For some reason, people have never been able to stop talking about boobs. Whether we’re talking about how someone’s boobs look or sharing tips on how to make them bigger or smaller, we as a collective people love to talk about and think about breasts. It’s this crazy obsession that I don’t even think we truly understand.
All of that talk means one thing: there are tons of myths about boobs out there that are totally not true. It’s easy to get fooled by these because, honestly, sometimes we just want to believe them. But the truth about boobs is pretty simple – just read these facts! And then make sure you check out these 10 boob myths so you don’t fall for them ever again.
Gaining Weight = Bigger BoobsBecause breasts are made of fat, a lot of people assume that gaining weight automatically means you'll get bigger boobs. While it's true that a lot of the time gaining weight can mean bigger boobs, it's definitely not always true. Fat gets distributed differently in everyone's bodies - some girls may have that extra weight go to their boobs while some may have it go to their face. Please don't gain weight in an effort to get larger breasts. Source: ShutterStock
Sleeping In A Bra Makes Your Boobs PerkierWhen I was younger, I heard this myth that if you slept in a bra, it would keep your boobs perky and not saggy. Well, not only is sleeping in your bra uncomfortable - it also doesn't work. It's actually better for your breasts to give them a break at night. Plus, no one even knows for sure what makes breasts sag, so you can't say this! Source: ShutterStock
Your Breasts Stop Growing When You're A TeenagerA lot of girls assume that their breasts stop growing after they get their period or when it seems like puberty is over. I've also heard that your breasts stop growing when you reach your full height. None of this is true. Your boobs can keep growing up until your early 20's. I was a B cup for all of high school - just as I was sure they were done growing, I went up to a D cup in college. Source: ShutterStock
Bras Cause Breast CancerFor some reason, there has been this myth floating around the Internet that wearing a bra can give you breast cancer. Thankfully, this is not true or I think we would all have breast cancer. People thought that bras restrict lymph nodes and trap toxins in your breasts. But scientific studies have proven that wrong. Wear your bras happily, ladies. Source: ShutterStock
Sleeping On Your Side Gives You Uneven BreastsAnother popular myth is that sleeping on your side will make your boobs uneven. Come on, guys. How would this even be true? Source: ShutterStock
Guys Only Like Big BoobsBecause of Hollywood and certain standards of beauty we have all set for ourselves, most girls out there believe that guys only like big boobs and nothing else. This is SO not true. While there are definitely guys out there who have specific preferences (as do you, I'm sure), most guys just like boobs. Big or small, they don't care - they just like boobs. Source: ShutterStock
Certain Exercises Give You Larger BreastsExercise is great if you want to stay healthy. It's not so great if you want to make your boobs bigger. Contrary to anything you have heard, there is no exercise out there that will give you larger breasts. Exercise can strengthen your pecs, making your boobs appear perkier, but it can't make them bigger. There is no muscle in them! Source: ShutterStock
Not Wearing A Bra Makes Breasts SaggyA common argument for why women should wear bras all the time is that not wearing them makes your breasts more saggy. This is not true. While a bra that is properly fitted can make your boobs appear perkier, they will go right back to where they want to be when you take that bra off. Not wearing a bra may make your boobs look saggy, but it doesn't make them actually saggy. Source: ShutterStock
Eating Sunflower Seeds Gives You Larger BreastsI once saw a girl comment on this site saying that her doctor told her that eating sunflower seeds can make her boobs bigger. If you are that girl, please find a new doctor. There is no magic food out there that will boost up your boobs. Trust me. Source: ShutterStock
Training Bras Make Your Boobs GrowFor some reason, it's been said that the purpose of training bras is to help boobs grow. Um, no. Training bras provide comfortable support, but that's about it. Your boobs will grow (or not grow) on their own. Source: ShutterStock
You Can Make Boobs Bigger By Massaging ThemI've seen many girls on this website give tips to other girls on massaging boobs to make them bigger. You can massage your breasts all day, but it definitely won't make them bigger. Ever. Sorry. Source: ShutterStock
Big Boobs Make Everything BetterThe last myth is one I have heard constantly: large breasts make life better. Ladies, this is not true. Big boobs are not the answer to all of your problems. In fact, big boobs have their whole own set of problems. Like, I can't wear the majority of bathing suits I love or those cute flowy tank tops girls with A-cups can wear. And honestly? It makes me pretty sad. Ladies, be happy with what you have. Source: ShutterStock
Have you ever heard these boob myths? What did I miss? Have you ever believed any of them? Tell us in the comments.