Yeah, you could get fake-looking implants, but you know your all-natural girls are damn sexy. And now science proves it. We'll spell it out for you below...
By Mina Azodi
These days, more women are embracing their small bust size instead of hiding their breasts under pounds of bra padding. Owners of lingerie stores specializing in A-cups say they've seen a boost in sales lately. "Not as many women are asking for a padded bra," says Ellen Shing, owner of Lula Lu, an online lingerie boutique catering to petite cup sizes. "They tell us they want to look like themselves." And now, science is backing up what these ladies have known all along: Small boobs rock. Read, smile, and never let the idea of getting fake ones enter your head.
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You Feel More Pleasure
A University of Vienna study found that bigger breasts are sometimes less sensitive than smaller ones. "Larger breasts have more fatty tissue than glandular tissue, which is the most sensitive part," says sexologist Rachael Ross, MD, PhD. "With smaller breasts, the glands are easier to stimulate during foreplay because they're not underneath a fatty layer." (Note: Well-endowed women can feel the love too-they just need a stronger touch.) And since smaller boobs weigh less, they can handle more movement. Have your guy cup your girls and gently bounce them for even more stimulation.
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They Keep You Healthy
Having a smaller set does your body good in other ways too. "In self-exams, it's easier to detect a lump in the back of smaller breasts, since there are fewer layers to feel through," says oncologist Marisa Weiss, president and founder of breastcancer.org. And while sporting petite twins could save your life, it can also save your neck. Larger boobs are heavier, and that puts pressure on the body. "It alters a woman's posture so her neck is strained and she's more likely to have headaches," says Dr. Weiss.
You Look Younger, Longer
Men are hardwired to notice big breasts (shocker), but it's not for the reason you think. Back in caveman days, men needed a way to tell a woman's age. "They had to look at physical signs," says Satoshi Kanazawa, PhD, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics. The giveaway: her mammary glands. "Larger breasts sag over time, so it was an indicator that a woman was older," says Kanazawa. "It's more difficult to assess a woman's age if she has smaller breasts." Since your perennially perky girls are less affected by gravity, they'll stay sexy for way longer.
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