I will never forget the day I criticized my mom for not wearing a bra. It was evening and she had had a long day at work. She was doing something in the kitchen and I saw her nipples slightly poking through her shirt. I remember feeling grossed out
Fast forward many years later, and I’m a hypocrite. I almost never wear a bra.
It’s embarrassing to say that I once found hard nipples as something disgusting or immoral. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come into my body. I’ve learned to become friends with it and accept it for exactly how it is. In that process, I’ve let go of the Puritan mindset that sex or showing your body is a sin. Even if I never really thought it was a sin per se, the idea of wearing a bra to hide
I wish I could say that now that I’m braless, I am also fearless. However, it would be a lie to say it’s a happily ever after ending. Now, if I feel uncomfortable being sexualized, I will wear a loose shirt or put my long hair over my nipples. Maybe one day it will be something I don’t consider.
Let’s switch gears and talk about why I changed from being a bra nazi to a hippie, braless girl in the first place.
Like most things in life, I don’t remember there being a certain day I shunned bras. I’m sure it was a slow transition to liberation. I just remember feeling like I was being suffocated and constricted all the time. I began to go out more and more without one and realized how good it felt to be free all day. I didn’t have to wait until I got home from work to “relax”. I could feel this freedom all day.
I don’t want to brag about the freedom too much. I know some ladies with big boobs don’t have the degree of comfort that I would have. So I understand when boobalicious ladies cling to their bras.
However, we need to examine the risks of that decision before you decide to keep this habit in 2019.
Dangers of a Bra
- Although many sites will argue against this, there have been numerous studies proving a link between breast cancer and wearing a bra. It is true. And although these studies did not control for all other factors, there was such a large correlation that you can’t ignore the facts. The important thing to keep in mind is that correlation does not mean causation. So just because you wear a bra often, doesn’t mean you will definitively wind up with breast cancer. There are other factors at play. Also, keep in mind that the longer you wear a bra and the tighter it is will affect this. It comes down to the processing of toxins in the lymph nodes. If they are so tightly squeezed, the toxins cannot be easily flushed out, leading to health issues.
- Wearing a bra can increase sagginess. Ok, this is not the end of the world. But I think even most feminist girls agree that they don’t want their boobs hanging down to their knees. It’s a mistake to think a bra will help you in this respect. Wearing a supportive bra allows your chest muscles to work less and atrophy over time. This means you’ll be a bit perkier when you toss those over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders out the window. And in my personal experience, I believe this is true.
- Hardwire is a
hardkiller. Technology these days is out to kill us and our boobs. *shocked face* Apparently, the metal in our hardwire bras can absorb and amplify the intensity of radiation coming from our phones and other EMF emitting technologies. I don’t know about you, but going braless sounds pretty good right now.
So this free-feeling, hippie act isn’t for you? Just be sure to wear bras for a shorter amount of time. When you’re home, the bra needs to come off! You can also take better care of yourself by wearing looser bras that don’t have hardwire. Be gentle and take care of your precious parts!