B is for Breast

APRIL-2013-CALENDAR-001I’m so excited to join in the A to Z blog hop!!! Truly, I regard it as a terrific challenge and a wonderful kick-start to my new website. My topic for the entire 26 days will be romance, particularly erotic romance. My structure will be as follows:

I am going to first list the pertinent words for the day and then discuss one of them in alphabetical order , of course.

B:  breast, bawdy, bitch, booty, balls, ballocks, and bugger.

The above are my list of sexy and/or erotic and/or romantic B words. Feel free to chime in with your own!

For the second day of the A to Z blog hop challenge – I choose the word Breast.

Breast definition: either of two soft rounded organs on each side of the chest in women and men. In women the organs are more prominent and produce milk after childbirth.

What is it about the female mammary glands that so fascinates men and boys? And has since the dawn of time? True there are leg men and ass men, but do you know a single man (heterosexual or otherwise inclined) who doesn’t fixate on the TV screen when the Baywatch intro with Pamela Anderson running in slow motion plays?

And the obsession is not regulated to adolescents and older males. I remember vividly vacationing with my two youngest sons on a beach where a couple of European women were suntanning topless. My sons were happily digging in the sand and fetching water from the sea. They ran up and down the beach past the women for ten minutes or so. Then, on the way to the water, my youngest son dropped his pail, squatted next to one of the women, gleefully grinned, and then jiggled both her breasts. He must have been all of five at the time. I was mortified.

Did you know that Breast Cancer is the leading cancer killer of women? In 2011 an estimated 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. Three of my good friends have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. One had to have two radical mastectomies and her insurance refused to pay for reconstructive surgery. She was twenty-seven a the time. I was – am – appalled and enraged. It’s time we started a campaign to change this.

To go to another blog on this challenge hop, click on one of the following or on the badge at the top of the post:

Wanna buy a duck

Between the Keys (AC)

Surrounded by Books Reviews (BO)

Tropical Territory

Cherie Reich – Author (WR)