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Old 11-05-2009, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sophialee View Post

He's just mad his girl doesn't have porn star boobs like yours
Thanks for sticking up for me Sophie Lee.... "Porn star boobs". Never thought of 'em that way, but yeah, I guess they are. I have such a love-hate relationship with them. Wearing a bra to bed? Hate. Having "porn star boobs"? Love. Thanks for your post.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:58 PM
Location: Ann Arbor
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In my earlier post on this topic I gave a link to an article suggesting that the idea that bras contributing to breast cancer is a myth.

Fact or Fiction? Underwire Bras Cause Cancer: Scientific American

The "experts" were responding to results of a study which found that:
  • Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer
  • Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
  • Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
  • Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer.
  • The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.
Their reasons are as follows:

" Bra-caused breast cancer theory is not supported by sufficient evidence. Scientists say the research of Singer and Grismaijer failed to exclude confounding variables such as the presence in some women of known risk factors for breast cancer. Thus, the notion of a correlation between wearing a bra and breast cancer does not appear to hold up."

I have to comment on this because it is such a rediculous criticism yet may apear valid. It is not. The fact that Singer and Grismaijer did not control for known or accepted risk factors only represents a problem if it is reasonable to believe that the apparent correlation was actually caused by one or more confounding variables(risk factors). This could represent a valid problem if the women who wear bras at night have an extremely higher tendency to be older, and have other risk factors, than those who do not wear a bra at night.
But is it reasonable to believe that the average age of women who wear bras at night is so much higher than the average age of those that don't? Enough to account for the one group being 125 times as likely to develop breast cancer than the other? I think that theory is more absurd than the theory that wearing a bra at night can be a contributing factor. Or maybe women with mothers and sisters that have had breast cancer are 125 times more likely to wear bras at night.

Another reason given is the following:

"It just really is not logical in terms of what would increase your risk of breast cancer," says Louise Brinton, chief of the hormonal and reproductive epidemiology branch of the National Cancer Institute. Brinton, who has been doing research in the field for 30 years, says commonly accepted breast cancer risk factors are generally things that affect endogenous hormone levels.

Not logical? Thats good evidence.

Susan Love is president and medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and a former breast cancer surgeon as well as author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, now in its fourth edition. Love agrees that the bra myth comes from the frustration of not knowing what causes the disease, coupled with a desire that the disease should come from the outside, from something a woman can control.

Whats this experts explanation? Evidence that bras may contribute to breast cancer should be completely disregarded because women are frustrated and want to think there is something they can do about breast cancer. Um. that logic makes perfect sense.

She continues:
"You find people less wanting to think about birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy and fertility drugs," she says, "and more about pesticides, bras and deodorant. We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the majority of the risk factors that we know about do not explain it. However," she adds, "I don't think bras—or the lack thereof—are the secret answer."

One fallacy is that critics insist on looking at the question as "do bras cause breast cancer?" But no one is suggesting that. Old age doesn't cause breast cancer either but it is considerred a "risk factor". Why are these people so reluctant to call wearing a bra more than 12 hours a risk factor?
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:00 AM
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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I hate sleeping with my bra still on. It's very uncomfortable and I can't sleep with restriction on my body. That's why I prefer nighgowns over pajamas (feel like my legs are restricted when I wear the pajama pants).

And I can't stand sports bras. UGGHH!!

But for some women, it may be for extra support when they sleep (women that are more bustier).
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:03 AM
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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When I'm out in public (out of the house), yes, I always wear a bra too or if I go swimming I always wear a swimsuit with some cup support.

But not when I'm home and/or going to sleep. Too uncomfortable to me when I'm trying to sleep.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:55 PM
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I've had large breasts since I was 11. They were Ds then.

I was 3 weeks pregnant with my first when they jumped to DDD.
When I was 2 weeks pregnant with #2, my bra felt tight and I was "mushrooming"... DDD to G.

This is when I began wearing a leisure bra at night.

After child #3, they dropped back to DDs (but they are not the same as the breasts I had 17 years ago).

I still wear sleep bras and am uncomfortable (physically and psychologically) without one. They have only very light support. It's the kind of support that I can do light housework in and can drop the kids off at school in - but only if I'm not getting out of the car. Without it, I have chafing and am uncomfortable.

My bras don't stink. Of course, I own 10+ daytime bras and 7+ leisure bras of various colors, and only wear them once before washing them. I replace 3-5 of them every 2 months. (Machine wash delicate in a bag, hang to dry)

I don't wear underwire though, never have. I prefer a well made wirefree bra (Playtex 18 hour lace cups without stretch or "comfort straps - I get asked regularly by other women of a certain "size" what I wear too... without surgical interference they do not stay this high by themselves - under my clothes, I wear a "grandma bra" but I've never heard a complaint!)
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:53 PM
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hilarious topic.

i have Bs. I started wearing bras late in the game - something about my mom thinking I was too young for bras (even training bras) because I started developing 5-6 years before she did; sometimes it stinks being the first child! My point is, my boobies have always drooped. When I was finally permitted to wear bras, I wore them 24/7 except to shower. Then an aunt come to visit and was alarmed that I was a wearing a bra to sleep. I was in my late teens then. She said my boobies needed to breath. Ever since, first thing I do when I get home is take off my bra as I change into house clothes. Given that my boobies are small to begin with, I don't have any discomfort with my bras, I just don't see the need to have my boobies caged. Only sometimes if there are guests over, especially those of the male persuasion that I am not related to, I will put my bra back on. I'm in my late twenties now, no kids.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:17 AM
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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Originally Posted by kshe95girl View Post
Hmmmmm, I think thats kinda rude........
Agreed - and IF I was a member of the teeny tiny ***** committee - I would gladly sleep in a tank top - but since Mother Nature had other plans for me - I go with the support and comfort that pull over styled sports bras provide - no hooks, no wires, no snaps, no buckles - just soft cotton support.
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