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:
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

Asker Anonymous Asks:
My right nipple s inverted only very very slightly, I don't know if it even counts. but my left is more noticeably dimpled inwards. I always thought that this was because when I was 12 or 13 I did something really stupid, thinking that my early breast was like the spots on my face, and when taken to with a pin the white stuff on the surface would come out. I regret doing that now, but do you think it could have affected my nipple permanently? I don't recall them being like this before.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

I’m no expert, but I very seriously doubt that it had anything to do with it. You didn’t do anything wrong, apart from probably hurting your nipples at the time (ouch!) so stop worrying. Your nipples are exactly the way they were designed to be ad are perfect for your body.

How do they react to stimuli, like cold or sexual arousal? Do they pop out by themselves? They don’t have to to function as intended, including when breastfeeding.

Emma

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I’ve recently had quite a few messages from girls worried about inverted nipples as well as what are often referred to as “puffy nipples”. It saddens me because they are awesome. I’d like to show how normal and beautiful they are. If you have puffy nipples or inverted nipples (something like the pictures here) then I’d like to hear from you, either as a text submission or with photos of your breasts. Thanks all.

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Emma

I’m planning to update the look and feel of this blog, and it’s sister site, www.largelabiaproject.org. If you have experience with graphic design and designing for Tumblr, choosing and editing Tumblr templates, and are willing to donate your time and expertise, please email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com

It’s not a paid gig but your work will be credited and I’ll be ever so grateful :)

Emma

This story comes from a wonderful young woman I’ve had the pleasure to talk to for some time now. After badgering her to do it for about a year LOL, she has finally agreed to post her experiences with her own body image, and about having the courage to speak up and challenge the way genital anatomy was being taught at her school. I really applaud what she’s done, and am so proud to know such a brave and pretty inspirational person. I hope her story will help inspire others to say that female bodies are diverse, and not always as shown in the sex-ed text books.

To my beautiful friend, thanks so much for sharing this :) xo

Emma

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Email Submission: “I’m 16 years old and I’ve felt bad and embarrassed about my labia for as long as I could remember. Growing up, I’ve never been told to explore my vulva and what it’s like. I hit puberty early and developed earlier than most girls around me. By the time I was nine and had gotten my first period I did notice a wrinkly feeling between my legs. My mind raced with ideas. As the naive child I was I thought I had an infection of some sort. Unfortunately I didn’t share it with my mom or anyone because I grew up in such a conservative household.

When I was 15 we started a swimming segment in physical education as well as sex Ed in health. Now we teenagers either dread ex Ed or find it funny. I felt a little bit of both. I found it dreadful that the teachers stick to this idiotic method of telling us ” sex is bad, don’t have sex or you’ll die” speech. I found it funny that they believed we’d take that advice, but anyways, one specific part of sex ed was focusing on the anatomy of the female genitalia. The inside and outside (vulva) of the vagina. We were handed print out sheets of the vagina will the parts labelled. Looking at that paper I could see the general resemblance of my vulva to the model’s. But at the same time it was totally different. My lips don’t tuck in the ways hers did. I have what I would call a fat pussy lol, my outer lips are thick and meaty, my inner lips are wrinkly, long, and thin. After class I told my close friend how I was confused about my vulva and she showed me the Large Labia Project online. It was so unreal to me seeing all these testimonies so similar to mine. I always wanted to be a mom one day but was fearful of sharing my “ugly” vagina with anyone, much less a gynecologist.

A few classes later I feel a sense of empowerment to speak my mind. My conscious is fighting myself:

[‘Should I tell her what I saw? Is that too graphic? Will they associate it with porn? How can I word this?’]

Without thinking any more my hand shoots up. My teacher calls on me.

[‘Oh god, oh god. Why did you raise your hand?! Too late now.’]

I meekly say, “you know, I find that my vagina doesn’t look anything like hers [the textbook model]. My lips hang out kinda…I don’t know if I’m the only one but yeah…….”.

My voice fades out and I feel so many eyes on me. I’d like to add that the class WAS co-ed, making me feel even more embarrassed and awkward. My teacher gave me a short answer: “well, that’s normal. It doesn’t have to look like hers.”

In swimming the following day I struggled to push myself out of the locker room. Ugh, I felt like all the boys were trying to get a peak of my goodies. Little did I know that they weren’t as immature as I thought. I went to a small private school so there were only a few of us in a class, about ten. I saw them as my brothers and they saw me as a sister. So I confronted them briefly and asked that they don’t hold what I said over me. They said it’s okay and that I was pretty damn brave for sharing.

Since then, I’ve been talking to Emma from time to time, she’s become a friend and a hero of mine. At first I was reluctant to share this experience but I don’t want any other girls to have to feel the way I did. Hope this helped someone in some way ;)”

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

Email Submission: “I really love what this project has going though. It’s great to see how much body diversity there is out there.
I’ve never posted a topless photo of myself, so this is pretty embarrassing for me, but oh well. I’m 18 years old, and I’m a 34DDD/E. I’ve always hated my body, especially my chest. In the past two years I’ve gained around 50 pounds, and a lot of that weight went to my breasts, not really helping my distaste towards them. I used to be a 32B, but even then they were not, in my opinion, aesthetically pleasing. I have really weird areolas: when I’m comfortable they’re huge and my nipples are flat, but when I’m cold they get tiny and my nipples get erect. I don’t even know if that’s normal or if I have some sort of problem. Anyways, after gaining all that weight my breast have become really saggy and are covered in stretch marks. I have constant back pain because they’re so heavy, and they’re a constant burden. I’m currently saving up to get a breast reduction/lift, or possibly even a mastectomy. I haven’t decided yet. Sorry for the negativity, I just have really poor opinions about my breasts/myself in general.”

Email Submission:I really love what this project has going though. It’s great to see how much body diversity there is out there.

I’ve never posted a topless photo of myself, so this is pretty embarrassing for me, but oh well. I’m 18 years old, and I’m a 34DDD/E. I’ve always hated my body, especially my chest. In the past two years I’ve gained around 50 pounds, and a lot of that weight went to my breasts, not really helping my distaste towards them. I used to be a 32B, but even then they were not, in my opinion, aesthetically pleasing. I have really weird areolas: when I’m comfortable they’re huge and my nipples are flat, but when I’m cold they get tiny and my nipples get erect. I don’t even know if that’s normal or if I have some sort of problem. Anyways, after gaining all that weight my breast have become really saggy and are covered in stretch marks. I have constant back pain because they’re so heavy, and they’re a constant burden. I’m currently saving up to get a breast reduction/lift, or possibly even a mastectomy. I haven’t decided yet. Sorry for the negativity, I just have really poor opinions about my breasts/myself in general.”
Email Submission: “This is my 32B breast.I believe I hate it because of all the sexy big boobs girls online and how men find them attractive.
And I live in an Arabic country. It sucks to be a slim girl here. I get a lot of negative comments cuz most girls are curvy here.
I’m thinking about having a boob job. And I know it’s stupid especially for a girl like me who thinks that the brain is the most attractive thing in the person. But I can’t help it in this situation. As soon as I get enough money I am planning to do it.
And thanks for your blog because it does encourage people.”_______________________________________________
If only there was something I could say to convince you that surgery is completely unnecessary. Your breasts are beautiful and perfect just the way they are, and any man who doesn’t love them, because they are yours, is not deserving of you. Culture shouldn’t determine how we feel about other people, but unfortunately it often does, and has since time began. I don’t envy you feeling you have no option but to have a boob job. I hope you can develop the self-esteem though to resist the negative feelings you have about your breasts, and realise that you do have a beautiful body, as well as a beautiful mind.
Emmaxo

Email Submission: “This is my 32B breast.I believe I hate it because of all the sexy big boobs girls online and how men find them attractive.

And I live in an Arabic country. It sucks to be a slim girl here. I get a lot of negative comments cuz most girls are curvy here.

I’m thinking about having a boob job. And I know it’s stupid especially for a girl like me who thinks that the brain is the most attractive thing in the person. But I can’t help it in this situation. As soon as I get enough money I am planning to do it.

And thanks for your blog because it does encourage people.”
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If only there was something I could say to convince you that surgery is completely unnecessary. Your breasts are beautiful and perfect just the way they are, and any man who doesn’t love them, because they are yours, is not deserving of you. Culture shouldn’t determine how we feel about other people, but unfortunately it often does, and has since time began. I don’t envy you feeling you have no option but to have a boob job. I hope you can develop the self-esteem though to resist the negative feelings you have about your breasts, and realise that you do have a beautiful body, as well as a beautiful mind.

Emma
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Email Submission: “Hi Emma, I’m 19 and my breasts are 34C Australian. I love my breasts but I’m not in love with the bumps on my nipples. I know they are breastfeeding glands and all but still, I don’t like the look. They are really sensitive though which is a big plus! My boyfriend thinks they are pretty great too. I’d like to know what everyone else thinks.

Thanks for making this site. It’s really an eye opener. Loving all the breasts!”

I have started to feel more confident in myself, thankyou to this blog!

I have started to feel more confident in myself, thankyou to this blog!

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

submitting again. my breasts are a 30F/32E. I have really grown to love them. Tell me what you think xo

My 30F sized bosom. Love em

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey, I can't send pictures because i'm underage, but I haven't seen breast with stretch marks on it on this blog yet... I have a lot of stretch marks because I'm tall. I heard a lot of people talking about stretch marks after pregnancy but seing my friends at the pool made me realise that I was one of the only girls with stretch marks all over my body. It always made me feel really unconfortable. Is it repulsive or frequent to have stretch marks on your breast at my age? :/
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Most girls and women have stretch marks, and they tend to show up on the breasts, thighs, hips, and bum. I won’t go into the details of how and why they happen, but it’s enough to know it often happens during times of rapid growth, like during puberty, or with weight gain. Stretch marks at first may show up as reddish or purplish lines that may appear indented like a groove and have a different texture from the surrounding skin. Fortunately, stretch marks often turn lighter and almost disappear over time. While they generally will fade, they will not vanish completely. You can’t make stretch marks go away. I know, the “over time” bit doesn’t help with low self-esteem right now though either.

There are a conflicting ideas about what does and doesn’t work in helping get rid of, disguise or minimise the appearance of them. Although there are tons of creams and other skin products on the market that claim to eliminate stretch marks, the truth is that most are ineffective and often costly. Some think that lotions, creams or other products can cover stretch marks up, and use creams with a retinoid, such as Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac or Differin to try to help them fade. Retinoids are thought to work by increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin. I don’t know if this works. Pregnant or nursing women, however, shouldn’t use products that contain retinoid. Although you may see creams containing peptide advertising the ability to repair stretch marks, there is little evidence to back up that claim.

Some people swear by Bio Oil and cocoa butter. It probably can’t hurt to use it - the worst case is you’ll have lovely soft skin.

Some people find that sunless self-tanners can help cover up stretch marks, or use make up to disguise it. Not such a useful idea if you’re in a bikini spending time in the water.

For extensive stretch marks, laser treatment can be a potential option, but not advisable as a teenager. Different types of lasers work best on distinct types of stretch marks. A dual laser approach may be best to take care of all your marks. You will see results in three to five sessions, but the marks will not go away. They may be too faint for anyone to notice but you, however. If you’re wondering how painful the treatment is, just be prepared for some mild bruising and swelling.

In the main though, you should know that you’re your own worst critic, so try not to worry about them. Nobody else will. And most people have them anyway.