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Women wearing bras from bra ads during the 1950s and 1960s.

FREE Chapter: Breasts & Bras

There’s hardly a woman in Western culture who doesn’t have at least a couple of bras, including a favorite one or two for when she wants to feel extra sexy. She can also make a sexual statement by not wearing a bra. And what teenage boy doesn’t equate success in dating with whether a girl let him put his hand under her bra?

Yet bras haven’t been in existence for long. Before the 1920s, women were quite skeptical about them; they preferred to wear corsets. As for bras being thought of as cute or sexy, that wouldn’t happen until World War II. Learn about the fasinating history of the bra in this fun chapter.

For a look at the evolution of men’s underwear, give this free chapter a look!

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Illustrations by the incredible Daerick Gross, Sr.

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Close up of a woman's chest while she is pulling up her shirt. One breast appears to be larger than the other.

A Woman’s Breasts Are Usually Not the Same Size

More than 90% of women have breasts that are different from each other in size, shape, or position on their chest. It’s usually the left breast that’s larger, and in almost 25% of women, the larger breast is at least one cup size bigger than the other. This can make bra shopping an even bigger challenge.

Over the course of a woman’s lifetime, her breast size will change up to six or seven times.

Also, a woman’s hormones influence almost every aspect of her breasts. This is why it’s perfectly normal for women’s breasts to change in consistency and sensitivity from week to week during each menstrual cycle.

The photo above is by Lee Meier from Portland Oregon. If you need a professional photographer for a wedding, portrait, Z-card, or for a special occasion or event, contact Lee at Mono Graphics Studios.

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Couple with man holding a woman from behind, showing both of their breasts.

Men’s and Women’s breast tissue is more similar than we think

Until recently, scientists believed that a major difference between men’s and women’s breasts is that men’s breasts do not have the capacity to develop lobules and milk ducts. These are the structures that make it possible for women to nurse.

However, male-to-female transexuals who are taking a certain combination of drugs have been able to produce copious amounts of breast milk and have successfully breast feed babies. So while drugs alone can’t change a woman’s clitoris into a penis, the right combination of progestin, estrogen and domperidone can change a man’s breasts into fully functional female breasts.

Also, women who have a condition called AIS (where they have male pattern XY chromosomes instead of XX chromosomes) have a good chance of being able to nurse a baby if they take domperidone. So the potential to develop fully functional lobes and ducts seems to be there regardless of a person’s sex.

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