As women, we possess one of the greatest body parts on earth: breasts. Guys love them, and so do we. Well, some of us. Not only do they look good, they are fun and pretty essential to have. Even though they are all of the above, there’s a lot to know about them. And ladies, just because they’re yours, that doesn’t mean you know all there is to know.
We all know that breasts can provide nourishment to tiny humans and whatnot, but did you know that smoking can cause your breasts to sag? Or how about the fact that the way you sleep can affect the shape and size of your breasts. Check out more facts about boobs that even you didn’t know!
Breast augmentation is the most common form of surgery. More than 300,000 surgeries are performed every year.
Have you ever noticed that one of your breasts is smaller than the other? You’ve probably seen this since puberty. Don’t fret. It’s pretty common and occurs in about 60-70% of women. The left one is usually the one that’s bigger.
The average breast weighs about 1.1lbs. But don’t get it twisted, breasts can be very heavy depending on their size. They can weigh anywhere from half a pound to 20 pounds. They are made up of 4-5% of the body’s total fat.
Saggin’ and Draggin’
We all hate saggy breasts, but unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about them. Over time, the connective tissue in your breasts is replaced with fat, causing them to droop down. Because boobs don’t have muscles, there’s no way to getting around saggy boobs. Sorry ladies. *insert sad face*
Not Your Size
9 times out of 10, you’re probably one of the 80% of women who are wearing the wrong bra.
The way you sleep can change the shape of you boobs. Be careful not to smush them.
Your breast area is prone to dryness more than any other area on your body.
The shape and size of your breasts change month to month when there are changes in your hormonal levels. More specifically, it happens during your time of the month and can change an entire cup size.
Smoking Leads to Sagging
For all my smokers out there, you may wanna slow down on the puffs. Smoking cigarettes can also cause your breasts to sag. This can happen because chemicals in cigarettes break down the body’s elastin.
Breast milk isn’t considered a food or drink but a tissue. It contains a ton of nutrients, hormones, proteins, bioactive molecules, and much more. Now do you see why people are so adamant about breastfeeding?
The more you know…
Original by: Ashlee Miller