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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Email Submission: Hi Emma, I just came across your blog through baretobush and would like to submit my breasts and my story :)

I’ve had a very up and down relationship with my breasts over the years. I was an early developer, and initially loved having bigger breasts than most of the girls in my year. In time, however, mine stopped growing whilst everyone else’s continued. I was chubby, with 34B breasts that I felt were too small and not in proportion with the rest of my body.

I also had inverted nipples, and didn’t understand why my breasts looked different to images I saw around me. When I was 17, my boyfriend of the time told me my breasts were his least favourite part of my body, and that really knocked my confidence. In the years since then, I’ve had nothing but positive reactions to them and my current boyfriend (and I) absolutely love them.

Last year, I got my nipples pierced, which helped with the inversion (although that’s not why I got it done). I’ve put on quite a lot of weight recently and my breasts went up from a 34B to around a 36C-D, although it fluctuates quite a bit. This has emphasised the asymmetry between them, which was a bit odd at first. Nevertheless, I love them despite all the changes they have gone, and will go, through.

Pictured age 22, in a 36B bra (I prefer sports bras for comfort).

Asker Anonymous Asks:
For the girl who said she was insecure about her large areolae, I do too and I was always really insecure about it, but then I met my boyfriend and he says I have what he considers to be the best kind of boobs and nipples. There's tons of guys out there who love your kind of boobs. But really, all boobs are good boobs, most people won't care. Take it from someone who knows (I'm bi.)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
I love this blog! Thank you so much for this. I just want to say however, I'm quite insecure about my breast, they are a 32b and my areola are large and take up a lot of my breast. I'm 17 and guys always say how they hate big areolas on big boobs... They even say how they look even worse on small boobs. I remember seeing my type of boobs on here and it made me feel better. Do you think most guys will care about my different boobs?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Do guys always say that? Really? Not all guys are like that. Just some stupid fuckwits who wouldn’t deserve to see your normal and beautiful breasts in a million years. Thankfully most guys aren’t like that. And most guys love pretty much all breasts. Because all boobs are fucking awesome! And guys know it. They wish their own to play with lol! Given the opportunity to be up-close to breasts of any size, shape or appearance, anybody is going to be thrilled.

And any guy who would reject you because of the appearance of your breasts isn’t worth spitting on.

My advice is to avoid arseholes like those silly little immature boys who enjoy putting other people down. Dare them all to drop their jocks and line up in front of a group of girls for a cock parade, and let’s just see who has the perfect penis and scrotum then (none will - it doesn’t exist) and see how they like that level of unfair and fucking stupid scrutiny.

Oh and your breasts really aren’t any more or less different to anyone else’s. We’re all different! Our differences unite us. And while you’re unique you’re far from alone in having large areolae. And FYI they rock!

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
A quick comment for the girl asking about pubes- I have never, ever been with a partner who cared. Even those whom I would have expected to care. When it comes down to it, if you are sharing/allowing a man around that area of your anatomy, they're too thrilled to care.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm very insecure about my pubes as a female. I see models with it all perfectly shaved but I don't want to do that. What if I have sex and he hates it? What do I do?? Shave it? Trim it? Leave it? I'm a virgin and the thought is terrifying me
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Hmm, well this isn’t really the forum for discussing pubic hair, but…

Shaving, waxing and styling pubic hair is a fashion choice, whether it’s trimming it, shaving the bikini line, leaving a landing strip or going completely bald. FYI the trend has been driven by the ever more voracious appetites of the porn industry and porn consumers for visible genital detail. Performers in porn, whether they have a vulva or a penis, tend to be completely shaved. However there aren’t anywhere near the societal pressures on penis-owners to shave. Guys in real life tend not to shave their dicks and balls. But people with vulvas are almost expected to shave their pubes to be normal, let alone feminine and attractive. Women these days are expected to be completely hairless from the eyelashes down! Where’s the equality in that? It’s utter bullshit.

It’s hardly any wonder that you’re asking what to do.

Whether you shave your pubes, or not, is entirely your decision though. It’s not always easy to be your own person, and go against fashion trends, but be strong and do the right thing for you. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t. It’s your absolute right.

You should know, though, that there are real benefits in keeping your pubes, especially as people with pubic hair on their labia majora report less genital pain and discomfort. Plus they help to keep your vulva and vagina clean and healthy, and they help capture all the amazing sex pheromones that are attractive to sexual partners.

Here are some videos from the super-cool sex educator lacigreen about shaving and/or not shaving pubic hair:

Shaving Pubes
Pubic Hair!!!
The War On Pubic Hair 
Free The Pubes

It doesn’t matter whether a guy likes your pubes or not. I had one guy, once, comment on my pubic hair and he quickly changed his tune when I insisted he shave his first if he wanted me to go bald. I’d suggest you do the same. What right does a guy have to ask you to shave if he’s not prepared to do it too? You don’t need to base your self-esteem, and your sense of worth, and hat anyone else thinks of you. If a guy rejects you because you have pubic hair then he’s not worth worrying about.

Everything in life has risks, as does choosing a sexual or romantic partner. But you can do things to minimise those risks, like really getting to know the guy as a person first before showing him your vulva. If you know he’s a good, caring, decent person who likes you for you, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about with any part of your body, personality or anything else. And if by some small chance you do know him first, and he still turns out to be a turd that would reject you because you have a NORMAL body with hair, then that’s unfortunate bad luck, but it’s 100% his problem. You would have dodged a bullet in getting too involved with an idiot, and he missed out on having a relationship with wonderful you.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I never have breast pains due to periods, but I've been having a lot of discomfort in my right breast over the past month or so. Recently discovered some hardness on the side closest to my arm pit that feels like a lump. My left breast has never had any pain whatsoever. I've done multiple at home exams and had my boyfriend help me with some. He's felt the abnormality as well. I've recently scheduled a breast exam at my physicians office to see what could be wrong but I'm really worried.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

It’s good that you’ve booked yourself in for an examination. Try not to worry because the vast majority of breast lumps are benign. I’m sure that everyone wishes you the very best of luck.

Emma

Hey! I’m not sure if you accept stories as well but I will send anyway (you can just delete if you don’t post these.) I am 17 years old so I can’t submit a picture of my breasts. However, I just wanted to say that I guess i have tubular breasts, I just recently found that there was a name for them. I have struggled since puberty with them.. trying to accept them and just trying accept myself and not be so hateful to myself. Also because one breast is bigger than the other! I am only okay with my breasts when the nipple is hard because they seem to be more round but once they’re soft I always think the look bad. I have a huge fixation with looking at breasts cause i’ve always wanted to find breasts that looked like mine. I thought i was weird and deformed cause I never saw anyone with my kind of breasts. Finding your blog really has helped me with finding out that I am not the only one with these kind of breasts. It’s amazing to know the diversity of breasts. I’ve always known that not everyone has the same kind of breasts but have never seen tubular breasts on display for me to see. I guess that could be because many girls are insecure about them. I honestly don’t think that I could ever be happy with my boobs.. I couldn’t get surgery either but I think i can just live with them. Big nipple on little boobs might not be so bad..Anyway I am just very grateful for this blog. you’re amazing 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Thanks so much for the breast anatomy information! I always knew that the lumps weren't something bad because try were always there and in both of my breasts. However when my breasts first sprouted I inly grew one at first and the other one didn't develop until months later! Then I really thought I had cancer haha. But anyway thanks so much
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

You’re very welcome.

From memory puberty was a trying time with so much uncertainty. And not enough reliable information around to make it easier.

Going forward, if anything changes with your breasts beyond what you normally experience, with unusual lumps, changes to your nipples and areolae, then it’s a good idea to see your doctor.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
For a few days before my period my breasts will be very tender and what happens is they swell slightly and they feel really hard and lumpy. I have very small breasts and if you squeeze them you can feel a little lump in both and I guess that's just the muscle or something and when they're tender that lump gets bigger and really hard is that weird? It's kinda hard to explain without you feeling my normal breasts and then feeling the difference in my pms breasts lol
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Don’t worry. What you’re describing sounds pretty normal. If you’re under 40 years of age then 85% of breast lumps are benign.

Breasts are complex parts of our bodies, and are made up of fatty tissue, milk glands, supportive fibrous tissue, arteries, veins, lymph vessels and nerves. The milk glands themselves consist of “lobules”, where milk is made, and milk ducts, which drain the milk to the nipple.

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In weeks 3 and 4 of your menstrual cycle, or in other words the 2 weeks just before you get your period, your body is being flooded with hormones. This process can cause the symptoms you’re describing.

Oestrogen causes the breast ducts to enlarge. Progesterone causes the milk glands to swell. Both of which can cause your breasts to enlarge, fill with fluid and feel sore, ache, tender or lumpy. This reaches a peak in the days immediately before your period begins. This is normal. Swelling and soreness usually improves as soon as your period starts and your hormones levels start to fall.

The best time to examine your breasts is the week after you finish your period (week 2 of your cycle). This is when your oestrogen and progesterone levels are at their lowest and your breasts are at their smallest. This is when they’re the least hormonally stimulated and gives the most accurate picture of what your breasts are really like. Check your breasts during this time and see if you’re finding the same things then as you were just before your period started.

Generally if the lumps and bumps are soft and squeezy, maybe feeling a bit like a grape, and they can be moved around within the breast then they are ok and related to your period and hormones. If the lump feels hard like a nut and if it feels rooted to the spot, and doesn’t move around, it may be more of a concern. It could be a cyst, which are common and aren’t anything to worry about (I have one) or it could be something more serious.

As with any changes that you notice in your body that you are concerned about, it can’t hurt to have your breasts examined by a qualified medical professional as part of a general check up.

Emma

Hey, I'm freaking out, I just found a lump in my left breast. The nipple had been feeling weird like itchy and strange. I've been really tired lately and run down and I'm terrified. I've booked a mammogram for this week. I just wanted to share because I could do with some kind words :) I love the blog btw. A lot :)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Hi, I really feel for you and it’s good that you’re doing something about it. It could be benign, like a cyst, or it could be something more serious. Either way it’s good to know & being proactive about it and not wasting time. As great as breasts are they are more trouble than they’re worth sometimes. I’ve read that >90% of lumps are benign, so with luck you’ll be ok. I really hope that applies to you. Know that there are many people out there sending you good vibes, prayers and well wishes.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma, an arab, I wear a 32C bra, I still feel conscious and insecure since all of the females in my family are 34C+, I'm 18 turning 19, I'm still trying to like them but it's difficult when you walk down the street and everyone got bigger boobs :(
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Oh believe me not everyone has bigger breasts. Smaller breasts or breasts your size aren’t an endangered species! It’s not a competition and you don’t need to be any different to the way you are now. Why do you think bigger is better? They are just different. There’s no better or worse. Breasts can keep growing and changing into your early 20s but chances are that you’ll have breasts that size for quite a while. Try to accept and love them.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I hate my own breasts and everytime I go here I just cant help but feeling even worse because I feel like every type of breasts is absolutely beautiful and mines not. I cant stop comparing myself with others and makes my self esteem drop to a zero. Im 18 and I am horrified of what other people will think when they see my breasts and I feel like they just will find them ugly and disgusting. God I wish I could just wake up one day with perfect breasts..
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Email Submission: I love your blog (almost as much as I’ve come to love my breasts). I think it is wonderfully innovative, relevant, and fucking needed.

So, here is my support, my liberation, and my breasts.

Email Submission: Hi Emma, I’m 38 and my bra size is 34F. Although it’s sometimes challenging and annoying to have large breasts, I feel very good about them. I have a very feminine silhouette and my breasts strongly contribute to my sensual look. I know that they exercise a real seduction power on most of men and women. I always get amazing compliments from my lovers (who get really very excited about them), as well as surprise because I tend to hide them to avoid unpleasant comments in the street.

However, it gets challenging for lingerie. The French women have rather small sized breasts, so it’s really difficult to find my size which is unconventional in France. The cup is very small or the band size is way to large. Once I find my size, it’s not always easy to reach a good compromise between aesthetics, support and comfort, but I manage! Usually only one bra fits my boobs in the whole lingerie boutique! Same for bikinis. As my breasts are natural, they also require extra support, especially while practising sports (in this case I wear a brassiere on top of a sport bra).

In spite of some disadvantages, I love them! And of course they are medically checked on a regular basis. This is what we all should do in order to prevent breast cancer.

awaitingthegreatcollapse:

Okey. So there’s something I want to talk about. My nipples.

I get a lot of comments about my nipples, and as much of a compliment you all mean to give me, it’s starting to bother me. I’ve never reflected much over my nipples, or my boobs in general. At times I have found them too small, but small boobs rock so it hasn’t really affected me all that much. But hearing comments nearly every day about my “puffy nipples” have slowly gotten into my head. To me, it sounds like my nipples are abnormal, and if there is anything that causes self consciousness, it is the feeling that you’re abnormal.

My nipples may have a somewhat unusual shape, but to be honest I don’t really think any of you would know that. All breasts, all nipples, changes shape several times a day. It can be because of a different angle, because of a different temperature, or a whole bunch of other reasons. Boobs are an extraordinary body part, they don’t follow any rules. So I figured I’d show you guys. This is two pictures of my nipples that hopefully demonstrates the point I’m trying to make here. And to those of you who actually managed to read through all this; just cut off the comments about my nipples. Wether you compliment them or not, it doesn’t make me feel good.