We’re comfortable talking about our hips, arms, waists and whatnot, but our boobies? Well, they are a taboo subject for most of us. And the whole idea of not talking about them openly only leads to myths and misconceptions. As if those weren’t enough, bra myths only add to the confusion.
In recent years, we have seen an unexpected rise in the rate of breast cancer . A study says that wearing bras for too long (most of us wear them all round the clock) can increase the odds for breast cancer.
Well, there’s no specific proof, but experts say that they affect the way your boobs are, conditioning them to require support all the time. They say it’s better you don’t wear bras longer than 12 hours. Bras can actually make your breasts sag.
DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR BRA ON?
Sleeping while wearing bra does not keep your boobs in shape.
Well, it doesn’t. On the contrary, it’s highly advised that you sleep without your undergarments on. Let them girlies be free yo !
According to other sources,sleeping in a bra will not make a girl’s breasts perkier or prevent them from getting saggy. And it will not cause a girl to develop cancer or stunt her breast growth. (It’s also not true that underwire bras cause breast cancer.) Some women want to wear a bra to bed because they think it feels more comfortable.
Bras can cause heartburns. Due to being constantly pushed towards the rib cage, the breasts can be internally injured.
What you can do is reduce how many hours you wear your bra.
They can also cause lesions and rashes on your skin
Not new to you right? Yes. But the thing is that these can give rise to fungal infections if you’re into wearing your bras for the larger part of your day.
Tight fitting fashion bras put more pressure on the diaphragm which can affect the process of digestion.
Majority of women wear the wrong size of bra
Brands are tricky. And sizes of bras differ from brand to brand. So there is really no one size you can wear. Also, your boob size fluctuates too. So, there is no one way of knowing what bra suits you.
What you can do is measuring your size yourselves every time before you buy a bra. That way you can avoid buying the wrong size at least on your end.
DO UNDERWIRED BRAS CAUSE CANCER?
Sometimes they lift. Sometimes they separate. But do underwire bras cause cancer? Could it be that the very garment designed to offer women support is actually killing them? That’s the rumor that has been circulating for decades.
According to critics, however, the bra-caused breast cancer theory is not supported by sufficient evidence. Thus, the notion of a correlation between wearing a bra and breast cancer does not appear to hold up.
Researchers believe that young women would gain more tone and supporting breast tissue if no bra were used.
In the study, women that stopped wearing bras – through choice, not as a requirement of the study – had a 7-millimeter (0.3-inch) lift in their nipples when compared with regular bra users.
Bras, they claim, could hamper circulation and reduce breast tone over time.
“For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast,”
PUSH UP AND PADDED BRA, IS IT HARMFUL?
Push up and padded bras have become a woman’s wardrobe necessity these days. While these sure are tempting as they instantly add a desirable push and better shape to the overall body frame, these bras also have their own share of setbacks. While there is no harm in wearing them occasionally like at parties and other important events, wearing them on a daily basis is what leads to problems.
Push up and padded bras are designed to unnaturally alter the shape of the breasts by applying constant pressure to the delicate breast tissue. This results in compressing and constricting of the lymphatic vessels. One can clearly see the red marks and indentation that the padded bras leave behind when removed after wearing for a long time.
Melatonin is an essential hormone in the human body that regulates one’s sleep. A padded bra can reduce the levels of Melatonin in the body, thanks to its unnatural design and restrictions, which may ultimately lead to sleeping disorders.
Padded bras reduce the circulation of fluids in the breast tissue as they press the breasts against the chest. In extreme cases, there are chances that the tissue will be permanently separated from the main body tissue
The push up and padded bra constantly pulls up the breast against gravity and puts extra pressure on the delicate lower breast tissues. In case these tissues separate from the main body tissue, it will cause sagging of the breasts and spoil their shape. While these bras temporarily make the shape better, in the long run they may permanently spoil it also.
BRA MYTHS YOU MUST STOP BELIEVING NOW.
* Sleeping with a bra makes your breasts perky:
Many women think that wearing a bra while you catch some shut-eye helps keep your breasts perky. But this is a huge myth. Not only is it totally uncomfortable keeping your girls tied up 24×7, it doesn’t make them perky either.
* Underwire bras up breast cancer risk;
There is no evidence to support this. This myth sprung up in the 90s when some researchers claimed that these bras trapped toxins in the breast tissue and increased the risk of cancer. This was never justified though.
* No bra = saggy breasts:
Most women believe that not wearing a bra results in sagging breasts. But this is a myth, because not wearing a bra only brings your breasts to their original shape and does not initiate sagging although it might seem like that.
* Sleeping on your side results in uneven breasts:
All of us have one breast naturally bigger than the other. Sleeping on one side doesn’t do anything to your breast size and there is no truth in this idea.
*For bigger boobs wear training bras:
Training bras or sports bras for that matter are designed for comfort and have nothing to do with your breast size. They don’t initiate breast enlargement in any way. So if that’s why you are sporting one, don’t bother.
* Bras have fixed sizes:
Nope, not if you are trying a different brand, fit or style. Just like other clothing items, bra sizes too can differ and you might need a size smaller or larger depending on the style or brand you choose. So a 36 B could also go to a 34 C on certain occasions.
* Wearing a bra to bed causes breast cancer:
Underwire or p added, there is no substantial evidence to prove that wearing a bra to bed causes breast cancer. You may wear one if you are comfortable, but be assured that it won’t lead to cancer. Unless you feel lumps in your breasts and notice changes, you need not worry.
* It’s okay to machine wash your bras:
Yes, it is but only if you are washing them gently because otherwise you may end up harming the fabric and damaging the hooks with a regular machine wash routine. The best thing would be to hand wash and air-dry them for longevity.
– I agree that a lot of us just can’t go non padded to protect modesty. You can though opt for double layered non padded bras which protect your modesty and yet aren’t padded . You can also try soft cup bras which may or may not be padded but will surely not apply too much pressure on your breast like that of a normal padded bra.