In this section we examine all things health-related – from sagging to smoking, and homemade beauty treatments to tattoos. We also discuss what is considered ‘normal’ – you’ll be surprised!
Breasts come in all different shapes and sizes but, generally speaking, the anatomy remains the same from woman to woman. Breasts are situated on the pectoralis major muscles which are found on the chest of both women and men.
As your body grows, develops and matures, so do your breasts. Here Let’s Talk Breasts takes a look at the many changes you and ‘your girls’ will experience during the course of your lifetime.
Straight away we need to explode two popular myths here: the first being that sleeping with a bra on does not stop the growth of your breasts, and the second being that sleeping with a bra on does not increase the risk of breast cancer.
As women get older and go through pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss and gain, or simply stop defying gravity, breasts can start to sag and lose their perkiness.
If you’re blessed with large breasts, you probably already know how difficult it is to maintain their firmness and beauty. Large breasts are at greater risk of sagging, also known as breast ptosis, as their weight is supported mainly by connective ligaments and a thin layer of skin.
Breasts are curious beasts and no two are the same. As your body develops, it can be embarrassing to admit that you’re worried you might be different to all your friends.
Losing weight too quickly, yo-yo dieting and rapidly gaining weight can all lead to sagging breasts, or its medical term, ptosis. If you’re about to embark on a diet, you might well be wondering how to do it whilst keeping your breasts nice and perky.
At the time of writing, nearly four million Internet sites offer solutions for ‘natural breast enhancement. Says Susan Seligson, author of Busted: A 32DD Reports From The Front, “I call them porno-ceuticals, especially since so many of these companies offer the complete package – bigger breasts for you, bigger penis for him.”
The pencil test is a simple test to determine one of two things: whether a young girl is ready to wear a bra or not, and if a woman’s breasts are sagging (ptosis).
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