Yes, for my first few months without a bra I was in pain.
The first thing every woman asks; “Doesn’t it hurt?” or , “Maybe you can live without a bra, but without support my tig ol’ bitties hurt .”
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There are extenuating circumstances, of course. But unless you have a hypothyroid , major weight, or other medical issue, it’s way more likely that you just have wimpy pecs, bra.
No judgments though. Around 10-12 years old most women start wearing support so our pectoral muscles are never given a chance to properly develop.
Doctors conducting this five year study of large breasted women found bras actually contribute to back pain by shifting the weight to the shoulders. Apparently about 80 percent of participants decided to stop wearing bras since it rendered them symptom-free , after this study.
I mean sure, for that upcoming jump rope championship keep a sports bra around and a few frilly pretties for playtime, but women have managed to thrive without this “necessary” device for most of human history.
You might not want to go cold turkey if you’re gonna fly free,
If you wean those puppies off the bra it will be easier.
On weekends I started by not wearing mine and began lightweight extension weight training. It’s tough, but helps you target specific muscle groups (like the pecs). (Tip: The weights I had for resistance work were too heavy , but I found soup cans to be the perfect alternative that I can control to the ounce.)
To see the full story on the benefits of going braless please visit the original post here. This excerpt was published with permission from Elephant Journal.