Bras and women have a troubled connection. A great bra might provide fantastic support and shape but on other days, bras can stab you and cause discomfort. Numerous studies over the years have found that wearing a bra may not be physiologically, anatomically, or psychologically necessary and may not significantly benefit your health (keep your breasts young and healthy). They might not be the most comfortable though, depending on the sort of cloth used to make them.
To raise awareness of breast cancer, ladies are asked to forego wearing bras on October 13 of each year. The first No Bra Day was celebrated on July 9, 2011. However, after three years, it was relocated to October, on the thirteenth day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here are six benefits of going braless at least for a day:
· Improved breast skin condition
Regularly pressing dirt and perspiration against the skin of the breasts while wearing a bra can clog pores and irritate the skin, especially beneath the breasts. If you’ve ever worn your sports bra a little too long after a workout, you may have felt this irritation, even though it is more typical in women with larger breasts. Going bra-free allows the skin to breathe more easily, stay clear, and be free of any potential irritants that could cause pores to clog.
· Increased blood flow
Long periods spent wearing a bra can feel restrictive, smothering, and plain uncomfortable. (If you concur, raise your hand.) Bras can reduce blood flow to the muscles in the back and chest, which can lead to pain and discomfort. One of the main benefits of forgoing the bra is that you can improve the blood flow to your upper body. Those aching muscles from wearing a bra are history!
· Enhanced breast form and muscular tone
Fear of their breasts sagging without the added support provided by wearing a bra is one of the main reasons why many women are discouraged from giving up their bras. I’m here to tell you that this is wholly untrue.
· Gradual comfort improvement
Many women are so used to wearing a bra that they feel utterly exposed when they go braless for the first time. Take it from the girl who hasn’t worn a real bra since 2017 (apart from special occasions and holidays): after you get used to it, you entirely lose the discomfort and feel more at ease and liberated overall. You won’t ever want to wear actual bras again since it is so unpleasant.
· Not wearing a bra can strengthen your breasts
Rouillon discovered that not wearing a bra strengthened women’s breasts in the same study. Long-term consequences of not wearing a bra revealed that additional muscle tissue developed to act as a natural support system. According to Dr. Seshandri, the breast tissue must be raised against gravity by the body’s pectoral muscles. Therefore, don’t use the weight equipment at the gym; instead, discard your bra.
· It may also make them perkier
Your breasts appear “perkier” when you’re without wearing a bra because of all the additional muscle. According to Rouillon’s research, women who didn’t wear bras often had their nipples elevated 7mm higher than those who did. But according to Dr. Seshadri, it all depends on the size of your breasts. Wearing a bra, she notes, “may slow down the process of sagging if your breast size is higher.”