Someone sent me a link to this site, which has a most interesting premise. Called Bra Free, it pretty much gets to the point.
The good doctor, Elizabeth Vaughn, is not an ob-gyn. Sheâ€™s actually internal medicine and has lots of experience in emergency care. So the fact that she encourages her patients to go bra free is even more interesting. (Her reasons are mostly medical, but Iâ€™m focusing on the cosmetic aspect, of course.)
Iâ€™ve pored over her site and the links she supplies. While Iâ€™ve always been aware that bras do not specifically prevent sagging; the idea that bras actually atrophy our supporting ligaments is a new one for me. It makes sense. But the idea of someone with DDs needing to give her ligaments a workout is pretty amusing.
In the interest of improving my breasts, Iâ€™ve decided to go bra free (except for workouts) for a few months to see if I notice any positive changes. If my breasts start extending towards my knees, then Iâ€™ll know I did the wrong thing.
Although I liked to frequently go sans bra in my teen years, I became terrified of sag when I started stripping, so the bras stayed on. In my first week of bouncy freedom, Iâ€™ve realized that my wardrobe is geared towards bra-wearing. Iâ€™m rediscovering that poorly placed seams or buttons on a shirt equals torture. Another wardrobe problem are my t-shirts, specificallyâ€”white t-shirts. Getting groceries becomes a spectator event if I donâ€™t wear a jacket.
Dr. Vaughn does give practical advice on wearing clothing while not wearing a bra. Iâ€™m going to have to start following her advice because itâ€™s become clear that I either wear denim or flannel work shirts or resign myself to being moving entertainment.
I like the feeling of freedom and lack of restriction. Iâ€™m not fond of the jiggle (what woman likes jiggle on her body?), but my lover is. And based on many conversations with men, breast jiggle ranks right up there with actually seeing the breast, if not more so. Why? I still havenâ€™t figured out why knowing that breasts are capable of movement turns a man on. But it does.
So, gentlemen, if you want to make the world a more visually luscious place, pass along this link to all females you know. The concept is based on valid health concerns about breast cancer and restrictive bra-wearing. But I know your main attraction to the concept.
I have to wonder how many of Dr. Vaughnâ€™s male patients have discovered this site and have suddenly become hypochondriacs.
What would my (very busty) mom say about this? What sheâ€™s always said about the idea of going without a bra, â€œIâ€™d be arrested for having no visible means of support.â€