Although there’s been a rise in body positivity and self acceptance over the last few years, women are still made to feel insecure about their bodies by the media. One of the most common physical attributes women are made to feel bad about are their breasts. Women are frequently made to feel that the smaller their boobs, the less attractive they are. Which is ridiculous!
Not only are small breasts beautiful too, but they come with some surprising benefits you may not have been aware of. So if you were looking for a few more reasons to love your boobs, here’s ten.
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1. Button up shirts are your friend
Okay, so you might not be tearing through shirts like the incredible Hulk, but that doesn’t mean the buttons on your blouse won’t spontaneously burst open from time to time when you have big breasts. Much to the delight of small breasted women, this is rarely a problem… Although sometimes having too much fabric in the chest area is.
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2. Straps Aren't Your Enemy
If you’re endowed with a large chest, then you know how frustrating it can be to wear seat-belts and messenger bags because the strap either forces its way into your cleavage, or pushes your boobs awkwardly apart. With small breasts, on the other hand, the straps (for the most part) lie comfortably and women don’t have to fear wearing cross-body bags.
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3. They Always Have Your Bra Size In Store
Looking for a 36-DD? That’s too bad, because unless you shop online, they can be very hard to find. The smaller the cup size, the easier it is for to find a bra (especially if you’re looking in the discount bin). Not only is it easier to find a fitting bra in Montreal, but it’ll be easier to shop for a small sized chest if you travel abroad too.
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4. You Can Wear A Strapless Bra, Or None At All
Thinking of wearing that beautiful strapless dress that’s been sitting in your closet all winter? Then you better hope to hell that your strapless bra can hoist 35 pounds of boob without you having to rearrange it all night. For smaller breasted women, not only do their bras have to work half as hard to keep everything in place, but if their breasts are small enough they may not even need to wear one.
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5. Your Back Hurts Less
If you have big breasts then you’ve had the misfortune of suffering from lower back pain as a result at some point in your life. Back pain is one of the main reasons women undergo breast reduction surgery, so next time you’re complaining about your A cups, just remember people pay to be your size.
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6. They Can Feel More Stimulation
When it comes to having sex, small breasted women can count themselves lucky. According to a study, women with smaller breasts feel more sensation because they don’t have as much fatty tissue as they do glandular tissue. So if you were thinking of getting porn star sized implants, maybe think again.
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7. Sleeping Is Easier For You
There’s a few reasons why having smaller breasts equal a better night’s sleep. The first is that you can sleep on your chest, or comfortably cuddle your significant other, without crushing your boobs. The other reason is that women with bigger breasts tend to show signs of sagging faster and, as a result, are encouraged to wear bras to bed at night. And there's nothing worse than wearing an underwire with your pajamas.
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8. You're Less Of A Target For Sexism
While all women have experienced some form of sexism at some point or another, it turns out that it happens more often to women with bigger breasts. According to a study, men who associate bigger breasts with more attractive women also associate these same women as being weaker. And people say there’s no such thing as patriarchy…
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9. Exercising Is Easier
If you have big breasts and love to workout then you know everything from yoga (good luck with those forward bends), rowing (you’ll suffocate yourself in the cleavage), to the treadmill (have fun with the chaffing and constant bouncing) can be a pain. Whereas women with small breasts have less headaches with working out and even less trouble stuffing themselves into a sports bra.
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10. They Can Help Fight Breast Cancer
Well, not exactly. Having small breasts doesn’t help fight breast cancer per say, and there’s no correlation between breast size and the chances of getting breast cancer, but according to Cosmo it can improve your chances of detecting it in its early stages. Because smaller breasts have less fatty tissue it makes it easier for doctors to detect lumps the second they appear, rather than only detecting lumps once they’ve grown.