Yes, it can turn me on but it's not my main focus. It's odd, although I've see quite a number of women in tears over the years and a few have been very upset and sobbing I've not hugged many woman while they have cried that hard. Combination of opportunity and not knowing the person well enough.
I did hug a woman I used to work with many years ago and she was sobbing, completely breaking her heart - I had my arm around her shoulders (she was much shorter than me) and I could feel her shoulders shake. But, it was not her stomach I felt pressing against me as she sobbed it was her breasts! She was quite well endowed and could feel them press against my chest as she cried. I also remember seeing a woman cry, sobbing loudly - let you described above, running out of breath and making huge gasp for air! She was very slim and wore a tight top, I noticed her stomach was heaving in and out as she cried. But where I've experienced this the most is with my wife - it's someone were intimate crying is most likely to occur with. We have been lying in bed were she has been crying and I've held her naked and felt her body including her stomach shake and press onto mine! But it is rare as she is more of a tears type crier which I like ;o) But similar to this, and something that turns me on so much - just thinking about it turns me on - and I've spoken about this a few times over the years on the forum is making love to a woman while she is crying!!The reason for her tears is complicated but they were not sad tears, but we were making love, she was on top and she started crying. Being a tears guy, watching her arch her back and see tears flow down her neck between her breasts was incredible. But also feeling her ragged breathing and small sobs from insider her was mind blowing! I could feel her tighten around me as she sobbed - amazing!!