Bad Boob Day? Here’s What Normal Breasts Really Look Like

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Chances are, you’re pretty familiar with your own breasts, and you’ve probably had fleeting glimpses of breasts belong to your mother/sister/close friend in a fitting room. But the breasts you get to spend the most time staring at — whether you want to or not — belong to movie stars and Victoria’s Secret models and pop stars and various other female celebrities who are paid to look stunning. In other words, women who were blessed with genetically “perfect” boobs (which, sad to say, no doubt contributed to their success) or women who paid to get genetically-enhanced “perfect” boobs.

It’s no wonder so many women feel shitty about their own boobs. But imagine if you could walk down the street on your way to work one morning and could magically see the breasts belonging to every other woman you passed? No push-up bras or surgically enhanced boobies allowed. We have a feeling you’d suddenly feel a whole lot better about your own pair. You’d realize that the concept of “normal,” when it comes to breasts, is incredibly broad (as it were). And you’d realize that the concept of “perfect” is about as real as Heidi Montag’s jugs (and yes, those are “jugs” she has — Ms. Mongtag long ago forfeited the right to refer to those monstrosities as breasts).

Well, in lieu of X-ray vision, this gallery of hundreds of pictures of “normal breasts” may help (you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for some NSFW examples). Hosted by 007B.com (a rather militant breastfeeding site, it should be noted — just a heads up in case you go clicking around to the rest of the site!), these images are all submitted by women who have neither been pregnant nor breastfed — we guess the site’s message is, don’t blame the nursing babies! Whatever you think about nursing, you can’t argue with the site’s philosophy on boobage:

A huge proportion of American women are not happy with their breasts. The media images make them believe the ideal is big and perky breasts with a small nipple and areola.

But, in reality female breasts come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. These breast pictures are here to let you see normal breasts — big, small, sagging, asymmetrical; big areolas or nipples.

In fact, having asymmetrical breasts, where one is bigger than the other, is very very common. Most women have one breast slightly larger than the other. Sagging is very common also, because due to gravity, the breast naturally assumes a hanging position.

Also as we all know, size varies a lot. Some women have practically a flat chest, some have small breasts, some have much bust that the mere weight of them can cause them backaches. according to the bra industry, the most common bra cup size in the US used to be B, but has now become C probably due to the increasing obesity. Of course, the size is not constant but varies with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and during the menstrual cycle.

Many young people growing up never see what normal natural breasts look like, and influenced by the media, think that pert big breasts are ideal. Many end up opting for breast implants to “correct” their breasts — when their breasts were normal all the time!

In fact, MOST teenage girls worry and fret over their breast development, some even to the point of suicide — which is a very sad comment on how American culture is influencing young people.

Preach it, sisters! We’re happy that so many women were willing to share pictures of their, yes, normal breasts. You might want to bookmark the photo gallery and return to it next time you’re having a Bad Boob Day. We’ve included a few examples below — caution, NSFW, though we hate to have to say that! — so scroll down past the asterisks if you’d like to see.








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