illenials are being blamed for a lot of things lately. According to recent headlines, they've apparently "ruined brunch" and "killed" J. Crew, gyms, and, most shocking of all, the McDonald's McWrap without even taking a minute away from their avocado toast to think about their actions.
But the most stunning accusation of all comes from an article that appeared on Playboy's website, which makes a claim that has both confused and enraged social media: Millennials no longer care about breasts.
That's right. Boobs are out, and there's no butts about it.
The shocking article, which ran on August 15, made this bold statement.
The reasoning comes from researching recent pornography trends.
“Are boobs on the outs? This seems to be the case for millennials, at least in regards to their porn-viewing habits. New data released by Pornhub has revealed a rather distinct generational trend regarding our cultural fondness for breasts.”
Apparently the youth of today are less titillated by "women's mammaries."
“The data exhibits young adults ages 18 to 24 are almost 20 percent less likely to search for breast-related content on the site whereas those 55 to 64 were 17 percent more likely. The age groups in between ascend as viewers age increases.”
While the article stresses that breasts are still a big draw, they just don't pull the same numbers as they used to.
“Big natural boobs” ranks fourth in overall searches on the site, and daily breast searches exceed millions. The figure just may not be as popular as you’d assume. On average, only 1.5 percent of daily searches on Porhub are boob-related. Of that 1.5 percent, 0.89 search for large breasts, 0.29 percent search for natural breasts, 0.09 percent search for small breasts, and fake breasts finish last with 0.06 percent. In fact, searches related to fake boobs don’t break the top 25 in breast-related searches.”
It goes on to state that this trend is not just limited to porn habits.
Breast implants have decreased as well, with a 20 percent drop since 2015.
“It was a fashion thing,” Jackie Lewis, a consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS member told The Telegraph. “It was the ‘in’ thing to be big breasted, this whole ‘I’m a Baywatch bimbette.’”
The reactions to the article have been largely pro-boob, with users posting passionately about their undying respect for the female body parts.
This user, however, made a good point about the state of the world today.
Maybe millennials have better things to do than look at boobs all day.