10 Things To Know About Breasts

We call them many things. The twins, the girls, and a whole slew of other nicknames. But how much do you really know about your breasts? From bra sizes to breast implants, there are many interesting things that you may not know about your breasts.

Breast Fact 1: Breast Augmentation is the Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure in the Country

Last year, breast augmentation leapfrogged Liposuction for the top spot with over 330,000 procedures performed according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Breast Fact 2: Breasts Come in Many Different Shapes & Sizes

Not all breasts are created equal. They come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes. In fact, the Guinness World Record for largest natural breasts belongs to an Annie Hawkins-Turner of New York, whose around chest-over-nipple measurement rings in at an astonishing five feet!

Breast Fact 3: A Woman’s Breasts Are Often Not Quite Identical

If your breasts are uneven, don’t worry, that is completely normal. In fact, most women have one breast is larger than the other by a fifth of a cup size. One of the top reasons for breast augmentation is to correct breast asymmetry.

Breast Fact 4: Our Bras are Fairly New

The bras we have today were not created until the 1920s by Maidenform founders, Ida and William Rosenthal. Before the invention of the bra, women were lacing up their corsets.

Breast Fact 5: Women Are Going For Larger Cup Sizes

According to a recent survey by lingerie retailer, Intimacy, the most popular bra size is now a 34 double D. Just 20 years ago, the average was a 34B. While the popularity of breast augmentation procedures may factor into this change, it may also be due to…

Breast Fact 6: The Majority of Women Are Buying the Wrong Cup Size

Intimacy’s study also found that 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra. There are professional bra fittings and new at-home kits to help women into a proper fitting bra.

Breast Fact 7: Many Women Experience Breast Pain When Exercising

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, nearly one in three marathon runners experience breast pain. The chances are, if your breasts are a little larger, then exercise like running can be a difficult task. Women who suffer from macromastia (the medical term for overly large breasts) struggle with exercise and are more at risk of obesity. Many women seek out breast reduction to resolve these issues and the patient satisfaction ratings for the procedure are superb.

Breast Fact 8: Breasts Move Around A LOT

The reason breast pain occurs with exercise is because of the vigorous movements that occur with the breasts. When you run, your breasts tend to move in a figure-eight and can travel up to eight inches in either direction. This is why it is always important to wear proper support.

Breast Fact 9: Women Are Typically Unhappy With Their Chest

According to the International Journal of Sexual Health, while most men were satisfied with their partner’s breasts, about 70 percent of women were unhappy with their breasts because of issues with size or drooping.

Breast Fact 10: Getting Breast Implants Can Mean a Better Sex Life

According to a 2012 survey by RealSelf, 61 percent of women said that they are now having more sex after receiving implants and 70 percent said that their sex-life satisfaction had improved.

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