Bras Don`t Actually Work

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago in Science
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/stories/bras-dont-actually-work-says-french-study

Take them off, ladies, it"s for your own good.
There are 21 comments:
Male 325
@emmettyville. I think your proposed study was not such an attractive prospect.
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Male 4,745
Between 18 and 35? They really needed an older test group for this. As the breast is pulled down by gravity, the underside is held up by the chest skin and the top is not. This eventually results in your nipples pointing at the floor; If you are a woman with large breasts, of course. Not sure that it makes much difference in small breasted women.

One thing I can tell you is, I`ve known large breasted women who got a breast reduction and it changed their lives. I know other guys will throw things at me for saying it, but if your back hurts from large breasts, taking off your bra won`t help. Getting a reduction will.
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Female 8,046
Depends how big your breasts are, and what shape. I can manage without most of the time but I am more comfortable with than with out- but I would not run without for anything.
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Female 4,408
person who wrote this needs to look at more old ladies without a bra on.
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Female 1,803
I agree with needing nipple protection, especially in the summer. And I can`t do any kind of exercise or play Kinect games without one on. Too painful.

Gerry- I was an extra in the movie "A Serious Man" and had to wear a bullet bra AND a girdle for the time period clothes. The girdle was at least one size too small, according to the tag, and I could barely sit down in it. By the second filming day, I secretly took it off. Turns out you can`t see me on screen anyway :(
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Female 2,927
it`s not to prevent future sagging its to prevent present sagging and to keep them from flopping around.i cant sleep unless i have a bra on, Im a side sleeper and i toss and turn a lot it hurts if i didn`t.
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Female 1,571
Pretty sure I couldnt go without a bra... t-shirt fabric hurts my nipples.
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Female 2,761
@drawman61- I forgot. No bra needed while making the men their hoagies
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Male 5,626
"MY EYE!!!! Dammit, Mildred..."

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Male 12,365
[quote]what were people expecting braziers to do, exactly?[/quote]

Give out heat. Or braze things. Depends on whether you`re talking about the object or the person.
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Male 12,365
I have an interest in ancient Roman history. of course, that includes clothing. Roman women didn`t have modern bras, unsurprisingly, but they did have clothing for the same purpose. It was essentially a long scarf. You`d start wrapping it round your ribcage and work upwards as you wrapped it round and round.

That didn`t sound at all comfortable to me, so I went looking to see if anyone had tried it recently. Historians often experiment. I found one who had, using different materials, lengths, widths and tightness of wrapping. She found that when she used the right material (wool) knitted in the right way, with the right length, width and tightness, it was better than most modern bras (but far more bother to put on).
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m pretty sure bras are just for making your boobs look nice. Except sports bras, those actually serve a purpose.[/quote]

Years ago, there was an interesting series in which two engineers redid everyday products from scratch as an engineering project. It`s surprising how often products are designed for something other than function.

So they got full body 3D measurements of quite a few women, data on human physiology and a versatile program usually used to model bridge and building movement in response to forces and used it to model breast movement in response to various things (walking, running, etc). They talked to various women about bras to get subjective data on what was wanted.

Then they made an engineer`s bra. It was very useful by the relevant criteria, i.e. significantly more comfortable than no bra.

It was also so ugly that the model asked to be filmed from the neck up only when talking about it.

Bras work for what they
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Male 7,774
"and from hurting during activity like running and biking."

But, halfpintroo, if you stayed in the kitchen making sammiches this wouldn`t happen.
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Male 39,893

Bras do work. They may not halt the advance of time, but they keep them from flopping around and control / support is what they`re for.

I like the 50s bras better. The ones that lifted the girls up and out like two pointy missiles pointing in flanking positions.

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Male 320
How do you get a job with this survey team?
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Female 4,447
I`m pretty sure bras are just for making your boobs look nice. Except sports bras, those actually serve a purpose.
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Female 2,761
Bras are for making the girls look perky (not much cleave without a bra guys) and from hurting during activity like running and biking.
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Male 5,626
Yeah, read that the other day.

If they aren`t just trying to keep them from banging and swaying, out of rhythm with one`s stride, what were people expecting braziers to do, exactly?
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Female 1,803
I knew this a long time ago and every time I hear some woman say she sleeps in her bra I tell her so. If bras stopped boobs from becoming saggy that would be the main thing they advertise. Bras just make them look better. period.
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Male 809
Where is the CLICKY CLICKY picture link? This looks weird without it.
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Male 7,774
Link: Bras Don`t Actually Work [Rate Link] - Take them off, ladies, it`s for your own good.
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