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:
What's the difference between 32b and 34a bra sizes?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

The volume of the cups in these bras is the same, i.e. they hold the same amount of “breast”, however a bra with a 34 band is larger than a bra with a 32 band. Band size is the most important part of a bra as it is responsible for carrying most of the weight of the breasts. Bands should be snug, but not really tight. A loose band is a no-no. Get the band size right first, then work out the cup size.

Emma

Email Submission: I had augmentation done several years after my last child, my breasts went from a B pre-baby, to C and D after babies, then down to AAA post-baby. I had a man tell me at one point they looked like fried eggs… Talk about disheartening, especially considering I’d chosen to breastfeed them, and this was the consequence. I couldn’t help how my body reacted after rearing children… But I will say this, for those who choose to get a boob job afterwards, NO REGRETS! Do or don’t get it done, but never let anyone shame you for doing it! For what it’s worth, I had areolar incisions, so no scars

Email Submission: I remember when I was a little girl, maybe six years-old, and showing up to school with toilet paper wadded up in my training bra. I remember praying at night for God to give me big breasts. By the time I was twelve I remember crying and thinking I had been cursed and that my chest would never stop expanding. I am 23 years-old now and my bust has constantly fluctuated. I developed anorexia and became an adult with a body that had been dragged back into prepubescence. I have recovered after ten years and that means I can’t hide from the woman’s body I tried so hard to kill anymore. I wear a 32D bra size today, but I prefer binders and sports bras to minimize the appearance of my chest. I developed breasts when I was seven years-old and they were obtrusively large by the time I entered middle school. My mother was completely flat chested so I had no one to guide me through what was happening, and she resorted to jokes about my body rather than support. We were a struggling single parent family so I didn’t get to be fitted for my own bra until I was 14. I wore hand-me-downs from relatives instead which were always too small. Kids at school made fun of me and strangers stared at my poorly contained chest. I became very self-conscious over the years. While my peers celebrated each cup size they graduated to, I counted every cup size i shrank. I still struggle to accept my breasts, the androgynous build that my mother had and hated always seemed superior to what I inherited. I equated my breasts with shame and unwanted attention and a barrage of fat jokes and insinuations that I was sexually promiscuous. They felt like a scarlet letter and I loathed them. One of the hardest parts of recovering from anorexia has been accepting the breasts I have. I have always been naturally larger chested and I cannot continue to nourish my body and avoid that figure. Its a slow struggle to not just accept but appreciate one’s body and I’m still working on it. The mind heals a lot slower than the body, but I can’t give up. I still bind my chest, I still wear my shirts buttoned to the neck, but some days I try to wear a bra or a more daring neckline. I look at myself in the mirror and try to radically re-conceptualize what I see, even if at the time being I still don’t like the reflection. I try to think good thoughts about their size, their sag, the color of my nipples, how they look in clothes, and even the pale stretch marks I have. Change starts with an effort to do, see, and say the opposite; the more I tell myself positive affirmations about my body, the more those neural correlates in the brain will change.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How come a 32b can look so different on different people?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

That’s because bras try to work to a standardised notion of size and shape and breasts just don’t conform to that. It’s also because 80% of people are not wearing the right sized bra. And there’s no international standard for bra sizes, which vary from country to country.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, for the poster with sagging breasts, I think alot more people have sagging breast than we realise, my breasts sag after having chidren and I am 29, but age, weightloss and genetics play a apart too. I really love the look of sagging breasts, they look natural and womanly and if a guy really likes you I'm sure he will like your breasts too.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Today I got professionally fitted for the first time and it was so helpful! Instead of trying to find your size by picking out a bunch of bras and seeing what fits best, you can just pick out the ones in your size. In case anyone is wondering, I got fitted at Aerie (American Eagle's bra store). They are sooo nice there. For girls who are embarrassed to get fitted, I was too, but it's so worth it. Its just way easier. Turns out I was wearing a whole cup size smaller than my actual size!
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 27, never had kids, still a virgin yet my boobs are saggy (I also lost some weight this year.) I feel self conscious about it and they've been this way for several years. Sagging breasts are seen as an older woman's problem and as a result makes me feel very unattractive (but I don't want nor can I afford surgery.) I often worry about what a guy will think if he sees me. I want to love my body, but it's difficult. :(
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi. I would like to say that your blog has helped me in a way. I used to think my nipples were "weird", not my areolas, but my nipples. See my nipple are sorta small you could say, and my areolas are a little big. ( like when my nipple get hard, it not the size of the average womans, it small.) and I've never been with anyone before, so I didn't know if it was weird or unusual. but when on your blog, I see that lot of girl have them too. So it's very comforting too know I'm not the only one.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
For the person who hasn't been able to get a good bra fitting: whether this is possible depends on her location, but maybe a small independent lingerie shop? Where I live, there are small ones specializing in sexy, higher-end stuff and others that've been around for many yrs and are more old-fashioned and carry a range of bras. Either would have better trained staff who take more time with customers. May cost more than VS, but it might be worth it, esp if she can learn from what they tell her.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello. I enjoy your project very very much! So... I am a young lady and I have inverted nipples and that makes me really uncomfortable, but I feel really ashamed to talk about this to my mother. What should I do? This is stopping my life. ):
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

There’s nothing about having inverted nipples that’s to be ashamed of. Around 10% of people have inverted nipples, and when you include flat nipples as well you’re looking at upwards of 30% of people. So you’re not alone and what your nipples look like is very common. There’s no need for it to stop your life - you’re fine!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Way to give that girl some bra advice.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Sigh, it’s so tiring when anons decide to be oh-so-helpful with their pointless criticism. I usually ignore them, but sometimes, and against my better judgement I feel the need to reply. So, dear anon, let me state for the record:

1. I am not a bra fitting expert and have never professed to be. I get professionally fitted by someone who knows what they are doing and always advise others do the same.

2. In spite of what many people think the USA isn’t the centre of the universe. I do not live in the USA. I haven’t a clue what stores to recommend. I do know however from what many other people have said that VS is not the place to expect an expert fitting service.

3. The post was directed at me and anyone else visiting my blog who could offer advice. I didn’t feel I had anything worthwhile to add to the discussion so I kept quiet.

4. You were quick to criticise me and yet offered no suggestions yourself. In my book that makes you a hypocrite. You’d do well to pay attention to point 3 above.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
It makes me so depressed when girls with beautiful full b cups call themselves flat?!! Then what does that make me as barely an a cup? Indented?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Email Submission: Hi! I have mixed feelings about my breasts and I like them most when it’s cold/I’m aroused. At the beginning of my puberty I felt bad about myself. All my friends were slim with quite big boobs and I was chubby and flat chested. Then a part of my body fat turned into boobs (I think I had a 34 but I’m not really sure since in Italy sizing is different). In the last 2-3 years I lost a lot of weight and now I’m flat again. I don’t even wear bras anymore and I’m okay with that. I love my small breasts. I feel free and I think they’re elegant. No one ever said anything negative, and I’ve never wished my breasts were bigger or different.

Thank you so much for everything! 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 14 and my breasts and especially my nipples are extremely sensitive to touch. Its not that they hurt, they are just very sensitive and its very easy to stimulate them, so much so that I often have stiff nipples. Its become a problem because the bras and shirts I usually wear now show that my nipples are erect. It looks like I will have to modify my clothes to deal with this. Is this something that will go away with time or will I always have this problem? I am so glad I found this site
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

There’s nothing wrong with having erect nipples, but if they are uncomfortable sensitive, and if you want to avoid the attention of people staring at your breasts (staring because they like what they see, but at 14 that could be pretty inappropriate), then maybe you need to look into strategies to keep that from happening. Maybe invest in different bras, with padding or firm cups. Or if friction on your nipples is uncomfortable, regardless of what you’re wearing, then maybe look into getting yourself some stick on nipple covers.

My guess is that your nipples will always be sensitive. But hey if they feel good then that’s a good thing you’ll definitely come to enjoy.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've been unable to find a good fitting bra and was wondering if you or your followers could help me? I've been to Macy's, VS, Dillard's and they all tell me that I'm a 36B, the size I'm already wearing. My problem is that in a demi cup, my left breast spills out, in a full cup my right doesn't fill out the cup. The straps seem to dig into my shoulders no matter how loose and the outer portion of the cups "puff" out. I know I should go up a cup, but not sure what style or where to get padding.
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