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 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:
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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Why is a nipple more offensive than violence? Join the nipple revolution. 

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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.”
Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 22, 5'9", and currently wearing 38G bras. But that's only because I gained a lot of weight in the last few years. At my healthiest I was still wearing 38DD. So basically, I've always had large breasts. What makes that such a bad thing is that I grew up in a society where having large breasts meant you were seeking attention. I was told by my own mother to constantly cover myself or to wear loose clothing because they make me ugly. But I don't care. I love them, despite the back pain :D
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Somtimes when I'm turned on my nipples get hard and sometimes they don't do you know why this is? :)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Nope. I wouldn’t worry about it though. They don’t need to be erect to be aroused and vice versa, and shouldn’t affect your enjoyment of sex and intimacy.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've had very inverted nipples all my life and just recently they've begun to sporadically pop out and then go back in. I was supposed to get surgery in October to fix them, but is it possible that they are naturally just coming out? I think I'm done puberty, I haven't grown in like 4 years, im 19 now.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I don’t know much about inverted nipples so I couldn’t say whether they’re likely to be changing over time to be more permanently everted. In medical-speak there are different “grades” to describe how inverted nipples are and how they behave, e.g. whether they easily can be popped out etc. it could be that yours are of the more “outie” type to start with.

I’m concerned about your thinking that they need to be fixed. They aren’t broken. Inverted nipples are generally fully functional from a breast feeding point of view (though I’ve read it can be a little harder but babies don’t attach to the nipple anyway, they attach to the areolae and as much boob as they can fit in their mouths), and they are damn cute and fascinating. I know of lots of people who adore how they look. Oh and they aren’t overly common, but they aren’t that rare either - 10% of people have them.

Having surgery can often result in severing the milk ducts which means your ability to nurse ranges from difficult to impossible. Not something you’re probably concerned about at 19 but it may be extremely important to you in a few years.

Nipple piercing is sometimes used as a reasonably non-surgical way to hold the nipple out and is often used by cosmetic surgeons as alternative to surgery. It might be something to consider. I posted about that here a few weeks ago.

If I were you, before going too far, I’d be questioning why you really wanted surgery in the first place.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, I'm 19 and my breasts are 40D, I have inverted nipples and I hate them, even though they're extra sensitive, they always get crusty :( I'm also paranoid about how droopy they are! Too far apart! I don't have cleavage! Any advice? :(
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Can you pop your nipples out to clean them in the shower? Otherwise you’ll have to make an extra effort, maybe using a cotton tip to gently clean inside. But do clean them.

"Crusty" sounds like it could be from dry skin, in which case using a moisturiser may help. Alternatively it could be from nipple discharge which isn’t necessarily something to be worried about, but if you do know there is discharge it can’t hurt to see your doctor for a check up.

Btw inverted nipples are really cool and sexy, don’t worry about that! I’m not the only one to be fascinated by them.

Lots of breasts sag (I hate that term, it always sounds negative when it isn’t at all), at any age and at any size - it’s just what they do. It doesn’t make them any less attractive or desirable.

And you’re holding yourself to an artificial and often unrealistic idea of beauty. Who says breasts shouldn’t be widely spaced? It’s normal! I’ll soon be able to give some statistics on this when I finish my breasts survey. Anyway cleavage is created by clothing. Very very few people with breasts have a natural cleavage when naked. Having boobs touching like that is very rare! So please stop worrying about that. Cleavage just gets sweaty anyway lol.

Look, you have breasts, which automatically means about half the population is already envious. Spend some time here looking through the archive and you might be able to put your breast appearance in perspective and with a bit more objectivity you may start to see yours are actually pretty cool.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Okay I have big boobs and I'm bi and I just want to say to the girls with the small boobs that I'm almost exclusively attracted to small-boobed girls so hey there are people out there who look at your small boobs and think they're hot as hell.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said: