You know how excited men are about women’s breasts. Actually, men are obsessed.
This, of course, makes women obsessed, too. And it causes them to do very strange things to their breasts.
Women pierce them, stuff them, tattoo, push up, and constrict them, compress them, clamp them with underwires, wrap them, suck them out to make them smaller, toxify them with chemicals leaching out of their bras, routinely X-ray them with mammograms to look for tumors, and sometimes agree to surgically remove them to prevent breast cancer.
Women treat their breasts as fashion accessories. Many women even refuse to use their breasts to nurse their babies since this, they fear, will mar their breasts’ visual appeal.
Of course, from a biological perspective, breasts are for nursing babies. They also play a part in sexuality. However, as with all things, when people get obsessed, they go over the edge and start doing extreme things. The result is often a disease.
Our culture causes disease by teaching us attitudes and behaviors that interfere with the way our bodies are supposed to function. When it comes to breast cancer, it is caused by an attitude that cleavage rules, and behavior of daily bra wearing.
In fact, research has shown that the leading cause of breast cancer is the wearing of tight bras for long periods of time each day. Breast cancer is only a problem in cultures where women wear bras. Bra-free women have about the same incidence of breast cancer as men. On the other hand, women who sleep in their bras, or wear them 24/7, have a 3 in 4 chance of developing this disease.
Bras are constrictive garments designed to alter breast shape, which is accomplished by applying constant pressure to the delicate breast tissue. This constriction can impair the drainage of lymph fluid from the tissue, as the bra squeezes down on easily compressed lymphatic vessels. A healthy, unrestricted lymphatic system is essential for removing fluid and toxins from the breast tissue and is the circulatory pathway of the immune system. Chronic compression and constriction of the breast lymphatic system by bras can result in fluid accumulation (lymphedema), breast pain, cyst formation, fibrocystic breast disease, and may lead to cancer. Signs of constriction are red marks and indentations in the skin left by the bra.
Why do women wear bras? It’s because our culture trains them too. Girls start learning when very young that they are expected to have beautiful breasts. Toddlers are dressed in styles that mimic adult clothing, including wearing “tops” to cover their immature breasts. As they grow up, they see endless images of women on T.V., in magazines, in the movies, all showing women dressed in bras. They play with dolls like Barbie, which wear a bra. Their moms probably wear a bra. And they eagerly look forward to getting their first training bra as a sign of entering womanhood.
If she has small breasts, she will pad her bra and wear push-up models. She may also opt for implants, which compress lymphatic tissue from the inside adding to the problems caused by compression from the bra on the outside.
If she has large breasts, she may be told the myth to wear a bra to keep her breasts from sagging. She will not realize that if her bra is worn too tightly and for too long each day, it could cause the lymph fluid in her breasts to back-up, resulting in larger, heavier breasts. Some women actually feel pain when removing their bras, a sign of breast inflammation from the bra and dependence on the bra for support. Ironically, while the bra is causing the problem, her pain when removing it may keep her from ever taking it off.
Are Bras Necessary? Do women need bras? Was the female body designed with a flaw that requires 20th Century lingerie to correct?
According to the fashion moguls of our time, bras are essential. However, at one time, fashion makers insisted on the hourglass figure created by corsets, which became a public health menace for centuries, resulting in all sorts of internal and skeletal diseases caused by compression and constriction of the torso. And at the same time in history that corsets were a fashion in the West, Chinese women were dutifully binding their feet for fashion, causing distorted, diseased, decayed feet and toes, all to erotically pleasing their husbands.
Clearly, fashions are not designed for health. Interestingly, large breasted women in bra-free cultures say they have no “need” for bras. In Fiji, a place where about half the women are bra-free, the women getting breast cancer are the ones wearing bras. The breasts of the bra-free women are healthy, without pain, cysts, or discomfort. In fact, they say their breasts are “too big to wear a bra”. Women in predominantly bra wearing cultures, however, assume (as a result of lingerie industry advertising) that they “need” a bra for support. Actually, dependence on the bra causes the internal suspensory ligaments that naturally support the breasts to atrophy from non-use. Artificially supporting the breasts with bras causes droop.
Numerous women who have stopped wearing bras experienced almost immediate relief from breast pain and cysts. Once the constriction ended, the breast tissue was allowed to drain off fluid, and the problems greatly improved or completely disappeared.
There is much more to the history of body abuse in the name of fashion. The basic reason for it all is clear — to please men.
There is nothing wrong with a woman wanting to attract a man, and keep him attracted. Each culture does it in its own fashion. The problem is when that fashion causes disease. How ironic that a disease that can maim and kill is caused by a product intended to bring people together.
But here’s the good news. This means most cases of breast cancer are preventable. All you have to do is stop wearing bras, or, at least, don’t wear them too tight for long periods of time a day, and certainly never wear a bra to sleep.
And this is where men come into the picture.
Guys, keep in mind that women are ultimately wearing a bra to please their man. So it is up to men to let their women know that natural and healthy is more beautiful than artificial and diseased. Women act as though they want to be loved for their looks. In reality, they fear rejection if their looks don’t match the images promoted by the fashion industry. And as they age, their fear grows, as worshiped youth slips away.
You need to let her know you love her for who she is, not for how well she conforms to fashion. Tell her that her breasts are beautiful because they are part of her. Encourage her to prevent disease by caring for her breasts, putting comfort and health before all else.
And as a bonus, give her a breast massage. After years of breast constriction, the tissue is damaged, congested with fluid, and toxified. Massage can help cleanse the tissue. It could be a therapeutic, lymphatic massage. It could be an erotic massage. It could be both. The important thing is to help the breast tissue recover from years of bra wearing. There should be no soreness. She should feel no pain when her breasts are touched. If she has pain, it is most likely from years of abuse by bras. Over time, this pain should disappear, as the breasts regain their health.
So this is both bad news and good news. Bras are a leading cause of breast cancer, so women have developed this disease as a result of current fashion. However, this also means most breast cancer is preventable. Women simply need to end their breast bondage, finding support in their men instead of their bra.
The time for all good men to come to the aid of their women is now.