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Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?

Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work

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Roberts also was not surprised, but for different reasons.

"Here are 45 women who spent a great deal of time and money and effort augmenting their breasts because the media has clearly convinced them their breasts are inadequate, so we shouldn't be surprised they are pleased with the breast augmentation," she said.

"We further shouldn't be surprised that they are pleased in the arena of their sexuality," Roberts continued. "Feminine heterosexuality is very much about our sense of whether or not we are pleasing our partner, and here we have 45 women who have spent a great deal of money to that purpose. If these breasts are now pleasing to their male partners, then they are likely to feel more sexually attractive."

She said the study might have been more interesting had it also included some more practical questions related to their new breasts -- for example, related to their ability to breast-feed or their comfort while jogging.

"There are a lot of other things breasts are a part of. This is an indication that in our Victoria's Secret culture, breasts are for men. They are for men's pleasure," she said.

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