Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. So, what is “normal” when it comes to breasts?
Simple answer, your breasts are unique and its perfectly OK for them to have their own distinctive shape and size.
The only thing that is not normal is having unexplained pain and sensitivity.
Everyone knows that boobs can be big or small, but did you know they can also be asymmetric, bell shaped or side set? There are even words to describe your nipple placement, where exactly your boobs sit on your chest, and what direction your boobs face. ThirdLove has created a Breast Shape Dictionary, which shows you the different kinds of boobs that you could have.
Explore your body!
One of the best things you can do for your body is to explore and learn it! Your body is ALL yours! Be selfish, and get educated on all things you. Don’t be self conscious of your boob shape or size, they were made specifically for your body.
What determines breast shape?
Boobs are confusing. There are girls who seems to gain two who cup sizes overnight when they hit puberty. Than, there are others who experience weight loss in those areas. Well it is all in genetics, says doctor Sherry A. Ross, a women’s health expert and author of She-ology.
Try not to compare your body to others, it can be unhealthy for your self confidence. Love the skin you are in and the body your mama gave ya!
Once you have explored you body and examined your breast shape, you may wonder how did your breasts get to be this shape? Well, it can come down to weight, exercise, age and pregnancy status.
Your boobs are resilient
Your breasts go through a lot. Make sure you choose the right fit and protection for what you are doing. When you are exercising or running on the treadmill wear a supported sports bra that will adjust to the movement of your boobs. Our breasts do not have muscle, so the skin and ligaments that give the boobs their shape. Prevent the breakdown of the skin cells that cause sagging, by giving your boobs the support and attention they need.
How to find your size
There are also many stores that will measure you right on the spot and help you find the perfect fitted bra for your “girls”! Or you can read our How to Find Your Bra Size article by clicking here! Remember healthy boobs are happy boobs.