Monday, February 1, 2010

The Pencil Test

The pencil test is where you measure breast perkiness. "Pass" is when you can't hold a pencil under your breast with no hands. 8-10 pencils would be the ability to hold 8-10 pencils between your breast and your ribcage, using just the weight of your breast. I think I could happily hold about 35 pencils on each side, with my sand-in-a-tube-sock boobs.

9 comments:

Breanne said...

50. Each breast. Guaranteed. :P

Louise Chapman said...

Can i tell you that I just tried it:)?

Rachel Clear said...

Hahaha! I could not ever, nor could I now, as a pregnant gal, hold even one pencil under a boob. You could put both boobs together and they wouldn't even hold a pencil.

Maybe... MAYBE if I laid on my side, I could hold some pencils between my boobs. The more the better, probably, if they were all taped together.

Anyways.

tamie said...

No pencils. The question I have is: what is the test purporting to measure??? :)

Asheya said...

I think it's purporting to measure perkiness vs. sagginess, with the idea that in our society perky is thought to be better. Thus, the 73 year old with teenage (i.e. perky, no pencil holding) boobs. Whereas, generally, mature boobs (often boobs after pregnancy) are not excessively perky. That's what I got out of these two very enlightening blog posts, anyway!!!!

Jen said...

oh my goodness, you crack me up! 0 pencils = no boobs. which would you rather have? is it wrong to want to be pregnant and breastfeed just so i can see what life is like with a real bosom? ok so that's not the only reason but it has crossed my mind. ;-)

Tonya said...

At one point in time the answer would have been ZERO. Not because of perkiness, but because of nothing there! :-) Now I definitely could hold a couple. Although I don't want to do the test. No desire to see how much sag or how large these things are! :-)

amy frances said...

Frankly, I think boobs are more beautiful when they droop a little and are slightly different sizes. Perky boobs have no soul.

But then, I'm not a man or a lesbian, so what do I know?

amy frances said...

And why are we using negative words like droop and sag, anyway? Maybe we should say stuff like burgeon or unfurl or flow.

Yeah. Breasts don't droop as we age; they unfurl.