What? Bras? What’s this about?
Yes. Bras. You know about them, right? Breast bags.
Long time ago, in a podcast of the Naturist Living Show, I heard about a study by a French man on the goods and bads of bras. Not so long ago I heard another podcast, this time from Stuff you should know, called “How bras work“.
They referenced the same study, which means there isn’t much study done on bras. As I listened, I wondered about something:
Do naturist woman miss their bra when they’re “doing naturism”?
In our ‘modern’ Western culture it’s normal for people to wear clothes. For women it’s also ‘normal’ to wear a bra. The effectiveness and need of such an item of clothing has never been fully explained, as far as I know, but I’m not the bra-wearing gender. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Now to the reason why I ask this question: ladies of naturism are, as the picture up there shows, bra-less. I really wonder if they feel any discomfort regarding their breasts while being in that totally naked state. After all, they ‘cage’ the bosom in a bra all the time (generally speaking; I know there are women who don’t). This wearing of said item creates a habit and I’m curious if that affects the feeling of being naked.
Is it like wearing underpants and not wearing them is a relief? Or is the moment of putting on the bra one of relief? Perhaps/probably this is a very personal thing, which is an answer too.
So that’s the wonder of the week and I’m unleashing it onto you, my (former) unsuspecting readers.
Let the reactions begin. If there are any…
2 thoughts on “This one’s for the ladies. Do you miss your bra?”
I have never understood the need for bras (except on Porsches) and wonder why women continue to wear them. The “Burn the Bra” movement in the U.S. was one that used bras as a symbol of the struggle for women’s rights and it called attention to how women were thought of as second class citizens. They still do not have complete equal rights or payment for talent/services. Our advertising industry continues to depict women as objects which is evidenced by things like push up bras, push together bras and any number of figure enhancement devices. When I was a kid women wore girdles–thank goodness those things are few and far between now. Ultimately, women will have to decide for themselves about wearing bras and truthfully whatever they decide is fine with me.
Thanks for that insightful comment, Don!