Let’s be honest, wearing a bra can be a pain in the, err… Bust!
Trudging into a fitting room, waiting to be measured, struggling into ten different styles to find the one that fits properly.
Bra shopping often feels like more trouble than it’s worth.
And according to one French scientist, it actually is!
In this 15-year study it was found that bras destroy the breast’s natural ability to support themselves.
Those ladies who didn’t wear a bra experienced a 7mm lift in their nipples, compared to those who deprived their breasts of gravity.
The researchers believed that strapping our breasts in, prevents the growth of breast tissue.
In other words, letting our girls hang free gives the supporting muscles a much better work out!
I personally stopped wearing a bra every day around 18 months ago.
The big difference I’ve noticed is my breasts are no longer numb and I can feel much more when I, or my partner massage them.
They’re much more alive and sentient.
And I feel much more connected to my own body.
Going braless really can feel as freeing as slipping out of a pair of stilettos after a long day!
So why is everyone wearing bras?
Because everyone else is.
We’re bought up in a society where once you go through puberty, you start wearing a bra.
That’s just what happens.
We adopt this societal norm and it can feel uncomfortable, even embarrassing to contemplate not wearing one.
So this is where I invite you to challenge your childhood conditioning, and give it a go.
Perkiness aside, there are serious health risks to wearing bras, especially the ones with metal underwires.
You see, we have acupressure points under our breasts associated with our liver, gall bladder and stomach.
When metal is pressed against the neurolymphatic points for lengthy periods of time it over-stimulates them.
This in turn sedates the associated organs, slowly making a woman sick.
Tight fitting bras aren’t good either, as they cut off the lymph drainage, stopping the body from disposing of the toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, and this contributes to the development of breast cancer.
This is evident in another study, which showed women who wore bras were 125 times more likely to get breast cancer than those who didn’t wear them.
Now I’m not saying to burn your bras ladies!
What I am saying, is wear them in moderation.
Save them for that special occasion.
If you need some time to ween yourself off, invest in a wire-less bra.
Eve never owned a bra, so why should we?
Let those girls loose!
Tips for healthy, perky breasts:
- Don’t wear a bra as often as possible (or at the very least invest in one minus the underwire).
- Massage your breasts daily with oil and a good dose of love. Regular massage of the breasts, especially the areas that are numb or hold tension, will help bring blood to the area and get the lymphs working again.
- Do push ups to help build the muscle that supports the breasts. This will help keep them perky.
If you’d like to learn more about caring for your breasts and how they can be used to heighten your sexual pleasure, enrol in our 2-month online course Sexual Self.