TMI Post | My 2 Years Without Bras.
So, what exactly is the deal with going braless? Is it just a fad? Is this just some weird “Free the Nipple” thing? Keep reading for details on my entire experience going braless for two years!
This past year or so, I’ve seen a lot of debate about the health benefits of not wearing a bra regularly. I figured there have to be a lot of women out there wondering if this is the right move for them; especially women who happen to be slightly more gifted than others. Catch my drift?
I think I can offer a unique perspective for you to consider because 1. I’m a 34DDD and 2. I’ve seriously only worn bras a handful of times within the last two years. I can tell you from experience what happened to my girls. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
A lot of articles I’ve come across have said that not wearing a bra can help perk up your girls and alleviate some back pain associated with having a heavier chest. But was that really the case?……….Yes and no.
Let’s start from the beginning.
When I first ditched my infamous $90 boulder holders from Victoria’s Secret, I did notice a dramatic difference. Within the first two weeks, I had a lot less back pain. But oh man…. Your nipples become so sensitive that if someone sneezes in your direction it’s like you’re toting around two mini Mount Everests under your blouse. It’s rough. Really rough. You really need to take this little tidbit into consideration if you work in a corporate atmosphere or have a very physical job. Whether you know it or not, people do look straight at your nipples on a regular basis, and you do bang your boobs a lot more than you think.
I told you this would be ugly.
Aside from that, nothing much changed. At least not for a few months. After I had grown accustomed to not wearing a bra on a regular basis, I did notice that my boobs were a little perkier, and they certainly looked fuller, at least to me. At one point, my husband also noticed the fullness of my breasts when I was au naturale, but it was short lived and no other mentions were made aside from that one time.
After about a year and a half is when things started to go downhill. And man, did it happen fast. I started noticing ridiculous amounts of back pain when I was bending over. To explain, it hurt to sit for long periods of time, it hurt to do dishes, it hurt to do laundry, it hurt to shave. It. Just. Hurt. Keep in mind that my breasts hadn’t gotten any bigger in this span of time. In fact, I lost a cup size (because of weight loss, not because of the no bra thing, don’t worry). Still, that didn’t make a difference in the amount of pain I was experiencing. I honestly think it was worse than when I used strap the girls in every day.
On top of the back pain, I noticed that I lost a lot of volume in the top portion of my breasts. They went from looking like expertly placed melons to really lopsided pancakes. My nipples also followed suit and started to turn downwards. Now, I’m only 23, so I think it’s safe to say that my nipples shouldn’t be pointing to my toes just yet. So that’s a little concerning.
I think that if you’re smaller chested, you could totally get away with going braless; Maybe even benefit from it in the long run. However, for ladies with bigger girls like myself, I would recommend against it. At least don’t do it regularly. Even still, it’s rare for me to wear a bra around the house, but I’m making a concerted effort to wear them more often now to try and salvage my boobs. The adjustment is hard, but seeing my breasts change that quickly was even harder.
Let me know what you think! Have you gone braless for a while? Are you considering trying it? Share your experiences below in the comments♥Please also don’t be afraid to let me know what other kinds of lifestyle posts you’d like to see on this blog. I’m always up for suggestions!