6 Benefits Of Going Braless

Going braless is a luxury, mostly reserved for people with big boobs, or boobs of a size that omitting harnessing them in fabric doesn't hurt when they jiggle about. I certainly cannot go braless if I'm planning on doing any activity more vexing than casual walking. I mean, I can, but it would be sore. And I don't want to be sore. Still, I am a huge advocate for bralessness in low impact situations. Bras are the worst, which is why every person with breasts universally loves the feeling of taking their bra off at the end of the day. Breast liberation at the end of a long day is even more comforting than taking your pants off. If you can combine both, of course, you've won.

Women who prefer to go braless are often met with incredulity by underwear traditionalists. We hear things like, "Your breasts will sag," and "How very rebellious of you!" and "Aren't you worried people will be able to see your nipples?" It's as though going braless marks you as some kind of untrustworthy or irresponsible person who is playing it fast and loose with breast health. This, obviously, is not the case. There are many reasons, both personal and health-related, why going braless is the best. Here are some:

1. You Can Be At Braless Comfort Level All Day Long

I've already discussed exactly how pleasurable it is to simply remove your bra at the end of the day. With one movement, you're free of the constricting band around your ribs. The underwire under your breasts is gone. The straps that have slowly twisted and chafed and dug into your skin all day are removed. I mean, you could say "Get a better bra," but we all know that even a "better bra" is still an effing joy to cast off at the end of the day. It makes you feel free. Why not feel this good all day long?

2. You Save Money On Bras

Bras are expensive. Cut costs by not wearing them.

3. Bras Don't Actually Do Anything For Your Boobs In The Long Term

University of Franche-Comté professor Jean-Denis Rouillon conducted a 15 year study into the effects of bras on breasts in that period of time. He found that there were no benefits to bra wearing, and said, "Medically, physiologically, anatomically, the breast does not benefit from being deprived of gravity."

4. Not Wearing A Bra Makes Your Breasts Stronger

In the same study, Roullion found that not wearing a bra actually made women's breasts stronger. The long term effects of not wearing a bra showed that more muscle tissue grew to provide natural support. Skip the weight machines at the gym, just throw out your bra! (Or don't, as the study advises those wearing bras consistently past a certain age won't reap the benefits of suddenly going braless — you have to start early!)

5. And Perkier!

Due to all that extra muscle tissue, your breasts actually look "perkier" without a bra. Meanwhile, Roullion's study found that the nipples of women who didn't wear bras were lifted 7mm higher on average than women who did wear bras. How's that for alert?

6. Without A Bra Your Circulation Improves

You mean not wearing a band around your ribs improves your circulation? Not wearing a bra allows blood to flow more readily around your chest, helping with that muscle tissue building as well as keeping your skin firm.

Of course, at the end of the day your bra-ness or bralessness is entirely dependent on your level of comfort. But if you were considering going bralessness and were too skittish to try it, let all of the above be the incentive you need to give it a go!

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