The findings from a 15-year, longitudinal study of more than 300 women in France, suggest that breasts would gain more tone, and would support themselves, if no bra was used. Why? Bras appear to limit the growth of supporting breast tissues, leaving the breast to wither and degrade more quickly. In fact, women who stopped wearing bras experienced a 7mm lift in their nipples each year that they did not wear a bra, and bra-less women developed firmer breasts, and stretch marks faded. And, in direct opposition to the myth that the bra eases back pain for women with larger breasts, not wearing a bra actually eased the pain, while wearing a bra did not.
is this true i don’t believe this at all
but now I want to start going braless again
I have to say I find this doubtful as well. 7mm a year??? Uh the average person would end up with nipples on their face eventually
All I have to say about this is, honestly, how much of a pervert do you have to be to build your career as a scientist around measuring the breasts of 20-something women with calipers? The icing on the cake is his suggestion that women in their 40s should just keep wearing bras because they wouldn’t “benefit” from taking them off now. Oh, ok then.
Patriarchy is ruining bralessness for me by saying you mustn’t wear bras because they makes your breasts less perky, can’t women ever decide what they wear based on how much pain / discomfort they’re in not on how men feel when they look at them?
this is better. good commentary and good no image. i didn’t think thoroughly about the original post, just the painful reality of bras.