And while “moobs” as they are being called are a source of embarrassment for many men, it seems many more – possibly all of the above – are relaxed about “letting it all hang out” and embrace what nature has given them.
Manboobs have got a fancy clinical name (gynecomastia) and can be caused by serious health problems; however in many cases it’s just as likely to be the result of too many years of good (make that hard) living.
Do Moobs Make a Man Less Attractive?
It’s obvious man breasts are not too much of a turn off if like Jack Nicholson you’ve got wealth, power and celebrity to offset them. (BTW do you reckon that picture was photo-shopped – does he really look like that these days?)
But moobs are usually seen as a source of embarrassment – typified in this YouTube spoof:
Popular wisdom says women put the size of a man’s butt in first place on the things they look for in a man’s physique, so don’t obsess on how you’ll never get another date. Many women find mobs easier to accept than a big beer gut, but there’s no doubt having an over developed chest can knock a man’s confidence if it’s obvious it’s unwanted and not just well-developed pecs. (A lot of women don’t like big pecs either because they’re too much like mobs.)
Having a great sense of humour and being able to act naturally are a big plus in appealing to women, but if “man breasts” are dimming your confidence, there’s plenty you can do in the way of a healthy eating program and regular exercise to tone them down….
Why You Develop Manboobs
- Putting on too much weight,
- Getting heavy doses of environmental estrogen
- Heavy alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine or heroine use
- An overactive thyroid,
- Side effects with some cancers,
- The use of pharmaceutical drugs for some serious conditions (steroids, ulcer, heart and anti-depressant drugs,)
- And products containing tea tree or lavender oil
Can all lead to the development of manboobs.
How Are Moobs Treated?
- Some people have surgery to remove the excess tissue, but this is an extreme measure. I
If caused by medicine or disease, stopping the medicine or treating the disease will often cure the gynecomastia.
If caused by a lack of testosterone and increase in estrogen, hormonal treatment may be prescribed.
Otherwise disciplined exercise and a healthy eating regime can do wonders, but the results won’t be instant.
How To Get Rid of Manboobs gives a lot more information about best ways to treat manboobs.