A bra can be one of the most uncomfortable pieces of clothing that a woman wears. They pinch, they itch, and they are tight and confining. Oh, and don’t forget that they are impossible to get the right size! Some women wear them to bed even though they are so uncomfortable simply because they want to keep what they have on their chest as perky as possible. Marilyn Monroe slept with a bra on for this very reason.
New research shows that taking that bra off overnight can actually help you. The study was done over a span of 15 years, with 330 French women. The results found that wearing a bra does not prevent sagging or help to ease back pain any more than if you ran around with your breasts flopping about in your shirt. In fact, this cloth prison that you keep your breasts in may be doing more harm than good! The research showed that a bra may actually cause more sagging as your breasts are not meant to fight gravity.
In taking measurements during the research, they found out that not wearing a bra actually strengthens the muscles around the breasts and the nipples sat just a bit higher and were more proportionate. Some women should not go braless however as the deterioration of their muscles has already begun and there is nothing that can stop it other than plastic surgery.
Even though this study and its findings may have some people excited to take their bras off and burn them, most will not listen. Research has shown that a woman who doesn’t wear a bra to work will have a much smaller chance if any of becoming an executive in their company. The study only focused on 18-35 year olds as well, so they can’t see yet what their futures will be like.
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