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Men don't wear bras
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:35:55 PM »
most of them anyway, but I'm sure they designed them as instruments of torture in the middle ages. ;) After many years and many dollars I have actually tried and successfully worn one for more than an hour without being ready for a nervous breakdown.
Woohoo, found the comfortable one at this late date.  It's the Genie as advertised on tv.Got mine at CVS.
I know this doesn't sound earth shattering to the guys, but it's very important to our well being and disposition.   ;D

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 08:41:18 PM »
I am NOT going to ask...

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 09:35:54 PM »
I am a female, Archer.  lol

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 10:05:39 PM »
My wife is one that is very self conscious if she is not wearing one. She has shown me sores where stays have worked through after wearing them for hours. I sympathize and as such have asked her to select a brand and style that fits well, regardless of the costs. I concure that this item of clothing has a tremendous effect on their overall disposition and well being.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 10:23:13 PM »
Wearing  a bra for me is getting dressed up.  Literally since gravity has taken over ::)  I tried the genie bras I figured why not they averaged  only about $10 each very cheap compared to the $75 I was spending.  If they didn't work was going to have to have custom made ouch $$$ .  They worked!  :happydance: I can start the lawn mower and chain saw without getting hurt.  Climb through a fence with out getting stuck. And this summer no more thinking about T's and ace bandage.  No more dents in my shoulder.  No more Red sore marks any where.  And best of all no more wires digging in or being cut in half every time I bend over or sit.   They really don't even roll up.   The down side hubby couldn't figure out how to work it ;)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 10:30:18 PM »
You mean this isn't a comfortable bra?


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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 10:38:02 PM »
Nope not comfy but does match the tin foil hat

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »
For the comfort of women everywhere, bras should never be worn again by any woman.

We'll all have to adjust to the change, but we'll be okay I think.







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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 01:31:20 AM »
I have been firmly convinced for many years that bras were one of three evils created by men to keep women in bondage.  oh, what are the other two? nylons and heels.

seriously though, I do not wear one.  would you wear shoes if you didn't have feet?  although, when pregnant and nursing, I do grow just a tad.  ::)  I am hoping that when I am done with that nonsense, I can go back to my small state.  meanwhile, I am looking for a comfortable bra that will support these monsters necessary for my baby.  I will look into this.  Thanks.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 05:48:31 AM »
I saw the Genie bra and wondered if they really hold up.  I refuse to wear bras with wire in them and do not understand why women wear wire
pressing and digging into them.  I love sports bras or anything without the torture.  I want something with comfort and I can run in. CVS here I come!  One more thing to put into my BOB.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 06:50:23 AM »
Men don't wear bras, they wear Bros or Manssieres.  ???

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 07:46:45 AM »
I saw the Genie bra and wondered if they really hold up.  I refuse to wear bras with wire in them and do not understand why women wear wire
pressing and digging into them.  I love sports bras or anything without the torture.  I want something with comfort and I can run in. CVS here I come!  One more thing to put into my BOB.
I can't stand the bras with only elastic. They ride up and I have to keep pulling them down. It makes me nuts!

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 08:00:39 AM »
Underwires suck

And no.. they did not do large scale production on bras until the 1930's. They had corsets before that and bodices before that. I love my medieval garb as pretty much you wear your 'bra' on the outside and very comfy. When I wear my 'tavern' dresses VS my fancy garb, I usually am working in them and have milked goats, blacksmithed, lampworked and gardened in them. Also easy to make and if the worst case scenario ever happened, SO easy to make and pretty much one size fits all.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 08:49:35 AM »
Underwires suck

I can't imagine wearing a bra without an underwire.  Just cannot get enough support with the unwired ones.
Think the preference may have something to do with the size of the load you're hauling.

Regardless of what style you like, it's often a good idea to get a bra fitting from the specialists in the bra section of the department store (or wherever you buy your bras).  I always try to look for the oldest lady in the section, they usually know their stuff & can point you to the best fitting bra for you.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 09:30:47 AM »
Yes they say that most women don't wear the correct size or fit.  Having someone fit you is so important.  When I had my fitting done I went from wearing a D to a DDD.  Since I was wearing a T-shirt hubby just stared and said dang honey with a smile on his face.  I told him that's the cheapest boob job in history you are one lucky man.   

If you are hauling a load and want to jog I would say that most likely the Genie bra won't cut it.  Well it wouldn't for me.  You can double up on them and that may work? 

Heals and panty hose suck.  I use to have to wear them working in certain environments where it was expected.  Every day after work it was run to the car.  Off with the bra off with the shoes off with the pantyhose off with the jacket and skirt. One day when hubby's car broke down he got a ride to my office.  Started with the jacket said here honey throw it in the back then the skirt bra shoes hose and so on.  He just looked at me what the hell are you doing a strip tease for?  Do you do this every day?  yup and pulled sweats out of my purse.  Slid them on at the parking lot stop sign and said hand me my shoes under your feet.  He laughed  so hard and said dang it must suck to be a woman and have to wear all that stuff.  Now I know why you always have to go to the car to look for clothes.   

As far as I am concerned having to wear that garb is enough reason to quit your job and find a new one.   ;) 

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »
Okay, I'll admit it.  I found the original posting a bit disturbing.

However, remember that guys don't wear bras.  They're called bro's.

Or, the mansier.

And yes, I've seen guys who SHOULD be wearing them.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2012, 10:56:21 AM »
I'm one of those women who has to wear a bra with an underwire. Nothing else will support the load I have to carry around. Some of them won't, either. I have to be very careful when buying bras -I've bought some that fit well, only to have them deform and become useless within a couple of months. Cheap bras just don't cut it with someone like me. I hate bras, but my job wouldn't let me work without one on. As soon as I get home, however, (and sometimes in the car) the dratted thing comes off.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012, 11:48:09 AM »
in college - at my WOMEN'S college - I held the record for being able to remove my bra from under my shirt (ya know, not disrobing in any way except that thing) faster than anyone.  I think they clocked it at 3 seconds, but it may have been 4.  there were a few friends who claimed they could have beaten me, only.... they couldn't find their bra that morning  ;D

my SIL has had a very frank talk with me about my daughters.  one looks like me.  she is currently 8yo.  my guess is that she will grow up to be like me in the bosom department - maybe a size B pre-child bearing.  my other (currently 5yo) has looked like her paternal aunts since the day she was born.  I am not sure exactly what size they are, but it is LARGE.  I am fairly sure she will be "well-endowed."  anyway, SIL is very concerned that since I do not wear one, my girls will not want to either.  me, I am not concerned.  I am pretty sure that 5-yo will find it much more comfortable to wear one than not.  I am also not going to force 8-yo to wear one, if, like me, she doesn't have much there.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 11:55:08 AM »
Maybe I'm brainwashed, but I just can't go out without one on. It would be like not wearing pants. That said, I never wear one around the house or yard. Of course, if someone pulls into the drive I'll sprint in to the house to get one on before they get to the house! I like the sport bras but my DH complains that it makes me look like I have a tumor on my chest. Can't stand underwires...too many stab wounds over the years from them poking out of the material.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »
I think it was Javanese women who literally had no incidence of breast cancer before starting to dress "western" and that included bras.

Singer and Grismaijer found was that the odds of getting breast cancer dramatically increased with bra-wearing over 12 hours per day.

    * Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
    * Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
    * Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
    * Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2012, 01:24:51 PM »

Singer and Grismaijer found was that the odds of getting breast cancer dramatically increased with bra-wearing over 12 hours per day.


Would that be a Mr. Singer and a Mr. Grismaijer?  :o How healthy would we get if we just went totally naked most of the time?  ;D

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »
Either healthier or hypothermic  ;)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 01:28:20 PM »
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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2012, 01:40:22 PM »
I think it was Javanese women who literally had no incidence of breast cancer before starting to dress "western" and that included bras.

Singer and Grismaijer found was that the odds of getting breast cancer dramatically increased with bra-wearing over 12 hours per day.

    * Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
    * Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
    * Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
    * Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012, 04:44:46 PM »
I, too, wish I could do without mine. But gravity has gotten to me as well. The rash that developes if I don't wear one doesn't make the "freedom" worth it. I do wear old raggegy ones around the house, tho. (Streached out and frayed.) But, If I go anywhere, I have to change into a "good" one.  Cross Your Heart worked well for me, but have trouble finding them now.

(Although when I totaled my truck and the seatbelt caused so much damage to my "chest", the bra just irritated the injuries. Still today - a little more than a month later - seatbelts will be uncomfortable at times.)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2012, 05:26:12 PM »
I can't imagine wearing a bra without an underwire.  Just cannot get enough support with the unwired ones.
Think the preference may have something to do with the size of the load you're hauling.

Thank youuuu!!!

I was reading all the complaints and I'm like... SRSLY. I have actual boobs over here. They're completely out of control (god bless my mother's genes) - AND since I'm not a total fatty, they don't seem to make bras that fit me correctly (they don't even make the right size) at Target/Ross/wherever. If Victorias Secret didn't exist, I would be the most miserable woman on the planet.

I love that store. I cannot live without it. They are the only company out there that makes a bra that doesn't stab the hell out of me, or refuse to actually support my boobies, or cause sores (yeah, I've been through all that).

It's worth the $60 to get a bra that won't leave me in tears within a month. Plus, TW thinks they are adorable and he turns into a very happy hubby when I tell him I need to go to VS to get some new pretties. :)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2012, 05:31:07 PM »
PS - I love heels and panty hose. Feeling sexy is an important part of being a woman. If we didn't like them at all, we wouldn't buy them and wear them.

<--- Looks hot in a skirt and heels and thinks panty hose are the warmest things ever under my snow bib. :)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2012, 05:47:52 PM »
    * Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
    * Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
    * Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
    * Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

Interesting.  My first question is whether they corrected for size and age.  I assume that women who are larger and/or older are less likely to go bra-less, for comfort reasons.  If these same women are at greater risk for cancer, that would skew the statistics.

Honestly, I am only reading this thread for my wife's benefit.  Because she has trouble finding one that fits correctly.

Really I am.

I have actual boobs over here. They're completely out of control

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2012, 05:55:28 PM »
I, too, wish I could do without mine. But gravity has gotten to me as well. Cross Your Heart worked well for me, but have trouble finding them now.

Wow... thankfully there are bra threads on TSP, I though you were MALE this whole time..  :)

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Re: Men don't wear bras
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2012, 06:03:10 PM »
Wow... thankfully there are bra threads on TSP, I though you were MALE this whole time..  :)

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