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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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have always been insecure with and actually despised my entire body, but especially my breasts. While they are relatively small (34C), the thing I hate the most about them is that I have "puffy areola". I can actually love my boobs when my nipples are erect but otherwise, I hate them so much I could sob for hours about it. Just wondering if anyone else experiences this and/or has gotten it "fixed" and what they think about it...(I'm 22 btw) Love the blog!!
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’m just going to ask you some questions for now:

- What’s wrong with puffy areolae?
- Why do you hate them so much?
- Why do you think you feel that way?
- What influences are driving your hatred for your breasts?
- Are those influences valid?
- If someone said something about them in the past, would you take their advice or consider their opinion valid for anything else in your life? eg financial advice?
- Appearance aside, how do they feel?
- What’s more important, how they feel or how they look?
- Who defines what is beautiful about breasts, nipples and areolae?
- Do they have the right to do that?

I’d really like you to think about this and reply if you’re able.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm all for equality. But on what level do you want "breasts out"? I mean in the media? On the streets? You know, you can say male and female breasts are equal, but female ones are sexual organs. A guy can get hard (even get off) looking at them. That is not a thing to forget. And for all women who fight for this kind of equality, there is also as much who likes not to show their breasts to anyone
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

If a guy gets hard looking at a topless woman that’s his problem, not hers. If a man can’t control his urges then he needs to see a psychiatrist. Nipples are nipples, regardless of gender.

You’re so wrong; breasts are no more sexual organs than earlobes. They are there to feed babies. They are heavily sexualised (by sexist society), and yes they are erogenous, but so are other non-obscene and readily visible parts of the body, like those earlobes. By your logic mouths are sexual organs too. Have you ever sucked on a partner’s genitals? Ever talked dirty? Should we all be wearing gags? Male nipples are just as erogenous as female, and yet it’s generally ok for a guy to expose his, show them on Facebook etc, but for some reason women’s are obscene. Why? Why is it acceptable to show every other square cm of female breast skin but not the areolae and nipple? Why are they obscene? Why do we need protection from them? Are they dangerous? Is it because men can’t control their penises and their sexual and/or violent urges?

If people don’t want to show their breasts or any part of their body, then great. That’s their right. But why isn’t it equally other people’s right to walk down the street with their breasts out? I’m not saying that people of any gender should go topless, and there are practical reasons not to, but I absolutely support their right to do so. If it’s socially acceptable for a man to take off his shirt on a hot day why can’t a woman? It defies all logic. Anywhere and any time that it’s acceptable for a man to expose his nipples is equally appropriate for a woman to do it too.

FYI most local authorities controlling beaches in Australia either allow it outright or tolerate it without drama. In most places throughout Europe this is totally a non-issue, as Europeans in general are far broader-minded when it comes to bodies and nudity. It’s legal to be topless in Canada. And FYI it’s legal in many cities throughout the US, including New York City for a woman to walk down the street topless. But yet the social stigma remains.

Frankly after running my blogs for a couple of years I am seriously becoming an advocate of nudism. If we all just walked around naked all this body shaming paranoia and damaging anxiety about whether this is too big?, or is this too small?, or is this too droopy?, or what will teen boys think?, or am I abnormal? would all go away. We could see each other for the skin machines that we are and get on with being decent human beings and interact on a person-to-person level without all the bullshit hang ups about our bodies.

Emma
#freethenipple

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma, I'm 22 and weigh around 160 pounds and I'm 5'6". So I'm kinda chunky and have been losing weight, but I'm worried about what will happen to my breasts. They're already rather saggy. I usually wear a D cup. When I lose weight, I'm worried they're going to be even more saggy and less "full" to boot.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

And you know what, if that does happen your breasts will still be the beautiful, sexual, sensual, fun, feminine and wonderful things that they are now. Because quite frankly all boobs are awesome and unique.

Emma

Email Submission: “20 years old, 5’4”, around 100-110 pounds. 

I mostly wear 32 A, sometimes 30-32 B. A cups are usually a bit too small, B cups on the other hand gape a little, but I do what I can. I avoid heavily padded bras and often wear only bralettes.

In general I am very satisfied with the way my breasts are. Sometimes I wish they were larger. Sometimes I wish they weren’t so far apart because it’s kinda hard to find a really comfortable bra. But what matters most to me is that they bring pleasure to me, and I don’t care what anyone else says.”

Asker Anonymous Asks:
if one loses weight, do ones breasts also decrease in size?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

That’s how it works for me! If I put any weight on it’s all bum, thighs and belly. If I lose it, it’s from my boobs lol. In reality it’s a bit more evenly spread, but yes, breast size can and does fluctuate with weight changes.

Emma

Asker cosmicradio Asks:
Fuck yeah for your kick ass blog! Its encouraging the way I think towards breast in general which is fabulous cause I love to be able to feel I can embrace myself more comfortably. All the restraints for our bodies are so bogus. It always bums me out
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Are we really so different that we must be horrified of one of them uncovered, and completely okay with the other? Why can men walk around topless on a hot summer’s day and yet if a woman did the same she could be arrested on obscenity charges? Where’s the equality?

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These are my nipples. I’m proud to show them and I have the right to do so. Everyone should. Emma    www.ourbreasts.org

Anonymous Comment: “I really like the idea of this blog but it sucks to still feel like I’m not included. I have big areolae but am unfortunately on the smaller side. Big areolae are normally seen on bigger breasts but as someone unfortunately cursed with small ones I feel like a freak. Having small boobs sucks enough as it is and big areolae on top of it makes everyday a struggle for me. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to look at my boobs someday without crying or hating myself.”


Oh they sound great! I love large areolae and on smaller boobs it looks awesome. Why be so down on yourself? Small breasts are gorgeous for starters. Cursed? Are you kidding?!? And there’s absolutely nothing unattractive about large areolae. Wow, i really hope you can very soon appreciate how great your boobs really are. Anyone lucky enough to get to see them would think they are delightful, sexy, feminine and gorgeous too. Trust me on that.

If you’re over 18 I strongly encourage you to submit a photo so you can start to see your breasts more objectively - many people find that they see themselves totally differently (positively) when they have their photos on my blog.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm in my teen years and I am VERY insecure about my breasts. They are so weird, and whenever I look to see if anyone else has my problems, no one does, or at least there are no pictures on the internet, the problems being a wide ring of white spots/bumps around my areolas, large dark spots varying in color but darker than my skin, and lumps. They are also very sensitive and hurt sometimes. Is there a chance i could grow out of this? Is this normal? Is it cancer?? Im just insecure and scared!!
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

It’s probably what are called Montgomery glands, which show as small bumps on your areolae. Here are some posts about them. They are sebaceous (oily) glands which help lubricate the areolae and nipple. They are really important for breast feeding because they secrete a scent which newborns use as a type of GPS for finding were the nipple is.

If yours are sometimes dark and sore they might be infected and inflamed, like pimples. They can also sometimes get filled with gunk like blackheads.

It’s not likely to be cancer, so stop worrying about that. But as with anything else on your body you’re worried about then it’s a good idea to see a doctor to put your mind at ease.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi I have 10D-DD breasts and my bras fit perfectly, but my breasts don't seem large even though D is quite a large size, why is this. :) and you always say it's normal to have asymmetrical breasts but is it normal to have symmetries breasts?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

It tends to be that one breast is larger than the other, but there’s nothing abnormal about having two exactly the same size.

I’m far from being an expert in bra sizing, but I do know that cup size is proportional to band size, so that every D or DD is different across band sizes. So that’s why you may think your breasts aren’t big enough to fit a DD. Here’s an infographic that explains it. Hope it helps.

Emma

Email Submission: “Hey Emma! I’m actually very scared to submit this, but felt extremely inspired scrolling through your blog! I’m 19 years old, 36C, and very very self-conscious about my breasts. I have large areolas and stretch marks and they’re also pretty saggy for somebody my age. But visiting your Tumblr has made me start to realize that all breasts are different and beautiful in their own diverse way. Thank you for this.”


Wow you’re gorgeous and I love how you’re beginning to be more positive about your beautiful breasts. It takes a lot of guts and showing your body can be incredibly confronting. Believe me when I say that they’re perfectly normal and lovely, and with luck you’ll soon be able to see how wonderful they really are. I hope you find being here to be a real boost to your self-esteem. Thanks for being brave and sharing. 

Emma
xo

Email Submission:Hi Emma, I’ve submitted my breasts a few times (here) and each time I’ve complained about how I hate how saggy they are, how big the areolae are, etc. 

I’m not sure if this would fit your site, but I wanted to share. I came across this video today of a woman who had a double mastectomy. She went to a tattoo artist to get areola tattooed back on, as the reconstruction left her with no areola or nipples.
It struck me that I’m lucky to have healthy breasts, even as imperfect as they are. Yes, my areola are the size of saucers, my boobs have been saggy since I was 11, and I have to wear a bra with everything, even swimsuits. But I should be grateful that I haven’t had to go through what a lot of women with breast cancer have had to deal with.”