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.


Visit My Other Body-Positive Blogs
Large Labia Project
Real Women's Bodies







For a few days now I have been talking with a completely beautiful 20 year-old girl who has for ten years been struggling with body issues, including worries about her small breasts and her large labia. Through years of emotional abuse from her parents she has built up such a negative opinion about herself that she finds it extremely difficult to comprehend when people tell her that she is actually pretty wonderful.

She finally built the courage to take photos of her body, so she could look at herself objectively, and she very bravely shared them with me. For the record she has nothing whatsoever to worry about, with a normal, attractive and remarkable body, with gorgeous breasts and among the most beautiful labia I have seen. This was the first time she had shown her naked body to anyone, and I’m very privileged to have been entrusted with that.

I was crying while replying to her, and I’m teary now writing this, because it just breaks my heart when I talk with the most amazing, lovable, kind-hearted and utterly beautiful people just like her who cannot see those things in themselves. Everyone else on the planet can see it, but they have a distorted picture of themselves that they can’t get past. I just want to cry. I hope that one day my tears will be happy tears because girls just automatically embrace and accept their bodies, and we can all just get on with living and loving ourselves, and others, for who they are inside where it really counts.

And to you, beautiful 20 year-old girl, I hope that you read this, and start to believe.

Emma

I’m seeking the ongoing assistance of suitably qualified people in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, ob-gyn, midwifery, breast care and general medical / family medical practice to provide advice and opinions for site visitors who may otherwise be unable to seek help on their own. Ideally you will specialise in or have experience with or body issue disorders, such as BDD, and have experience in dealing with adolescents. If you would like to offer your help, please email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com for more information.

Emma

Email Submission: “I’m 24, 32C, and never had noticeable breasts until after my pregnancy. I breast fed for only a couple weeks. I’ve had both my nipples pierced twice, but I’ve not had them redone since having my baby. I’m still self-conscious about the size difference and nipple appearance, and I’m considering breast augmentation within the next few years. Mostly because I love bubbly boobs, but we’ll see if I still find it necessary to my self esteem. Side note, I love my stretch marks.”

Do you want to see blog submissions from people with the same bra size as you? Well I’ve made it easier by adding a tag cloud, which you can find in a menu link, as well as at the bottom of the home page. And of course in the post here.

Email Submission: “Hi Emma, I love what you’re doing with your blogs. I hope you can help me too. I’ve been meaning to add a picture for a while but have always been too scared. But I saw you ask for girls with puffy nipples. I don’t know if you’d say mine are like that. But the thing is I think I have tuberous breasts and I’m so disgusted and embarrassed by them. I also have awful stretch marks. Plus I’m a little over weight which doesn’t help with how I feel about my body. I usually wear sports bras so I don’t know my bra size. I’ve never shown anybody before, I’m 19, and really want to be with boys, but I’m worried boys my age will think I’m gross and laugh at me. I really want to think I’m beautiful but it’s so hard! Your blog is helping though. One day I will feel better. I have to keep telling myself that. So thank you!”
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Thanks for contributing. I know how brave you need to be to make yourself so vulnerable when you’d feeling down about your body. Your breasts look fine to me. If you’ve been reading up about tuberous breasts you’ve undoubtedly mainly seen websites of cosmetic surgeons. they use terms like tubular breast deformity - terms designed to make you feel bad about yourself, and to make you think you have a problem. You don’t! There’s nothing wrong with breasts like yours. They looks fine and are very attractive. Nobody would ever laugh at you. Guys love boobs. Why? Because they are boobs, and boobs are awesome things :)

Stretch marks are a kind of sucky thing we all have to deal with, and most fade away in time. The good thing is that everyone has them, some more than others though, but it’s a normal thing that happens to us when we have rapid growth, e.g. through puberty, or with weight gain. I wouldn’t worry about them.

I’m glad this blog is helping you, and I hope that being here will make you feel at least a little bit more confident about your body. We’re our own worst critics. I can guarantee you that there are many people who will find your breasts to be attractive. Maybe seeing your breasts here, in a completely different setting, and among so many other breasts of all different shapes and sizes, will help you change your thinking.

Chin up.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is there somewhere where people can message you privately? I'm quite self concious about a few things and would really like to tell you so I don't feel like I am wrong.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Yes I can be contacted at ourbreasts@gmail.com
Emma

Email Submission: “Australian 12D. My left breast is far smaller than the right. And I have little bumps on my nipples an get hairs on them. When I was young I shaved the hairs not knowing of the consequences, and now I get ingrown hairs that leave little marks on them. But I like the veins. And they’re soft. And my breasts are quite sensitive to touch. So I’m okay with them.”

Hi Emma!

I’m 17, and my boobs point outwards, sort of take on an oval shape, and my puffy nipples didn’t help with my insecurities either. I’ve seen my friends’ nipples a few times before, and theirs always seemed to stay ‘erect’ whilst mine remain pointed and soft and puffy unless I’m really cold or something. 
However, after browsing through this blog, and receiving your helpful and comforting words, I now understand that everyone really is different.
I’m a whole lot more confident with my body and I thank you so much for that! x
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I’m so glad to hear that and you should know I’m always here to help. You’re beautiful and above all NORMAL and have nothing at all to be insecure about. Celebrate how wonderful you are and be confident that you’re just as beautiful as all of your friends. Thanks for adding your story :)

Emma
xo

Are you having a tough time? If you are struggling with self harm, an eating disorder, depression, having suicidal thoughts, or just need to talk to someone, please reach out to counsellors at one of the services listed on this page. They are ready to help and want to hear from you.

If you are, or someone you know is, in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

Email Submission: “Hay Emma, I saw your post about puffy nipples, wondering whether mine were like that. I think so. Always thought they looked a bit weird myself. Is anything wrong with them? Also have stretch-marks on my breasts which I hate, but what can you do huh? 19years old female, 10C.”________________________________
Thanks for writing and yes your nipples are what’s commonly called “puffy”, or really it’s your areloae that are. They are not weird, rather they are actually beautiful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them at all - health-wise or aesthetically. Lots of people actually love nipples just like yours (kind of a fetish - try Googling it). And you’re definitely not alone.
Stretch marks suck, but the thing is that we all have them to some degree. I know I certainly do. It’s just a function of our skin types and result from rapid growth, either through puberty, or through weight gain or pregnancy. It kind of sux, but it’s just part of life. They usually fade but never really go away. Try Cocoa butter, which has been rumoured to help, and worst case is you’ll have lovely soft skin. Some people swear by Bio-Oil too.
Thanks for sharing and responding to my call!
Emmaxo

Email Submission: “Hay Emma, I saw your post about puffy nipples, wondering whether mine were like that. I think so. Always thought they looked a bit weird myself. Is anything wrong with them? Also have stretch-marks on my breasts which I hate, but what can you do huh? 19years old female, 10C.”
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Thanks for writing and yes your nipples are what’s commonly called “puffy”, or really it’s your areloae that are. They are not weird, rather they are actually beautiful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them at all - health-wise or aesthetically. Lots of people actually love nipples just like yours (kind of a fetish - try Googling it). And you’re definitely not alone.

Stretch marks suck, but the thing is that we all have them to some degree. I know I certainly do. It’s just a function of our skin types and result from rapid growth, either through puberty, or through weight gain or pregnancy. It kind of sux, but it’s just part of life. They usually fade but never really go away. Try Cocoa butter, which has been rumoured to help, and worst case is you’ll have lovely soft skin. Some people swear by Bio-Oil too.

Thanks for sharing and responding to my call!

Emma
xo

I recently ran a poll on my other blog, the Large Labia Project www.largelabiaproject.org, to see whether visitors and contributors to the blog wanted to see male comments published there. Like on Our Breasts, I rarely published what guys had to say. The poll though showed that 86% of people with labia who contributed to or visited the site wanted respectful and encouraging male comments shown, but on a separate page. This has now been added to the LLP.

Should the same thing happen here? Please let me know what you want by taking this poll. Women or people with female breasts only please. No CIS male responses will be considered.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
not only do I have a large labia that I have learned to love but I have an inverted nipple. though my insecurity for my lips have decreased, I'm worried that if not only the boy may think my vagina is ugly but my boobs are also small and I only have one nipple. would it be a good idea to talk to my mom about it for reversal? I'm only 15 and not sure if it will affect my Health or if it's too early for surgeries
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

largelabiaproject:

OMG inverted nipples are awesome! And I’m not the only one who thinks so, so don’t worry about it. By all means talk to your mum, but just as part of a general discussion. You may find that she has an inverted nipple too.

Inverted nipples are NOT a health problem and they don’t present any more of a problem to future breastfeeding than any other type of nipple. In short, you’ve got an amazing, fascinating, unique and fun body part that people will love.

As for your labia, well they are normal, and almost all guys love all labia, so you have nothing to worry about there either. Read this - Male Opinions Regarding Female Genital Appearance: Survey Results - which proves my point.

Are you normal. YESSSSSSS! Do you need any surgery? NOOOOOOOO!

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma Do you think small breasts are attractive? I'm a 34A and feel insecure and I don't feel very feminine because of how small they are. I'm scared that people will laugh at me.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Yes I do think small breasts can be extremely attractive, in the same way I think medium sized and large ones can be too. Basically boobs are attractive because they are boobs! And all breasts are fantastic, feminine, beautiful, welcoming, nurturing, sexual, sensual and utterly wonderful creations. And that sentiment is shared by many, many people. Why would anyone laugh at you for having a normal body with beautiful breasts? Large or small, it doesn’t matter one little bit.

Emma

Are you in Sydney, Australia, or located nearby? If you are a site visitor or contributor and would be interested in being photographed for an art gallery exhibition about breast and labia diversity, please let me know. I’ve talked a photographer friend of mine into putting this together. The photos would be anonymous close-ups of your breasts and your vulva if you’re comfortable doing that. There could also be a book produced depending on how the exhibition goes. If you’d like more information please email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com. Emma