Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm still trying to figure out a title for this particular post...maybe it'll come to me when I'm done explaining.

One of the websites I frequently read is Trendhunter. Gattina had initially exposed me to this, unbeknownst to her. I routinely gain inspiration from the posts on TH, and this particular day was no different. I saw a link for breast cups.

For those of you who haven't been keeping score, I've been sending Gattina some rather unique Christmas/birthday gifts - pretty much since I first knew her - spare me your pity. As it's now July, I started formulating ideas for this holiday season (hey, it's never too early to plan for your bestest bbf evar.) In this context, the breast cups intrigued me.

For those of you who haven't been keeping score, I'm also somewhat of a cautious shopper. I tend to research items compulsively before purchasing. I read the information about the breast cup product thoroughly. Apparently, the active ingredient is a rare Far-Eastern herb called Butea Superba. It sounded quite exotic and the scientific claims made on the rather descriptive webpage sounded magnificent. I decided to dig just a little further.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the most-common usage of the Butea Superba herb was not breast cups - quite the contrary, actually. If we allow ourselves to correlate Google results to real-world application, then we can infer that the most-common usage of this particular ingredient is in fact....male enhancement.

Now, I applaud the practitioners and pharmacologists of Far Eastern medicine. How they can determine the effects of rare herbs that are present in the remotest corners of the globe just astounds me. I imagine that some local inhabitants happened across this particular plant, consumed it, then noticed its effects...and by word-of-mouth, started capitalizing on it.

However, I'm a bit skeptical at this new application for Butea Superba. Having studied biological science for many (many) years, I just can't believe that one particular plant can bring the benefits it claims to both male and female humans. Do I think that these Butea Superba harvesters are trying to find another market for their wonder-plant-extract? Possibly...

I could also be one-hundred-percent wrong. But this is Gattina's birthday present we're talking about. I just have the slightest discomfort in ordering what-amounts-to-Asian-Viagra - to apply to her bosoms. I just don't think I could do that to her.

Of course, if any of you are willing to try, or have already tried, these breast cups (which just so happen to be on a 2-for-1 sale) and provide feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.