Normal Breasts Gallery, part 8
These pictures include women of Anglo-/Teutonic European, Semitic, N. Mediterranean, and N. East Asian, Native American, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and mixed descent who come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. The main point is: there is enormous variation in what is normal. Sizes and shapes vary enormously. So don't worry, ladies!
Disclaimer: Some stories below are very frank and may mention various kinds of events and difficulties in people's lives (e.g. anorexia). 007b.com does not necessarily endorse everything that is depicted in the stories/pictures.
|"I am 24 years old and weigh about 125 pounds. I have never had surgery on my breasts or been pregnant. My breasts grew very quickly; I have been wearing a 34DD since I was 14 years old. I have rather noticeable white stretch marks on the tops of my breasts. My breasts have always been a bit saggy."||"I am 22 years old, 5'3" tall and my weight has been between 100 and 110 pounds over the last several years. I have never been pregnant. I have never thought my boobs were that great. I think they are too far apart and they point out to the side. My nipples are very sensitive and I get really excited when they are touched though."||"Hi, I'm 21 years old. I'm a relatively slim build. I've had slight weight loss. I've always been self-conscious about my breasts and felt that they are out of proportion with the rest of my body. They attracted a lot of attention when I was going through puberty as I started to develop very early, around 11 or 12. But as I get older I feel more comfortable and secure with my body shape and breast size and realised that appearance is important but the rest of life is a lot more so! Thanks for such a great website, it has made me realise how normal I am!"|
|"I was a late bloomer, and didn't get my period until I was 15. I was a C cup for a few years - and then I suddenly surged to a DDD.
I have also considered a breast reduction for "fashion" purposes, but since it's a pretty extreme procedure, and I have no back problems, and as I plan to nurse my children someday, I have decided not to do it.
The breakout all over my breasts and torso began a year ago when I went off the birth control pill. That has been very dissapointing. I always had clear skin, and this just hasn't gone away. Doc says don't worry about it and that it will eventually clear up.
I'm optimistic that my skin will clear up -- if it does, I think I could be proud of my breasts again ...And I think I'd have new perspective on my stretch marks and Montgomery glands ... in retrospect, they were NOTHING compared to the acne ..."
|"I am what would be considered obese.
The mark that you might see in the pic is a tattoo that I'd gotten a few years ago and I have my nipples pierced as well.
I'd started out as a b-cup when I was around the age of 10 and I guess I'm lucky b/c I'm only at a 44d now. I'll freely admit that pornography made me think that my breasts were ugly b/c they weren't as perky or as nice but I realize now that they more than likely had to pay for theirs and mine are 100% home grown. :) I have the stetch makes on them to prove it. :)"
|"Age: 26. For a while I was pretty self conscious about sagging and areola size, but after seeing what normal breasts look like (from your website) I feel more confident about the size and shape of my breasts. During my teens I suffered from severe acne problems around the top of my chest area, and still have some dark spots from it."|
|A 28-year old woman, with slight asymmetry (which is so common and normal!). Also some stretch marks (not visible on the pic).||A 23-year old, size 36B. "I don't like American sports bras-- my breasts still move a lot in them. While walking or working out I really like bras that restrict movements in the breasts as much as possible. I don't like bras with underwire-- they kind of hurt and cut into my skin."||The same set of breasts as on the left, but pic taken while lying on back. "...breasts can be sloshy and are indeed affected by gravity!"|
|"I'm from Jamaica. I'm 18 yrs old and I find that my breasts are rather saggy. I have never been overweight. I have seen the gallery but I am still not comfortable with my breasts... but thank you though, because I do feel a whole lot better knowing that I'm not the only one."||"Hello, at first I want to thank you for this website for encouraging me and so many others! I'm 20 years old and come from North-Europe. My US size is 36D and I've never been pregnant or haven't gone trough any radical changes in my body. I'm nicely rounded and big boned, not too overweight though ;) I've been little worried about my right breast being smaller than the left one and the overall sagginess of my breasts but now I'm much more confident about that too."||"Hi. I'm 27 years old and have never been pregnant. I was a late bloomer, and didn't get my period till I was 14, so I always just assumed that my breasts were taking a while to develop but that they would eventually grow. ... Obviously, with our society being the way it is, this was a HUGE issue for me. I felt like I would be letting any man down who wanted to be with me, because I wouldn't be able to turn him on. Then I found a wonderful guy who loved me just the way I am, and although we have since broken up, I've realized that my breasts do not define who I am, and if someone loves me, they will love all of me, not just my breasts. I'm still definitely self conscious about them, but the desire to be able to breastfeed and raise healthy babies (if I ever have any!) has outweighed the desire to look "sexy". That is honestly the main reason I have never really considered getting implants. I want to be able to use my breasts for what they were meant to be used for. Breast milk is free, and it's better for babies than formula!! So I'm sending my breasts to you for your site so that if anyone else is out there who looks like me, they will realize that there are other people out there like them and not feel the need to run out and get implants! Your website is awesome, keep up the good work! "|
|"I'm 19... I've always been happy with what I have. My mom has a set of DDs, and so did my grandmother. The women on my dad's side have big chests also. To be honest I don't want them! My friends think I'm crazy cuz it's supposedly "sexy" to have huge breats, but I'm much happier with my smaller set."||"I just turned 19... I'm a athletic woman. ... During my young years of 15, I had a flat chest and was worried that I would never be a "real woman". But now I'm a size 34C. I have some signs of stretch marks, but its not showable in the picture. Many people think I have implants.. BUT I DO NOT! I now learn to love my breast wheather its big or small."||"I am a 26 year old Black woman. I am 200lb and would be considered obese. I started growing breasts in the 4th grade and feel like
they haven't stopped since! I was in a D cup by 7th grade and DDD by the
time I graduated from high school. I took birth control from age 19-23
which propelled me to the size I am now, a 38H. ... I don't have too many
breast complaints. I am of a hardy stock and only have back aches
occaisonally. The biggest issue is bra shopping which can be like finding a
needle in a haystack and can get expensive.
When I was younger and my body was maturing faster than other girls, I was embarrased by my breasts. ... As I got older I learned to love and appreciate my body. My breasts are a part of me. I'm curvy and beautiful and the twins are part of what make me the woman that I am.
I hope this helps someone! Thanks!"
|"THANK YOU for this wonderful site!!! I wish I had seen this years ago... I always thought I was a complete freak, but thankfully I'm over that phase! My breasts have been "rather pendulous" ever since I can remember, and I have put it down to a lot of things: that one time I forgot my sports bra in gym class, or my mom buying me the "wrong kind" of bra when I was young, or whatever... and yeah, I have lost a lot of sleep over it, dreaming of surgeries and pills and what-have-you, but in recent years I have come to realize that I really love my body and my breasts, and I can't wait to bear children and nurture them with my milk!... I am still quite angry that our society can do so much psychological damage to young girls, though, and it seems we've got our heads wedged about everything to do with women's bodies... so take what you learn from this site and start to be the change you want to see!"||"I'm 18 years old, and I started developing at about 13 years of age. I always felt insecure about my size, especially because my friends had Cs and D cups at an early age. I eventually filled out and now wear a 34B cup. ... I used to want breast implants, but now I know better and I think natural breasts are much nicer."||"I'm 21 years old ... and have never been happy with my breasts. I went from nothing to a B in about a month when I was in 4th grade. By 6th grade I was a C. 7th grade a D. 9th grade a DD. 11th grade a DDD. I've always been so self-conscious of my breasts--I had stretch marks by the time I was 11. I had a breast reduction 7 months ago (supposed to be a C, but have put on some weight so they're now a small D), and I'm truly a new person. While at the beach in Greece this summer, I took my top off and didn't care who saw me! I'm finally proud of my breasts, and I couldn't be happier! ... I obviously have scars now, but they don't bother me one bit--my breasts are perfect in their own imperfect way! "|
|"22-year old, always had an average
build. Some stretch marks remain from the sudden growth of
my breasts when I was 16 or so. Two things I know now that I wish I'd known earlier:
1) My breasts are perfectly normal and perfectly attractive (the documentary 'Breasts' by Meema Spadola was helpful, as is your website).
2) How to properly measure bra size. I went years wearing basically slings for my breasts until I happened upon a different way of measuring (on Oprah's website of all places). I'm so psyched about the support I'm now getting with my new size (34D, formerly wearing a 36C) that I want to tell every woman I meet about it!
|"I'm nineteen, 36C. ... I do think that women are pushed too much towards perfection with their breasts".||27-year old, with size 38C. "I began developing ... probably around age 11, and my breasts grew so rapidly that they had bright purple stretch marks on them. I was horribly ashamed of them but was too embarrassed to ask anyone about it, not even my mother. I felt so insecure in my body that I used to wear a bra constantly, even to bed. The stretch marks are still there but have faded. I have scars on my nipples from getting them pierced when I was 21. I personally regret getting them pierced because it was painful.
Objectification of women in the media and the love/hate culture surrounding food and marketing has made me feel badly about my body. For example, I feel ashamed of being overweight, and I feel ashamed when I take off my clothes. ... I am trying to learn to love myself, accept myself for who I am, and take better care of myself. "
Bra that does not fit
|"My first bra was a 34B I think, months later I was already a C. I threw the stupid bra out and didnt wear one for a long time. I tried to cover up my growing boobs with tight fitting tank tops, but it didnt work. By the time I was 16 I wore bra's daily, none fitting quite right though. To my horror by the time I graduated high school I had grown to atleast an E! I was teased so badly by the boys at school. They called my bra a hammock!"||(same lady as on the left)
"Now I'm 24, married to a lovely husband and he adores my big 'pillows'. My breasts have very thin skin and you can see thick blue veins underneath. I have vague stretch marks all over them. They're saggy, they're heavy, they get in my way, but they're mine! At times I wish they'd just disappear, especially when I try to do chores and they're in my way. But, in the end, they're there and I love them.
Now I just want to find a bra that fits."
|"I'm 20 years old. .. I'm naturally very slim, though my mother is a 38DD! My left breast is slightly higher on my ribcage than my right, though they are roughly the same size (32A). I've always been unhappy with my small breasts and felt that I'd been short changed... I didn't feel 'womanly'. Combined with your wonderful website, I'm well on the way to feeling better."|
|"First off, THANK YOU! Your website is amazing, and has really helped me become more comfortable with my body. I am an 18-year old of Eastern European descent. I wear a 36D. I have never been pregnant and have never breastfed. I started developing very early, which made me uncomfortable with my breasts, but now I have come to accept and love them. My veins are visible through the skin on my breasts, my left breast is larger than the right, and I have faded stretch marks."||"Age: 18 years old. 5'2'' in height, always had quite small breasts, but thoroughly happy with the general appearance and comfortable with their size."||"Hello, I am 18 years old. I was so happy when I found this website. I have always been sensitive about my breasts because I always thought them too small or awkward. I have recently learned to love my breasts and I hope that other women will too. I have never been pregnant nor have I ever breast fed. I lost fifteen pounds when I was 15 so my boobs did decrease a cup size but not because of breast tissue but because of fat. I am now 5 foot 4 inches and about 125 pounds. My cup size is a 34B. "|
|"I am 19 years old. I am 5'7" and about 135 lbs. I have stretchmarks around my nipples but I am not sure why since I don't think my breasts have grown since the 8th grade... I have always been very self conscious about myself because I have small boobs, it's hard to find a bra that fits right and is comfortable... I have a fiance and he LOVES them though and always tells me there's nothing wrong with them, so that makes me feel a little better.
I think this page was a great idea and it really opened my eyes up to all the different shapes and sizes breasts there are !!! It makes me feel better that I am not alone on my thoughts of this stuff... Thanks for making this lovely page!!!"
|"I'm 22, and from the Midwest. I've been wearing a bra since the second grade, and was a C-cup by 6th grade. A couple of years back I gained a lot of weight; I am now considered obese and weigh about 250 pounds. I am 5'4" and now wear a 42DD, though I think that may be the wrong size. I have always been okay with my breasts, though I think they have gotten too saggy and heavy with all of the weight. I think I am a "true" C-cup."||"I'm 20 years old. I am overweight, and very unhappy with my body and my breasts, especially. I started developing just like any average girl, but as my breasts kept growing, I realized one was getting to be a lot bigger than the other. Since probably, the 9th grade, I became paranoid about how they looked in shirts, and whether anyone could tell or not, so I tried a lot of things, stuffing my bras, wearing padded, and underwire bras, all these heavy duty bras- but just about a month ago, I discovered what surprisingly had the best effect on my breasts appearance, a normal, unpadded, wire-free bra. I take a 42B, it seems to bring my bigger breast up a lot, which makes my boobs look quite alright. I've never even had a serious boyfriend, because my breasts and my body image has made me so afraid of getting into relationships."|
|"I am 37 years old, european. Never been pregnant, have been periodically active with training (aerobics, weigh lifting). Currently not in active training and have gained some weight, lost muscle mass. My breasts have always looked like this, the women in my family all have big saggy breasts with big areola. My nipples were introvert for many years, just lately they are more often "outies". I have stretch marks, and some clogges pores. My left breast are bigger than my right one. I use 90E (european measures). I have never liked my breasts, they look ok when I wear a bra, and I don't mind showing off some cleavage. This site gave me quite a wake up call as to what actually is normal."||"I am 26 years old, have never been pregnant, and my bra size currently is a 34DD, although my most recent measurement was a 32DDD (I can't find that bra size in any stores). I started growing breasts when I was about 9 years old, and was a D by the time I was 16. My breasts grew one last time in my early 20's to a DD and have remained about the same size since. They seem to get a bit smaller when I lose weight.
I have pendulous breasts that hang much lower than I'd like, and very prominent Montgomery's tubercles (which I'm always squeezing, though I know I shouldn't). When I lay down, my breasts fall to the sides and almost touch the bed. They have never been perky or even very full. My right areola is not well-defined, and there is pigment missing at the bottom of it. It makes the areola appear misshapen. It's been like that since I went through puberty, and I've always been extremely self-conscious about it.
Sadly, I do not like my breasts at all. I was always teased by my peers in school, both boys and girls, and am embarrassed to be seen naked. Friends have told me that I can just get a breast lift, but I am not interested in surgery. I am hoping that when I have babies, nurturing them through breastfeeding will help me to love my breasts for the amazing, functional body parts that they are.
Keep doing what you do. Your website is just amazing."
|"I am 34 years old and my breasts size is 34C, never pregnant. My breasts are asymmetrical - left side is larger than right side
and the distance is quite long. My nipples have many bumps on the areola and many black spots throughout my chest - I got virus infection two years ago and all black spots are warts. Also, I have breast fibroadenoma over 10 years (8 fibroids on left side, and 5 on right side), my granny and aunt had breast cancer before (recovered now after surgery).
I thought my breasts are very abnormal. Especially during the time I was infected (warts), I was very depressed. After visiting your website, I saw many women here are very brave and they are very nice to share their thoughts. I would like to share my pics with others. Although I may need very long long time to cure the diseases, I accept them and I will take good care of them."