It’s safe to say that the world is obsessed with breasts. From finding a way to make them perkier to going under the knife to make them larger, boobs are often the topic of conversations, punch lines for jokes, and the subject of rumors. Over time, facts about breasts have been plagued with myths, and it’s time to set some clarity to those wives tales that have become embedded in culture.
Only Women Get Breast Cancer
Yes, men can also be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. In 2015, it was estimated that 2,350 in the U.S. would be diagnosed, while another 440 would lose their lives.
Gaining Weight Will Give You Large Breasts
This is sort of true. Breasts are made of fat, so when you gain weight, it’s assumed that breasts will get bigger. One has to take into consideration that everyone has a unique body type that distributes fat differently. While a woman may see her breast size increase, it may not be proportionate to other areas that have also gained weight.
Sleeping In Your Bra Causes Cancer/Makes Your Breasts Perky
The only thing sleeping in your bra may do it cause discomfort. It will not cause you to get cancer and won’t make your boobs perkier. As soon as you take your bra off, your breasts will go right back to where they’re supposed to be.
Doing Push Ups Will Lift Breasts
While push ups strengthen the muscles behind the breasts, they don’t necessarily do much for boobs themselves. When women see a difference in their breasts because of exercising, it’s because the chest muscles are being affected.
Breasts Should Be The Same Size
For most women, one breast is larger than the other. Many find it hardly noticeable, about one fifth of a cup size, and nearly five percent have a more dramatic difference.
Breasts Stop Growing After Puberty
Breasts will change throughout a woman’s lifetime. Puberty starts the process, but it certainly doesn’t end their. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and childbirth, and other mitigating factors will cause changes.
Breastfeeding Makes Breasts Sag
It isn’t necessarily breastfeeding that makes breasts sag, but the weight gain during pregnancy. During pregnancy, breasts get bigger, but the post-pregnancy weight loss makes boobs look deflated. It’s important to talk to your doctor about how much weight gain is healthy during your pregnancy.
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Men Only Like Large Breasts
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As much as people want to generalize what men are attracted to, we can’t lump them all into the same box. There are breast men, butt men, legs men, eyes men…the list goes on and on. If you don’t have large breasts, don’t worry. The man who falls in love with you will also love your small boobs.
The Pencil Test Determines Saggy Breasts
Many moons ago there was a theory going around that they way to determine whether or not your breasts were sagging was to use a pencil. The breasts were to be lifted and the pencil place under the breast. When the boobs were released and if the pencil was held there, then the woman needed to wear a bra because her boobs were sagging. Women everywhere with breasts that doctors wouldn’t consider to be anywhere near sagging thought that they’re boobs were doomed.