Oh, yes, it doesn't end there. Say you are a normal western working woman. You get up in the morning, take a shower, put on your bra and clothes, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, and DON'T change out of your working clothes until bedtime. Do you realize you've worn that torture device for nigh on EIGHTEEN hours???? Even at best, if you strip down to comfortable, bra-less garments after work, including before and after work time and transportation, you may easily be wearing that bra over 12 hours, five days a week. I was. Did you know that wearing bras 12-14 hours a day actually increases the production of Prolactin, a hormone that decreases overall blood circulation in the breast?
Talk about a triple whammy!!! Diminished lymphatic flow by pathway compression; diminished lymphatic flow by diminished motive assistance; and diminished blood flow by hormonal stimulation. I'm chugging those Rolaids like candy, ladies, but I don't think it will save me. Nor you either if you turn up your noses to this cutting-edge insight.
Maybe we are wrong on this premise and maybe is DOES need further study and research. But I want you to be pared-to-the-bone honest here. Can you tell me, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that this premise is without merit and that you will never even countenance bralessness? If so, maybe you WILL experience breast cancer and maybe that's a part of YOUR destiny. I feel sorry for you, of course, but I DID give you a chance to change your mind. You made a choice and now you have to live with it. That's called Natural Consequences, ladies. We teach it to our children daily, in order to help them to think first, act second, and to protect their health and welfare. Shouldn't we do the same for ourselves?
Here is a chart I created from the facts found in the Singer/Grismaijer book, Dressed To Kill.
For those who need definition/support, a chemise is an attractive and comfortable alternative to a bra. There are literally thousands to choose from.
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