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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.

why is one of my boobs 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.

biggest bra size

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.

what is the largest bra size

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.

scientific facts about breasts

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.

why do some guys prefer small breasts

What are your thoughts?

6.  An estimated 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size.

bra fit problems

And suffering from the back pain and discomfort that comes along with it. If you’re wearing a bra that’s too small or too big, it’s time for a bra fitting (it’s free!) from one of our experts here.

7.  Some women are able to orgasm from only nipple stimulation.

can nipple stimulation make you orgasm

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.

average bra size in america

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.

average bra size

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.

how often should bras be replaced

It’s no wonder there are so many bras out there!

11. Wearing a bra to bed won’t prevent sagging.

does not wearing a bra makes your breasts sag

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?

how much do 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.

how many bras should a woman own

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.

bra industry statistics

That’s a lot of bras and panties! And chemises and robes…

15.  You’re not alone if you’ve ever named your boobs.

funny boob names

11% of women have named their boobs, according to the first-ever Boobs Survey from Elle.

16.  You should change your bra every day.

how often should you change your bra

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.

can men have breasts

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.

why do women have 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.

what are boobs made of

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.

boobs stop growing

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.

breast implants number 1 cosmetic plastic surgery

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.

breast implants risk 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.

normal bra size

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.

breast cancer diagnosis

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.

breast cancer mortality rate

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.

male breast cancer statistics

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.

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a writer and content manager at Parfait Lingerie. When she's not writing about lingerie or trying out new marketing tools to share on Lingerie Success, you can find her shopping for vintage dresses, drinking green tea, and exploring beautiful SoCal.

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