Healthy breasts don't need "support." Noses don't, either. Or ears. Or arms. If you put your left arm in a sling for six weeks, on the first morning of the seventh week, you'd need "support" for that arm, because it would have lost all muscle tone.
Bras are false need. They promise to give you support, prevent back aches and perk up your breast, but on the contrary it causes the opposite. Bras provide no benefits to women and may actually be harmful to breasts over time.
Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports medicine specialist from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon in Besancon, France, published a study that shows that wearing bras may not prevent women's breasts from sagging, and may in fact increase it.
The 15-year study involved 330 volunteers between the ages 18 and 35. Researchers measured their breasts using a slide ruler and a caliper and recorded any changes throughout the study period.
Women who did not wear bras had a 7 millimeter lift as measured from their nipples each year. Their breasts were also firmer, and their stretch marks faded.
"Wearing regular bras prevented the growth of breast tissue, which lead to deterioration of the muscles that support the breasts." says researchers at StickeeBra. "If you wear an adhesive bra without straps, wires and bands, the muscles are worked-out more." [HuffPost: Do Woman Need Bras? French Study Says Brassieres Are A ‘False Necessity’]
"Wearing a bra has no medical necessity whatsoever", says Susan M. Love, M.D in her book 'Dr. Susan Love's Breast'. This is similar to the myth that women supposedly need corsets to support their stomach muscles.
Either your bra is too tight or loose, it’s not going to give you any advantage or benefit. When a bra is too tight, the pressure created by the straps and bands put pressure on the nerves, muscles and blood vessels around the shoulders, upper back and rib cage. This will lead to pain, headaches, and numbness to your arms.
If you wear a larger bra, it isn’t going to make it better. A Lose bra doesn't support the breasts efficiently can lead to postural problems, such as rounded or hunched shoulders, as the woman will naturally sit and stand awkwardly to compensate for her unsupportive, ill-fitting bra. This will lead to digestive problem such as heartburn and IBS. [Cosmopolitan: Your bra could be making you ill]
In a 5-year study by Ryan EL, large-breasted women removed the weight of breasts from their shoulders for two weeks, either by going braless or by wearing a strapless bra. Only one woman chose a strapless bra and all the others went braless.
The researchers monitored the women for muscle pain and tenderness. After the study, 79% of patients decided to remove breast weight from the shoulder permanently because it rendered them symptom free! [PubMed: Pectoral Girdle Myalgia in women: a 5-year study in a clinical setting ]
Breasts need to move. To jiggle. If yours are being slammed around during vigorous exercise, causing pain, then you need to wait until your breasts have recovered from years of bra-wearing before you can go completely bra free during strenuous exercise.
Just as pubescent teen girls' breasts were "trained" in training bras, to need support, yours can be trained to no longer need support.
Some women have reported that exercising on mini-trampolines, bra free, helped them recovered from fibrocystic disease, monthly breast fullness, and tenderness.
If you stop wearing a bra, you may have temporary breast discomfort. Some women who throw their bras away find that they have increased breast pain for a few days. This is most common among women with larger breasts. Use bras without under wires and straps first, give your breasts time to adjust to being bra free.
"The whole idea of women being over reliant on bras, that women should always take actions to improve their health, is what we really believe in,"
"If you are not perfectly comfortable to go bra-less immediately, at least wear bras with minimal support, so you can slowly build up the strength of the muscles supporting your breast." said researchers at StickeeBra, who pared down their own bra collections to just a few items. Products from StickeeBra do not consist of any under wires or straps.
Most of the time, society dictates what is acceptable and not. So even you are ready to go on a braless day, everyone else is not ready to see you with a nipple manifestation on your outfit. Although there are few ways you can go braless without everyone noticing you are not wearing a bra.
If you desire to go on a healthy breast lifestyle and choose to go braless, you can discreetly do it with some few tricks;
Try Band Aid – It is designed to stick to your skin and can be used to cover things. One of which can be used to cover your nipples and discreetly go braless.
Built in Padding - Some tops come with built-in padding, much like a swimsuit top so you don’t have to wear those tight bras and just go braless. The pad evens out your bust and hides your protruding nipples.
Layer Up - With multiple layers of tops can lessen or diminish the bulge and provide some support without feeling totally trapped.
Wear Ruffles - Ruffles can camouflage your nipple and covering it all the time. They are awesome while your nipples can go on stealth mode under the ruffles.
Wear Sweatshirts - When going on a short errand, wear a sweatshirt over your tank tops. The thick and loose material will let you feel comfortable concealing your breast and nipples.
Use a Shawl or Scarf- If you are in an office where the AC makes you feel like you are sitting in a snow-clad area, a nipple erection is inevitable. A shawl or a scarf is the best thing that can come to your rescue in such situations.
Use a jacket - What more can you do best to hide those erect nipples. Wearing a jacket or a shrug saves you from this mess and adds a zing to your outfit. You end up making a fashion statement in the bargain.
These tips are very much useful in most situations, but for some outfits when you need a specific fashion, class and reliable cover, you’d be glad that these Nipple Pasties were invented. Works like band aid but is intentionally made for nipples. Reusable adhesive silicon to seamlessly cover the nipples, so you can wear anything while going braless.
"With the nipple pasties it makes my breast feel unrestricted without the guilt feeling of being judged by others," says researchers at StickeeBra, "because there are no wires poking into my ribs or straps digging into my shoulders, they promote better breast health. And the best thing is, no one notice that I’m not wearing a bra"
The products come in a transparent travel and storage case, and the adhesive is made with medical grade Bio-gel, that is safe to use on most regular skin. The Stickee Pastie is available in Nude Silicon and in black and nude fabric design for matching with different colored outfits. Whatever occasions you have, the Stickee Pasties requires nothing, it’s just you and your outfit.
“We are a bra company that supports women in looking their best without neglecting a better health for themselves,” says researchers from StickeeBra
Researchers at StickeeBra saw a health problem caused by regular bras, yet 90% of women still continues to wear them daily despite bras being uncomfortable. "Because everybody does so" and "because I feel immoral or indecent without bras" are the top reasons why women wear bra.
"We believe that everyone should be treated with respect, and women should feel confident and comfortable to go bra-less whenever they want." says StickeeBra.
"We help women be healthier by using bras without the straps and wires, and then slowly help them transit to a bra-less life".
"Be as natural as possible. Use nipple covers like the Stickee Pasties if you are concerned about wardrobe malfunction."
"Our customer's satisfaction is our top priority, and we treat our customers like our own family." says StickeeBra.
"We created our brand with certain values: Family like support, Always caring, always here. These were not negotiable."
So, StickeeBra is simple: Healthy living, happy life, family love. Who understands women, not only skin deep beauty, but embracing the real essence of a women and not restraining it from its natural ways. So it is safe to say, Stickee believes in beauty and beyond.