Our Breasts

This blog is about breasts. It celebrates the beautiful diversity of breasts, of all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and races. 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 and all breasts are amazing. This blog aims to help people with breasts feel better about themselves, improve self-esteem, and show that they are normal.


This blog is inclusive of all cisgender women and trans* people with breasts, regardless of race, age or sexual preference.


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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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:

Email Submission: I am 18 years old, I am a size 42D. I have always been very self-conscious about my boobs. The areoles are large, and low, and my nipples have Montgomery glands on them. Sometimes, if I squeeze my nipples, solid white stuff comes out. Is that normal? My boobs are very oddly shaped and far apart. They are just disgusting in general. In my opinion. When I have enough money, I want to get nipple reconstruction and implants.


Thanks for contributing. It’s hard to see beauty in our own bodies. It’s like we’re programmed to find faults (real or imagined) and compare ourselves to unrealistic and unattainable beauty ideals. many people would think that your breasts are perfect just the way they are. It’s a shame that you can’t see that in yourself. It’s your body though and you have every right to do whatever you like with it.

Perhaps before you arrange surgery spend a few moments questioning where your ideas about breast beauty come from, ad then challenge whether they are valid, reliable, and worth surgically altering your body for.

This is a useful article on nipple discharge. It’s a good idea to see a doctor about that to work out what’s causing it.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma, thank you so much for your blog and for all help and consideration you bring to women :) i have a small problem: since two weeks I noticed that my left breast hurts a bit. It lasts less than one our and the pain increases when I touch my breast with my hand. Weird, isn't it? Now I am abroad on holidays but as soon as I come back home I see a doctor. I wanted to know if other women suffer from this?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Thanks for your kind words.

Yes it’s a good idea to get yourself checked out. I know my breasts hurt before I get my period, so I wonder if it could be related to your cycle. But as I’m not a medical professional I shouldn’t speculate. If it’s only happening lately then it’s definitely worth checking out.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey, Emma, there're a lot of photos in your blog and all boobs are really beautiful, but my ones very differ from all the pictures here. They are quite ordinary but my nipples are not flat but a little puffy. I only once saw such nipples on the internet and some girls commented that it looks ugly. So I feel ugly and conscious. Maybe your subscribers could say if such nipples scare them and if it is really so rare? Sorry for my broken english.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Do you mean puffy nipples, sort of like these? http://ourbreasts.org/tagged/puffy%20nipples They aren’t that unusual at all, and very attractive. Why do you care what some girls say? Their opinions are pretty irrelevant. Do you know them, or like them, or value their opinion? Why care what they say about your normal breasts?

Emma

Email Submission: I’m 18 and 32DD I’ve always been really self-conscious of my boobs and been quite anxious to take my bra off. But your blog has shown me that all boobs are beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of.

Hello again!

I’ve submitted before and I just wanted to show everyone how much breasts and the body can change in a year!

This was me last year. 18 years old and a 34DDD/32G

And here I am today, 19 years old and a 34G/32H

This has a lot to do with the fact that I am on birth control and with the fact that I gained a little bit of weight. (5-10 pounds roughly)

I also wanted to post in order to show women that no matter what your breasts look like they’re beautiful and unique.

And that even though I am a 32H properly measured I don’t look anywhere near that big, that sounds horribly huge doesn’t it? Well it’s not ladies! It’s the same cup size as a 34G/36DDD/38DD/40D and so on

The point is make sure you all get measured and fitted. I actually went to a VS the other day and for ONCE they measured me a bit better. The girl came in giving me 36DDD and 38DDDs. She eventually told me, honestly, that I would have to shop at a dillards or macy’s, somewhere where they sell much larger cups and smaller bands.

Its a good thing for women to get measured constantly throughout their life because if you’re constantly wearing the wrong size you’re possibly putting yourself in dangerous situations. I have back problems because I neglected to wear the right size for so long. Do yourselves a favor and your breasts and get measured and fitted. You’ll feel a relief off your shoulders ^-^. Too many women on who have posted wear bras that are far too small to accommodate their busts!

I will continue to post every year on this blog because it is the best blog I’ve ever come across. Thank you for keeping this blog updated and constant. 

Have a good day everyone!