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Ladies "Burn your bras" and breathe easier!

Ladies "Burn your bras" and breathe easier!

This is one of six benefits of not wearing a bra! Read the bottom link:

homemaking.com/hannah/aweso...

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After my last LC surgery, I was unable to wear a bra for 4 months. I agree with the article, not wearing a bra is so much more comfortable (normally). The only reason I am back to wearing it at all is because it helps with the nerve pain by giving some support. I am 61, have worn a bra my entire adult life, so now without one sagging is an issue. The sagging pulls on the nerves and that (because of my surgery) causes nerve pain. I do try to not wear one when I am staying home. I also have emphysema, I can breathe better when not wearing a bra.

If I had a daughter, I would encourage her to never start wearing a bra.

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I appreciate your view and comment. And, I agree, there might be times it is necessary to wear a bra. I, myself, never felt comfortable with one. Felt like a tight bandage was wrapped around me, so I never wore a bra most of my life and I am 70, now.

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I think they are one of the worst things ever invented.

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I am so glad and relieved there is someone else out there that feels the same as I always have felt!

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I used to wear one every day, I was taught that women wore bra's. (I was programmed) It wasn't until after my last surgery when I couldn't wear one that I realized how truly uncomfortable they really are.

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Yes, I too was programmed and so I wore one when I was a teenager. Then, I married young and began to make my own decisions and decided that bras were not comfortable, nor very useful, as I could tell.

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You are lucky, it took me many years to realize how bad for us they really are.

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I can't believe we are the only ones in this conversation...LOL Aren't there other women that hate bras and do not wear them?

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There has to be more women.

Wait....a glimmer of light....it looks like we have another person joining the conversation, Usern has asked a question.

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What bra? 😀

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Any bra, all bra's. Are you a bra wearer, or do you prefer to be free?

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I've been free for about ten years. It's the little things like this that make us the happiest, I do believe. 😀

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I agree. I still wear mine when absolutely necessary (like today, it's too warm for layered clothing, and we are taking mom in law out to dinner) but I hate it. I need to retract that statement....managed to wear it for about 10 minutes, had to take it off. I don't care, my comfort and ability to breathe is more important to me.

Have a great day :)

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Yes, I know those absolutely necessary times. We can't burn our bras just yet. Haha. Hope you forget your "over the shoulder boulder holder" and have a good time!

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Got it. Good for you!!

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Hi! I don't layer per sé, I wear a camisole on top under my blouses so my nips do not show through.

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I don't have any camisoles, at least none that still fit. I gotta get some.

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I had to go out of my way a couple times to actually go shopping for some as I only had one and it was snug. Nice ones seem hard to find as I did not want fancy, lacy ones that would be itchy, but just basic. Found some at KMart.

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Thank you, I will definitely check Kmart

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I don't wear a bra at home , but my breasts are so heavy, I need something to hold them up ..

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I never had that so I can't imagine any difficulty but, perhaps some women do need the support. If I had large breasts plus COPD, I would think I would really be breathless. Thank you for your input.

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I hate bras and actually buy clothes that you can’t tell your not wearing one!

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