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Bras Don’t Support Bouncing Breasts According to Study September 11, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Ducks, Heroes, Personal Experiences, Science.
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In a more interesting application of science and technology, researchers perform tests to determine whether brassieres offer meaningful support for bouncing breasts.

The results are eye-opening indeed.

Whether breasts are big or small, ordinary bras are not getting the job done, according to study author Joanna Scurr, a biomechanics professor at the University of Portsmouth in England.

While brassieres have evolved throughout history from body-binding corsets to cleavage-enhancing “miracle” bras, only recently have researchers injected a dose of science into the design of undergarments that go beyond conferring a more “perky” look, the researcher says.

I think an indictment of the cleavage-enhancing miracle bra is premature.  This whole attitude toward “perky” is unnecessarily harsh, and, dare I say it?  Counterproductive.  Yes, quite counterproductive, in my view.  I would counsel women to approach this news with a healthy dose of skepticism, and hopefully a willingness to engage in serious counter-research.

Scurr did perform a number of different measurements of 70 study participants, in a variety of activities, from merely walking, to jogging and running.  Obviously more physical activity resulted in more breast movement.

During walking exercise, the women’s breasts moved relatively the same amount in all directions. But when participants sped up to a jog or run, their breasts moved proportionally more in some directions than others: More than 50 percent of the total movement was in the up-down direction, 22 percent side-to-side and 27 percent in-and-out.

The overall pattern of the movement resembled a figure-8.

Dr. Scurr could have determined this with one test participant by studying my eye movements.

Figure-8.

Typically, bras are designed to minimize up-and-down motion and not the other two dimensions of breast movement found in Scurr’s study.

That assessment seems quite negatively biased to me, and does not take into account at all (as far as I can see) other physical activities which may or may not benefit from unfettered breast movement.

Lord knows, I don’t want to stand in the way of science.  But before we do anything crazy here, I think we should all pause, and take a big, deep breath.  Walk around the room.

Or jog, if you like.

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1. Retired Geezer - September 11, 2007

You know where I’ll be.

2. Bart@Bart.org - September 11, 2007

Bart

3. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

Typically, bras are designed to minimize up-and-down motion and not the other two dimensions of breast movement found in Scurr’s study.

Thank God! I am an advocate of free movement in all directions!
But wait! What other two directions? I can see there being a side to side movement, but are they talking about the other dimension being an in and out motion?

4. kevlarchick - September 11, 2007

oh please. Side to side?!

Everyone knows it’s the up and down motion that causes pain and eventual sagging of the girls. Wearing a good sports bra will elmimate any and all movement.

5. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

Wearing a good sports bra will elmimate any and all movement.

Damn!

6. Bart - September 11, 2007

Define meaningful.

7. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

Perhaps adequate would be a better word, in terms of the purpose of the study.

But I don’t think Scurr is really focused on the big picture here.

8. lauraw - September 11, 2007

What is it that supports the boobs? Collagen strands, is that it?

IIRC, it’s when those things start to snap, one by one, that makes the boobies start to droop.

So how long did you google ‘boobs’ before finding this article, Dave?

9. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

Why I never.

At least, if anyone asks me at work, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

10. skinbad - September 11, 2007

Didn’t Howard Hughes use engineering skillz to design something with enough strength to handle Jane Russell and the Russellettes?

11. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

The way I see it is, if God hadn’t wanted boobs to sway and jiggle, he wouldn’t have had them protrude from a woman’s chest. So to stop the swaying is to go against God’s beautiful handiwork. And I for one am not going to go against God’s will on this one.

12. geoff - September 11, 2007

The hell with quantum. I’m changing my major.

13. kevlarchick - September 11, 2007

Torpedo tits are SO out, Skinny.

Frayed/snapped collagen strands notwithstanding, a good bra is an investment.

14. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

geoff, America needs you on this collagen strand thing buddy.

Do it for your country.

15. skinbad - September 11, 2007

Have I told this (100% true no B.S.) story? I had an intro to anthropology class a long time ago and we were watching a film. A large group of topless indigenous type ladies were doing a dance that was mostly jumping up and down. The old professor in a dry voice said, “The sound you hear is not clapping.” He also put in a word of encouragement for the continued use of bras. The film showed the consequences of not taking his advice. I don’t think that was the main “point” of the film. But that part was memorable.

16. kevlarchick - September 11, 2007

Skinny, you were looking at old issues of National Geographic. Don’t be lyin.

17. Michael - September 11, 2007

I have to take a stand with Mr. Minority on this. The will of God is manifest here, and woe to the heathens who might attempt to thwart Him by eliminating any boobage mobility.

18. pajama momma - September 11, 2007

Uh, that’s why we wear sports bras when we run. I sure would like to see the “scientists” that ran this study. I wonder if they looked anything like this guy. http://www.weirdnewstoday.com/uploaded_images/free-mammogram-750535.jpg

19. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

PJ Momma,
Where did you get that picture of mesablue?

20. totaltransformation - September 11, 2007

Where do I sign up to be part of the follow up study. You know, to umm, confirm the, err, findings. HA!

21. titus2woman - September 11, 2007

I can’t easily read this because of how large it is, but I am a rep for Jeunique. You can find a rep in your area who will come and custom fit you, and these things are NO JOKE! They WILL support you and last a few years as well. Another great brand is Enell. (((((HUGS))))) sandi

22. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

You can find a rep in your area who will come and custom fit you, and these things are NO JOKE!

Hey Dave! Get her address quick, because you could use a good quality manzere.

23. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

oh I will kick your ass MM

24. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

oh I will kick your ass MM

Not if you are jiggling up & down and back & forth, you won’t!

25. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

you’ll be watching and I can sucker punch you

26. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

you’ll be watching and I can sucker punch you

No, that is more like I will be laughing and you will sucker punch me.

27. twps - September 11, 2007

Sizes from A to JJ! Where do they find these women?

28. Mr Minority - September 11, 2007

JJ!

Size JJ would kill your back and cause to hunch over.

Hey, LauraW, is that the reason?

29. Mrs. Peel - September 11, 2007

Wooden roller coasters are the worst. I used to ride them with one arm across my chest and one arm in the air.

30. geoff - September 11, 2007

Size JJ would kill your back and cause to hunch over.

Good for tobogganing, though.

31. Sticky B - September 11, 2007

Two words I never thought I’d see together: Breast biomechanics

When my daugter ran HS track a couple of years back, a couple of the better looki………heavier breasted girls wrapped theirs with Ace bandages and then covered that with duct tape before practice and meets. I would google “duct tape bras” but I really need to get some sleep tonight.

32. Bart - September 11, 2007

Good for tobogganing, though.

Especially for the guy behind her.

You know, something to hold on to.

33. pajama momma - September 11, 2007

manzere? I thought it was called the “Bro”

34. TattooedIntellectual - September 11, 2007

“4. kevlarchick – September 11, 2007

oh please. Side to side?!

Everyone knows it’s the up and down motion that causes pain and eventual sagging of the girls. Wearing a good sports bra will elmimate any and all movement.”

Yeah, not so much. And finding decent ones isn’t that easy when you get above a C either.

Also, current wisdom is that you should be replacing your bras every 6 months b/c the fabric stretches/elastic wears out and they don’t support as well after that. So, let’s say 6 bras at $50 a bra, every 6 months. Right, where can I sign up for a loan.

35. daveintexas - September 11, 2007

boob fight!

cool

36. Mrs. Peel - September 11, 2007

I recently discovered this awesome brand, Lily of France, that you can get at JC Penney’s. $15 apiece. And they go all the way down to…er…my size, which I shall not disclose. Even in the cute styles.

I used to shop at Victoria’s Secret, because they made this one really good bra, but they stopped making it in my size, and were really snotty to me when I asked about it. Plus, they never made the cute, sexy ones in any size I could wear. But now that I have discovered Lily of France, I have kickass bras with lace and fun colors and designs and everything, in addition to the plain ones for everyday wear. I probably have about 15 bras right now. I was so excited to finally find something cute and sexy in my size after about 10 years of having to wear boring plain tan and white ones, and occasionally getting to kick it up a notch with a black or even – gasp! – blue one, that I bought a whole bunch.

Now I just need to find some lingerie in my size…

37. BrewFan - September 11, 2007

Speaking of boobs, would it be too much to ask for a little help from the Astros?

38. TattooedIntellectual - September 11, 2007

I’ve heard the name but hadn’t checked it out. Will put it on my list of potentials. Victoria Secret can sod off and die. I’ve had pretty decent luck w/ Lane Bryant’s bras, especially since they’ll run an occasional buy 2 get 2.

39. TattooedIntellectual - September 11, 2007

BTW, Mrs Peel. Frederick of Hollywood will create designer bras that are quite nice w/o being too OMG expensive.

40. BrewFan - September 11, 2007

My wife won’t take me bra shopping ever since I used hand gestures to help the sales lady visualize the correct size.

41. TattooedIntellectual - September 11, 2007

I can’t imagine why she would feel that way BrewFan ;)

42. Retired Geezer - September 11, 2007

Way back when I first started reading blogs, I read about this woman who went to Korea (I think). She needed to buy a bra and she went to an open air market. She told the guy she need a bra and he reached out and grabbed her boobs, wiggled them a bit and reached down and handed her a bra.
She was stunned.

Oh, and she said it fit perfectly.

43. mesablue - September 11, 2007

Where did you get that picture of mesablue?

It’s not like I charge for my services.

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45. Brock Landers - September 11, 2007

Bras may not support bouncing breasts but I very much do.

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47. Michael - September 12, 2007

Wait, wait, wait a minute . . .

TatooeedIntellectual is a chick ?

With boobs ???

I did not know that.

This is what I hate about intertubes relationships. It’s hard to keep up.

I mean, I’m not sayin’ it makes a big difference to me that TI has some equipment in the boobage department. But, you know, it’s relevant information.

Well, actually, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Equipment in the boobage department makes a big difference, even on the intertubes. You’re really just relating with pixels on a screen, but still, it makes a big difference. Go figure.

48. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

hell, Michael, even I knew that.

49. Wickedpinto - September 12, 2007

I didn’t,

Invite that broad to the fucking SB party!!! I will redouble my efforts to do, well, as little as possible, while wishing for the best, BUT THATS BESIDE THE POINT!!!

50. Michael - September 12, 2007

hell, Michael, even I knew that.

Yeah, I should have known. I got misdirected, because TI was an American on some kind of assignment in NZ, and that sounded like a guy thing to me. So call me a sexist.

51. Wickedpinto - September 12, 2007

Where did you get that picture of mesablue?

AWWW Shit, that DOES look like mesa, only greyer.

Thats FUNNY!

Also, sports bra’s are only partial assistants in active women with humungous juggaderoes.

My friends wife, who wasn’t just stacked like a jenga puzzle about to fall apart, but was also tall, told me that she noticed marks on her breasts (when she started to fill out) so she would wear a. . ..whats it called, one of those extremely tight bra’s that basicaly pushed her juggs into her shoulders? with a sports bra as backup.

I don’t know if sports bra’s have improved, but, the ones I’m aware of allow too much motion in large breasted chicks, and allow for the unpleasent markings of stretching and retention.

I don’t know, about bra’s, but being a boxers guy, my balls are damn near to my ankles.

52. Michael - September 12, 2007

Invite that broad to the fucking SB party!!! I will redouble my efforts to do, well, as little as possible, while wishing for the best, BUT THATS BESIDE THE POINT!!!

Um, WP, that’s precisely the point. The point for you is — will you show up?

The drive from Chicago to Columbus is easy, and on your own blog I’ve offered you a room in my home, which is still open, down the hall from Mr. and Mrs. Geezer.

Do you feel like a “transient” loser (as you have described yourself) who would be uncomfortable with middle-class and middle-aged professionals? At your age, I did not know WTF I was doing with my life.

Are you nervous about your crazy “bitch-breaking” internet persona?

Dude, give us some credit. We are not stupid. Here is how you are perceived — you are a young guy (by my standards) that is seeking his way in life. You are a nominal atheist with strong family values and moral standards. You are a Marine who is proud of your service to your country.

If you showed up at the First Annual Innocent Bystanders Super Bowl Party™ you are going to be exactly what we all expect — a fairly shy and mannerly kid that we like.

I’m not pushing you to show up. I’m just sayin’.

53. sandy burger - September 12, 2007

I did not know that.

Remember when you used to think I was a woman, Michael? Good times. For the both of us, Michael. Awww yeah.

I don’t know, about bra’s, but being a boxers guy, my balls are damn near to my ankles.

Bless you, WP. I’m hoping that someday that look will come back in style.

And what’s this about an SB party? What does “SB” stand for?

54. sandy burger - September 12, 2007

What does “SB” stand for?

Woops! I realized what it stands for: ‘Sept Bart.

Sorry I brought it up. I’ll take it to the secret thread…

55. Michael - September 12, 2007

Remember when you used to think I was a woman, Michael? Good times.

Yeah, I remember that. “Sandy” was my Mom’s nickname. Do you remember that?

I still think you are a woman.

By the way, what is your bra size?

56. Justin - September 12, 2007

with all due respect..I find it sad that with all the medical issues that face this nation today scientist are wasting their time on a bra study. ::shakes my head::: please I mean no harm I lvoe your site and I comment only to and about the scientist only ;-)

57. Michael - September 12, 2007

please I mean no harm I lvoe your site and I comment only to and about the scientist only

Justin, relax. We actually love it when a lurker comes out of the woodwork and says something.

However, you misspelled “love” in your comment. So, proofread your comment before you post. :)

Note to IB regulars: If you’re thinking about clicking on Justin’s name, his site is NSFW.

58. grownANDsexy - September 12, 2007

I think this just goes to show how male centric this society is. I honestly can no imagine that they never really did scientific studies on this. I thought they did… seriously, I thought there was a science to how bras worked and real research went into the development of them… go figure.

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60. Michael - September 12, 2007

I think this just goes to show how male centric this society is . . . seriously, I thought there was a science to how bras worked and real research went into the development of them… go figure.

There was a lot of “real research.” The research was dedicated to the commercially useful issue: How to push them up and show off cleavage. Thus, the Wonderbra and its various offspring on the market.

Why do you think that happened? Was it the hegemony of males? Please note that males did not buy these bras.

Was it the product of a patriarchal culture?

Was the the Wonderbra just plain wrong?

I’m thinking that the Wonderbra simply reflected an underlying genetic reality — men like boobs, and women like men.

61. BrewFan - September 12, 2007

I think this just goes to show how male centric this society is.

You say this like its a bad thing.

62. TattooedIntellectual - September 12, 2007

Yep, female (at least last time I checked). It’s actually gotten to be a bit of a game to watch people figure out I’m not male–and it still happens on a site where I post very frequently so y’all aren’t alone there. I’m willing to bet that the tattooed bit throws a lot of people off.

The SB party sounds fun, except for it being football, but I don’t get home until Dec and 1. need to do some heavy duty job hunting and 2. will be flat broke.

And, if Mrs. Peel happens to check this thread again, figleaves.com is a pretty good site for bras. They’re based in Britain and you can get the British and Italian bras which are nice. Only drawback is that it’s internet shopping so it’s a bit hard to try before you buy :)

And as a side note, sports bras actually do a lot of damage to the tissues/natural support system of the breast if you wear them a lot.

63. lauraw - September 12, 2007

Why? The mashing-down effect?

64. TattooedIntellectual - September 12, 2007

Yep, breaks down the tissue.

65. Retired Geezer - September 12, 2007

WP, don’t be nervous.
Imagine how I’m going to feel when everyone discovers that I’m actually a young, transgendered, black woman.

66. luxurylingerie - September 12, 2007

crikey, “Typically, bras are designed to minimize up-and-down motion and not the other two dimensions of breast movement found in Scurr’s study.”

time to redesign the bra?

67. afrit007 - September 12, 2007

How do I get on that design team?

68. Dave in Texas - September 12, 2007

I find it sad that with all the medical issues that face this nation today scientist are wasting their time on a bra study.

It’s a British study.

I think this just goes to show how male centric this society is.

Female researcher.

69. Dave in Texas - September 12, 2007

Also, I’m goofing around here.

Did I not crack jokes? Did you get the one about “other physical activities which may or may not benefit from unfettered breast movement”?

That one made me giggle when I was writing it.

70. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

Yeah, not so much. And finding decent ones isn’t that easy when you get above a C either.

DD’s here and I have a sports bra that binds and makes me have a monoboob, but there is noooo movement at all.

71. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

And as a side note, sports bras actually do a lot of damage to the tissues/natural support system of the breast if you wear them a lot.

Oh, ooooooops! guess I’ll be looking like I have rocks in socks after all.

72. luxurylingerie.wordpress.com - September 12, 2007

“only recently have researchers injected a dose of science into the design of undergarments that go beyond conferring a more “perky” look, the researcher says.”
you think this is true?

73. Dave in Texas - September 12, 2007

Frankly, no I don’t. I’ve been conducting independent research for years.

74. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

Frankly, no I don’t. I’ve been conducting independent research for years.

dreamer

75. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

you know I think that mammogram guy is in jack murphy stadium. Can anybody tell?

76. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

oooops! I meam Qualcomm

77. Dave in Texas - September 12, 2007

dreamer

Hey, I developed the one-handed removal technique back in 77. Not my fault the patent office turned me down, I had a crappy attorney.

78. BrewFan - September 12, 2007

Sorry DinT but I claim prior art

79. Dave in Texas - September 12, 2007

pffft. You probably practiced on your mom’s dress mannikin.

80. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

Not my fault the patent office turned me down

turned you down or escorted you out with security?

81. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

hey, they said I had to demonstrate the procedure.

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83. kevlarchick - September 12, 2007

One handed removal technique? Pah. Anyone can understand the simple phyics of that.

Taking it off without removing my shirt–now that’s art. It’s a mystifying illusion.

84. richard mcenroe - September 12, 2007

“Thank God! I am an advocate of free movement in all directions!”

I too favor open borders for blouses…

85. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

Taking it off without removing my shirt–now that’s art. It’s a mystifying illusion.

I have found that to be a very interesting maneuver, and actually put that right up there with the disappearing woman in a box trick.

KC, you wouldn’t actually have a slo-mo video of you doing that so I can discover the trick?

86. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

KC, you wouldn’t actually have a slo-mo video of you doing that so I can discover the trick?

The smoothness of the men on these blogs astounds me. Now if you guys only knew how to be this smooth in real life.

87. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

Now if you guys only knew how to be this smooth in real life.

PJ Momma, But I am smooth in real life. In fact I am smoother than oil on a baby’s ass. No brag, just fact.

But I also can be blunt when I need to be.

88. pajama momma - September 12, 2007

;)

89. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

Taking it off without removing my shirt–now that’s art. It’s a mystifying illusion.

Oh, I got that one too, although it requires a certain level of cooperation.

90. mesablue - September 12, 2007

But I also can be blunt when I need to be.

Must be all that pot smoking. ;-)

91. mesablue - September 12, 2007

The toe licker’s mugshot.

It’s priceless — http://thewickedpinto.wordpress.com/2007/09/11/the-toe-lickers-mugshot/

92. Cuffy Meigs - September 12, 2007

So there I was, motorboating Mrs. Cuffy’s tata’s with blissful abandon, when I whip out the sliderule.

“WTF?,” she says.

“Dave, this guy on the internet, told me to.”

93. titus2woman - September 12, 2007

I am sooo sorry! Everything is sooo big here that I tried to get the gist of it all~I didn’t realize you’re a GUY! YIKES! Please forgive me? (((((HUGS))))) sandi

94. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

sandi,
I think you stumbled onto this site without understanding the commenters or our dementedness. I am sorry that you had a rude awakening by our humor. Feel free to join in, but after reviewing your blog, I doubt that it is your cup of tea.

Have a nice day.

95. robert108 - September 12, 2007

Little ones go up and down; big ones go side to side.

96. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

That never even occurred to me from your earlier comment sandi, no worries.

If I ever need one, good info.

97. inexorablyloved - September 12, 2007

It sucks to buy a sports bra when you’re over a C. Much less in the double letters.

My most embarrassing “someone please invent a bra that holds these in place” moment was when I was teaching gymnastics and we were doing jumps that week with the 5-7 year olds. It was fine except that a dad was watching from the waiting room. I felt nasty. Yuck.

98. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

I felt nasty. Yuck.

But if hadn’t been watching you would thought him ghey.

Men are men, we look, we imagine it is part of our being.

99. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

Holy crap – Limbaugh is talking about this article (not this post, the article I linked) right now.

I’m on the cutting edge baby – he just mentioned the figure-8!

100. lauraw - September 12, 2007

NOBODY COMMENT ON SOBEK’S TOP POST.

Just to be assholes.

101. sobek - September 12, 2007

You’re gonna make me cry, LauraW.

102. lauraw - September 12, 2007

Eh,, nobody listens to me.

103. lauraw - September 12, 2007

Mainly, because I abuse, the use, of commas.

104. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

posse commatatas.

That is a run-on pun

105. Sobekovich - September 12, 2007

Nice Deb is trying to make LauraW cry.

106. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

Just to be assholes.

Err, Laura, some people don’t need an excuse to an asshole (***eyes Dave because he wanted to punch me***), they just are.

107. shama318 - September 12, 2007

This is completely messed up.

~*Shama318*~

108. tyharris - September 12, 2007

If Dr. Schurr needs any lab assistants to help with on-going studies and observations of bouncing female breasts, I am willing to volunteer free of charge… In fact, I often engage in similar studies myself.

109. Anonymous - September 12, 2007

If Dr.Schurr needs lab assistants to help with any on-going studies or observations of bouncing female breasts, I would like to volunteer free of charge. I frequently engage in such research myself…

110. Lady - September 12, 2007

That’s great: Some scientist got together and decided, “Dudes, lets watch boobies jiggle.” And they did!

111. Areté - September 12, 2007

personally i can’t wait to get home and strip off my damn bra. nothing like a lil freedom at the end of the day! ;-)

112. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

“Dudes, lets watch boobies jiggle.” And they did!

And I am envious!

113. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

personally i can’t wait to get home and strip off my damn bra. nothing like a lil freedom at the end of the day!

Pictures?

114. startingtoday - September 12, 2007

I didn’t need some fancy study to tell me that!

115. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

some people don’t need an excuse to an asshole

I like to think I’ve taken a little natural ability and refined it into something really special.

personally i can’t wait to get home and strip off my damn bra.

Why wait till then? See comment #83

116. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

I like to think I’ve taken a little natural ability and refined it into something really special.

And you are special Dave, in fact you are so special, they had a special little yellow bus for you to ride to school in.

Special Dave, all around nice guy and refined asshole.

I Luv Ya Man!

117. Scot - September 12, 2007

I’m kind of partial to that round and round motion they make when they are on their hands and knees and… Well, you know.

118. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

Michael, is WordPress blowing smoke up our ass or is this really a top post now?

The magic of boobies.

119. Mr Minority - September 12, 2007

I had a rather nice conversation with a well endowed young lady here at work on why men are infatuated with women’s breasts. And for the life of me I could not define any root cause for it, we just are.

120. Michael - September 12, 2007

Looks like it to me, Dave.

121. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

duh, I forgot I gave myself an ace-o-lanche yesterday.

122. Michael - September 12, 2007

Yeah, and there wasn’t much else going on at AOSHQ.

123. nicedeb - September 12, 2007

Sorry lauraw, I didn’t see your comment before I commented on Sobek’s post. Does that make me anti-asshole? Or an uber-asshole?

Also, someone probably already mentioned this obvious point, but, I’ll bet they didn’t have any trouble finding male researchers for this boob study.

124. daveintexas - September 12, 2007

I know… only 5 or 6 posts before noon. One of those weird days when we were all busy that morning.

125. Stef - September 12, 2007

Wait! They needed a study for this? Hell, they could have just asked me! LOL

126. dragonschild - September 12, 2007

They could have used just asked any large busted women, do your boobs move when you jog and in what direction.

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128. Bart - September 12, 2007

Stef, what are your boobs like?

129. Bart - September 12, 2007

Just askin’

130. geoff - September 12, 2007

It was fine except that a dad was watching from the waiting room.

Well, what was I supposed to do while I was waiting? And your waiting room windows need washing, BTW.

131. Pupster - September 12, 2007

Window licker.

132. trevorslade - September 12, 2007

bras should be taken very seriously, humans werent built to live more than forty years, and women werent necessarily to look good past their first child. fortunatly however technology has stepped in and provided a way for women to look good until their late forties and even early fifties. (sometimes even longer) Well I say that women shouldnt go for the all natural attempt at maintaning beauty because taken proper steps definatly helps out considering weve added 40-60 years onto our lives.

133. Top Posts « WordPress.com - September 13, 2007

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134. Wickedpinto - September 13, 2007

First, TI, just lost my respect, cuz she don’t like football.

Second, Michael, I’m not shy, I’m contained, I guage my environment before acting, I will come off as shy for a few hours, but then I will be a lunatic, though a courteous one, most likely. Unless you old people get all oldy on me.

addition, I don’t know if I can make it cuz I don’t know if I can make it. If I get back to work (which I should pretty friggen soon) no way I can create the situations that allow it, I know the drive is “easy” but it ain’t as easy as it used to be, indianapolis’s roundabout has been getting worse and worse every year, and I hate showing up anywhere with stank breath, and red eyes. (but thats just a bullshit excuse)

As for sports bra’s. They are called sports bra’s not because they actually offer support, but because they are “comfortable” though as I stated in my first comment, my friend, who could run, said that over a distance her gigundous juggs actually hurt her, but by using, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S CALLED!!! (the Wrap style bra, that is like a tranny chick passing as a man tapping back her tits?) was more uncomfortable at first, but didn’t harm her back over a distance. (she was a distance runner)

slash crazy.

135. Wickedpinto - September 13, 2007

I think that if a man were in charge of the project for creating the “wonderbra” it wouldn’t be called the “wonderbra” it would be called, “the BEST INVENTION EVER!!!”

136. TattooedIntellectual - September 13, 2007

WP, in regards to the last bit it’s probably a type of bandeau bra which are actually nice for support w/o rigidly compartmentalizing the girls. But can lead to a uniboob (think unibrow) look which isn’t all that nice.

Footballs dumb! I should add that I can’t stand watching most sports and my opinion of football has been tainted by living in Husker State Hell.

137. TattooedIntellectual - September 13, 2007

There was meant to be an apostrophe in that footballs bit. Sorry!

138. luxurylingerie.wordpress.com - September 13, 2007

but in sport, it doesn’t mattter how someone looks?

139. TattooedIntellectual - September 13, 2007

“138. luxurylingerie.wordpress.com – September 13, 2007

but in sport, it doesn’t mattter how someone looks?”

Nah, but I wear sports bras tramping, yardwork, etc. Not to mention running errands before and after the gym. I deal w/ the uniboob b/c it means the girls don’t move as much, but it’s not the greatest look.

140. Stef - September 13, 2007

Bart: You’ll never know

141. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

Bart: You’ll never know

But, will you tell me?

142. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

Ok, I am going to go out on a limb here and make a broad statement that some men may disagree with, but in reality is the truth:

When it comes to boobs, size does NOT matter!

Women tend to believe that men are concerned about the size and shape of their boobage, but when you get down to the real nitty-gritty, it makes no difference to men, we like ALL boobs, large or small, perky or sagging, they are boobs and we like them.

So women, feel no shame because you may not have the hooters of Pamela Anderson, we like them anyway.

So feel proud of what you got and display them with gusto!

143. Dave in Texas - September 13, 2007

Amen brotha.

144. Michael - September 13, 2007

Preach it.

There really are only two kinds of boobs — the left one and the right one.

145. Mrs. Michael - September 13, 2007

You guys help a gal feel loved and accepted.
Wow! Time for a group hug.
Squishing allowed.

146. Bart - September 13, 2007

Stef, you can tell me; I pretty much qualify as a lesbian.

147. kevlarchick - September 13, 2007

*sniff* You guys know how to make an average girl feel like a natural woman.

148. daveintexas - September 13, 2007

oh cool! squishy hugs.

yesssssssssssssss

149. skinbad - September 13, 2007

Someone once sent me some text boobs. This thread should have a pair.

(o)(o)

150. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

I feel so overwhelmed by the outpouring of understanding by our women IBers, that I could just cry.

Do you mind if I lay my head on your bosoms while I tear up?

151. Mrs. Michael - September 13, 2007

Er, Mr. Min. How much do you plan to cry?

I wanna know these things before I pick out somethin to wear.

152. daveintexas - September 13, 2007

I think we should plan on several of these squishy hugs at the IBSB shindig.

153. compos mentis - September 13, 2007

Are you all trying to make this thread give I Can Give You What You Want a run for its money?

My dos centavos — boobs are great! As long as they’re real. And not hairy. Personally though, I’m an ass man. Boobs are just whipped cream on the pudding.

154. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

Er, Mr. Min. How much do you plan to cry?

I wanna know these things before I pick out somethin to wear

Mrs Michael how considerate of you, and to not hassle you too much and get your clothes stained, you need not wear anything. Much tidier that way.

155. Mrs. Michael - September 13, 2007

Thanks, but my concern was to unexpectedly become a contestant in a wet t-shirt competition.

156. Dave in Texas - September 13, 2007

Well, as part of the “we love em all” camp, I would just need one scorecard with a 10 on it for all of the girls.

A 10 and a smiley face =)

157. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

but my concern was to unexpectedly become a contestant in a wet t-shirt competition.

Wet T-shirt Contest are Good! :-)

Wet Heavy Wool Sweater Contest are Bad! :-(

158. Mrs. Peel - September 13, 2007

Personally though, I’m an ass man.

Posted by compos mentis

Um…

159. geoff - September 13, 2007

Well, as part of the “we love em all” camp, I would just need one scorecard with a 10 on it for all of the girls.

Man, Dave must really be worried about his pending appearance at the IB Super Bowl Party.

160. Compos' Proctologist - September 13, 2007

Dude, he ain’t lyin.

161. Dave in Texas - September 13, 2007

Worried? Are you kidding? We got the girls, talkin about their fun bags, and squishy hugs and stuff.

I’m excited.

162. Retired Geezer - September 13, 2007

Remember my years of experience in viewing boobies.

If I stare, it’s only professional courtesy.

And yeah, count me in with the ‘All boobs is good’ wing of the IB party.

163. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

If I stare, it’s only professional courtesy.

Ooooh, RG is a “professional” boob watcher.

Is there like a journeyman boob watching program I can enroll in?

I mean, I believe I am a damn good amateur watcher, but I need to gain more expertise to make it to the professional level like RG did.

164. Michael - September 13, 2007

See, the trick to boob-watching is to stare at the boobs while maintaining eye contact with your peripheral vision. That way, if the chick starts to look at you, you can quickly flip your eyes to the TV screen or something before they identify you as a perv.

Well, that’s what a friend of mine told me. I really wouldn’t know.

165. geoff - September 13, 2007

Michael <a href=”http://geoff82.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/mashinmichael.jpg”<works the peripheral vision.

166. geoff - September 13, 2007

Oops. Here it is.

167. Michael - September 13, 2007

Yessir, you have very efficient and friendly waitpersons in Denver.

168. Mr Minority - September 13, 2007

Damn Michael, you gave away our man boob-stare secret. Now all the IB women will be watching for it.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

A novice boob-starer has to use mirrored sunglasses, but a pro like Michael, and probably Dave and myself, can perform the boob-stare without them, using our keen and well exercised peripheral vision.

169. Pupster - September 13, 2007

It’s true…size, shape, color, texture, direction, all take a back seat to availability.

Try to see how long you can stare without getting busted. The game is SFW, but some of the ads and other clickables are not so much.

170. daveintexas - September 13, 2007

goddam I’m tired. done packing. out to Boston tomorrow.

I call it a pre-IBSB outing.

Have I mentioned how much I like you goobers?

Did I say that out loud? Shit. I should just make another weepy vid.

171. euphrosyne1115 - September 13, 2007

139:

Man, the uniboob sucks, but you’re right – it’s better than wildly waving mams.

And 168:

It’s not really a secret. But as long as you buy us a drink, we let you think it is.

172. geoff - September 14, 2007

But as long as you buy us a drink, we let you think it is.

Buying drinks is always a good strategem – promotes wholesome spirit of hearty fellowship and distracts from the shoe mirrors.

173. Retired Geezer - September 14, 2007

It takes willpower to talk face-to-face with Nekkid Showgirls and not let your eyeballs succumb to Gravity.

174. TattooedIntellectual - September 14, 2007

What is it w/ guys and boobs? :) Gals don’t wander around staring at y’alls package all the time. I admit, I’ll check out a nice bum, but he’ll never know it happened.

175. Retired Geezer - September 14, 2007

Because they’re There.

176. Wickedpinto - September 14, 2007

I agree with Mr. Min 100%

A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman. Are boobs important? Yes, only in that the person we are attracted to must have boobs, be they large or small. We also require that that person not have an adoms apple, or speak in a barritone voice.

A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, and to tell the truth, the big boobied broads, tend to be hits and quits, cuz they are so absorbed in their own ability to attract men, if I ONCE hear “oh, (this person) thought I was so hot.” I say “then fuck him, catch you later.” and I walk away.

It tends to be the moderate boobage chicks (moderate “a”‘s to tight b’s) who are actually interested in a “relationship” a couple c’s and c+ chicks but the two c+ers were foreign.

Anywyas, hot chicks, and hot chicks with tits, tend to think that all they need is tits. Personaly, even though I was a dog at a period of time, I prefered real women, not charachitures (spelling?)

I banged the chicks who thought all they could offer was “hot” and “tits” but I actually liked and loved women who were lovely, whether they knew it or not.

I once told a co-worker “I love the winter, because NOW the women are pretty without bad fashion.”

“don’t know what you are talking about!”

and we had a little conflict, but then I reminded him of this olive oil looking chick he had a crush on, “yeah she’s hot!”

“no she isn’t, but she’s pretty, and it’s obvious she wants you.”

“FUCK YOU!!! (wicked)”
“okay, sorry, but, next time, look at her.”
“FUCK YOU!!!!”

I knew I had made my point before he even looked at her again.

Not meaning she wasn’t lovely, but by making him realize that his opinions of lovely aren’t what he thought they were.

177. Bad - September 14, 2007

What is it w/ guys and boobs?

Boobs are good listeners.

178. Mrs. Michael - September 14, 2007

I had a friend who had a breast reduction surgery. At the time of her surgery she had worked in retail in a mall and simply got tired of all the gawking and rude responses she had to put up with as folks walked by or into her store.

She seriously felt that few folks — men or women — ever looked past her knockers. She still ended up with a pretty nice set — but she really wanted to be known and understood for who she was inside.

Her perspective helped me learn to be content with what I have.

179. Mr Minority - September 14, 2007

Her perspective helped me learn to be content with what I have.

Too bad you view is not widely accepted by people anymore. Look at the statistics on the number of women getting breast implants, face lifts, lip jobs, tummy tucks, butt jobs and they will tell you that people, not just women, are more worried about how they look, than what they have to offer as far as character and personality

I have always stated that I would rather have a relationship with a women that had a great personality and was homely (not that Mrs Minority is homely, by a long shot), than a good looking woman that was an empty shell inside.

Self esteem, humor, integrity and lovingness are more important qualities than big boobs and pretty face.

Now that I am done being serious – I like boobs!

180. pajama momma - September 14, 2007

Self esteem, humor, integrity and lovingness are more important qualities than big boobs and pretty face.

Well I’m impressed!!

181. compos mentis - September 14, 2007

I’ve heard it said that a lot of this “perceived necessary fakeness” i.e. breast implants, face lifts, lip jobs, tummy tucks, butt jobs is being driven by what porn stars look like.

Ladies, if you feel like you have to be that way to attract a mate, you are going after the wrong kind of man.

182. Mr Minority - September 14, 2007

Well I’m impressed!!

Don’t let my good looks and manly exterior fool you, at heart I am a nice Retrosexual guy that believes in core values.

183. pajama momma - September 14, 2007

Your modesty is what is especially appealing.

184. Mr Minority - September 14, 2007

Your modesty is what is especially appealing.

*blush*

185. Retired Geezer - September 14, 2007

Ladies, if you feel like you have to be that way to attract a mate, you are going after the wrong kind of man.

Well said.

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187. Kathryn - September 22, 2007

“There really are only two kinds of boobs — the left one and the right one.”

This one had me rolling on the floor! Great insight ;)

188. Stef - September 23, 2007

Only a handful of men have seen them, Bart & Mr. Minority. And I’d like to keep it that way, k?

189. daveintexas - September 23, 2007

I respect that.

I’ll respect it even more if I get included in the handful.

190. Pupster - September 23, 2007

Anything more than a handful is a waste anyway. Unless is two handfuls.

191. Pupster - September 23, 2007

it’s

192. Bart - September 23, 2007

Stef, you said if they wanted to know about bouncing breasts, they should just ask you.

That’s why I asked you. I have an enquiring mind.

And I need to know.

193. Wickedpinto - September 23, 2007

If you look at a woman and find her beautiful at 13, while you are middle school sweethearts, you will look at her and find her beautiful even as a wrinkled old broad at 70. If you fall in love with a 19 year old evangelist who hates your personal philosophy, and think her beautiful, then you will still be in love with a 102 year old evangelist who hates your personal philosophy and you will still find her beautiful.

If you are a self righteous 25 year old, and fall in love with a stripper who is so vilainous and alien to your own sense of morality and find her worth and beautiful on her 30th birthday, you will still be in love with who she is, and find her beautiful long after she stopped being a stripper, villainous and alien.

Love and beauty are complex things. Hollywood twists a simple concept.

True story:

I think I was like 9. I was just getting interested in girls in a real sense, and my mother and father have HUGE family’s, so there was a family. . . .whats it called? a bunch of pictures, in a single frame? not a collage, but the pictures were distinct, whatever, you get the image.

and one day, I actually looked at the picture frame with all my family in it (when they were young.) and I said to my mother, “who’s that? she’s hot?!”

I was 9 so I get to dodge the incest jokes, but anyways, my mother tells me that it’s my aunt Carol (the one married to the guy who would erase rushmoore and replace the statesmen with the apollo astronaughts, the smartest man I have ever met)

“Aunt Carol was a fox,” I think was the vernacular at the time.

It was just an observation, but, well, my aunt carol was an outright babe, and looking at the two of them together now, I know for good and damn sure, that everytime uncle john see’s her just like that.

He see’s all the youthful beauty he fell in love with as a kid, and he KNOWS all the strong (you want a strong woman, the “Aunt Carol School of How to be a Strong Woman” would was hillary out in about 36 hours.) aspects of her, and he’s tasted her cooking (awesome cook) he’s obeyed all her orders (he’s the bitch in the relationship when it comes to mundane things, and that is how it should be) and he has provided for her at every step.

And I guarantee, he doesn’t regret one damn thing (they are both well into their sixties) neither does she, because they have grown a great deal together, (Like I said, she can actually handle an escalator now) and still when they look at eachother, the see the kids they were, the love they had, and they think it is almost a joke, because NOW, he see’s her more beautiful cuz he can actually see her, not just her skin and fantastic rack (ma’s family has big tits, it’s just true, and very hard to ignore) and all the things he thought beautiful almost 50 years ago, he see’s her, as she is as a bossy wife, trying to guide her husband the best she can, the the loving mother, that raised two children, the devoted caretaker who watched over the mother in law who had alzheimers, and now the undiverted wife who is just babying her husband like he is an infant incapable of caring for himself after all these years effort he gave them.

Love, and beauty, are complicated things.

194. Michael - September 23, 2007

Love, and beauty, are complicated things.

Jeez, WP. It took me about 30 years of marriage to figure that out.

195. daveintexas - September 23, 2007

He’s a scientist.

I respect that.

196. Michael - September 23, 2007

He’s a scientist. I respect that.

Not even close. Ignore his technology comments.

WP is a romantic.

At heart, he’s a knight in shining armor.

I respect that.

197. soni dhellon - April 25, 2008

well , it is nice and good to study .
i have big breast n never wear sports bra , i am doing exercise & when i am walking my boobs are juggling ups and down people are watching and said ohhh .

what whould i have to do for stop this

198. soni dhellon - April 25, 2008

even i don,t know what size bra i wear are breast size is 40
and my fig is 40,26,36

199. Retired Geezer - April 25, 2008

I like boobs.

I’m just happy that This Post is back on the Top Post List.

200. geoff - April 25, 2008

what whould i have to do for stop this

It’s so hard to give advice without a better grasp of the problem. As it were.

201. compos mentis - April 25, 2008

Either soni is a man, is full of shite, or both. But I’ll play along. soni, you wouldn’t happen to own a liquor strore would you?

202. soni - January 27, 2009

cumpos what ??
which store ???

It is a problem like u people who staress every big breasted woman .

Well it is happened …hope for nice advice from a lady or a person who know

203. soni - January 27, 2009

Geoff which problem u wanna GRASP ???

204. scientist - September 28, 2009

It may be interesting to make an easy self-study.
Just wear a bra for one breast, and leave another free, by cutting bra on the midline, removing one half of it and substituting with a suitable strap.
After some weeks or months supported breast can be changed.
Lets try it to find out, what is the best for you, either bra or no bra.

205. BareLifts - October 5, 2010

Thanks for providing info on cleavage-enhancing bras. By using these types of bras, it may be a good non-surgical option to see how different sizes match up to a woman’s proportions. Good post.

206. источник бесперебойного питания для компьютера - October 13, 2010

ок ) то что доктор прописал (я не о сексе!) – зюоченцы

207. Dave in Texas - October 13, 2010

WE’RE UNDER ATTACK~!

208. Lipstick - October 13, 2010

*dives under the desk and assumes the ’60s nuclear attack position*

209. XAPENCOH - October 13, 2010

In Soviet Union, boob get you!!

210. Michael - October 13, 2010

Heh.

Lipstick, I am also old enough to remember “duck and cover” drills.

What a weird way to grow up.

211. Lipstick - October 13, 2010

Yeah, Michael, and the teacher was telling us about bombs (hydrogen?) that could come through the walls while leaving them intact.

Thanks, Mrs. Second Grade Teacher!

212. Mitchell - October 13, 2010

Those would be the Neutron Bombs Lipstick. They were banned because it would be weird to kill everybody with bombs that featured an intense but short-lived pulse of radiation that didn’t also have the physical destructive powers of their earlier predecessors.

213. Michael - October 14, 2010

The Soviets called neutron bombs the “capitalist bombs” because they destroyed people, but not property.

214. Cathy - October 14, 2010

Lipstick, I am also old enough to remember “duck and cover” drills. What a weird way to grow up.

Was there, but don’t remember the “duck and cover”
training. But that was before they diagnosed A.D.H.D.

Hmmm…Maybe I had a hall pass.

Have memories of my dad, an engineer, working on the early stages of a bomb-shelter design, and then I think we all simply decided WTF and have a beer and kiss your ass g-bye.


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