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:
The only problem is that that /is/ what my measurement is... I got measured and fitted, but only a 32c fit remotely well. I just wonder why I'm so flat when the other 32c girls aren't at all. :/
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

That I can’t answer. I’d suggest you try another fitter and see if you get different results. I’m certainly not an expert in bra fitting. Maybe other readers have something more sensible than me.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I measure a 32aaa, but I just spill out of the cup. An a cup is too small, but a b cup is way too big. I fit best in 32c, but even then I can't fill it out. My breasts don't even sag over my ribcage. I see other 32c girls and feel so hideous.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

You’re not hideous! Your breasts are fine. You could just do with being professionally fitted.

Emma

littlepaperforest:

My little zine “Femme Fatale” is finally listed on Etsy

This is terrific. Emma

Feeling bad about your body sadly affects so many people. How you handle your feelings is something only you can control. But you can be influenced, positively or negatively, by the messages you receive, from other people and the media. My best advice is to arm yourself with as much unbiased, evidence-based knowledge as possible, and try to let your logical mind guide your feelings. Rational knowledge is power. I hope my site can help you on your path to knowing yourself better by telling the truth about body diversity, and in turn help you appreciate that you really are ok.

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
are nipple piercings good for inverted nipples?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I don’t know whether piercing is “good” for them but I’ve heard from a few people who have written in and said that their piercing kept their nipple held outwards.

From what I’ve read, piercing is sometimes recommended by cosmetic surgeons as a first step, especially if you can can evert (pop out) the nipple but then it springs back to being inverted. Piercing with a bar holds the nipple out. Sometimes after several months the short milk ducts can lengthen and may allow the nipple to stay everted. But not always, and in some people with the bar removed, the nipple will go back to being inverted.

Here are a couple of before and after pictures I found.

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It’s not without risks though, including pain, infection, difficulty in lining up the entry and exit points, and possibly affecting your ability to breastfeed - however having surgery to pop them out involves cutting milk ducts which significantly increases those risks.

It’s your body and your decision of course. Approximately 10% of people have inverted nipples. Personally I think inverted nipples are amazingly cool, and would be delighted to be with someone who had them.

Emma

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My blogs have simple needs, but it does have annual expenses including maintaining it’s URL, subscription fees for running surveys, research, website layout, artwork etc. Plus I devote many hours to my sites, often at the expense of my day job and my pay!

To help keep it running, and providing the level of support and information that many people have come to rely upon, I’m asking for small donations from the many visitors and contributors to the site. All monies raised will be applied directly to help continue the work of the Large Labia Project and Our Breasts.

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Emma

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I am a size 34 C but I have small nips. Will it be hard for my baby to latch on to breastfeed?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I am by no means an expert on this (or anything else for that matter), but from what I’ve read it doesn’t matter at all. Babies breastfeed, not nipple feed. Babies latch onto the areola, not the nipple.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma, I cannot begin to express how happy I am to have found your blogs. I've always been insecure about how I look, especially my breasts. Looking at your blogs, it makes me feel more comfortable about the way I look. I know there's that saying that everyone is made differently, no two people are exactly alike, but it's hard to actually believe it. Seeing what other women's breasts/labia look like makes me feel that it's okay to be the way that I am. I just wanted to say thank you.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’m really happy that you found your way here and that you now realise that you’re ok, just the way you are. Thanks for writing to let me know, and you are very welcome :)

Emma

Hi Emma I remember telling you I would submit a picture of my small breasts. Here they are. I’m 19 size 34A. I don’t like them. I think they are too far apart and not even a handful. What do you think?
Well I think they look fine and lovely!
You say they are too far apart. Too far apart for what? How far apart are they supposed to be? Is there some standard for this? Nope. You might be interested to know a preliminary statistic from my currently running breasts survey which shows about 33% of people say they have wide-spaced breasts. That’s a significant proportion of the population!
There’s nothing wrong or unattractive about small boobs either. Yours look terrific. What a shame that you don’t like them. Millions of people, like me, would think they are delightful. I hope that you can see the beauty that I see in your breasts very soon.
Emma

Hi Emma I remember telling you I would submit a picture of my small breasts. Here they are. I’m 19 size 34A. I don’t like them. I think they are too far apart and not even a handful. What do you think?


Well I think they look fine and lovely!

You say they are too far apart. Too far apart for what? How far apart are they supposed to be? Is there some standard for this? Nope. You might be interested to know a preliminary statistic from my currently running breasts survey which shows about 33% of people say they have wide-spaced breasts. That’s a significant proportion of the population!

There’s nothing wrong or unattractive about small boobs either. Yours look terrific. What a shame that you don’t like them. Millions of people, like me, would think they are delightful. I hope that you can see the beauty that I see in your breasts very soon.

Emma

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LabiaSurvey2014

I’m running my annual survey into your labia size, appearance and your feelings about them. This is the second survey, which helps to answer the questions about labia I’m asked every day, essentially “am I normal?”

The survey asks you to physically measure your labia minora size, with a ruler, and answer questions about your vulvar appearance, sexuality, and feelings about your labia. Please allow yourself around 30 minutes to complete the survey, and do this where you will have the comfort and privacy to be naked and measure your labia.

You can do the survey completely anonymously.

All people with labia/vulva are eligible to participate.

You can see last year’s survey results here: Labia Minora and Vulvar Appearance 2013: Survey Results

Please spread the word about this research, among your friends, family, social media contacts, tweet, reblog etc. The more people who do this, and the more diversity we have, the more meaningful and accurate the results.

I am deliberately not promoting this on the Large Labia Project as I don’t want to artificially skew the results towards larger labia. The survey aims to be a true, random representation of what labia are like.

Emma

(via ourbreasts)

Asker tinaconte Asks:
To the girls asking about the panel thing, I've got that too (40D reporting in) and I've had them all my life, the one in my right breast being a bit larger and harder than the left breast. I used to worry about it too but I've gotten it checked during a breast exam by my gyno. He said it's normal and my breasts are good to go. Obviously if it's something you're worried about or you've never noticed before get checked by your dr., but there's a good chance you're completely healthy and normal.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker lemonsdaily Asks:
to the girl with the "panel" I think I have the same thing. like most my breast is soft and squishy and then this "hard" tissue right against my ribs. It's bumpy and if i touch it too hard it hurts, but it's in a vague... pancake shape. I have never known if it's normal or not. I guess i assumed it's the mammary tissue, and the squishy part was fat, but... now i'm nervous. So, girl, you are not alone, but I'm equally confused. girl, 20, 38 DDD
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker chloejessc Asks:
Emma emma, on the 17 year ild who felt they had a "pancake". I have that too. So do my sisters and my mother. It is just more dense tissue. It is totally normal if it is the same thing that tuns in my family. Seeing your doctor to make sure is a good idea, but don't worry to much! They just make your boobs stay in place better. ;)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey Emma. I'm 17 years old and ever since I started developing breasts I've had a hard, bumpy 'panel' inside of my breasts. Like if you push on pretty much any part of my breast it will go down a couple millimeters and the rest is hard. When I reach below my breast, I can sort of pick it up. I'm probably not describing this well at all, but the best way I can say it is that it's like there's a hard, lumpy pancake floating in both of my breasts. Is this common? :/
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I really don’t know what that could be. It might be best to see your doctor to be sure.

Emma