Did you know the left boob is usually bigger than the right boob? Here are 21 amazing facts about everyone's favorite part of the body, the boobs!
1The Average Bra Size For Women Is 40D
At least in the United States.
2Nipple Stimulation Leads To Increased Attraction
A 2012 study suggests that men have learned that by stimulating the nipple, a woman is more inclined to feel attracted and connected to her partner physically. The study concluded that this evidence explains why men are so attracted to breasts.
3A German Model Has The World's Biggest Fake Boobs
Mayra Hills, who models under the name “Beshine,” claims to have has size 32Z breasts on her 5-foot-6 frame. Weighing 20 pounds each, her 10,000-cc assets require the model to wear a 32Z bra, which just so happens to be the equivalent of a XXX-sized bra. Because of her giant chest, and 59-28-26 measurements, Beshine has most of her clothing custom-made.
4There's A Non-Governmental Organization Fighting For Topless Women
GoTopless.org is an US organization which claims that women have the same constitutional right to be bare chested in public places as men. They often promote (topless) gatherings to claim for their rights.
5The Left Breast Is Usually Larger
No two breasts are exactly the same size, and it is usually your left breast that is bigger than the right side. However, often the difference is so slight you'd never notice they are of different sizes. Nipples also come in varying sizes, not only that, they also point in different directions.
6Men Notice Breasts First
No news here. Research conducted at the Victoria University of Wellington showed that breasts are often the first thing men look at, and for a longer time than other body parts. Nothing to be ashamed of since another study said that staring at women's breasts for just minutes a day can improve a man's health and add four to five years to his life.
7Men Can Lactate Too
It's exceptionally rare, but since men possess mammary glands just like women do, they have the capacity to produce milk. When male lactation happens, it's usually because of hormonal treatments for diseases like cancer.
8Some Women Can Orgasm From Nipple Stimulation
In a 2009 study, 29% of the 213 women studied had achieved orgasm from nipple stimulation alone. The reason is that women's brains process genital and nipple stimulation in the same exact way.
10England Is Home To The Biggest Breasts In Europe
A survey made by bra maker Triumph found that British women have the biggest boobs in Europe. More than half of women in that country wear a size D cup. Denmark scored second while Holland was third. On the other hand, Italian women had the smallest breasts where 68 percent had a size B.
11The Average Breast Weighs One Pound
The average breast weighs about 0.5 kilograms (1.1 lb). Each breast contributes to about 4-5% of the body fat and thus 1% of the total body weight of an average woman.
12Men Who Like Big Boobs Are Insecure About Something
A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure. The same study also found that when men are hungry they prefer large breasts, and if they want children they also prefer them large. And finally, the \same study found that men who prefer small breasts are more financially secure.
13Sleeping Face Down And Squash Your Boobs
It would take a few years of sleeping facedown but it could change the shape of your breasts. Sleeping on your stomach is bad because the breasts press against the mattress for hours and sleeping on your side causes the ligaments to stretch over time.
14Breastfeeding Is Good For A Woman's Health
Along with helping new moms lose that baby weight, and lowering the chances of postpartum depression, breastfeeding changes the way a mother's brain works. It makes the mother more attuned to her own child's crying.
15Breasts Get Fat
In your 20s, your boobs are made up of fat, milk glands and collagen -- the connective tissue that keeps them firm. But as you age, the glands and collagen shrink and are replaced by more and more fat. Instead of making your bra size go up, however, the added flab can send breasts down, closer to the floor, if you catch our drift.
16Breasts Augmentation May Lead To Suicide
Women who get breast implants are at least three times more likely to commit suicide, a risk that increases with time. As the August 2007 Annals of Plastic Surgery reported, it's unlikely that silicone toxicity causes the correlation. It's more probable that women who undergo breast augmentation are more apt to have an underlying psychiatric problem that predisposes them to suicide.
17There Are 8 Distinct Nipple Types
Normal, flat, puffy, inverted. There are eight different types of nipples. They are all defined according to the protrusion.
18Breasts Implants May Also Save Your Life
Big breasts miraculously saved an Israeli woman from death at the hands of a Lebanese paramilitary organization. The incident occurred during a Hezbollah rocket attack. The victim got a boob job two years ago. During the war, she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel but survived because of her implants. While the patient is fine, the implant, unfortunately, did not survive.
19Bra Manufacturers Stopped Making Corsets Because Of The War
Corsets that cinched in the waist and popped up the breasts went out of style during World War I, when the army needed more steel and asked women to give them up.
20Breasts Implants Are The Top Cosmetic Surgery In The US
Nearly 1.8 million surgical cosmetic procedures and about 15.5 million minimally invasive ones were performed in the US in 2016. Although breast augmentation seems to be the most popular surgical procedure, the actual size of the breasts in the surgery is going down.
21A Boob Grab Releases A Special Chemical
A boob grab releases oxytocin, which is the same chemical released during hugs.
22Bra Studies Is A Major In Chinese Colleges
In Hong Kong, you can get a degree in Bra Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where they teach you how to design and build a bra. Recently, the students exhibited their designs at the ACE Style Institute of Intimate Apparel at the ITC Resource Centre.