12 Embarrassing Questions Everyone Has About Boobs, Answered

Boobs are great… until they do something weird, and we’re like, “um, WTF is going on over here?” And when that weird thing happens, who do we turn to? Most of us don’t turn to anyone, because we get embarrassed, and we don’t want to talk about it... even though it’s honestly probably nothing to be ashamed of.

But that’s why the Internet exists, and that’s really why Gurl.com to exists – to answer the questions you don’t want to ask anyone else, even a doctor. We’re got honest, straight-forward answers for some of your most pressing questions about breasts. Ready? Check out these 12 embarrassing questions about boobs, answered.

How Can You Get Rid Of Acne On Your Boobs?

Acne on boobs might be annoying, but it's also normal. Things can get pretty sweaty there (we'll cover that in a minute), so it makes sense that pimples would pop up (no pun intended). There are some things you can do to fix this, though:

1. Use your acne products on your breasts. You can use a pimple cream or those zit zapper gel on random pimples that come up that you want gone. You can also buy acne-clearing body wash from a drugstore (Neutrogena makes an amazing option that's cheap and really works).

2. Lightly dust your breasts with baby powder to keep them from sweating. Less sweat, less breaking out.

3. Make sure you're wearing the right bra size. If your bra is too tight, the friction of the fabric against your skin could be causing zits.

4. Go to the dermatologist if nothing is helping or it's very severe. They can prescribe a stronger body wash for you.

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What Do You Do About Boob Sweat?

One of the worst kinds of sweat is easily boob sweat. It's the kind of sweat that can easily be immediately visible, unlike armpit sweat, which is easier to hide. But it happens to all of us, and as the warmer weather is upon us, now is as good a time as any to talk about it.

So, can you do something to prevent boob sweat? Yup! First, you can try a few swipes of deodorant around the area. Be careful with this, as some kinds may end up causing you to break out. Some bra speciality stores actually sell deodorant just for your breasts! Your best bet is to lightly dust the area with baby powder. This will help a lot, and tons of girls swear by it - plus, it won't make you break out. Some girls also swear by Gold Bond powder. Just realize that, at the end of the day, sweat is normal for EVERYONE, and it shouldn't be the end of the world.

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Is It Normal To Have Bumps On Your Nipples?

There are pimples and zits in your chest area, and then there are the little bumps on your nipples that might totally freak you out. Don't be scared! These are 100 percent normal. If the bumps are tiny and maybe a little white, and they sort of look like pimples, they're fine.

These "bumps" are actually Montgomery glands. These are glands that secrete oil that helps to lubricate the areola. When you're pregnant, you'll notice that they become larger and red/pink. They are different for everyone - you might have a lot, your bestie might not. It's fine! Unless they hurt or feel sore, there's nothing wrong with you.

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How Do You Get Rid Of or Prevent Sagging Breasts?

Society has taught us that sagging breasts are unattractive and a sign of old age. The only thing is, a lot of people have sagging breasts, especially girls with larger breast sizes. It's totally normal! It stinks that we have to feel like we need perky, "perfect" breasts, because we don't! I understand if this bothers you, and although it shouldn't, here are some options you have:

The one thing that will 100 percent give you perkier breasts is to get a boob job. Plastic surgery is a serious thing, and you shouldn't consider it unless you're absolutely sure. If you don't want to go down that route, there are other things you can do...

First, you can try wearing push-up bras. Even if you have a large breast size, a push-up bra can give a lift that will make you feel much more confident. Second, you can try some chest exercises. These exercises won't lift your boobs, per se, but they'll help develop your pec muscles, which might make your breasts seem perkier - but also may end up making your breast size smaller. Lastly, quit smoking cigarettes, if that's something you do. Cigarettes reduce the elasticity of your skin, making your breasts sag sooner rather than later.

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Do Boobs Stop Growing Once You Get Your Period?

You may have heard the myth that your boobs stop growing once you get your period. If you're freaking out about that, stop - it's not true. Your breasts can continue growing even after you get your first period. Many girls continue to develop through their teens and sometimes even into their 20's. I know that, personally, my boobs didn't reach their full size until I was in college. Patience, grasshopper.

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Are Two Different Sized Breasts Normal?

I've heard a lot of you freak out because your breasts are two different sizes. I understand your panic, but seriously, don't worry: this is completely normal. In fact, the majority of women out there have boobs that are different sizes. It's just that it varies - for some women, the difference may be very obvious. For others, it may be super subtle. It doesn't mean you're not attractive and it doesn't mean you're weird.

If this is something that is very noticeable and really, really bothers you, your only option on changing breast size is to consider plastic surgery. Again, any kind of surgery is serious and can be life-threatening, and it's something you need to really think about.

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How Do You Make Sore Boobs Stop Hurting?

Ugh, sore boobs are THE WORST. You probably feel them before or during your period, when your hormones are raging. Your birth control can also sometimes make your boobs feel sore all the time. If that's the case, you should consider switching pills.

But if that's not the case, and it's just something that happens once in a while, what are you supposed to do? Something that may be helpful is wearing a soft bra that will keep the girls comfortable - a bralette or a yoga bra, or something without underwire, if possible. You can also try avoiding tight shirts whenever they really hurt. When the pain is really bad, try taking a warm bath - the heat should soothe it. Or, do the opposite and try a cold compress. Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, because that can help.

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Can You Get Rid Of Stretch Marks On Boobs?

You may be super happy about boobs growing, until you realize that it left a whole bunch of stretch marks behind. Stretch marks are completely normal on boobs because they happen when skin stretches quickly. The bad news about stretch marks is that they're really hard to get rid of, especially when they've been there for a while - it can become impossible. You can try rubbing them with stretch mark cream, but it can be expensive and doesn't always work. You should also be moisturizing with oils or hydrating creams. In the end, don't stress about them. Everyone has them.

Are Inverted Nipples Normal?

Inverted nipples might make you feel weird, but they shouldn't. If you were born this way, it's just a genetic thing. Some women just have nipples that don't protrude, and that's perfectly fine. But if you really want to make them come out, read on...

If they aren't that inverted, massaging your nipples regularly might stimulate them to pop out. You can talk to a doctor about nipple piercing, but this can be pretty risky. Lastly, there's always plastic surgery, but guys, one more time: it's a serious thing, and something to really think about and not jump into.

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How Do You Go Braless With Certain Dresses And Shirts?

You know when you see girls wearing cute backless dresses, or shirts with low backs or sides that show off the fact that they are definitely not wearing a bra, and you're like WTF how can I do this? Yes, I know that feeling too. Here are your options, big boobs or small:

1. Sew bra cups into your top or dress. Take a bra you don't mind cutting up, cut out the cups, and sew them into the top. Voila! It's like you're wearing a bra, with less support.

2. You can buy sticky bras, which are basically pasties. They give zero support, so if your breasts are larger, this might not be a good option.

3. You can find a backless bra or a bra that has a clear back so it won't be as obvious.

4. Accept the fact that some women just can't go braless and give up on those clothes. 🙁

5. Wear the bra and don't even care.

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Should You Be Sleeping In A Bra?

A lot of girls say that sleeping in a bra can prevent boobs from sagging. There's no evidence to support that, although some doctors say that it is true. But if it's uncomfortable, and it often is, especially with underwire, wear a bralette or a soft bra. The point is, you certainly don't have to, but you can if you want.

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How Do You Deal With Boobs When Exercising?

Being a girl is hard because boobs are annoying, especially when you're jumping around or running and they're bouncing all over the place. There's not much you can do. But you CAN make sure you get a sports bra that fits. I find one that's just a little bit tight is best for me, because it keeps everything from moving. Splurge on one if you have to; it's worth it.

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Which of these questions did you need the answer to? What is your boobs question I forgot about? Tell me in the comments.

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