The theory that bras may be linked to causes of cancer is that there are lymph nodes that surround the breast tissue that helps to drain out the toxins that accumulate. However, wearing a bra prevents this process from functioning properly. Bras, exotically under wire and push-up bras put too much pressure. Apparently, by wearing a bra constantly, breast begin to lack in its own muscular support, depending on the bra solely for support, leading to discomfort when not wearing a bra. I used to think this was true, I believed that if I wanted to prevent sagging breasts, I better wear a bra!
After learning of this news, I decided to try going without a bra for two weeks. I have to disclose that I am not going completely bra-less, but rather wearing a camisole with a built-in elastic underneath the bust, it barely does anything for support, but it's a step down from wearing under wire bras all the time.
I've often felt weird about not wearing a bra. It's often perceived that not wearing a bra is improper. However it is found that women from less developed countries don't wear bras and don't seem to get breaat cancer at all.
So about two weeks passed since trying this, no wearing a bra thing. I didn't go completely without one on a couple occasions, but I do notice a difference. I noticed that the muscles on my upper chest is firmer, like the way it used to be when I used to go swimming often. And going without a bra is not as uncomfortable as it was in the beginning. I also noticed that on those days when wearing a bra, it was uncomfortable. How is it that only now I think bras are uncomfortable after wearing them for so long?
Maybe one's perception of comfort is really based on what level of discomfort they are prepared to tolerate? Maybe its time for a looser kind of bra design? Would you be prepared to go bra-less if you knew it prevented breast cancer? Leave me your comments!