26 Fascinating Facts About Your Boobs You Probably Didn’t Know
Ready to learn something new about your boobs? Here are 26 fascinating facts about your boobs you probably didn’t know:
1. It’s totally common for one boob to be bigger than the other.
For most women, the left boob is slightly bigger than the right. Many experts believe this is due to the asymmetry of the immune system.
2. The biggest boobs in the world are natural.
Annie Hawkins-Turner is credited as having the biggest bra size ever. Her boobs measure 70 inches around. She wears a size 52I because her size, 48V, isn’t made.
3. The largest bra cup size is an O cup and the smallest cup size is AAA.
You might find that you wear a different cup or band size in different lingerie brands. This is why it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your bra sister size.
4. There’s a study that shows that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure and are more likely to want children.
While this doesn’t seem impossible, we’re not sure if we believe this study.
5. That same study also shows that men who prefer small breasts are more financially secure and less likely to want children.
What are your thoughts?
6. An estimated 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size.
7. Some women are able to orgasm from only nipple stimulation.
This is because nipple stimulation activates the genital sensory cortex and is processed much in the same way as stimulation of the clitoris, vagina, and cervix.
8. The average American bra size used to be a 34B.
Today, the average American bra size is a 34DD, according to data from lingerie retailer Intimacy.
9. According to a survey, the average UK bra size is now a 36DD.
Bra sizes in the UK have also increased in the past 10 years. In 2013, the average UK bra size was a 36C.
10. Over 4 million new bras are produced on average each day.
It’s no wonder there are so many bras out there!
Sagging is largely attributed to age and gravity, but your sleeping position might also have something to do with it. Most experts suggest sleeping on your back to maintain perky breasts.
12. Ever wonder how much your boobs weigh?
Bras have to be designed to support anywhere from 8 fluid ounces or less to 20 pounds or more! What would you guess for your boob weight?
13. The average woman will spend $4,000 on bras in her lifetime and own 16 bras throughout the year.
A well-stocked lingerie wardrobe has plenty of bra options: t-shirt bras, full cup bras, convertible bras, strapless bras, specialty bras, plunge bras, bralettes, and sports bras.
14. The lingerie industry made $13 billion dollars in 2016 and that number is steadily increasing.
That’s a lot of bras and panties! And chemises and robes…
15. You’re not alone if you’ve ever named your boobs.
11% of women have named their boobs, according to the first-ever Boobs Survey from Elle.
16. You should change your bra every day.
Your bras need a break in between wears. It’s never a good idea to wear the same bra two days in a row.
17. Men have breasts because every fetus starts out as female.
According to experts, fetuses don’t take on a gender until week 6. Another interesting fact about men? In a recent study published in the Journal of Scientific Medicine, 51.7% of men said they experienced enhanced arousal through nipple stimulation.
18. Humans are the only species to have permanently enlarged breasts.
Scientists have learned that other species of mammals only have enlarged breasts while lactating. Some believe permanently enlarged breasts are a gene mutation.
19. Your boobs are mostly made up of fatty tissue.
This explains why some of us go down a cup size or two when we lose weight. Aside from fatty tissue, your boobs also contain important connective tissues, lymph vessels, lymph nodes, nerves, blood vessels, lobes, lobules, and milk ducts..
20. Your boobs may continue to grow through your early twenties.
They reach their ‘growth spurt’ during puberty and typically grow through the early twenties. Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, weight gain, and other lifestyle changes can also change your bra size.
21. In the U.S., breast implants are the #1 cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.
An estimated 1 in 26 women has breast implants in the U.S. The average age of a woman who undergoes a breast augmentation? 34 years old.
22. Breast implants come with many health risks and dangers.
In the past 10 years, implant removal surgeries have increased. Some of the common risks and dangers of implants include: rupturing, leaking, infection, breast pain, loss of feeling in nipples, dissatisfaction, breakage, difficulty or inability to breast feed, and the financial burden of maintenance and replacement.
23. Boobs come in all shapes and sizes.
No two boobs are the same. Changes in breast shape and size can be attributed to puberty, losing or gaining weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, menstrual cycles, birth control, and menopause.
24. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Visit your doctor every year for a clinical breast exam (mammogram) and make sure to do breast self-exams at home. The survival rate is much higher with early detection and treatment.
25. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women.
Followed by lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Be sure to prioritize a breast self-exam and schedule an appointment with your doctor if you haven’t had a clinical breast exam in a year or more.
26. Men can be diagnosed with breast cancer too.
1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Though it’s considered a rare form of cancer for men, it’s still worth checking for in annual physical exams.