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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Lots of people are starting my breasts survey but a high percentage aren’t making it all the way to the end. Is this you? I’m worried that there are technical problems with the survey preventing people from completing it. I know it’s long, but if there’s some other reason that you haven’t been able to complete it, I’d really like to know. Please leave a comment here or email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com. I’d really appreciate your feedback.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I was just reading the latest issue of Cosmopolitan. I usually don't, but it was sent to me for some reason, so I flipped through it. There's an article about a women who has tubular breasts. I thought maybe it would be an empowering story about a woman who overcame her insecurities and upset and persevered. But no, it's another story about how ugly they are and how miserable she was until she got corrective surgery. That's great for her, but it makes me feel hopeless. No one will ever love me.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Try not to let one person’s personal story, and magazine editorial with its own agenda, affect how you think of yourself. There are many people, myself included, who think tubular breasts are really cool. Not just because they are breasts and frankly all breasts are brilliant, but because tubular breasts are really beautiful, fascinating and attractive things all by themselves. It’s hard when you do feel hopeless, but do know that things aren’t as bad as they seem.

To think, too, that love is linked to the appearance of your breasts is just not realistic. Sexual attraction is often a factor in starting and building relationships. The good thing is that you ARE sexually attractive. Love will sometimes follow as a relationship grows, and at its core it has nothing to do with physical appearance. When you think about it, all people are is a mind and a soul in a bag of skin. We fall in love with the mind and soul, not the body. Sure, the skin is a pretty cool too, but it’s not what is important.

Emma

I just want to say to the girl who was asking about surgery on the NHS - it is possible! ……

Would you be willing to talk privately about your experiences to another site viewer in need of advice? Please email me at ourbreasts@gmail.com and I’ll put you in touch.

Emma

Small and special: 18 year old, 12A breasts

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just want to say to the girl who was asking about surgey on the NHS - it is possible! I went to the doctors a year and a half ago about my asymmetrical breasts and now I'm going to be having surgery next month. It's a big decision and it's not right for everyone but it's worth thinking about if you find it effects your confidence and self-esteem so much.
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 14 and I wear a 36 b. I weigh about 178 and I have stretch marks all over. On my breasts, sides, arms, inner thighs, and my back. I want them gone so bad. Is this bad?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

Stretch marks are annoying and a pain in the butt. Most people have them to some degree; some more than others. They are very common for teenagers to have especially during rapid growth. While you mightn’t like them there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. Stretch marks will often fade over time and may become more white or the colour of your skin, so not as noticeable. There’s not a great deal that can be done to get rid of them but if you’re really concerned then see a dermatologist for any available treatments.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you know if breasts' shapes are different depending on the women's race?
ourbreasts ourbreasts Said:

No, but that may be a finding from my survey. I doubt it though.

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: