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  • #31
    I hang free quite a bit or relatively free quite a bit. I find them annoying when I'm working. They get in the way when I'm digging and lugging stuff around though I usually just wear a snuggish tank and that's enough to keep them in line. I wear a bra when exercising or I'm going out on some sort of social event or in the height of summer when I'm running errands and am only in a tank. In sweater weather I don't bother if it's just a quick jaunt.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by imasin View Post
      And you are PCOS/IR right? I am too... you're much taller than me (I'm 5'1-5'2"), haha, but it seems like there's definitely a relationship between early puberty and later hormonal issues.
      Yes I am. I was diagnosed later in life compared to most women with PCOS.
      Georgette

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      • #33
        Originally posted by geostump View Post
        Yes I am. I was diagnosed later in life compared to most women with PCOS.
        Yeah I was diagnosed when I was almost 19 after over a year of no periods, but looking back on it some of the signs of IR were present even when I was a kid (like acanthosis nigricans on the neck)... we always thought that I just wasn't scrubbing hard enough! *shakes head*

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        • #34
          Originally posted by imasin View Post
          Yeah I was diagnosed when I was almost 19 after over a year of no periods, but looking back on it some of the signs of IR were present even when I was a kid (like acanthosis nigricans on the neck)... we always thought that I just wasn't scrubbing hard enough! *shakes head*
          Same here. It took me until I was 31 and already had 3 kids to get diagnosed. The endo put me on metformin and I stopped losing. I stopped taking met shortly thereafter and guess what? I still can't seem to lose and its been over 4 yrs ago.
          Georgette

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          • #35
            I absolutely wear one. I despise 'bounce', and they're extremely sensitive so I don't like them rubbing against my clothes. The only time I go braless is if I am also shirtless.

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            • #36
              I hate bras and go freeform whenever possible. I think the best anti-sag prevention a woman can do is some push ups. I'm sort of a medium size but I can see for those cursed/blessed with a really large bust, bras can be non optional. I just wear a jog bra for sprints.
              Victoria's Secret also makes a whole line of tops with a minimalist "shelf bra" built in. Those are great for comfort plus social acceptability.

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              • #37
                Still like saggy pendulous boobs and normal large ones. that link posted earlier didn't do anything to change , except the older folks and the hairy woman. They were a bit scary. But an old person would be fun to sculpt, lots of wrinkles.
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                • #38
                  I used to wear bras 24/7 (yes, even to sleep in). Then I got pregnant and changed shape every two days and never had a bra that fit (seriously, with all the hormones I changed cup size up and down and up and flipping down. The same bra that fit comfy when I left for work in the morning by noon was too tight and god forbid I had to pick something off the floor and have a girl fall out...or it was too loose and everything had sagged.) Once kiddo was born I gave up on bras since we had so much trouble breastfeeding and dealing with another contraption (who made nursing bras so darn complicated!!??) when kiddo demanded food was too much work for my exhausted brain.

                  We've just finished weaning and the girls are not going back to their pre-kiddo shape/size so when I go out I have been wearing a bra more often. They've sagged quite a bit in my opinion (hubby and best friend says different but what else are they going to say). Once I'm done having kids I'm getting them jacked back up and maybe taken down a size or two. It hurts to run or ride horseback unless I have a corset-style sports bra and then I feel like I can't breathe. Honestly, the darn things are more trouble than they are worth (except for feeding the kiddo, they did prove themselves a little there.)
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Eklecktika View Post
                    Truth be told, I'm not entirely above getting them realigned permanently once I'm certain I'm done having kids. Primal or not, I want my girls to stay perky.
                    Ditto! After I have munchkins I wanna get things nipped and tucked. I was gonna do it this year but might as well wait until all the damage is done.

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                    • #40
                      i went from an AA cup at 17 to a C at 18, and now i'm an F. i generally wear a bra at home or out and about simply because it's more comfortable. i had to try out many different bra styles and brands before i found one that's actually comfortable. it's expensive, and not sexy, but it does the job.

                      no, bras aren't actually necessary, and i don't really know if they prolong or shorten perkiness. wearing shirts isn't really primal, and sleeping in separate bedrooms isn't either. i think we make some allowances for non-primal living.
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                      • #41
                        Here's a link about the many reasons to go "bra free."

                        I tend to go "bra light." I don't wear bras most of the time, but I do wear them with certain outfits when going out, or on dates with DH. my breasts are nice and full (c-cup), and right now, while i'm sorting out my left pec minor, the left one has a bit more "sag" than the right. I do wear dancer's tanks that have a "bra" in them, which is what the site above recommends if feel you need a little more support.

                        ultimately, the muscles around and the tendons around the breasts support them, and there's really very little evidence that women going without bras end up with "breasts down to their knees.

                        Yes, there is eventually sagging due to a loss of fat, loosening of skin overall -- but the amount of sag has to do with the original size of the breast and loss of fat.

                        Breast feeding also doesn't "cause" sagging, but the breast tissue does have to re-do itself after nursing ends. My breasts are really interesting right now, because we're nursing 15 minutes a day. I think my breasts are trying to figure out whethr they should continue to produce milk, or just go back to being decorative.

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                        • #42
                          I too am 5'5.5". Started my period and was a 34C by 11. I do not have PCOS. I am however older than both of you.

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                          • #43
                            I dont even walk around my house without one. If I am staying in my PJ's all morning I put one one. So uncomfortable without
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                            • #44
                              Wearing a bra doesn't decrease sagginess as you age, it's just a matter of comfort for those of us who aren't cute and small lol. If you're wearing the wrong size bra, like most women are, there has been some research that shows that cutting into the tissue actually increases sagging.

                              That being said, I don't wear one at home, but I never leave the house without some kind of support.
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                              Starting Weight: 187 lbs (March 2010)
                              Current Weight: 143 lbs (Oct 2011)
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                              • #45
                                Being a guy I have to say this thread is pointless without side by side pics of with a bra and without examples from everyone.
                                "Live Free or Die"

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