Our Breasts

This blog is by people with breasts, for people with breasts. This blog is inclusive of all people with breasts, regardless of gender. It celebrates the beautiful diversity of breasts, of all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and races. Breasts are such an important and integral part of what makes us feel beautiful and sexual. 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! By sharing photos we are demonstrating how every breast is different, and in turn, we will be able to help people with breasts feel better about themselves, improve self-esteem, and show that yes, you are normal.


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:
Hey there, I'd just like to say that I absolutely love your blog! Unfortunately, I'm only 16, so I cant post, but it's been really helpful visiting your site! Can I access the answers other people have given in the survey? I'd love to compare them to the answers I gave?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Hi, I’m really glad that you’re finding my blog to be helpful :)

When the survey is complete and I’ve put the findings together I’ll be publishing it here for everyone to see. If you left your contact email at the end if the survey I will send it directly to you.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i have almost more then 2 cup size difference in my boobs and depresses me everyday i hate looking in the mirror
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
I saw an ask on your page about stretch marks. I have a scar on my hand and was told to use vitamin E oil (I got mine pretty cheaply from my local chemist) to soften the skin and reduce the appearance of the scar - it worked very well, the scar is hardly visible now. It said on the bottle that it can be used on stretch marks, too, so that may be worth a try. If nothing else, it makes the skin lovely and soft, but hopefully it will help those who want to reduce their stretch marks.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

HI! I was going to submit a photo but I realized I’m only 16 and can’t. I haven’t been sized in a while because I mainly wear sports bras but the last time I was sized I was somewhere around a 34D? My boobs are one of my favorite parts of my body even though I’m not too fond of the quite dark stretch marks covering them. They’re just so much fun to play with and jiggle around. I also didn’t even realize i had “puffy nipples” until looking at your blog all night. I think the puffiness is one of the cutest parts about my boobs though, glad I have a name for it now.

I used to be very self conscious about my boobs because I had “mosquito bites”, as my at the time best friend called them in front of a large group of people, while my friends had C and D cups. When they did develop they jumped from completely flat to a C cup in less than a year.

I just wanted to say your blog is great and keep doing what you’re doing because I know I’ve learned about my boobs just from reading your blog and I’m sure many other teen girls will too.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
so as i see a lot of ladies here with uneven boobs, i have a question for them. im too uneven (significantly uneven) and i only wear non-wired softcup bras mostly because they're cheaper and i don't need much support as im 32D. but the problem is, if the cup fits the larger boob, at the smaller side the shape gets pointy and does look awkward a lot, how do you guys solve this? should i buy bras that fit the smaller one? but then the bigger one will have to squeeze itself, help!!
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

It’s best to buy bras to fit the larger breast, and use the padding from a padded bra, or a chicken fillet to fill out the smaller one.

There used to be an online store which sold bras with custom up sizes but just checking and they are no longer doing that. There’s a big need for it, but I guess it’s hard to make it profitable.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 15 and I'm a 34 a. I wear a push up bra to look normal but when I'm with a guy and he takes my bra off I get really insecure and feel like they're disappointed. They are also a bit more triangular. Is that normal? Also around my nipple there is dots like when hair comes out of. I have a few hair around and it makes me self contentious is that normal?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Sigh….I know what really bad things I was doing at 15, which makes me cringe when I read things like this. My first bit of advice is to keep your bra on for a while longer. But I know that’s not going to happen. So then, when you do take your bra off, please know that the guys you’re showing them to are just as inexperienced and immature, so their responses may vary greatly. The thing about push up bras is that they do change the shape of the breast, often make them look bigger or give the appearance of sitting higher on the chest. Which is great if you like that kind of thing, but it’s kind of pretending you’re different to how you really are. Body appearance shouldn’t be important in a caring relationship. But if you’re just casually hooking up then it’s going to be very much about appearance, so bear that in mind.

Wearing push up bras means you’re buying into the whole bigger boobs are better bullshit. They aren’t. No boobs are better. Every breast size is perfect. A cup breasts are awesome. So are bigger ones. There is no “better”. There is only “different”. I know that kind of talk is against the overwhelming media and societal message that big boobs are more attractive, more desirable, more normal etc blah. But when you pare down those messages in advertising, fashion, media, cosmetic surgeons etc, it’s all about money and manipulating womens’ views about their bodies and their self-esteem for profit. It’s disgusting.

If you want to wear a bra, then why not wear one that fits well, accentuates your natural curves, is comfortable, and doesn’t pretend that you’ve got a body shape that you haven’t. What’s wrong with just being you?

Breasts do come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I’m not entirely sure what you mean by triangular, but I doubt it’s anything other than normal. Also the dots and hairs are nothing to be self-conscious about. Hairs on your areolae are very common, and the bumps/dots could be the hair follicles or your Montgomery Glands. All normal :)

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello, I've got these dark hairs on the edge of my areola and I'm really insecure about it. Do more people have this "problem"?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Preliminary findings from my breasts survey show that 49.74% of people with breasts have hairs on their areolae. If half of all people with breasts have hairs, is it really a problem? If so, who is to say that it is?

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
A few months back you commented to a woman about breast feeding. A baby should have part of the areola in their mouth as well. Just the nipple will hurt and should be deep in the mouth with the beginning of the areola at least as deep as the gum line.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Email Submission: “Hello! I just want to say that I love your blog and the empowerment that it has been giving its followers and especially me, and I am super appreciative of that. I’m normally not the type to openly display my breasts, but I do feel inspired to join the ranks of those that have, so here they are! I am 21 years old, and my breasts are sized 30E/32DD, and I just recently found this out; I’ve been wearing ill-fitting bras since what feels like the dawn of time. For a while, my breasts up until I was 16 were a B cup and were fairly symmetrical. After that, for some unknown reason (I’ve never been a mother), they just started growing, especially the right breast. I’ve been in denial about the size of my breasts and have been wearing C bras that were so ill-fitting that they actually gave me stretchmarks on my larger right breast. While I do love the shape and feel of my breasts, I really wish that my breasts were symmetrical, and I always feel wary whenever I’m wearing a bathing-suit or something that may show the difference.”

Email Submission: “Hi, okay so I’ve been embarrassed about my breasts. Though perky, they are very large. I’m a 34DDD and I have been since I was 16. My aunt went up to a triple k before she got a reduction! I don’t know whether I’ll get one or not but for the moment I love my boobs! So if you have a big chest, own it!”

Asker Anonymous Asks:
what do you think about going braless? i've heard of a french study that suggests bras make the ligaments in boobs go slack, hence making them saggy, but their is other research that says otherwise.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’ve read that too, and really don’t know. It makes sense that breasts are better bra-less. Bras are a relatively recent invention, and humans didn’t evolve to wear them. I prefer not to wear one just because I find them uncomfortable. When I get home, off comes the shoes, bra and pants! But I do wear them when I leave the house. I do think it’s personal preference, and if you want to go braless then that’s fantastic. Though I think they are important for sport. Otherwise it’s a societal and workplace expectation. 

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
is it normal to have such saggy breasts at 16? I have 34 DD and I hate them. I envy girls who can go bra less or wear a bandeau. Are there ways to make them perkier?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Yes that’s pretty normal. You mightn’t like it, and well, you said that you hate them. But it is normal and really there’s nothing wrong with your breast appearance. It’s a funny world we live in where we all envy someone else for the things they have. Smaller busted girls generally wish they had larger breasts (one of the preliminary findings from my survey) like yours. Busty girls envy smaller-breasted girls because they don’t get back, neck and shoulder pain. People with large nipples envy small. People with stretch marks envy those who don’t. Those same people wish they had breasts that were even-sized and not asymmetrical. The thing is, every one of those breasts are normal and attractive and nothing wrong with them. Just like yours.

As far as I know there’s not much you can do to make them perkier, short of surgery (which I don’t recommend). 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just found this tumblr and I'm almost crying out of relief. I've been (and still am) insecure about my breasts for as long as I can remember. This summer I'll be getting surgery and going from a EU 75F to a EU 75C (I believe its US 34DD to 34B) and I honestly can't wait. I've been insecure for forever and including the back- and neckaches, I can't wait till after the surgery. But still, this site is wonderful. Go breast acceptance!
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Thanks for sharing. I’m really glad that this site has helped you, and I wish you the very best for your surgery, a speedy recovery and a happy outcome.

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm the girl who wrote you about the Cosmo article making me feel bad. I read your response and I started to cry. I also read through your blog and responses about other women's tuberous breasts and cried again. You are the first person to make me feel like I was normal. I'm still scared I'll get rejected by men. I think women have a more sympathetic view on the situation, as well as an understanding about the differences in our bodies. But I feel so much better because of you. Thank you!
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Reading your post just put the biggest smile on my face. I’m so glad that you’re feeling better about yourself, but I imagine there’s a long way to go. Try to stay positive.

You will be pleasantly surprised, I think, about how sensitive most guys are, and how mostly they really don’t care. I mean that in a good way, in that you have breasts, and guys love breasts, so they will love your breasts. Because all breasts are awesome - beautiful, sexy and fun - and they don’t have their own. So try not to worry about what guys will think because I can tell you right now what they are thinking: they’re thinking they want to see them and get their hands on them ASAP lol.

Everyone has preferences for this and that, but for example, just because I prefer a glass of semillon doesn’t mean I won’t really enjoy chardonnay. And if I could only ever drink chardonnay I’d be just as happy (and intoxicated lol). The same way a guy may prefer A-cup breasts but will be just as intoxicated with your tubular-shaped breasts. Because they are breasts. And more importantly because they are YOUR breasts.

Keep your chin up, and chest out, and please visit here often for a self-confidence boost if you need it. Maybe one day you’ll feel confident enough to share your breasts here, to help other girls who may be feeling similar things, and to give yourself a massive self-esteem injection too :)

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hello, i'm doing the survey and there seems to be a few questions that arent very clear and mistakes (i suppose?) for example no. 23 has 2 answers twice?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

So it does, doh! Thanks for telling me. Which ones aren’t very clear?