997. Most were elective breast augmentations.
How are Christians to recognize beauty as it relates to sexual attraction?
Comforting a daughter distressed by breasts she thought too small, a dear old mom once said, “All he really needs is a mouthful!” This wise advice promotes a healthy appreciation in a young woman–an increasingly rare experience in our image-obsessed culture.
In Proverbs 5, a wise father shares with his son how to choose and love his wife. In verse 19, the father counsels “Let her breasts satisfy you always.” A Godly husband sees his wife as beautiful for who she is and allows his perspective to be progressively influenced as her form changes with seasons of life (post-pregnancy, age, etc.). A man with a small-breasted wife is sexually aroused by her small breasts.
A Christian woman is to expect that her natural form is to be received by her husband as a gift. His desire for her is born from something deeper than the visual aesthetic of body proportion. Breast size is relative and sagging is inevitable. So…if she has them at all, she’s grateful. Pull’em out now [discreetly] and shout out loud ‘Wee is great and I’m proud!‘ Join the Itty Bitty’s Pretty Committee where billions have been served.
P.S. If you’ve had a double mastectomy and you don’t have them at all, you are still a member in good standing. The itty bittiest can be the prettiest!
Enjoyed this article? Select the Subscribe option below to receive email alerts when new articles are available.