Breasts, boobies, titties, melons, the girls. Whatever you call them, every woman has a special relationship with her boobs!
But how much do you actually know about them? Here are 11 facts that may blow you away!
11 things every woman should know about her boobs
1. For most women, one boob is bigger than the other
It tends to be the left one by the way. Random, right?
2. Boobs will be at their most symmetrical when we’re ovulating
That’s between the 14th and 16th days of our menstrual cycles.
3. Humans are the only species to have permanently enlarged breasts
Primates like chimpanzees and gorillas have full breasts only when they’re breastfeeding, and then they go back to normal. But lucky for us, they’re perky from puberty onwards!
4. It’s natural for them to sag
As we get older, the connective tissues inside our boobs are replaced with fat so they droop more.
5. Though smoking and exercise makes them sag more
The chemicals in cigarettes break down the body’s elastin, so that’s definitely a reason to quit! But we’re not saying you should stop exercising!
Invest in a good sports bra and incorporate weights into your workout!
6. There’s a reason why women and men have nipples
It’s because all foetuses start female and it’s not until six weeks that testosterone starts to take hold. But even by then, nipples and breasts have already formed.
7. The biggest bra size is an L cup
And the smallest is a AAA.
8. And the average boob weighs around 0.4kg
They also contain 4-5 per cent of the body’s total fat.
9. Breastfeeding has SO many health benefits
Some of the longterm benefits include lower chances of developing postnatal depression, heart disease and cancer. Breastfeeding can also help you lose baby weight! Though remember that there is no correct way to feed your baby whether you breastfeed or bottle feed!
10. Men who like big boobed ladies aren’t as financially secure
A 2013 study found that men who liked big boobs weren’t as rich as men who preferred smaller breasts. The research also showed that when men are hungry and if they want children, they prefer large breasts.
11. You can reach orgasm via your nipples
What a great excuse for sexy times tonight, right?!
There you go, 11 crazy interested facts about your boobs.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to encourage women to REALLY get to know their breasts. Being breast-conscious and knowing your boobs can help you identify what’s normal (in terms of shape and feel) for you! After all, being aware of changes in your breasts and understanding the signs and symptoms of breast cancer could help save your life.
The Breast Cancer Australia website is your go-to place in regards to breast help.
Did you know our Healthy Mummy Smoothies are breastfeeding-friendly?
The Healthy Mummy smoothie has been created to help mums benefit from a wide range of nutrients which can also help support your healthy eating plan and exercise routine if you are trying to lose weight.
The smoothie range has been formulated by leading nutritionists, dieticians and with input from Monash University.
It offers an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and important antioxidants.
It’s also free from any weight loss accelerants, caffeine, contains no wheat ingredients, no fructose, is 96 per cent sugar free and is dairy free.
You can download our information fact sheet here. You can also download the smoothie label and ingredient list here.