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Boobs, the only fat that is considered beautiful no matter the shape or size; there will always be someone out there who can appreciate them. The following are generic breast types, and you should remember that everyone has features that make them uniquely who they are. Maintaining this thought, always be sure to encourage body positivity amongst all, and most importantly amongst yourself.
What are Boobs?Breasts are primarily composed of two parts: The Milk Glands and Fatty Tissue. These tissues are responsible for the production of milk through the various channels of ducts and glands. They also contain nerves and connective tissue as well as blood vessels and lymphatic channels that carry nutrients from the rest of the body into the nipple area. Boobs come in different shapes and sizes depending upon their location within your chest cavity. Some breast are more dense than others, which means they contain more milk producing tissues. Less dense breast have more fatty tissue. Denser breasts tend to show up darker on a mammography screen, making it harder to see certain details when viewing an x-ray. Although having a boob that feels full and firm (dense) is normal, it is harder to spot lumps and other abnormalities. It is recommended that women get breast cancer screenings once a year after the age of 45.
Types of Breasts
The Round Boobs This type of breast is round in appearance with a smooth surface. It’s can also be referred to as “full-cup breast” or “apple-shaped boobs” because they can resemble the apple fruit. These boobs tend to have more volume than others due to their rounded nature. They’re usually larger on top and come around full circle by the areola and nipple. This type of breast is very common among young girls because their bodies haven’t yet developed fully. It also appears on women who are preparing to lactate as a result of pregnancy. This kind of breast doesn’t require special attention since its shape is natural. The round breast shape is the target shape for women who undergo breast enhancement.
The Pear BoobsSimilar to the round breast, pear shaped breasts are slightly fuller towards the nipple but start to thing out towards the chest wall. Also known as bell-shaped boobs, these breast are more common on women with bigger breast sizes. Unlike the round breast though, these boobs don’t have much fullness.
The Relaxed BoobsThe relaxed shaped breasts are a bit more common than the previous two shapes. Most of the mass of the breast hangs towards the nipple end. For heavier breast, the relaxed form can appear like a “U” shape. These kinds of breasts are usually associated with the largest breast sizes.
The East West BoobsEast west breasts tend to gravitate towards opposing sides with the nipple facing away from the center of the body. The top of the breast will have a gentle slope and is likely to be set wide apart. Women with smaller breast sizes often find themselves with this particular breast shape.
The Side Set BoobsThe side set boobs are similar to the east west breast except that the nipple faces forwards. In addition, the breast tends to be fuller and have a round contour. Cleavage is not immediately noticeable with side set boobs, so getting a supported bra is recommended for that look.
The Athletes Boobs The Athletic breast tends to be fuller on top with less volume in the bottom half (towards the nipple). The reason for this is that the muscle mass is well defined and the breast tissue is small. This type of breast tends to look best when worn low cut tops.
The Asymmetrical BoobAsymmetrical breasts are those where one breast looks different from another. Usually, the left breast has a higher profile while the right breast is lower. It may seem odd at first glance, but asymmetric breasts actually make sense if you think about how your body works. If you are right handed, your right boob may be slightly larger.
Boob SizesHere is a quick reference to Cup Sizes: Cup Size is determined by the inches off your chest Band measurement is the circumference your torso beneath the breast line.
- A Cups – 1″ off your chest
- B Cups – 2″ off your chest
- C Cups – 3″ off your chest
- D Cups – 4″ off your chest
- DD Cups – 5″ off your chest
- DDD (F) Cups – 6″ off your chest
- G Cups – 7″ off your chest