Men talk to my chest and I need two bras… four women speak of their agony at having big boobs
MANY women love the idea of having bigger boobs — and sometimes pay a fortune to get them.
But, as new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse revealed this week, bigger isn’t always better.
Motsi, 38, hates it when men constantly ogle her DD breasts.
She says: “People only go by looks. If you have big breasts, it doesn’t mean you are dumb.”
It is not just leering lads that are a problem. Big boobs can also cause serious health concerns.
Here, four Sun readers tell Nikki Watkins what it is really like to have a bountiful bust.
FED-up Beth Symons has a 36FF bust and is tired of men ogling her chest.
The teacher, 27, from Brighton, who is in a long-term relationship, says: “There are hardships you don’t even consider with big boobs.
“I was travelling to work on a packed train and the underwire in my bra snapped with an audible ping, getting the attention of my fellow commuters.
“I was left red-faced trying to cover my one unsupported – and now wonky – boob as I scurried to Primark before I could think about work.
“Men react to you differently when you have big boobs. When I was younger, they always commented on my boobs. It’s rude.
Men always talk to my chest… it’s just rude
“I agree with Motsi that people judge you on your looks. It is frustrating. You are branded as a certain character just because you have a big chest.
“You are definitely not flaunting them. They are just there – where else are you meant to put them?
“When I was younger, I went clubbing a lot and men would always talk to my chest or pass comment to their mates, like: “Look at those.” It feels like they are shaming you.
“If a girl with a flatter chest was wearing the same outfit, she wouldn’t get the catcalls. It is definitely discriminatory.
“Now I am older, I’ve developed a style to suit my chest. It is tailored to make me feel less self-conscious.
“I wouldn’t change my boobs, as I do love my curves. But I could definitely see the benefit of going down a few sizes.”
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WITH a size 32F chest Lucy Madgwick from Chessington, Surrey, has found some exercises are just too difficult.
The full-time mum, 32, is also sick of being accused of having a boob job.
She says: “It is really hard to find strapless bras that fit – as I found out the hard way.
“I was walking around an Ibiza market when I thought I was getting some funny looks.
I need two bras to stop them jumping around
“Eventually, I realised my nude strapless bra had given up the ghost and my boobs were hanging out of my playsuit.
“Having big boobs can also ruin the pleasure of exercise. I used to be good at running but now I’m not. Having big breasts makes anything fast-paced a struggle.
“High-impact sports such as running and netball are painful. They can cause stretching to the breast tissue because of the weight of your boobs pulling the skin.
“I don’t want to get stretched and drooping boobs, so I’m focusing on yoga.
“Unless you have big boobs you can’t imagine the pain of them bouncing up and down.
“There is often the need to wear two sports bras to stop them jumping around – but then you can hardly breathe.
“Another thing I find galling is the constant questioning by strangers asking if I have had a boob job, which I have not.
“People can be so snide. I’ve heard women whispering to each other after seeing me: “When are we getting our boob jobs?” It’s really unpleasant.”
ANNOYED Gemma Hunt wears a bra size 32H and finds having a big bosom means it is hard finding clothes to fit.
The promotions worker, is 36 from Slough, Berks, says: “The burden for me, with having a big bust, is finding clothes that flatter my shape and fit well.
“I’m quite small in comparison to my chest and most tops or dresses can just hang from my chest, making me look like I have a big tummy.
“I wish going braless was an option but no outfits give enough support unless you can afford to get it tailor-made, which would cost a lot.
It’s hard to find clothes that flatter my shape and fit well
“It’s financially harder to afford the clothes, as bigger bras are not cheap. I wish I could pick up a £2 bra in Primark’s clearance section but that is never an option in bigger sizes.
“Larger bra sets cost around £50 from somewhere such as Ann Summers, where I’ve brought bras. But this is a huge outlay.
“I’ve even looked into why it is so much more money for an H-cup bra compared to a B and the excuse is that it has more engineering. There is no price difference between the size-ten dresses in New Look and a size 22, so this is clearly rubbish.
“And let’s not forget that as the size goes up, the prettiness of a petite bra is lost. You lose all round in terms of aesthetics.
“It is very tricky wearing skimpy tops in the summer, as bigger bras usually have really chunky, thick straps that do not work, as they are not flattering under strappy tops.
“People judge you when you have big boobs. In an old job I was pulled aside by a colleague for a chat about my cleavage.
“I was told that as it was a family place, I had to wear tops that hid them better. This definitely felt like discrimination based on the way I look.
“That chat was something I wouldn’t have faced if I had a smaller chest or if I was a bloke.”
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GEMMA CRUICKSHANK, 29, from Romford in Essex, finds her 38G chest causes major back trouble. The business manager for a cosmetics firm feels people forget bigger assets bring health implications.
Gemma, who is single, says: “Something people probably don’t realise about having big boobs is that they take all of the fun out of buying sexy underwear spontaneously.
“There is no popping down the high street to purchase a pretty bra for a romantic evening – as my size will not be there. Big bras are so expensive, it is always such a big outlay for something that might not be on for very long.
“But back pain is the bane of my life. I have agony going across my upper back and into the lower region. This is because of how you hold yourself when you have a bigger chest.
Hunching forward does untold damage to posture
“I was big-boobed in my teens and found myself hunching forward. I was almost hiding myself and this does untold damage to your posture for the rest of your life.
“Physiotherapy is definitely something I would consider having.
“I have had a fraught relationship with my boobs, as I have lost and put on weight in recent years. This meant I lost volume in my boobs, again making me hunch and cover them – which caused another heap of pressure on my back.
“The sheer weight of my boobs means that out of habit, and for comfort, I almost rest them in front of me – which again causes agony across my back.
“Something else that also drives me mad is that although I love swimming, I have a very real fear my boobs will pop out of the cossie.
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“Regardless of the occasional swimming flash, I persevere.
“I’d love to take up running without having to keep hold of my boobs, or having to wear three sports bras, but this is not an option for me – unless I fancy getting two black eyes.”
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