Science Behind the Bra | Spoiler: Stop Wearing One
I am the biggest fan of the free the nipple movement, and I actually have been since day one. Okay, maybe not day one (we all had our middle school moments of wearing the most padded push-up bras imaginable), but for most of my adult life, I have been letting the girls do what they want. I wanted to do some digging into the science behind the bra and I must say, my findings are quite shocking. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a professor and sports science researcher at the University of Franche-Comte conducted a 15-year study on the effect of bras on 330 women aged 18 to 35.
Guess what they found?
The results from the study suggested that wearing a bra from an early age did nothing to help support the chest, reduce back pain, or prevent breast sagging.
Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra
The study went on to show that
young women would gain more tone and supporting breast tissue if no underwire was used. In the study, women that stopped wearing bras – through choice, not as a requirement of the study – had a 7-millimeter (0.3-inch) lift in their nipples.
said IFL Science.