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Martin Bauendahl

Real life vs Societal expectations


Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.

Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.

Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.
So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.

Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.

Read the comment ! V interesting

I spent so much time of my teenage years worrying about my boobs not being as perky as “they should be” because of all of this social expectation about how my body “should look”
I was socialized into thinking from an early age that my body was supposed to be attractive not functional. I was taught that if my body looked how it does “boys wouldn’t like me” which made me internalize the idea that my beauty and worth depended on someone else’s opinion of how fuckeble or not I am.

I’m so glad I’m way past that, now. 

The sad thing is that there are people who spend their whole lives thinking there is a right and wrong way for their body to look, when that is not the case.

(Source: denicedenice)

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