Our Breasts

This blog is by people with breasts, for people with breasts. This blog is inclusive of all people with breasts, regardless of gender. It celebrates the beautiful diversity of breasts, of all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and races. Breasts are such an important and integral part of what makes us feel beautiful and sexual. By showing how all breasts are different, and uniquely special, we will be able to challenge the beliefs around what makes breasts beautiful. There is no single standard for breast beauty! By sharing photos we are demonstrating how every breast is different, and in turn, we will be able to help people with breasts feel better about themselves, improve self-esteem, and show that yes, you are normal.


NOTE: This blog shows photos depicting nudity in a non-sexual setting, and contains written content with adult themes. Photo submissions showing nudity are to be from people 18+ only.


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I already have a small group of people participating in my study, but really I’d like as many as I can to make the results significant.

Would you be willing to confidentially photograph your vulva every day of your cycle, and write a short diary entry documenting any changes? Are you not on the pill or other hormonal birth control? Do you menstruate?

If this is you, then please write to my Large Labia Project email address - largelabiaproject@gmail.com - and I’ll tell you everything you need to know to participate.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
So my boobs are small, 34 A and I'm totally okay with that but the thing is, I hate their shape. They stick out of my chest like cones pointing down and from the side look very very odd. I also have puffy nipples so it's just terrible. The only time they actually look kinda round and actually attractive is when my nipples are fully erect but it takes a lot for them to do that. I'm afraid any guy who sees them will be completely turned off...
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Thanks for writing. It sounds like your breasts could look a bit liek these. Do they have a shape something like this? 

If you’ve been busy Googling different breast shapes then you might come across terms like tubular or tuberous breasts. Most of that will be coming from cosmetic surgeon’s websites. If you think that’s you, then my advice is not to buy into the very biased and misleading information that you’ll see on those sites. It’s designed to make you think you have a medical problem, using negative and pejorative terms like “deformity”. Their objective is to make as much money as possible by convincing normal beautiful people like yourself to pay for expensive and unnecessary surgery. How? By trying to make otherwise normal anatomy into some pathological (diseased) problem. Breasts like these are just as beautiful as any other.

And for the record, I think that puffy nipples (areolae) are some of the sexiest things on the planet. And I’m not alone - millions agree with me. I don’t like to refer to porn as good gauge of attractiveness and desirability, but just Google “puffy nipples” and you’ll get a feel for how much guys really do like boobs like yours. There’s nothing wrong with them at all, and they are really beautiful. I’ve always been envious of people lucky enough to have them. And I love my boobs! That might not make you feel any better of course. Hopefully realising that you’re normal and attractive.

I hope this has helped in some small way.

Emma
xo

Hi! I’m a 17 years old girl and a big fan of your work. I don’t really have problems with my breasts. Two years ago I’d wish they were larger, but now they seem perfect and gorgeous to me.

Anyway you have helped me a lot with my labia. I was so ashamed and I had such a low self esteem but since I found you my self esteem have grown so much. I think that my vulva is extremely cute and I’m no longer ashamed. I have even gone to nudist beaches without a problem! Hahaha.

Thank you so so so so much. You changed the life of thousands of women, including my self.

Well, I found this models, camdamage.tumblr.com and ohvex.tumblr.com. Their breasts don’t fit in the “perfect stereotype” so I think lots women will find it helpful seeing that they are seen as beautiful and that they even work as models! I don’t know if this is going to be helpful but I think you’ll like to see their blogs.

Thanks a lot and sorry for my English.


Hey thanks for writing, and don’t worry, your English is fine.

I’m so glad that you’re feeling much more confident about your body and I’m proud that my blogs have been a help. Hey I applaud your venture into nudism. I don’t think I’d have been comfortable doing that as a teenager, but I have been nude and topless on beaches many times as an adult and it’s very liberating and natural. I think if more people walked around naked there would be far less anxiety about our bodies and the world would be a much better place!

I’ve been involved in the modeling business before, and I know a lot of girls who are currently models. I can assure you 100% that while there are a lot of ridiculous body ideals, and harmful pressures on models in the fashion industry, models and photographers who do art-nude work are far more likely to embrace body diversity, and you’ll see boobs and bodies of all shapes and sizes.

Thanks for taking the time to write, for your kind words and message of positivity. You’re the best :)

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
So. I'm 16 and I'm a 34 B. I am super happy with my size and like how they look on me, but my nipples aren't always as perky as I have seen in other submissions. They aren't inverted, I've compared them to inverted photos I've found, but they're just not constantly hard. Why is that? Thanks xx
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

That’s an easy one. It’s because you’re normal. Most nipples are fairly flat and many generally site flush against the breast, only protruding when they are erect from cold, arousal etc. You don’t need to feel self-conscious because you’re totally normal.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey Emma, I'm 15 and I want to say thank you. When I was little I couldn't wait to have boobs. As soon as I felt the slightest bump under my nipple I had my mom buy me a bra. I couldn't wait for them to grow. At this point they haven't grown much since I was 12 and I'm a 32-34A. And I doubt they'll grow anymore because of my genes. But with the help of this blog and others I'm finally starting to accept them. I'm not exactly happy with the shape but I'm working on it. You are one of my idols<3
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Oh you made my day, but you really don’t want me as a hero :) The really good thing about smaller breasts is that they are so beautifully awesome - because they are breasts. Size doesn’t matter. All boobs are magical, wonderful things. I hope you can grow to really love yours regardless of your cup size. I have no doubt at all that they are stunning and perfect in every way. Thanks for writing :D

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey, Emma I'm thinking of getting areola reduction surgery. I feel absolutely repulsed by myself every time I look in the mirror naked. I see all of my friends with perky breasts and small nipples and I just want to cry. I don't feel feminine or beautiful, I just feel disgusting. It's gotten to the point where I'd rather have no breasts at all than have what I have. I don't see a reason (disregarding money) to not get the surgery. I think I'll be much happier.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Before you go any further down the path of surgery, you owe it to yourself to talk to a psychologist about how you see your body. Investing 50 minutes of your time  in doing this could really help you. It’s not healthy to be thinking that way about your body. It doesn’t mean you’re crazy to see a psychologist or mental health professional. It’s just that they may be able to help you see things more clearly, and help give you better strategies to deal with your self-image other than resorting to surgery. 

Emma

Email Submission: I grew up dreaming of having beautiful, womanly breasts. I wanted to wear bras or seashells like the little mermaid. I stuffed socks in my shirt just to get an idea of how glorious it would be. Then high school rolled around, and nothing. I was the latest bloomer there could possibly be, not to mention, I am tiny, petite…I didn’t weigh 100lbs then. College rolled around, and I had some hips and a bubble butt, my mom confirmed…but no boobs. Mosquito bites maybe…a little extra tissue there, a little softness, but not much.

I cried. I cried often. I decided I didn’t need them; I would be a tom-boy. I worked out, wore sporty outfits. I got very toned. My mom didn’t think my quads were very feminine. I cut my hair into a pixie. I WAS a pixie, a slender little fairy in art school who didn’t care anymore.

Then I met my would-be husband in Spanish class. We dated and eventually began to hold hands. I’d never kissed anyone. No one had ever been the right one. He truly loved who I was…had never gone after my body, had never pressured me or even initiated new forms of affection. He let me lead. When I first kissed him, I couldn’t stop craving his kisses. My hormones spiked in the most unusual way. My breasts plumped so that I did double takes in the mirror. They were not large but fuller, happier..like the Greek statues I saw in Art History class. I liked them for the first time, but I dreaded to know if he would.

We were engaged by the time he first felt them. I wouldn’t let him see though. We were involved in a bunch of kissing,and I never got his feedback. Just before we married, I sat on his lap and took off my bra. His words were so glorious. “They are so beautiful!” I was relieved, sooo relieved.

He has made me feel more secure than anything ever could. I still have frustrations, and they’ve changed with hormonal troubles, but he still enjoys them; and I’m getting to like them too.

Email Submission: If my nipples are not hard, they are flat - as if I don’t have any nipples. I think the proper name is called the areola..the surrounding part of the point in the middle, and they are big. But when they’re hard they get smaller. Two guys have told me that I have some “big ass nipples” which made me insecure which I wasn’t before. How can I make them look smaller & do you see any problem with mine? They look a little bigger in person.


Your breasts are perfectly normal. Flat (or shy) nipples are very common. Many people’s nipples are like that and only stick out when erect. Yes the pigmented skin around the nipple is called the areola. Yours are not particularly large. Nor are your nipples. They look pretty average to me. When nipples become erect it is commonplace for the areolae to contract, sometimes puckering and becoming smaller. That’s normal. There’s nothing at all wrong with your breasts.

Those guys who said you had “big ass nipples” have “tiny ass brains” which actually are in their arses. They have no idea, about normal anatomy, nor about being decent human beings, or just smart enough to know when you’re lucky enough to have a person willing to get naked with them you do not insult them. Girl you have to start having higher standards when hooking up with guys! Choose guys who aren’t idiot arseholes, ok? :)

Emma

In 2013 in the USA, there were 3,325 breast augmentation procedures performed on women under 18 years of age. 51.3% were for purely cosmetic reasons. Source: www.surgery.org

Hi Folks,

I’m planning a research project to look at changes in vulvar appearance throughout the menstrual cycle. There’s little research that I can find which discusses changes in vulvar appearance, coloration, labial size etc across the cycle.

I’m looking for participants who:

- will commit to photographing their vulva every day throughout their menstrual cycle (i.e. for a whole month)
- who can provide clear, large, well lit and detailed photos. A good quality camera / phone is necessary.
- will commit to writing a short diary entry every day to describe any changes that they notice in their vulva.
- are NOT taking the pill, or using other hormonal birth control (implants, injections, vaginal rings, IUDs etc). You need to ovulate.
- are over 18 years of age.

All participants will be 100% anonymous with your privacy guaranteed. I will compile the visual and written results and publish the findings on the Large Labia Project when complete.

If you are interested in participating, or know someone who may be, or would like more information about what’s involved, please write to me at largelabiaproject@gmail.com. 

Emma

(via ourbreasts)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i personally think you're all beautiful but some of you are insecure about saggy breasts. i have the same problem but i found out if you lift weights, it'll help your breasts lift. lifting weights associates with muscles in your boobs. look it up! :)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
its perfectly normal to have a boob slightly larger than the other, most women are like this.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi. I'm wondering if my breast unevenness is normal.. My right breast (DD) is at least 2 cup sizes (maybe more) larger than my left, and I'm really self conscious about it. I add extra padding to swim suits and sports bras and I can't even imagine going braless ever. Is that size difference normal or should I get them checked out for some sort of deformity? I get so self conscious in bed because guys have mentioned the difference to me.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Most people have some degree of asymmetry. That’s pretty much the normal state. I’ll soon be publishing the results of my recent survey into breast size and appearance and will be able to give you a better idea then. My gut feel is that a difference of 2 cup sizes is at the larger end of the scale, but you don’t have a deformity.

Padding is a good way to make clothes fit better. Given that asymmetry is the more common way for breasts to be it’s a shame that clothing and bra manufacturers don’t recognise it and cater for what people with breasts actually need.

There’s no reason to feel self-conscious about what guys say. Were they negative comments, or were they just mentioning it? I can’t imagine it stopped them, ah, playing with them lol. If guys are ever being dicks, and saying negative things, then kick them out, and comment on their balls being uneven sizes (which by the way, is the norm too).

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
considering having a breast reduction... Everyone says I'm mad and I should be grateful for my boobs, but I feel so insecure. I've recently been scouted for a modelling agency and I'm worried my boobs will be the thing to let me down. I'm 5'9 and 125lbs and my size is 30 DD I'm worried they look ridiculously out of proportion to my body. I also get so much unwanted attention from dirty boys making comments in clubs and I can't wear low cut tops like friends or apparently I'm 'asking for it' :(
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
To the 18 year old 42D email submission: you made me smile! If I didn't know any better I would have thought someone stole pics of me (but I don't take pics of my breasts because I'm very self conscious of them too). But knowing that there is at least one person in the world with breasts like mine makes me feel good! And I know it shouldn't matter but if it helps you at all, I'm older (37), and have been with my fair share of men and I never had one that didn't love to play with them :)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said: