According to the results of a 15-year study in France published Wednesday, bras provide no benefits to women and may actually be harmful to breasts over time.
The researchers claim that women who don't wear bras develop more breast tissue that help hold their boobs up. Of course, I am not too sure they were investigating the right demographic. Apparently, they only studied women aged 18-35, and the study makes no mention whatsoever of breast size. Here's one 28-year-old woman who participated:
"At first, I was a little reluctant to the idea of running without a bra, but I got started and after five minutes, I had no trouble at all," Vercellotti said, according to the Agence France-Presse.
Of course, you didn't, honey. Because, first of all, you are 28. Your boobs are not yet so pendulous that they could give you 2 black eyes if you jog up and down too much. Also? I'll bet any amount of money you are a size A.
|I rest my case.|
Look, after reading this article, I spent several minutes topless, staring into my bathroom mirror and examining just exactly what muscles and tissue support my breasts. (Hey, I'm unemployed now - I have the time.) Believe me, if you are a size C or more, there simply isn't anything in place to hold those things up. Blame it on poor design, if you will. And haven't these researchers ever seen those National Geographic pictures of old women living in primitive tribes in Africa or South America? Their boobs are hanging DOWN. And, believe me, it's not because they were sporting Bali minimizers for the greater part of their lives.
Gravity, folks - it always wins.
[Photo of young Somali mother and babe by Mrs. Charles K. Moser. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]