I need to know the physics of boobies and gravity.

Okay, boobies might not be the right word for my situation. “Boobies” implies something perky and cute. No, I have what is aptly described as gazongas, milk jugs, beef bazookas, etc. I’m a 38 D, which I consider more of a curse than a blessing (although my husband has nothing bad to say about them).

Anyway, I’m worried about droopage. I know the likelihood of me being 60 with a couple meatsacks slapping my knees is high. So, I want to know: does wearing a bra actually prevent the skin from stretching so much over time? I’d like to know the statistics of largely endowed bra-wearers vs. non-bra wearers. And, is there really any way to prevent drooping?


A frequent topic of discussion. In boudoirs and bars.

The only way we will ever settle the debate is if some (preferably well-endowed) woman dedicates herself to science. For her entire adult life she must wear a bra only on one side. :eek: Frequently and often, we will do some measurements. :smiley:

How you doin’, AFG?

What medical evidence? I refuse to take the word of a website called “the-clitoris.com”, fer chrissakes.

Then don’t. Perhaps the leats you could do though is read the links.

Well, I read the links.

All of the cites are very anti-bra. One of the reasons given for wearing a bra is to prevent discomfort from the nipples rubbing against the fabric of your top - a problem I have.

There solution is to buy different tops. This just strikes me as stupid - why should I not get a top a like, just so I don’t have to wear a bra? Makes no sense.

Anyhow, AFG, I don’t thing there has ever been any research done that conclusivly proved that bras prevent drooping. Furthermore, I’ve never actually heard anyone suggest this was the case - I get the impression from a few of the cites, that this is an old-fashioned sort of notion.

Anyhow - the only reason to wear a bra is comfort. I didn’t even own one until I was 22 (I had no boobs before then). Then, strangely, at 22 I got boobs and it was uncomfortable to to any sort of activity without a bra, so I bought one.

If yer boobs are gonna sag, they’re gonna sag - no bra will prevent that. A bra will flatter your figure under clothing, however.

The loss of muscle tissue in the pectoralis major associated with aging probably has a lot to do with sagging breasts. Exercise can help.

Google on “Cooper’s droop” and you’ll find a fair amount of info on the subject. Here are two sites that seemed interesting and helpful:




I dunno. Whenever I catch one of those “poor African children need our money!” shows, you can usually catch a female carrying a child without a shirt on. If boobs do that do a relatively young women who’s never worn a bra, then bras must prevent some saggage in women.

It seema rather logical to me. Skin stretches. If you prevent the stretch in the first place the skin no longer expands and will keep from drooping.

Think about pregnant women and stretch marks. Stomach skin I’m sure is very similar to boob skin and will stretch and stay stretched if the breast is heavy enough.

I think there are some genetic factors involved as well. In my extensive scientific research of the physical aspects of the female body (i.e. looking at lots of pictures of naked chicks) I have made some interesting observations. Particularly, with regard to small-breasted women.

I have seen numerous examples of B-cup-sized breasts that are perky and firm and show almost no sign of sagging (Hey, watch where you point those things! You could put somebody’s eye out!) These breasts usually belong to a woman between the ages of 18 and, say, 23. Every now and then, though, I’ll see a photo of a woman who, by all appearances also falls into the 18-23 age group, and who also is blessed with B-cup breasts. And yet, her little boobies are obviously sagging, sometimes excessively so.

I think there are a number of possibilities:

1 - pure genetics: some women’s skin is simply more elastic than other’s

2 - even small breasts can sag a lot is the woman is not in the habit of wearing a bra

3 - hi Opal

4 - weight loss: a woman who is overweight and is able to shed most of that weight may lose a lot of fat from her breasts; her breasts are now smaller, but they retain the extra skin from when they were larger and so appear to sag

5 - physical activity: an active, athletic woman may be more prone to sagging, simply due to “bouncing” when active

Hey, don’t bring Opal’s breasts into this.

How about if I walk around behind you and reach around and hold them up?