Having big boobs is the actual ghetto. It however has its moments, like when it fills up your tops and shirts and makes you look sexy – but truthfully the cons outweigh the pros. To my fellow sisters, I see you, I feel you, and I understand your struggles.
1. When men look into your eyes all they see are your breasts
You’ll be trying to have a conversation with a man and the whole time, his eyes and brain are glued to your breasts. Some of them make it less obvious, while others do it so unabashedly that if you wanted, you could remove their eye sockets from your breasts and hand it back to them. Regardless, it is tacky and leaves the woman on the other end feeling naked and uncomfortable. And these are the same men that will now come and profess love to you, when they have already made it so obvious that all they want is to have sex with you. The year is 2021; somebody tell men they don’t have to resort to lies to get women to sleep with them. It is outdated.
2. Uncomfortable bras
Yes, bras are uncomfortable for most women irrespective of size but when you have to fit your big breasts into a small bra, your bra straps digging into your skin, and your side boobs crying for help, it becomes even more uncomfortable.
3. Your bras cost a fortune and are now usually ugly
I get jealous of my friends every time the price of their bras get mentioned in conversations; I cannot relate. The decision to get new bras involves meticulous budgeting because of how expensive bras for large-chested women are. Its also so laughable how ugly these bras are. You’ll find pretty bras in a store but they are hardly ever made in big sizes. The only ones that fit us are the equivalent to period panties. I spend so much money on something I’d rather not even wear.
4. Never finding your correct bra size
Bra shopping is on the top of my list of chores I hate. It was definitely the first on the list when I was a teenager and was such a chore – me and my mother weaving in and out of lingerie shops trying to find the near-perfect bra size. I still have to settle for a near-perfect size because finding the perfect bra is impossible, but even that too takes a lot of sweat and tears. Literally.
As a teenager, I would cry in lingerie shops because I felt my body was not right. We went from shop to shop and each time, I had to bare my body to strangers for scrutiny, just to get a bra. Even as an adult I’d honestly rather not.
5. The bigger the breasts, the heavier they get during ovulation
During ovulation, women’s breasts generally get heavier and more sensitive so women with already big and heavy breasts feel more pain during this time.
6. Finding a comfortable sleeping position is difficult
Sleeping on your back means your breasts are resting on your chest trying to suffocate you; sleeping on your chest is just impossible and sleeping on your side means you have to reach down to pull your nipples out because you’ll be resting on them. The struggle!
7. Your body is over sexualized
I have since made peace with the fact that I can’t expect the same reaction wearing the same thing a woman with small boobs would wear. Still, I am always bewildered by the double standards. It speaks volumes about societies view on women’s bodies: the bigger the body, the more policed it must be.
8. Everyone and their mothers think they have the right to offer you unsolicited advice
As a woman, I am used to men expressing their opinions about my body; I was not prepared for older women berating me for going braless. It definitely is not shocking that their entire sermon is centered around how my bare and unhinged breasts make men feel. I wish it was only a thing with older women. Just the other day, a female acquaintance decided to bring to my notice how drooping my breasts usually look. She proceeded to kindly teach me how to readjust my bra straps to make them more upright. I explained to her that shortening the straps puts the weight on my chest and back, which makes them hurt and she retorted by saying, “While that is understandable, your drooping breasts would make men notice your saggy boobs”. I told her that I do not care. And I don’t. What is wrong with having saggy boobs? However, it begs the question of why women are hell-bent on carrying out patriarchy’s work? Who sent them? Why do they care so much about men’s feelings, even when it is a disservice to women?
9. Shoulder and back pain all the time
You become so used to this, that you just take it as a daily struggle. Poorly fitting or undersized bras and the strain they put on the shoulder and back are contributing factors.
10. Your breasts are the first thing you consider when shopping for clothes
Especially in these tough, BBL-fashion times where there is a glut of impractical dresses, which disregards women without perky breasts. It’s obvious that these dresses weren’t designed for women like me, since they can’t support my breasts or hold them up in any way.
11. Women with smaller boobs asking you to cut some of your boobs for them
I have been accosted more often than I’d like, by acquaintances with small boobs. All of whom point out how big my breasts are and ask me to cut some off for them. If you do this, please stop. It is giving fetish. I speak for all women with big boobs when I say it makes us incredibly uncomfortable. I personally feel like a slab of meat in a market.
12. Running is oh so painful
A chore as simple as walking down the stairs has me holding my breasts for support.