A breast is just another organ, and a bra is just another piece of clothing. Not my words (sometimes, mothers do know best!), but i totally, fully agree. Why do people get all embarassed and shy about these things? Sheesh.
UPDATE: This is an interesting read, “The Purpose of a Bra“:
“A mistaken popular belief maintains that wearing a bra strengthens your breasts and prevents their eventual sagging. But you sag because of the proportion of fat and tissue in your breasts, and no bra changes that”
Gosh. Those lying, somofbitches, money-greedy, torture-inducing, bra companies!
“Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow. The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn, will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage. Thus, wearing a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage, so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the breast.”
A serious issue to this; bras increase the chances of breast cancer? I’ve never heard this before. Something to ask a doctor one day.