I think bras are a hassle; buying one is a chore and wearing one feels like I’m putting myself through torture because they are stupidly uncomfortable.
I don’t care what anyone says: there is no such thing is a comfortable bra—they are restricting and I don’t like the way they hug my around my rib cage.
After years of feeling compelled to wear a bra, one day I decided, “Fuck it. I’m done complaining, I’m not putting this thing on anymore.” This decision has been liberating and empowering. I made an autonomous choice for myself rather than following an arbitrary rule; a rule that deems your boobs as wrong and inappropriate.
You see, bras are not designed to your advantage and at the root it’s just another way to make women feel insecure about their bodies. They were designed to cover up the natural shape of your boobs to make them appear “larger,” “perkier,” or “ symmetrical.” To either minimize or maximize them and to conceal your nipples.
But, they offer NO benefit.
According to studies, “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra." "Not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast.”
It’s time to unlearn what society taught you: your boobs are not inappropriate or wrong—not the size, shape, color, or way the hang.
Don’t feel obligated to cover up your nipples and don’t let anyone make you feel insecure about how they look, because there is absolutely nothing wrong with your boobs.
Every single pair of boobs look different. None of them are wrong, right, better, or worse—they are all just normal.
The next time you are about to put on a bra, I want you to ask yourself, “Am I doing this for me? Or am I doing this because I feel forced to?”
Because darling, wearing a bra is your choice. This is your body and you get to make the rules.