As we know, October 13th is the “National No Bra Day” which was created to raise breast cancer awareness and money for further study of this subject. While some women cannot imagine their live without a bra, others avoid it as much as possible. Recently, there was a shocking discovery which will definitely make you think twice before putting on a bra again.
Scientists claim that wearing bras from a young age does not help support the chest, prevent breast sagging, nor reduce back pain. In fact, not wearing a bra promotes more tone and supporting breast tissue.
According to a recent study, wearing bras has negative effect on your health and provides no benefits at all. The study author Jean-Denis Rouillon conducted a 15-year research on the impact of bras in women between 18 and 35.
He told in an interview, “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.”
His study found that women who didn’t wear bras have perkier breasts. Bras, he claims, could hamper blood circulation and reduce breast tone over time.
There are also other professionals who agree with Rouillon. For example, Dr. Stafford Broumand told Refinery29, “For younger women, not wearing a bra will lead to increased collagen production and elasticity, which improves lift in a developing breast.”
The results have shown that wearing bra has no effect on supporting the breasts in younger women. Moreover, it has the opposing effect.
“So, clever him and stupid women. Except, wait. Rouillon isn’t any kind of expert at all, because he doesn’t have breasts. He reckons that “medically, physiologically, anatomically breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity”. But women don’t wear bras for medical, physiological or anatomical reasons. We wear them for psychological, aesthetic and practical reasons. Bras stop our breasts from wobbling about in a Don’t Forget for a Second You’ve Got Breasts manner, allowing us to forget them. Otherwise, we’d be cupping them in our hands every time we broke into a trot to catch a lift.
Rouillon says that his research shows the nipples of women aged 18-35 rose by an average of 7mm when they went braless. He fails to understand that one of the many comforting things about bras is that you rarely have to think about where your nipples might be. Women are encouraged to fret about their breasts enough. The last thing we need is some fool telling us that we need to think about them, and their welfare, a great deal more.”
To Burn or Not To Burn Your Bras?
Another medical expert who was not part of the study reports that not wearing a bra stimulates the production of collagen and increases the elasticity of the skin. However, scientists say that this should be taken lightly because the study included a small number of participants (330 women).
Therefore, we should wait for further research before deciding on burning our bras.