Boobs, breasts, nipples, busts, whatever you call them, our boobs are full of interest and hold plenty of secrets.
Many people have less knowledge about breasts, or they receive incorrect information. So, how much do you know about your boobs?
Here are ten facts you probably didn’t know about your breast that would surprise and inspire you.
1. There are hairs around my nipples. Is it normal?
Having hair around your nipples is extremely typical and not something you need to stress about or consider removing if it's not bothering you.
So please don't worry. If you feel that the hairs affect the appearance or are more annoying, you can cut them off with small scissors.
But don't shave with a razor, and don't pull it out with tweezers, as this will increase the risk of ingrown hairs and follicle inflammation.
2. How heavy are the breasts?
Weight will vary depending on shape and size, even two women with the same cup size may have different breast weights.
An A cup size boob is generally 180-230g, and a breastfeeding woman’s breasts can weigh over 1500g! This is why girls with big breasts have backaches.
The Japanese branch of US lingerie company Genie has created a chart that shows the approximate weight of breasts by cup size. You can have a look at this.
3. What determines the size of the boobs?
Whether a D cup or an A cup, DNA plays the most significant role in determining the size of the boobs.
However, since a large part of the breasts is fatty tissue and density, size is also related to body size and weight. That also is the reason why your boobs will be one size smaller after loose weight.
When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, hormonal will change the size of your boobs and will get bigger than usual.
4. Over 85% of women wear the wrong bra?
Yes, less than 1 in 4 women are wearing it right.
Wearing the wrong one can result in insufficient breast support, which can lead to a range of problems, including poor posture, neck and back pain, and even affecting the nerves in the hands and shoulders.
In addition, the size of women's breasts before and after weight loss, before and after childbirth, and before and after menopause will not only show significant differences in size but also in firmness. Therefore, different supportive bra needs to be worn at different times.
It is necessary to try them on before buying a bra.
5. Are women satisfied with their breasts?
Most of them are not satisfied.
Less than a third of women are satisfied with the size and shape of their boobs, so many women have breast cosmetic surgery.
According to statistics, one of the most popular plastic surgery performed in the United States in 2021 was "breast augmentation," which was also the number one popular surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide in 2020.
6. Are both breasts symmetrical?
In a small study, 44% of women complained that one side of their breasts was significantly smaller than the other.
When nipple size and breast shape are also taken into account, up to 88% of women felt there was a significant difference between the two sides.
But studies have shown that breasts are not entirely symmetrical, and this theory is completely normal. Sometimes, they can even be a cup apart.
No matter what size, shape, color, or areola and nipple of our boobs, we need to take good care of them.
7. Why can't men produce milk?
Men do have the anatomy necessary for lactation (nipples, mammary glands, and pituitary glands). Still, they don't have mammary lobules in their breasts.
The breast is also an organ. The so-called "organ" means that it can perform a certain function, and the role of the breast is to secrete milk, which is produced in the mammary lobules.
8. Can nipple stimulation lead to orgasm?
Not common, but someone does.
It has been scientifically proven that the nipples and surrounding areas are covered with sensory nerves, and stimulating them activates the areas of the brain responsible for orgasm just as much as sex.
9. Does drinking coffee frequently make breasts more sensitive?
Yes. Caffeine can affect breast tissue and make your boobs more sensitive, but caffeine doesn’t cause breast cancer.
"Large amounts of caffeine can lead to changes in your hormone levels. This may lead to cyst formation and therefore tenderness," Dr. Jill Hechtman, MD, a board-certified OBGYN.
Some research shows that caffeine can increase pain sensitivity and tenderness in the breasts, especially in women with pre-existing fibrocystic breasts.
10. Is sagging breasts inevitable?
Yes. the reason for sagging is gravity. Of course, this is an external cause, and the internal cause is the relaxation of the suspensory ligament of the breast.
With age, the secretion of estrogen decreases, and most of the lactation glands and ducts degenerate or become adipose tissue. At the same time, the skin becomes looser, the breasts become less firm, and the breasts become sagging.
There's also news that while chest exercises can shape the pectoralis major muscle behind the breast tissue and help lift the chest wall, it can only make the chest look a little bigger at best.