Today’s article is going to be about bras, and why I dislike them, and why I don’t wear them, and why I believe that you shouldn’t either. So let’s get started. I have a few reasons to why I dislike them, and why I believe we shouldn’t be wearing them as women. It’s been playing on my mind for ages and something I wanted to share for a long time.
Reason #1. They are so fricken uncomfortable
They are tight and they just there, and you feel restricted, and they’re either too big or too small, or just really uncomfortable. How many times have you come home from a day out wearing an underwire bra, and the first thing you want to do is just take your bra off, because then you feel like you can be comfortable, you’re not really truly comfortable unless you have your bra off?
Reason #2. I can’t breathe
Reason number two, which may be fall under the category of number one as well, is that I can’t breathe when I wear it. I feel so restricted, and I feel like I can’t get a full breath in, it feels so tight all the time, and I can’t breathe.
Reason #3. Bras cut off blood circulation
Studies have actually shown that it cuts off your circulation. You can see when you take off your bra, the lines underneath. That’s all blood flow, important blood flow not getting to your skin and your flesh, and it is blocking your lymphatic system. And the lymphatic system obviously, as we all know, is very important for draining, and circulating, and removing toxins from your body. And you’re blocking the main ones in your exhilarating nodes under your arms. And that can cause breast cancer and it can cause toxins going to your brain and just so bad for you.
Reason #4. Breast cancer
It can cause breast cancer. There have been studies showing that it does link to breast cancer and others showing that it doesn’t link to breast cancer. But at the end of the day, what does every large company at their want that makes a commodity? They want your money. They just like any other company that just wants your money. So they’re probably making their own studies showing that bras don’t cause breast cancer. But you are blocking important lymph node, and that’s usually where breast cancer develops.
Reason #5. Bras are expensive
Why I don’t wear bras is because of this is so expensive. I remember last year, I’ve lost so much weight and none of my bras fit me. And I got to the point where I wasn’t wearing bras, and I thought “I should start wearing bras again”, because I thought that I had to. And, you know, if there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel feminine, and beautiful, and be sexy in bras and underwear, but at the end of the day, did society create that image for us, that we have to wear bras and underwear like lacy kind of staff to be a woman and feel feminine? You should be feeling feminine and beautiful naked, just going off what you have.
I had to buy a new bra, and that cost me like ninety dollars, because I have lost my weight. And that’s the thing breasts change so much, they change during your period, they change during pregnancy, they change during weight loss, through you hormonal changes, a lot of things that they fluctuate a lot. So yeah, it’s just a waste of money having to buy new bras all time.
How not to wear bras
I have thought of a few ways of not having to wear bras and ways that you can get away with not wearing a bra. And I feel like this is going to change your life.
So step number one away that you can’t not wear bras is get over it, everybody. It is just a nipple, just like a guy’s nipple, what’s the big deal. I grew up in Germany as a young child, and I remember going to the pool there, and everyone was just naked and going to the beach, and everyone was naked, and it was just liberating, no one cared. And then I moved to Australia, a little bit more United conservative, and getting your boobs out was a massive thing, like how dare you to show your breasts in public. It’s human body; it’s natural. What do you think we did thousands of years ago? Self-love as well falls under that, who cares what people think, love yourself and love your body, and embrace it, embrace your nipples, and your breasts, and they are part of you and the person that you are, and you’re a woman, and you’re beautiful.
So way number two that you can get away without wearing a bra is black clothes that are going to suit you and your body shape. Some people have smaller breasts, so they can get away with wearing anything really without a bra and making it look good for them. I have kind of larger breasts; I’m about a C cup now, and I just have to find clothes, like I wear a lot of loose dresses, a lot of shoulder and triangle con dresses that give me kind of a cleavage, but I can still not wear a bra.
Another way that you can get away with not wearing a bra is bralette. Now I absolutely love these; they are the best. It is super comfortable, really soft, and the elastic is quite large as well and not tight at all.
And another way to get away with it is by one of these bands. Not the sexiest thing, but they are really good, they just give you a little bit of shape, if you’re a bit self-conscious about showing your nipples and stuff. But they’re good; they are just a band that you can wear under anything, and you can get these in skin color like beige, white, black, gray, any color. They are super handy as well.