Boobology: 10 things you might not know about your tatas

Boobology: 10 things you might not know about your tatas

It's surprising how little we know about our breasts until we have to face important moments like getting breast implants, breastfeeding, or dealing with breast cancer. Often, our breasts are only seen as sexual objects or parts of our bodies we don't appreciate enough. Here at CIRALU, we're committed to changing the conversation around breasts and celebrating their many wonders.

That's why we're starting an educational initiative to share knowledge and empower women to learn more about their bodies. Here are just 10 things we've learned about breasts that we'd like to share with you today:

1. Breasts are typically not symmetrical.

Like most things in life, no two breasts are the same - even when they are part of the same chest. Your left breast is most likely larger than your right, although it may not be noticeable. A woman's breasts are most symmetrical around the time of ovulation (days 14 to 16 of the menstrual cycle for most women). However, it is perfectly normal for a pair of breasts not to be exactly the same.

Previous trauma, injury, or infection can also lead to size differences between your breasts. Your beautiful breasts are unique and special to you. Here at CIRALU, we want to celebrate diversity and help you feel comfortable and confident in your own breasts.

2. You have control over their shape.

Your choice of bra, or whether you choose to wear one, can affect the way your breasts droop over time. Sleeping on your chest can also alter the shape of your breasts. Additionally, chemicals like those found in cigarettes can break down the elastin in your breasts, leading to sagging.

3. Your breasts can experience dryness.

Your breasts are more susceptible to skin issues than any other part of your body, including dryness. Don't forget to give your girls some love by moisturizing them, nipples included! Your 10-step skincare routine should extend a little further down your torso to include your cherished companions. Here at CIRALU, we want to help you keep your breasts happy and healthy.

4. Nipple stimulation can lead to orgasm.

Yes, you read that right. According to a brain research study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, nipple stimulation and genital stimulation are processed the same way in a woman's brain. This means that some women are able to experience orgasm through nipple stimulation alone, commonly known as a "nipple-gasm". So, don't underestimate the power of your nipples, they're capable of amazing things!

5.The weight of your breasts can have a real impact on your body.

It's no secret that breasts can be heavy, but did you know that a pair of D-cup breasts can weigh between 15 and 23 pounds? That's the equivalent of a coffee table, a vacuum cleaner, a 40-inch LED TV, 10 dozen large eggs, or even an enormous cat! Carrying that weight around all day can cause strain on your back and shoulders, leading to discomfort or pain. At CIRALU, we want to help you feel comfortable and confident in your body, so don't hesitate to invest in a supportive bra or take breaks to rest your shoulders.


6. Bras have some interesting science behind them.

Those essential undergarments we call bras actually have fascinating science behind them. According to Discover Magazine, breasts can be supported in one of two ways. First, through encapsulation, via the old molded cups that fit around the breast, and second, through compression – which is how modern sports bras work by compressing your breasts tightly to your chest. At CIRALU, we understand the importance of finding a bra that supports you while also being comfortable.

7. Regular breast exams are crucial.

Staying consistent about the point in your cycle you choose to examine your breast tissue is crucial to ensure you're comparing apples to apples. But, regardless of when you choose to examine your breasts, it's essential to make it a regular habit. Early detection is key to catching any abnormalities, and at CIRALU, we encourage all women to make breast exams a priority in their healthcare routine.

8. Don't forget about your "period bras"

Just like you have "fat pants" during your period, it's important to have bras that accommodate the changes in your breast size during different points in your menstrual cycle. You may experience an increase of up to a full cup size during your period, so having comfortable bras in a larger cup size can help you feel more at ease during this time. And if you prefer to go without a bra, try using No Show Nipple Covers for some discreet coverage. At CIRALU, we believe in making sure you feel comfortable and confident no matter what time of the month it is.

9. The beauty of breasts is not measured by their size.

Every woman's breasts are unique, and there is no such thing as an ideal size. While some societies have favored larger or smaller breasts at different times in history, the truth is that all breasts are beautiful. It's important to embrace and celebrate your own body, no matter what shape or size you are.

10. Women's needs drove the evolution of the bra.

The history of the bra is intertwined with the history of women's liberation. As women began to enter the workforce and demand greater freedom and mobility, the restrictive corset fell out of fashion. Women needed a supportive but comfortable undergarment that allowed them to move freely and without discomfort. The invention of the modern bra, credited to Mary Phelps Jacob in 1914, was a game-changer for women everywhere. 

Today, bras come in all shapes, sizes, and styles to suit every woman's individual needs and preferences.