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April 12, 2013
I like to think I’m open-minded to new ideas. So, when I read yesterday about a French study claiming breasts would sag less if women went braless, I was intrigued. But, now I’ve had a chance to really study it. This has to be a hoax.
Let’s first start with a little reality check. We’ve all seen photos/video of existing cultures where women walk around topless. Were their breasts perky, firm and full? Of course not. So, right there, this study is contrary to what we know to be true.
If you’re a woman and you’ve ever experienced breast bounce then you know – it hurts! Yet this study is claiming that women who went braless experienced a lift in their breast apex, and reduced back pain. In my blog from a few years ago regarding breast bounce, Dr. Joanna Scurr found that our breasts move in a figure 8 while running, and that constant downward breast motion was found to be very painful for women.
Another important fact (that older women probably remember), is that sports bras are a rather new invention. Before they were created, women with large breasts could not comfortably compete in sports. Now, with the many sports bras available to women, more and more large-breasted women have become active and participate in sports. No longer is there concern about controlling breast tissue during active exercising. So right there is one great argument for wearing a bra.
Wearing the right bra style and size can actually make you look thinner and more youthful. So, like the right style of clothing, bras makes us look better.
Now, let’s get into the physiology of breasts. There are no muscles in your breasts. Thus, there is no exercise a woman can do to bring her breasts up once they start to sag. Our breasts are held in place by our Coopers Ligaments. Ligaments can stretch, but they can not constrict. So, it is just counter to reality for this study to conclude that women who went without their bras saw their breast apex lifted by 7 mm each year. (See diagram above.)
Bottom line: leave it to a man to tell us we don’t need to wear a bra.
For more reliable information regarding breast bounce, see Dr. Joanna Scurr’s research in the UK regarding this topic.
Posted by TE at 2:24pm
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November 14, 2012
David Beckham was “caught” in his underwear recently in L.A. by a bus of tourists. Why? He was in the middle of a photo shoot for his H&M underwear brand. Beckham and other hotties of late have been posing in their skivvies such as Justin Beiber and Thom Evans.
Actually it’s a nice change of pace to see men objectified while wearing underwear. And even nicer to learn that roughly 2/3rds of men’s underwear is selected and purchased by women.
That’s right. Moms, girl-friends, wives and maybe even sisters are making men’s underwear decisions for the men in their lives – according to UK’s Daily Mail online newspaper.
Even better, women are giving their men an underwear overhaul. Gone are those awful tightie-whities with the shield-like crotch cover that always bags and look half-open most the time. And, gone is white. In its place women are selecting trunk style underwear in a
variety of colors and with a great contrasting waistband. Also trending up in men’s underwear is the new fabric technology called “stayfresh” which prevents odor.
Ladies. IF you’re buying underwear for the guy in your life, know that you’re not alone. For the women not… maybe you should! And, with Christmas coming along with all our HisRoom sales at 25% off right now, it's the perfect time!
Posted by TE at 6:45am
October 29, 2012
Kudos to Stella Boonshoft for seemingly overcoming the pressure women face to look perfect by showing herself in a bikini to the world! I'm sure this took incredible bravery on her part, given the extreme standards women today save on auto repair are held to by the media. Recently,
Stella unveiled photos of herself in a two-piece bandeau suit on her blog, The Body Love Blog.
The New York college student has become the voice of women hoping to overcome their own body issues and her campaign has been a success. Stella has gone viral with her bikini pictures with millions views on Facebook and even an appearance on The Today Show.
I applaud Stella's efforts for going against the norm and trying to inspire
women to love their bodies no matter their shape.
Posted by TE at 5:58am
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