"According to the results of a 15-year study in France published Wednesday, bras provide no benefits to women and may actually be harmful to breasts over time." As the study says, it does not break this down by breast size.I was a 34DD by my sixteenth birthday, and only got bigger from there. I was wearing a 44H after my second child. And that's only because if you actually measured me, they didn't have that size, so I increased the band size to accommodate. (For people who may not know, bra sizes have two aspects to their measurement: the number, which is the size of the band that goes around your body, and the letter, which is the cup size, which is the size of the breast itself. Bras start at AA and go pretty high, but there are all kinds of craziness at the large end. A DD sometimes equals an E, and there are F, G, H, and I've seen as high as K. Anything larger than a DD comes in white or nude, black if you're incredibly lucky, and is usually ugly as sin. And expensive.) I had a reduction and for the first time in my life I could conceive of not having to wear a bra. Previously, it was a flat-out physical necessity. They can talk about "developing muscle tissue to compensate" all they want but unless I was about to develop pects & shoulders like The Rock, my back hurt within a half hour of going braless. I still wear one all the time because I am not comfortable (mentally) going without one and I work in a professional environment. When I work from home and sit on my couch in my jammies with my laptop, sometimes I'll forgo one, but rarely. As for *jogging* without one? My brain hurts at the idea, never mind my back!GSF
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