caffeinatedfeminist:

Have you seen pictures of non-pornographic breasts?
A huge proportion of American women and men are not happy with their breasts. The media images make them believe the ideal is big and perky breasts with an adolescent-type small nipple and areola.
But, in reality breasts come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. These breast pictures are here to let you see normal breasts - big, small, sagging, asymmetrical; big areolas or nipples.
In fact, having asymmetrical breasts, where one is bigger than the other, is very very common. Most individuals with breasts have one slightly larger than the other. Also as we all know, size varies a lot.  Some people have practically a flat chest, some have so much bust that the mere weight of them can cause them backaches. According to statistics published in the Journal for Sex Research (vol. 24, pp. 177-183), almost 60% of those with breasts have the bra cup size of A or B (A-cup 15%, B-44%, C-28%, D-10%).  Of course, the size is not constant but can vary with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and during the menstrual cycle.
Many young people growing up never see what normal natural breasts look like, and influenced by the media, think that pert big breasts are ideal and so many people opt for breast implants to ‘correct’ their breasts. Most teenagers with breasts worry and fret over their breast development, some even to the point of suicide - which is a very sad comment on how American culture is influencing young people.
Thanks for this! This is great! I fixed some of the cissexist language, as not all women have breasts and some men have them, but good stuff!

caffeinatedfeminist:

Have you seen pictures of non-pornographic breasts?

A huge proportion of American women and men are not happy with their breasts. The media images make them believe the ideal is big and perky breasts with an adolescent-type small nipple and areola.

But, in reality breasts come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. These breast pictures are here to let you see normal breasts - big, small, sagging, asymmetrical; big areolas or nipples.

In fact, having asymmetrical breasts, where one is bigger than the other, is very very common. Most individuals with breasts have one slightly larger than the other. Also as we all know, size varies a lot.  Some people have practically a flat chest, some have so much bust that the mere weight of them can cause them backaches. According to statistics published in the Journal for Sex Research (vol. 24, pp. 177-183), almost 60% of those with breasts have the bra cup size of A or B (A-cup 15%, B-44%, C-28%, D-10%).  Of course, the size is not constant but can vary with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and during the menstrual cycle.

Many young people growing up never see what normal natural breasts look like, and influenced by the media, think that pert big breasts are ideal and so many people opt for breast implants to ‘correct’ their breasts. Most teenagers with breasts worry and fret over their breast development, some even to the point of suicide - which is a very sad comment on how American culture is influencing young people.

Thanks for this! This is great! I fixed some of the cissexist language, as not all women have breasts and some men have them, but good stuff!

(via wretchedoftheearth)