Why It’s Good To Touch Your Boobs!

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Touching your boobs may save you from breast cancer! | Source: ShutterStock

Good news for you and your girls–as in your boobs, not your BFFs. New research says that squeezing your boobs can actually stop breast cancer cells from growing!

The research was a little complicated, but basically: Lab experiments showed that applying physical pressure and force to malignant breast cancer cells made them actually straighten out and start to form into healthy, normal cells. Breast cancer cells that didn’t have any physical pressure applied to them would continue to grow as cancer cells instead of healthy ones.

One researcher explained, “Malignant cells have not completely forgotten how to be healthy; they just need the right cues to guide them back to a healthy growth pattern.” Another added, “An early signal, in the form of compression, appears to get these malignant cells back on the right track.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean that just kneading your nips is going to necessarily cure anything. One of the docs insisted, “Compression, in and of itself, is not likely to be a therapy. But this does give us new clues to track down the molecules and structures that could eventually be targeted for therapies.”

Obviously, there are a lot of measures you can take to stay healthy in general to prevent breast cancer: Exercising, healthy eating, vitamins, and regular self-exams. And if you ever–heaven forbid–get breast cancer, your docs will heave the best treatment options for you, be it surgery, radiation, or a combination. Still, it’s a pretty awesome thought that your own body can sort of fix itself, isn’t it? As if you needed another excuse to love second base.

Are you going to start squeezing your boobs now? Do you take any special precautions against breast cancer? Do you do regular self-exams for breast cancer? Tell us in the comments!

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7 Comments

  1. avatarzues says:

    A man experiment

  2. avatarRadhikaSharma says:

    A little weird but okaay!
    I owe my guy somethingg! :P

  3. avatarDaisy.Bee5 says:

    Weird i know but i do normally touch my boobs. It wouldnt feel right if i didnt

  4. avatarWriterPeoples12 says:

    Sorry if this sounds stupid, but does this means that sports bras will help prevent breast cancer, too? They are tighter, so maybe the pressure from them helps? i really don’t know. haha

  5. avatarJay says:

    …. Do basically when a guys groping my boobies the harder he squeezes the more he’s doing me a favor…. That means I’d owe him…… We tell no one a girls only secret!

  6. avatarmaya says:

    I’m quite paranoid about getting breast cancer (Runs in the family), and my (female) doctor told me this exercise to get healthy boobs, women who have finished breastfeeding use this to get their boobs to normal size, you hold your right elbow with your left and and vice versa, then hold your arms out as far as you can go and jerk your muscles.
    Also, you’re supposed to rub your boobs anyway, to check for abnormal lumps.

  7. avatarRaven says:

    So basically, you’re telling me that I’m going to get cancer because I’m forever alone guy? That’s just peachy.

    Well, later girls, I’m off to go grope myself awkwardly for a few minutes!

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