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strongirl
I've been too busy to check in much here lately but wow, some good stuff going on!

I did read thru the Aussie link and posts that followed it and wow, yeah. So much for my dream of becoming an Australian porn star. I found most of the posts to be really heartening though - the one Angie quoted in here was sweet and there were many that were very validating of the sexiness of small-breasted women and the fact that it is NOT an indication of pedophilia to like that body type. So while the law is totally screwy, the reaction to it was pretty validating, I thought.

I haven't seen Avatar yet but my son and ex went to see it and when they came back they said "You must see it! It is game-changing!" My ex also said "There was a really hot blue chick in it...and she has a tail!" Since small breasts are his preference, I'm not surprised he liked her, although he didn't mention that aspect. But I've always wanted a tail myself, so now I've got to see it! In fact, if you could get an artificial tail, I'd do that way before I'd ever get breast implants!

Angie, your point below is well-taken and again, I recommend the movie "Modify" to anyone who cares to explore the myriad ways we alter our bodies for aesthetic purposes...and who isn't too squeamish. By far the grossest thing (in a movie that contains split tongues, radical piercings, and people who hang by hooks in their skin) was the footage of breast implants being removed. OMG. I am not at all squeamish...and I screamed. My bf had to close his eyes.
oceangirl
my friend went through with the breast augmentation.
crinoline
I'm thinking about getting this bra for valentine's :
Lacy Bra

thoughts?
buttercups
Ooo Crinoline, I think it's hot- what color?

Sorry to hear about your friend Oceangirl, but you did what you could and in the end she made her decision. I guess the best thing to do now is to be as supportive as you can. You are a good friend.

You ladies have got me curious about Avatar- I'm gonna have to google some pics.

Me and the boy were gettin it on last night for the first time in foreverrrr and I became randomly self-conscious when he went for the chest area. Gonna have to snap out of it again! Especially in time for Valentine's Day!
nbdx0645
I need that bra. It's so darn sassy!
crinoline
darn, it only comes in large! Oh well, I'll keep looking. I want a non padded but sexy bra / camisole / chemise, but they can be hard to find in my skimpy price range.
nbdx0645
I did some digging to find an alternative that was close to the Forever 21 bralette:

http://tinyurl.com/y8dqmgj

And this bra comes in X-small. And Express is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale. *Squee!* I have way too many bralettes...what's one more, right? They're so comfy. I'm glad that we're finally getting some sexy options. I need to stock up!
crinoline
cute, nbd! I like sheer triangle tops, I think they enhance the booblets nicely.
I have a while to find what I'm looking for, we're not actually celebrating V-day until next weekend, because we're so busy with Mardis Gras this weekend.
Too many holidays too close together!!
KeraBear
The other day I went to school wearing one of my thin fabric bras. MISTAKE! The "headlights" were on all day long. Everywhere I went guys were glancing at my booblets. I think for the first time, they forgot what color my eyes were. LOL Very annoying. I was talking with one of my extremely well endowed friends and she was like, "Welcome to my world. EVERY FRICKIN' DAY." Behold, the power of the nips! The next day it was back to the padded bras though and my chest returned to its world of relative obscurity. wink.gif
spot-on
Hey Girls!
Well long time between checking in but I'm back! I mentioned before that my issues with my boobs manifested pretty much when I moved to America 10 years ago right? Well I am fighting back! As you all know I am a fitness instructor, haven't been able to work until recently due to visa restrictions but now we have our greencards and I recently got a job in a local gym. I am instructing kickboxing s couple of times a week and looking for more classes too. The first couple of classes I was totally self conscious, in a t-shirt or tank. The last class I just thought screw it and made myself comfortable put on my Hanes sports bra and took my t-shirt off. That class was SOOOOOO much better. Right back to my old self 10 years ago. Happiness is me kickin ass, showing my midrif and rockin the abs smile.gif Having worked out for the last couple of weeks and teaching classes I am definitely feeling more comfortable in my own body again smile.gif


Kerabear
I've noticed that I get more hubby looks when I'm braless than wearing a bra. Men like the natural look and the headlights are part of that. Nothing sexier IMO.

QUOTE(KeraBear @ Feb 9 2010, 05:16 AM) *
The other day I went to school wearing one of my thin fabric bras. MISTAKE! The "headlights" were on all day long. Everywhere I went guys were glancing at my booblets. I think for the first time, they forgot what color my eyes were. LOL Very annoying. I was talking with one of my extremely well endowed friends and she was like, "Welcome to my world. EVERY FRICKIN' DAY." Behold, the power of nipples! The next day it was back to the padded bras though and my chest returned to its world of relative obscurity. wink.gif

KeraBear
Heh... yeah... a sampling of immature boy comments that day: "Is it cold in here, Kera?" or "Wow, Kera, " I didn't realize you felt that way about me." I'm like, "geeez, they are just nipples. Get over it! But thanks for noticing that, yes, I do have breasts." rolleyes.gif

Go Spot-on! Way to let loose, girl! I am finding that i am getting more comfortable with my body too. No small feat since i am a teenager. Heh.
anna k
Seeing this picture of Corinne Bailey Rae reminded me of you guys, and how absolutely gorgeous she looks.

Grrr on dumbass boy commenting on KeraBear's breasts.

Glad you're feeling so great in your body, spot-on! And I wish I could just rock it in a midriff shirt or sports bra, but don't have the fit look for it. I'm so happy that you feel so free and good!
spot-on
Oooh nice pic! Hehehe isn't it funny that "style guru's" say small boobed women shouldn't wear V-neck, yet we rock the V's! Idiots!

Guaranteed sex appeal for any woman to go braless. And we smallies rock the 'au natural" as we don't really need the support smile.gif

Anna K, girl just be comfortable in your own skin, we've talked about that a lot recently. I think it's been a long time coming but I finally feel like I did 10 years ago. I missed the old me, now I just look 10 years older, but hotter biggrin.gif


QUOTE(anna k @ Feb 11 2010, 08:03 PM) *
Seeing this picture of Corinne Bailey Rae reminded me of you guys, and how absolutely gorgeous she looks.

Grrr on dumbass boy commenting on KeraBear's breasts.

Glad you're feeling so great in your body, spot-on! And I wish I could just rock it in a midriff shirt or sports bra, but don't have the fit look for it. I'm so happy that you feel so free and good!

angie_21
Yay spot-on! I am very jealous.

Yeah, I always feel that v-neck is sexy on small boobs, but it can over-emphasize a larger chest and can also make them seem to be an odd shape if the girl isn't wearing a good bra. scoop necks emphasize bigger boobs but somehow work much better with their shape (and look horrible on me!) Fashion gurus don't know anything because all they think about is hiding "flaws" instead of actually choosing things that look good on you. I've always laughed at their recommendations for hiding big hips because those are wrong too. wearing a long coat doesn't hide my big ass, it just makes my big ass look even bulkier!

I've just gotten accepted into one of the grad schools I applied to. I don't want to ramble about it here, but if any of you want to look at my post under the Working Grrls forum, I'd love it if anyone has any advice on making big scary life decisions about school.

grad school!
buttercups
Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite Busties, I love you all <3

and congrats Angie on getting into grad school! That is fantastic I am so happy for you!!

Just got my period in time for valentine's day-boo! I also hate period time bc for the few weeks right after my chest is smaller than ever- I'm sure you ladies know what I mean. Oh well maybe all the chocolate I've eaten today will make up for it hahah. Hope you all are havin hot valentine's day boobie-lovin!! xoxoxo

angie_21
buttercups, I have the pre-period big boobies going on right now, along with hormonally caused bi-polar like symptoms. while it's nice to walk around feeling like an amazon (ha, I fully fill out an A-cup the week before my peroid and actually makes me feel like I'm unreasonably top-heavy!) I'd much prefer the normal emotions and the small boobies.

we saw crazy heart for valentines day and I cried in the theatre too. but my boyfriend, who has a big crush on maggie gyllenhaal, said her character reminded him of me except I'm hotter because I have nicer titties. he's such a romantic. wub.gif and we did have some hot valentine's boobie lovin!
KeraBear
Yay Angie grad school! Woo! Not much advice here... although i should probably start seeking some since i am a HS junior and all, such decisions will be coming quick. I can't wait for college. Hopefully the immature boys will have grown up a bit...

But mostly i wanted to congratulate you on getting the best of Maggie Gyllenhall! wink.gif
buttercups
Why does learning about stuff like this always give me a panic attack? Oh wait I know, maybe because according to drawings of normal development like this, I'm ranked at like a 2..* sigh *

http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/LIF/LIF15...s_~COG01013.jpg

Everytime I have to learn about tanner stages I get upset. Are we really all supposed to look like 5??
buttercups
And why does this Australia banning small breasts bother me so much? I guess it's just confirming what I've always worried about myself- that I look like a child. * sigh *

sorry for the double post, guess im in a stressed out bad mood tonight. blah stupid small boobs- why do you make me take my anger out on you??

p.s. Angie I'm glad you got some hot valentine's day boobie lovin'- makes me feel better to know that someone's small boobs are gettin worshiped like they should be!
angie_21
Buttercups, like I think I've said before, we were never even taught the tanner stages in school and they don't mesh with anything I've ever learned in human biology. If you really think that's what an average or idealized breast is supposed to look like, try looking up pre-20th century paintings of women (paintings from before plastic surgery was invented) the average woman in these paintings looks to be between an a and a b cup. google images of renaissance women in paintings. Part of the reason for this is that most of these idealised women are also slender compared to the average woman a doctor may have seen in his office in the 1950s. Part of the reason a lot of women have bigger breasts is because they're just generally bigger than us, anyways. Before plastic surgery, it was pretty average for slender women to have smaller breasts!

Check out this one:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cor..._dem_Schwan.jpg
auralpoison
I would like to sincerely apologize. I didn't mean to upset anyone by posting that link to the Aussie small breast ban. I merely thought it was germane to the topic & quite frankly, it pissed me off. I wanted to share my outrage at the sheer idiocy of some people. Really, I wasn't trying to hurt anyone, I'm so sorry to have offended. Next time I will think a little harder & not post just because I am mad at somebody for being impossibly stupid/making my feminist hackles sit up & turn red.
angie_21
what? no way! the post was totally relevant, and it's an example of how messed up government censorship is, not a reflection of reality about boob size! Especially if you keep researching and see the other kind of crazy shit the aussie government is trying to pull in terms of censoring irrelevant things. there was backlash in astralia because of it, and you could see that most people who commented on the news articles were pissed off. No one should have to be forced to get plastic surgery just so they can legally continue in their careers, and its clearly discriminatory so I do hope someone sues the government rather than just taking their business off the continent. If we couldn't handle hearing news about small boobs (or any other boobs) being judged by ignorant men, we'd have a lot of trouble getting thru life in general. I see no need to censor ourselves about it too.
buttercups
Oh no AP no worries, I like to stay informed and thanks for bringing that to my attention. I'm glad that you felt pissed off enough about it to post, because it feels good to know that not just small busties get pissed about these things. I like to know what's going on and you did not offend me in the slightest by posting it, it just pisses me off too, so please don't hesitate to post anything!

True, true we are not taught Tanner stages in standard bio class, I guess I just get super-sensitive whenever the damn tanner stages come up. If all women develop differently and at different rates and we all have various different body types then how can we be classified that way? I don't even think tanner stages refers to the actual size of the breast as much, but whenever I try to research this and clarify if its referring to the size of the breast or how the areola is there isn't much clarification out there. I just hate it. And it's when I look at paintings like that that I wish breast implants were never invented so there wouldn't be this heightened norm and women would be back to having mostly A's and B's * sigh * - or at least A cups wouldn't be considered an irregularity. That in and of itself would be nice.
angie_21
QUOTE(buttercups @ Feb 18 2010, 02:10 PM) *
If all women develop differently and at different rates and we all have various different body types then how can we be classified that way?


we can't.

QUOTE(buttercups @ Feb 18 2010, 02:10 PM) *
I don't even think tanner stages refers to the actual size of the breast as much, but whenever I try to research this and clarify if its referring to the size of the breast or how the areola is there isn't much clarification out there. I just hate it.


why do you keep researching it? why on earth are you torturing yourself like this?
nbdx0645
Here's the big picture: The Australia ban is a stepping stone to get all types of pornography censored, and so far, it is working. What's next? All women must have un-shaved pussies (like Japan?) Obese women should be banned because it's advertising a 'health issue?" It's like the First Medieval Crusade: "Let's tell the townsfolk to fight for the Holy Land! Let's do it for God!" (But really, we just want to expand our borders, so tell them Jesus is down so they'll follow suit.)

God, Pedophile, and Terrorist. These words will get you SO FAR in government.
spot-on
Buttercups - stop looking at the tanner thing. Hell I'm 38 and not a 5. I don't have the underboob crease, I have beautiful small perky breasts. They are perfect cos they suit me. I rock the small boobs! Instead of looking at that kinda crap choose some celebrity/or other who has similar breasts and body type and imagine yourself as powerful as they are. For me that's women like gwen stefani and mila jojvich. I like small boobed kick ass women. Turn this around!!! Fuck the tanner stages. We are women, we are ALL different, don't pigeon hole me Mr Tanner (cos you KNOW a man thought that shit up!). I too wish we could go back to a time before implants, but guess what? WE are now the ones that are sought after cos we are natural/normal!!! Sure if my boobs decided to grow overnight that'd be fine, but what I have is fine too! We've talked about it before but boob size being in/out of favor through the years has been a trend. Right now though I think the big boob thing is sliding and we're heading back to a small phase. Look at the paintings linked already by Angie, and think of the 1920's flappers, small boobs were the rage then!!!

AP - no! I think it was awesome and got the group talking. Pick on us and our small boobs? Ban small boobs? Fuck you Australian Government we'll shove them right in your face!!! So hoping that the fight against this crap continues! I thank you AP for bringing this to my attention smile.gif

strongirl
"God, Pedophile, and Terrorist. These words will get you SO FAR in government."
nbdx - truer words were never spoken. Alas.

I agree, AP - the Aussie post was totally on topic and I personally found the posts after the article to be very validating! Many people, mostly guys, posted their love of smallies and their hatred of being censored or made to feel like perverts, and I enjoyed reading them. I appreciated you posting it very much. Warm thanks.

Renaissance paintings, 1920's flappers, 1970's porn - plenty of healthy, sexy small-breasted images out there to enjoy!

Also with the Olympics there are the usual bikini pics of female athletes - and stepping around the issue of whether it's sexist in and of itself - some really nice fit natural-breasted bodies. Yum.

And I agree, Buttercups - give it up on the Tanner thing. Concensus here is that it's meaningless and gnawing on it only serves to upset you. Next time you're tempted to torture yourself with Tanner, go watch some porn with a hot smallie in instead and get yourself off to the hotness of small.



buttercups
Ok I'm done torturing myself with this, im just going to ignore it from now on.

I need to get back on the small boobies horse, I seem to have fallen off the side of it again, and looking at other small breasted hotties does do wonders for my self-esteem for whatever reason. I'll get back to that : )
starship
http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.c...ery/&page=1

it made me sad reading through all the pages of worried comments from girls/women at the bottom. These women should come here!

i got a new full length mirror for my room and it really makes a difference looking at my body as a whole rather than just in fragmented pieces or just seeing myself by looking down at my body without a mirror like i usually do. i never noticed before that i do actually have quite nice legs- not really skinny and knobbly like id always thought. and yes, my breasts are still small but they actually look kinda cute and sexy on my body and not freakish at all.

I also saw the episode of desperate housewives that someone mentioned a while ago where the husband says her small breasts are a 'flaw' that makes her imperfect so he doesnt feel inadequate being with her (the UKs abit behind so it only just got aired here). I was so offended! when the convo started i thought ok its tv so itll prob end up concluding that everyone's beautiful and size doesnt matter and blah blah... but no, it just kept showing men falling at her feet because of her bigger boobs and ended up with her husband saying her usual ones were a flaw:/ wtf. sorry, you all had this convo months ago lol....
KeraBear
QUOTE(starship @ Feb 19 2010, 04:14 PM) *
http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.c...ery/&page=1

it made me sad reading through all the pages of worried comments from girls/women at the bottom. These women should come here!

i got a new full length mirror for my room and it really makes a difference looking at my body as a whole rather than just in fragmented pieces or just seeing myself by looking down at my body without a mirror like i usually do. i never noticed before that i do actually have quite nice legs- not really skinny and knobbly like id always thought. and yes, my breasts are still small but they actually look kinda cute and sexy on my body and not freakish at all.


Geeez, why did they have to put file that under "embarrassing illnesses"? They all seem pretty healthy to me!

Yeah, this place is like an instant pick-me-up! The positivity is seriously like my drug. LOL Way to rock the legs, Starship!
starship
QUOTE(KeraBear @ Feb 23 2010, 12:59 PM) *
Geeez, why did they have to put file that under "embarrassing illnesses"? They all seem pretty healthy to me!

Yeah, this place is like an instant pick-me-up! The positivity is seriously like my drug. LOL Way to rock the legs, Starship!


nono lol, its a program in the UK called 'Embarassing bodies', because it deals with stuff that people are usually embarassed about, like sexual health & nuddy parts.

I think the only thing about having small boobs that's making me sad at the moment is not being able to buy all the cute underwear i see:(
enfermera
i don't really understand why most of those are embarrassing at all, other than the fact that they are considered private parts. most of them are quite lovely. i guess it goes to show how even quite normal and attractive people think they look odd.
anarch
QUOTE(strongirl @ Feb 18 2010, 09:29 PM) *
the Aussie post was totally on topic and I personally found the posts after the article to be very validating! Many people, mostly guys, posted their love of smallies and their hatred of being censored or made to feel like perverts


I had that reaction too.

I came across the Embarrassing Bodies stuff last year. A lot of the info is helpful to have out there, but yeah, so sad to read comments from all the perfectly normal women who think there's something wrong with them. (I mean, geez, the show's doctors even have a rigid idea of what size labia should be and push the idea of "fixing" what, to non-judgmental eyes, ain't broke. Body image standards as dogma, cod help us.)
spot-on
Totally loving this! I think showing hot athletes rocking the smaller boobs is awesome. Let's face it most athletes have smaller boobs because they have lower body fat %. Look at some of the Volleyball players totally rockin and totally unafraid to show off their bodies! One mag I read recently had an article on Dara Torres and I've seen another on Jackie Warners body, I want that girls abs! So totally awesome!

I taught Kickboxing this morning in my Nike cheerleader booty shorts and a matching sports top. No tee. Felt so comfortable. THAT is my element. I wonder sometimes if by covering up we're making it more of an issue? So to that end I decided this Spring/Summer I will be rocking the midrif a'la Gwen Stefani. I even snagged some new shorts for this purpose smile.gif I plan on rocking my small boobs and abs (I will get my six pack eventually damnit) in booty shorts and bikini tops smile.gif




QUOTE(strongirl @ Feb 18 2010, 05:29 PM) *
Also with the Olympics there are the usual bikini pics of female athletes - and stepping around the issue of whether it's sexist in and of itself - some really nice fit natural-breasted bodies. Yum.

nbdx0645
I started back on the BC (Zovia) and I noticed breast growth, but only in my right breast. Now I have a cup difference between the two, and I think the right one is still growing because it's tender. Now I'm self-conscious about the difference in size, more than their actual size. <sigh>
angie_21
spot-on I am jeaous of your abs! but only a little. I wish my clothes fit better, but that happens no matter what dress size I am. Right now I am going through a nasty series of UTIs, 2 in the last month, and I'm happy just when my body is healthy and not in pain. Nothing makes you appreciate your body like realizing what a miracle it is when everything is working right and letting you go on with your life without having to think about it. Getting UTIs also makes me hate being a woman enough that I don't care if I look feminine or not! Sorry, I know this post is only vaguely on topic, but I am sick and feverish and feeling the need to complain.
buttercups
christ angie I'm right there with you! I swear UTIs are the bain of my existence and I've suffered through 8 of them! I'm one of those people whos anatomically prone and I get them if I so much as hold in pee for an hour. It is terrible and everytime I get one and get over I'm always sooo grateful for my health when it's over. My last one was over New Years and it was so terrible. I'm so sorry for you, but at least once youve gotten a culture in you can take the pain relief orange crap and that should help with the symptoms at least. I feel your pain.

sorry that was off-topic too! just have to commiserate about the UTIs. Back to boobies!
nbdx0645
(Same with me. It's awful! I swear by Cystex -- it stops the urgency/burning in 20 minutes, and it won't turn your pee yellow-orange. I also drink cranberry juice and eat dried cranberries, and definitely get in 6+ glasses of water a day.)

I've been furiously knitting the last few weeks to keep my mind off the boob lobsided-ness. I swear, it happened overnight! It's been working so far...I finished two baby sweaters in a week. I know it's quite common, but I wish there was something I could do for the little one. I wonder if I'd rather have two boobs that are equivalent to the smaller one, or larger/smaller ones. Oh, the things I think about.
spot-on
nbdx0645 - don't worry about it my right is almost one size smaller than the left. Other people don't notice but because WE do WE worry about it. Stop obsessing and it won't be an issue smile.gif

Angie - I have kidney disease (hereditary issue) and swear by daily doses of pure 100% cranberry juice. I only have a little each morning 1/8 cup but since I started taking it about a year ago I haven't had one UTI or Kidney infection. Tastes like crap (remember this is the 100% cranberry not the stuff with grape juice) but I'll suffer it for seconds to avoid the pain of UTI's! More of a preventative thing I think, but hey couldn't hurt right?
spot-on
On a side note -
We went out for dinner last night with friends, I wore a halter top I've mentioned before. I wore a VS strapless bra underneath and was obsessing all night that the bra was showing. Got home took the bra off and immediately felt more comfortable. I think sometimes wearing those things gives us the damn "small boob complex". I just need to work up the courage to be braless in public infront of people I know. It's so much easier in a class when I don't know the people! lol!
angie_21
((everyone)) you guys are sweethearts. It's nice just to know I'm not the only one who has to deal with this all the time. I know that most women get UTIs but it's just not something that seems acceptable to talk about even with friends. At work on Friday I had to lie and say I had a stomach flu to explain why I was so miserable.

I don't want to continue the derailment too long, but nbdx, what is this cystex and do you need a prescription? I have those wonderful little pills that turn your pee orange, but I only have a few left and when I asked for more last time, the doctor told me they're not even legal to prescribe any more and the last time I got them it was probably off-label! Dude! what makes him think I care whether they're legal or not?! I'm on macrobid right now and I guess it has some kind of painkiller in it. spot-on, I used to take cranberry pills all the time but they didn't seem to make a difference, and now I find they irritate my bladder and make the pain 10 times worse. maybe it's just the pills that are irritating. I do drink ocean spray 100% cranberry juice, do you mean something stronger than that?

nbdx, that sounds so frustrating but you'll probably get back to normal once your body adjusts to the hormones. spot-on's right though, it's probably so much more noticeable to you than it would be to anyone else.

spot-on I know what you mean about feeling awkward when something you're wearing just doesn't feel right (or even worse, that it's just drawing too much attention to one spot!). But I don't think anyone would have even noticed or cared either way what kind of bra you were or weren't wearing, other than you! it's so awesome that you love your body as much as you do, and have the courage to jump around in front of so many people in shorts and a sports bra. If I did that, there would be so many things jiggling all over the place, it's just wouldn't be good. But actually I am pretty comfortable in front of my friends - I'm not really embarrased of my body, but I know most other people have hang-ups and I don't want to make them uncomfortable by putting my less-than-perfect body out there in their faces. but with my friends, I figure we're all adults and if they don't care, I don't either.

In a recent story, again only vaguely on topic but it is about body hang-ups, I was confident enough to wear a bikini (despite recently graduating to a size 12 dress size... yikes!) with my friends on a group outing, and my friend's boyfriend drunkenly accidentally flirted with me. OK I know you're all thinking that's horrible but if you met the guy and knew what a total sweetie he is, just sometimes socially awkward and likely to say the first thought to pop into his mind, flirting isn't quite the right word but it was actually just a very nice compliment. Anyways, it made me realize how differently we might see ourselves compared to reality. Here I was thinking "damn I hope no one minds my gut hanging out of my bikini" and as always, the guys would just appreciate it so much more if we were naked lol
buttercups
Not legal to prescribe?? Where are you from again Angie? In the states you can get them over-the-counter, if I'm thinking of what you are- the orange pain relief pills? I get them at the local drug store and it's called AZO. I really hope he wasn't referring to the pain relief stuff bc I can't IMAGINE going through a UTI without that! Let me know and if you can't get the relief where you are I'll ship it to you haha!

nbdx I'm so sorry you're feeling upset, but it's true that most women are 2 different sizes. Did this just happen from the bc pills? Have you ever been on this one before and how long have you been on it? If it's recent and youve never had this happen before, you should give your doc a call and get a prescription for another pill. They all have different levels of hormones and it's likely that a different pill wouldn't affect you like this. It's definitely worth a shot right? You shouldn't have to just deal with it like this.

angie_21
omg, I looked it up and it's been off the market in Canada since october 2009! sad.gif can't find the exact reason reason but apparently there are possible but unproven carcinogenic effects (hello, the BCP and bottled water have that too and they're both still on the market!!) aww thanks buttercups, I know you must feel my pain! but I will find a way to get a hold of some ph34r.gif I'm planning on being in the states later this year, and in the meantime there is extra strength tylenol. I also went to the organic market and bought some of the real concentrated cranberry juice stuff, and some bearberry tea. this is the end of my derailment, if it happens again I may see if I can start a UTI thread or something. clearly everyone has some great solutions and advice and we could all help eachother out!
buttercups
hahahah if that stuff has carcinogenic effects then i might as well have cancer bc ive used it so much haha crap!

I hope you're feeling better Angie, and a UTI thread is a great idea bc I could seriously use some advice/support in that area!
nbdx0645
If Cystex was illegal in my country, I'd start a smuggling operation. Every once in a while, I absolutely need it. My UTI's get so bad, I can't walk to the bus stop. Sometimes you can tell when you're going to get one, and when I feel that tingling, I start chugging water. Here's a link to the stuff: http://www.certaindri.com/Pages/About%20Cystex I think a UTI thread would be fantastic.

And no orange pee! That dye stuff stains my panties. sad.gif

As for the boobs being different sizes, I'm just going to ride it out. I've only been on BC for 2 months, and I wear stretchy bras, so I don't notice that much of a gap. Zovia has really cleared up my painful acne, so I really like it. This experience made me realize that if my boobs change in size, I'd just point out something else I don't like (and I think what's next would be that my boobs are spaced far apart.) So I'm just going to shoosh myself about it and be a small-boob advocate. I'll just say my cup size is an A+!

One thing that's been a big help for me...I've been very lucky to have quite a few coworkers who also have small chests. I told one of them the other day "I love your sweater!" (it had big cables running down the front of it, I was thinking "Now how do I knit that...") and she replied "it helps give the chest some oomph!" I pointed to my shirt that had pockets on the bust, and said "I know what you mean!" I think if she said that a year ago, I'd have an entirely different reaction. I was very proud of my reaction. And another thing, my coworker is so pretty and intelligent, and has great fashion sense. Anyway, I noticed that I can poke fun about the subject a bit, instead of sitting in a corner, crying. Though once, a friend was telling me how annoying it is to buy extended-size bras. I told her I had to shop in the children's section. She looked at me with so much pity and asked if I was thinking of implants. I said, "Hey, we're women of extremes. That's just how it is."
enfermera
bumped the UTI thread for ya wink.gif
angie_21
thanks enfemera! I am almost recovered thank heavens, but I will definitely be checking that thread out to see if anyone has any miracle cures. I'm still interested to see how my bearberry/uva ursi tea will work. I'll also be checking out the cystex, it looks like it might actually be available in Canada.

nbdx, I know I've been annoyed at my friends for insensitve comments, but pity would be about the most annoying thing possible! yeesh.

On another boobie tangent, I took out my nipple piercing this morning. I've had it for 3 and a half years and always loved how it looks and it has made me feel more feminine having a little "decoration" on my boob, but it's always getting in the way and often uncomfortable. So I figured while i'm on antibiotics already is one of the safest times to do it. By noon it had already closed up almost completely. I was thinking I might regret it, but I kinda like how it looks au naturale. I do think that nipple is slightly bigger than the other one now, though... hopefully it will go back to normal as it heals! Don't think I'll miss it at all.
spot-on
nbdx it sounds like you are becoming more body and emotion aware lately so big congrats to you!!! I just figure my smaller boobie needs more lovin wink.gif

Why do most people assume we should consider implants? IMO it's because of implants that smaller breasts are now consider by some as abnormal! No it's not abnormal, what IS abnormal is putting lumps of plastic in your breasts and saying "hey I got boobs now"! Be proud of yourself girlfriend, you are growing into a beautiful wise woman!

Oh and yes pockets on a shirt is so awesome huh? wink.gif

QUOTE(nbdx0645 @ Mar 1 2010, 03:26 PM) *
As for the boobs being different sizes, I'm just going to ride it out. I've only been on BC for 2 months, and I wear stretchy bras, so I don't notice that much of a gap. Zovia has really cleared up my painful acne, so I really like it. This experience made me realize that if my boobs change in size, I'd just point out something else I don't like (and I think what's next would be that my boobs are spaced far apart.) So I'm just going to shoosh myself about it and be a small-boob advocate. I'll just say my cup size is an A+!

One thing that's been a big help for me...I've been very lucky to have quite a few coworkers who also have small chests. I told one of them the other day "I love your sweater!" (it had big cables running down the front of it, I was thinking "Now how do I knit that...") and she replied "it helps give the chest some oomph!" I pointed to my shirt that had pockets on the bust, and said "I know what you mean!" I think if she said that a year ago, I'd have an entirely different reaction. I was very proud of my reaction. And another thing, my coworker is so pretty and intelligent, and has great fashion sense. Anyway, I noticed that I can poke fun about the subject a bit, instead of sitting in a corner, crying. Though once, a friend was telling me how annoying it is to buy extended-size bras. I told her I had to shop in the children's section. She looked at me with so much pity and asked if I was thinking of implants. I said, "Hey, we're women of extremes. That's just how it is."

spot-on
Weird huh? We are our own worst enemies I tell ya! I think I am ALMOST ready to go braless in public! Almost! The tops I have been wearing, most have a shelf bra in them anyway for a little 'lift' but honestly I just find if I wear I bra under these tops I'm so self conscious. Yet like I said shove me in a group with shorts and sports top and I rock it. I'm a freak! I feel more comfortable in less clothes! lol!

QUOTE(angie_21 @ Feb 27 2010, 07:07 PM) *
spot-on I know what you mean about feeling awkward when something you're wearing just doesn't feel right (or even worse, that it's just drawing too much attention to one spot!). But I don't think anyone would have even noticed or cared either way what kind of bra you were or weren't wearing, other than you! it's so awesome that you love your body as much as you do, and have the courage to jump around in front of so many people in shorts and a sports bra. If I did that, there would be so many things jiggling all over the place, it's just wouldn't be good. But actually I am pretty comfortable in front of my friends - I'm not really embarrassed of my body, but I know most other people have hang-ups and I don't want to make them uncomfortable by putting my less-than-perfect body out there in their faces. but with my friends, I figure we're all adults and if they don't care, I don't either.

crinoline
I can only do braless in certain structured tops, usually woven fabrics (rather than clingy knits).
The really wierd thing is that I'm uncomfortable going braless at home. I have three brothers, who I know could give a rat's ass, but I dunno, it's just wierd.

In other small boobie news, spring is sneaking up and since I live 15 minutes from the beach, I've been preparing. I bought two types of swim shapers: full and triangle , to go in my various suits. Has anyone tried them before?
My biggest concern is that they may show, or even soak up extra water or something.
I just wanted something to help me be less self-conscious when I'm trying to have fun. I've already accepted that I will never ever be comfortable in a bikini and have moved on to retro one-pieces (thank mod they're back in fashion!)

This is shallow and terrible, but it's really hard that my best friend is nearly 6 ft, naturally tan, weighs literally 110 pounds, and has natural but fake-looking C cups. She's naturally built like a Victoria's Secret model. I'm naturally built like an old oil painting. And though we weigh about the same, and wear the same dress size, I'm a foot shorter and two cups smaller so a size four looks a hell of a lot different on me. So when we go to the beach, I feel like my myriad flaws are highlighted next to her perfection. I would never say anything, of course. She never tries to make me uncomfortable, it's just my issues.
Gah. I hate feeling simultaneously too big and too small. It's beyond frustrating.

/end rant. sorry.
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