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:
those little glands all around my nipples constantly have blackheads. any suggestions?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Montgomery glands are sebaceous glands which means they produce oily secretions. Blackheads then are normal. Don’t squeeze them or use those strips. Maybe try a mild facial cleanser? It mightn’t be good for your nipples though. It might be best to just leave them alone.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma :) I love my breasts, I have no problem with them. But my nipples, they have this yellowish thing at the tip? If I rub a towel on it it comes off and there's a little space there. I stopped doing it because it hurt/was unconfortable to do it. Is it normal? It's not discharge, since it's hard. Do you have any idea what it is?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’m far from an expert, but it sounds like it’s some kind of dried discharge. Unless you’re pregnant, you should probably see a doctor. Though nipple discharge can be caused by something serious, from what I’ve read the conditions causing it to happen are usually easily treated and not to worry about. But do get yourself to your doctor for a check-up. All the best.

Emma
xo

Email Submission: “19 y/o, USA 34C. Hey Emma, I’m the one who talked about being insecure about my puffy nipples. So here are my breasts and all their flaws! I’m most insecure about my large, puffy, outward pointing nipples. I hate the way the give my breasts a triangular, almost ‘ski-slope’ shape.

But I’m fighting through my perfectionist tendencies and trying to love them :)

Thank you for all that you do.”

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Im 16 and I have tubular breasts. They are the cause of why I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression bc they made me very self conscious. I want to have surgery on them when I'm 18 but It costs a lot so I hope to get the operation on the NHS and I would like to know if anyone else had the operation on the NHS in the uk as it would stop my worrying. Also, I need to tell my mum but I'm not sure how to as I'm extremely uncomfortable talking about these kind of things, how should I tell her? X
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Well here’s the thing, tell me what’s wrong with tubular breasts. Be objective about it, and not use words like “I just hate it and the like”. It’s hard to point out, without emotion, what’s wrong with them and needing fixing. I’m no psychologist so I won’t get into talking about psychological disorders apart from saying I have depression and anxiety too, for different reasons. What you might greatly benefit from is talking to a psychologist who has experience in Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Talking to your mum is a great idea, though how you do it depends on your relationship with her. My advice is to do it when you’re both calm and not in an emotional state. Remember that mums are just people too who have their own ideas, prejudices and don’t have all the answers. But whatever you do you’re going to need support. Does she know about your feelings towards your breasts, and your mental illness?

If I could ask the males on this sight a question: what do you think of puffy nipples? I’ve always been so insecure about them…but right when I started to accept myself, I started dating my current boyfriend who I can tell is NOT sexually attracted to my breasts. It makes me sad because I feel like it should be a big part of any sexual allure but he doesn’t even take my shirt of during intercourse :( I feel gross and ashamed.

What does everyone think?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I submitted my breasts a little while ago and I didn't know my breast size. I thought I was somewhere between a 12C and 14B and I just had no clue, well I was remeasured. I'm a 10DD. Completely shocked, goes to show just how much your body can change within 2 years. To everyone out there, please get yourself remeasured regularly. A great fitting bra makes all the difference.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Have you ever really looked at your vulva?

Lots of people with vulva really don’t know what they look like between their legs. It’s a bit hard to understand that you’re normal and beautiful if you haven’t ever really looked. The thing about vulva is they are amazing. All of them. Every single one. All of the details are gorgeous - the folds and ripples and creases and folds and colours and how the skin moves and is textured. Just looking down doesn’t give you a very good perspective. To really get a good look at your vulva you need a mirror.

A 15 minute challenge for you

I want you to get to know your vulva better. Get yourself a hand held mirror, or position yourself in front of one so you can sit or lean back comfortably with your legs spread wide apart. Take off your undies, and start to look at your vulva. Touch it, spread your lips apart, pull back your clit hood and look at your clitoris. Feel your labia majora and open them up. Do the same with your inner lips, stretch them, look at them. Look at your vaginal opening and spread it open. Look inside if you can. Look at your anus. Really have a good look and take in all of the exquisite details of your vulva and your crotch and bum. When you take the time just to look, and see, you’ll start to appreciate how beautiful you are. Masturbate and watch as your vulva physically changes from at rest, to arousal, and then orgasm. Take note of all the changes you see, in the shape, colour and texture of your vulva. And apart from the joy of coming, start to appreciate the magic that happens to your body.

This will be a difficult challenge for many people, especially those who harbour fears or inhibitions about their vulva. But believe me, if you’re one of those people you will get the most from this. It might take more than one try to start to appreciate yourself. So please try this for 15 minutes every day for a week, and see how your feelings about your vulva change.

I want as many people to try this, and to write back and tell everyone their experiences and whether it helped them better understand their vulva, using the Ask or Comment link on the Large Labia Project, or by emailing me at largelabiaproject@gmail.com

Will you do this?

Asker nstsyet Asks:
to the girl with the 28gg size: my wife is 32 gg and it's not always easy to find the right bras and do all different kinds of sports. for bras try bravissimo (at least that's what they are called in uk), they also have swimwear and you can get dresses and tops and so on via their brand pepperberry. i really hope i spelt that all right :-)
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Hi, if you’ve tried to do my survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SM3JN2G but had had problems completing it, could you please do me a huge favour and let me know what happened? I may be able to fix it, or learn how to make it better for next time. Please email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com or use the Ask or Comment link.

Emma

For my beautiful friends Kayla and Savannah. Love you both Emma xo

When you look in the mirror and see bumps on your areolae, or if you’ve seen them on other people or in photos, relax, everything is normal. You’re looking at what are called Montgomery glands. In these photos of my areolae you can see the little bumps clearly. some people have more than me, some less.

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Inside the areolae and sometimes the nipples are sebaceous and sweat glands called Montgomery glands. Sebaceous glands are tiny glands in the skin that secrete an oily/waxy matter, to lubricate and waterproof the skin. Montgomery glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) which help to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected, especially when nursing. Sometimes these glands are hidden beneath the surface of the areolae, and other times they are more prominent, forming small bumps on the skin. Technically these bumps go by the unflattering term of Montgomery “tubercles”, but for short it’s easier just to call them Montgomery glands without the need to get all specific. The skin over the tiny surface opening is lubricated and tends to be smoother than the rest of the areola. Sometimes overactive glands can get blocked and there may be a white discharge or substance in the openings, a bit like a pimple. Nothing to worry about.

These bumps can be present all the time, or become more prominent and raised when the nipple and areola are stimulated, and especially pronounced during pregnancy. The number of glands varies from woman to woman, usually averaging from 4 to 28 per areola.

Montgomery glands are particularly important when breastfeeding. They secrete a fluid which not only help to lubricate the nipple and areola to help prevent dryness and cracking, but it also has an odour similar to amniotic fluid (the fluid inside the placenta that surrounds the unborn baby inside the uterus). This helps the baby figure out who its mum is and how to respond to her. Babies respond to the smell by making licking and sucking motions, and stimulates their appetite. It also acts as a kind of GPS so babies know where to latch onto when nursing. How awesome is nature?!

So if you have or see bumpy areolae, don’t worry, you’re looking at a great part of our normal, amazing anatomy.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
im 14 and a 28GG and i absolutely hate it, i cant do any activities and any shirt i wear makes me look amazing obese and its horrible
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’m sorry to hear that, it must be hard to deal with. I can’t sensibly comment as I’m much smaller, so can’t imagine what you experience.

Big boobed girls reading this, what strategies or advice do you have? Bras? Clothes? Sports?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 19 and a 32AA is that too small?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

No not at all! Small breasts are so beautiful and perfect in every way.

Asker ladyvulpix Asks:
In regard to the girl asking where to buy bras in small banded but large cup sizes such as 28FF or 30E Intimacy is a great place to start. The have both store locations, and an online website. Most bras run true to size so as long as you have a correct measurement you should be good to go. They offer warranty on their bras for the elastic and are great to do business with. h t t p : / / m y i n t i m a c y . c o m /
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

You’ll need 25 minutes, a ruler and be prepared to get topless so you can measure your nipples!

If you do participate, please complete the survey to the very end. I’m sad that so many people haven’t finished it. A complete survey is really important to get a comprehensive view of what our breasts look like and how we feel about them.

Emma