In the below article you will get answers on these questions and more. This piece is all about wearing (or not to wear) bras. In today's society, wearing a bra is one of the most common things to do for women from the moment onwards that the breasts start to develop. Almost 90% of all Western women wear a bra on a daily basis, and more than 45% wears them during hibernating. Why is it good to wear a bra? I will give you a good number of reasons why, or why not to wear a bra a little later on, but let me first start off with a little background info.
History of the bra - How the bra evolved from a piece of cloth to a sexy accessory
Do I need a bra? - Advantages and disadvangtages of wearing a bra
Do you feel comfortable wearing a bra? This is very personal and whether a bra is comfortable for a particular person also depends on, for instance, breast cup size and lifestyle habits. Large and heavy breasts usually require a woman to wear a bra to support their boobs. Many women with a breast cup size of D-36 or larger report pain and discomfort when they don't wear a bra. Women with smaller or medium sized breasts (breast cup size up to C-32) do not neccesarily require to wear a bra in order to move around comfortably, however if you are one of these women and you are used to wearing bras, you probably feel a bit offset without. And given the fact that bras in many cases improves the look of your boobs to the outside world, you may still want to consider wearing a bra when you go outside.
Overall though, this is mainly a psychological thing and a matter of habit. Most Western women tend to feel slightly awkward or selfinsecure without wearing a bra. In fact, when women get used to automatically wearing a bra, it is very common to not even notice or not paying any attention to the usual slight discomfort that bras give them. Take a brief moment to think about this... Do you feel any discomfort or tightness when you wear a bra? When you take your bra off (maybe you could do it now), do you feel a bit like when you have eaten your belly full at dinner, and then you loosen your belt a one or two notches? Can you see those small red marks on your skin after taking off you bra? If you answer yes to these questions, your boobs may very well be trying to tell you something!
Reasons why women wear a bra
Below are a few, seemingly genuine reasons most women give to support their habit of wearing a bra, see whether you find yourself in one or more of these reasons:
I wear a bra because my breasts need to be supported? Actually, this is largely a myth... wearing a bra is not a medical necessity whatsoever
|Dr. Susan M. Love, MD|
In one particular study,women with larger ssized breasts were asked to remove the weight of breasts on their shoulders for two consecutive weeks. This was done either by going fully braless or by wearing a strapless bra instead. Interestingly, out of the entire group of 22, only one woman chose a strapless bra and all the others chose to wear no bra at all. The researchers then closely monitored the women to detect any muscle pain and overall tenderness. 95% percent of the women decided to eliminate the breast weight from their shoulders permanently because it rcaused them to live totally symptom free!
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While a bra does give your breasts support, they certainly do not. ultimately, prevent your breasts from sagging. The force of gravity will eventually take its effect, no matter what. TTo tell you something you probably didn't know... There is evidence that wearing a bra can even INCREASE sagging of your breasts! Prof. Jean Denis Rouillon did a study among 330 volunteer women aged between 18 and 35 for a duration of 15 years. Their breasts were carefully measured by using a slide ruler and a caliper, and the changes throughout his study were kept in a database. Those women who didn't wear bras showed a 7 millimeter lift, measured from their nipples EACH YEAR.
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Their breasts were also much firmer, and they showed no signs of any stretch mark! One very plausable reason for this... The breast has ligaments, and since ligaments can atrophy when not used, the constant "artificial" support from a bra, results therefor in an increased sagginess of the breasts. Another reason for bra-wearing to increase sagginess is that when a woman wears a bra that is not fitted correctly, the bra forces some of the soft breast tissue to "migrate", resulting in differently shaped boobs than if they were to be naturally.
I wear a bra because I feel immoral / indecent without it
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which is more indecent?
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Many people argue that bras make the body look leaner, that's what our society has taught us, that there is something a bit disgusting or wrong about breasts that aren't all tied-up. And when that sort of thinking has been pumped into your brain since day zero it is quite obviously a challenge to overcome. I truly hope that one day we as a society will become to realize just how silly it actually is to believe that breasts should be bound in order for them to be beautiful or normal. It is silly in the same way as the old Chinese tradition of binding women's feet.I wear a bra because everybody does, in other words the unspoken rules of society
This is one of the most common reasons for younger women / teens to wear bras, and in many situations they do want to comform to modern society's dress code. However, if everybody thinks like that we all keep chasing the loophole, and nothing will ever change. If you have good reasons tp wear a bra, then there really is nothing wrong with doing so. But if you simply do so because everybody does and society expects you to do so... then you might want to think again.
I wear bras because I need to wear them for my job, it's the dress code
This may be true (although “dress code is not legally binding in most countries, unless it states so specifically in your contract), however, those women who would rather not wear a bra for whatever reason, still have some options even at their workplace:
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- You could try a camisole / vest. A good camisole made from elastic material will give some kind of similar support to your boobs, so they don't bounce all over the place, and you may be surprised to see how little people notice you are actually not wearing a bra! Furthermore, most companies that require female staff to wear a bra may not have a policy that specifically defines what a bra is. And that is something you could perfectly and legally exploit! Certian cropped camisoles look very similar to bras. Some camisoles even come with adjustable straps just like a bra. Basically, if it looks professional, it should be fine.
- Try some other alternatives for bra, such as bra cups that are worn inside the clothing or even strapless bras
- You could even take your chances and try to change the company's policy by convincing the people in charge of the benefits for women to not wear a bra.