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9 Fun Facts About Breasts

May 19, 2015 2 min read

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of if you're a woman or a man, you can't deny that boobs are awesome. So, why not celebrate boobies with 10 fun facts that you may or may not have already known?

Breasts Are Getting Bigger

According to averaged data from various lingerie retailers, the average woman now wears a 34DD-sized bra. That's up from a 34B 20 years ago! That's the same band measurement but about three inches bigger around the fullest part of the chest.

.....That May Be Wrong as Most Women Wear the Incorrect Size

According to even more averaged out intimacy retailer data, about 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra until properly fitted. Grab some measuring tape to figure out your correct size, or get a bra fitting with an expert.

It's Normal To Feel Pain/Discomfort When You Exercise

In fact, almost one in three marathon runners experiences breast pain, according to a recent study.

Breasts Can Move A Lot

This goes hand in hand with the above fact. Get this: When women run, so do the boobs - in a sort of figure-eight shape. They can travel up to eight inches!

They Can Get Very Big (or stay small)

The current Guinness World Record for "largest natural breasts" was awarded in 1999 to a woman whose bust measured 70 inches around its fullest part. That's 5.83 feet!

They Aren’t Always Identical

On average, one breast is usually about a fifth of a cup size larger than the other.

Breast Augmentation Is Still Going Strong

About 286,000 patients had their breasts augmented last year—although that's down seven percent from the previous year.

The Bra Is A Relatively New Invention

Mary Phelps Jacob received a patent for the "backless brassiere" in 1914. That being said, Ida Rosenthal and her husband William, founders of Maidenform, created the bra with its current sizing standards in the 1920s.

Nipplegasms Are a Real Thing

As in, orgasms triggered by your nipples.  

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