16 boobs facts that will blow you away
Think you know everything there is to know about the vagina? Well, now it's time to turn your attention to boob facts.
Because whether your breasts are big, little, pointy or pear-shaped, there’s more to them than just being a handy snack shelf or weapon of seduction.
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So, if you've ever wondered, "What are boobs for?" or think you have weird boobs (one bigger than the other, anyone?), keep scrolling, because you're about to learn some weird and wonderful things about those bazookas...
#1 Bouncing around can actually stretch ligaments in the breasts, causing them to sag. That’s why it’s so important to wear the best sports bra for you when exercising or showing off your best shimmy.
#2 It’s quite common to have one boob bigger than the other and more often than not, it’s the lefty that’s more hefty.
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#3 Pregnancy can make your nipples darker.
#4 Only humans have permanently enlarged breasts. Animals generally only experience growth while pregnant and breastfeeding.
#5 Thinking of going down a new career path? You can actually study how to design and build a bra at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
#6 Women that smoke have saggier breasts than those who don’t. This is because the chemicals in cigarettes break down elastin in the body.
#7 Penises aren’t the only thing that swell up when aroused - breasts do just the same, and a small percentage of women can reap the health benefits of an orgasm through breast stimulation alone!
#8 Claire Smedley, a 27-year-old from Great Britain, once made headlines after she nearly suffocated her boyfriend with her boobs, which were size 40LL. Claire said, “Usually, he loved being smothered by them, and on this occasion, he started flailing around wildly. But I assumed it was because he was so excited, so I kept going. A few minutes later, I noticed he’d stopped moving.”
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#9 According to the Daily Mail, almost two thirds of women across the world are wearing the wrong bra size.
#10 There are eight types of nipples, and four of the most common ones are normal, flat, puffy and inverted. Go on, have a quick peek (and learn how to give yourself a breast check, while you're at it).
#11 A restaurant in London is known for its uniquely designed champagne glass, which is shaped after Kate Moss’ breast. It even features the model's signature on the bottom.
#12 A survey conducted by Wrinkles Schminkles in May 2015 found 70 percent of women over 35 have signs of ageing on their chests.
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#13 Ever wondered why men also have nipples and pecs? Well, it’s because every fetus starts as female - up until six weeks, when testosterone comes along. But by then, nipples and breasts have already formed.
#14 In Australia, the smallest bra size available is AAA and the largest is L.
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#15 The world’s largest natural breasts (according to the Guinness World Records) belong to Annie Hawkins-Turner, “who has an under-breast measurement of 109.22 cm and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm”.
#16 As for the biggest fake boobs, that title goes to Chelsea Charms, who ironically named them Itsy and Bitsy. They are reportedly a size 164XXX, with each breast weighing 14kg.
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