How do my breasts look? Not.

Grand Rapids just held a fund-raiser to fight breast cancer.  “Bra’s Across the Grand” raised $23,000.  That’s fabulous!  With this action in the picture, I’m wondering if they were making a statement about the fact that tight fitting or wrong fitting bras are one of the known causes of breast cancer?  In other words, “hang your bra out to dry and leave it there!”


When I first saw this I thought, “I guess they’re just trying to bring attention to women’s breasts.  You can’t exactly hang pictures of women’s breasts in photos across the Grand River” Although there are plethora of them on the porn sights 24/7 I’m sure.  Men sure spend an inordinate amount of time staring through the 2 layers of shirt and bra or shirt and camisole to figure out the details of what a woman’s breasts look like.  Don’t ya just love that?  Oh, here, let me stare at your crotch to figure out the details of your “stuff”.  Guys might not admit it, but some might mind that.  The women I know do mind having their breasts stared at in public.

I love my breasts.  I fed my son with them…very adequately!  But I don’t want a man to decide whether he’s going to spend time with me SOLELY on the details of my breasts or whether he’s going to have unlimited access to them like a suckling child.  And lately, on the dating scene, it kind of seems that way whether they admit it or not.  To be fair to the men, I will say this.  There is a difference between how a guy looks at them if he’s emotionally attaching to you and how a guy looks at them if he wants to use you.  The one fellow I’m “a bit fond of” here in town looked at them like they were Thanksgiving dinner and he hadn’t eaten in a month.  It was endearing actually and sort of cute.  Other guys I want to deck when they “grab a peek” but couldn’t care less and don’t know me at all.

I didn’t know until about a year ago that bra wearing had been studied and it was found that that choice is a cause of breast cancer.  It is well known that it restricts the LYMPH flow in and around the armpit.  Even if the bra fits well, it is form fitting and is “holding you in”.  This is not unlike the men wearing briefs!

Remember the whole boxers vs. briefs debate that came up in the 90’s?  I remember a Seinfeld episode making light of it.  LOL.  This WebMD article elucidates what I’m referring to.  Doctors recommend that men never wear briefs because it lowers the sperm count in the testes.  They suggest boxers or nothing.  It takes 10-11 weeks for men to produce sperm.  It goes on to say men should wear nothing, often, when they are at home.

Mercola is a fairly well known health site.  In this article, it does indeed say that physicians and researchers agree that the very “pretty”, hip, mod, under wire, tight fitting bras are one of the causes of breast cancer, as is aluminum in anti-perspirant.  I never buy that stuff.  That’s like anti-biotics.  Who is against perspiring/anti-perspiring?  And who is against all bacteria and life in the body?/anti/biotic (Bio means LIFE).  There are a couple brands that are just deodorant.  It’s worth hunting for.  And of course your diet affects your body smell and your cancer risk.  Eat across the color spectrum with fruits and veggies, low saturated fat, and low or no processed foods.

Women’s bodies are not less important than men’s.  Women’s healthy breasts are just as important as men’s healthy testes. The way a woman’s breasts LOOK is no more important than how a man’s “stuff” looks in shorts or pants hanging loose or in boxers.  The equivalent of a woman wearing boxers would be a camisole under a blouse.  Women should not wear tight fitting bras!  Just like men should not wear briefs.

Bras vs. Briefs-Not.

Camisoles vs. Boxers-Yes

Blowing in the wind vs. Blowing in the Wind-Yes!!!!!!   It’s all pretty.    Hehehehehehe.


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