Before you think about it, no this isn’t a protest thing; the truth is, women all around the world are feeling more confident with their bodies and with expressing themselves however they want to, and a lot of them already stopped wearing bras. The question shouldn’t be why, but rather why not?

We are taught from a young age to wear bras because that’s what’s “normal” or at least what our society considered as normal.

But the thing is the benefits of not wearing a bra go beyond ideals and sentimental causes. Removing bras from your life is a well-being improvement you’ll be making in your overall health. And yes, it’s been scientifically proven.

So without any further ado, let’s talk about why you should stop wearing a bra.

1. Improves blood circulation

Our blood and lymph need to flow. Lymph is a liquid that helps remove abnormal cells and bacterias from our bodies.

This means that if you wish to increase lymphatic circulation on your body as well as improve the flow of blood, you should avoid choosing to wear tight clothing, such as bras that make your body suffer.

There are other ways on how to improve circulation on your legs, for example, stop wearing skinny jeans and opt for mom jeans or wide-leg trousers. Let your body have space so it can function normally!

2. More comfort

Do you know that feeling when you arrive from work and the first thing you want to do after removing your coat and shoes is to take your bra off? If so, why do you think that happens?

We spend entire days, maybe 10 to 12 hours with a tight bra on, that’s hurting and tightening our skin, making it uncomfortable.

And the sad part is that we are so used to wearing them, that we notice their effects after we remove them. The sudden relief when you take your bra off makes you think if you want to become a “ no bra person.”

3. Natural muscle tissue development

Most women wear bras because they’re scared that their chest will become saggy if they don’t. Even if wearing a bra makes your breast appear round and perky, once you remove the bra, they’ll immediately sag, that’s normal. And wearing a bra won’t change this.

As time goes by, your chest tends to sag, that’s just life. So if you’re wondering if bras make your chest sag, the answer is no, gravity does. However, wearing bras won’t change any of this, might as well be comfortable, right?

Besides that, if you free yourself from these uncomfortable items, your breasts will develop their muscle tissue so that they won’t need any other support but their own.

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4. No more pressure lines

You know those lines that are left in your body after you remove your bra? Sometimes they get so deep they cause wounds? You don’t even have to be wearing a tight bra for this to happen.

It happens with every bra, including the expensive supposed to be “comfortable” ones. It’s just best to end the suffering and give up on bras for good.

5. Less sweat

You know those lines we talked about in the previous point? Well, imagine these same lines, but with sweat, while you’re walking during the day. Yeah, that’s right. Not only is it super unforgettable, but it can also create severe skin rash and bloody wounds from the friction.

This type of sweat, since it’s inside the area that’s covered by your bra, won’t allow your skin to breathe, neither your sweat to dry normally. You’ll feel the constant wetness on your bra and your skin, making you feel gross and sweaty all the time.

Even if you are a fan of bras, you should consider wearing a sports bra when you know you’ll be walking a lot or in extremely hot weather.

6. Helps clear skin

Besides all the possible wounds caused by sweat and friction, additionally, when the sweat and dirt are left for too long in your bra area, you can develop some nasty infections or acne!
This normally happens during summer because you sweat more.

And sometimes we don’t even wash our sweaty bras; we just leave them to dry. What do you think happens to the bacteria left in them? That’s right; it will find its way back into your skin once you wear it again.

You should wash your bras regularly or stop wearing them at all.

6. Helps clear skin

Besides all the possible wounds caused by sweat and friction, additionally, when the sweat and dirt are left for too long in your bra area, you can develop some nasty infections or acne!

This normally happens during summer because you sweat more.

And sometimes we don’t even wash our sweaty bras; we just leave them to dry. What do you think happens to the bacteria left in them? That’s right; it will find its way back into your skin once you wear it again.

You should wash your bras regularly or stop wearing them at all.

7. Will save you money

Are bras healthy? At this point, your answer should be no, so why should we spend money on them?

Of course, you can have a couple of bras for special occasions such as a romantic dinner, to go out at night and while doing exercise, but do you need them for your daily life?

Bras can be super expensive, and finding a good-sized, comfortable bra is nearly impossible, so why should we pay for pain and discomfort when not wearing a bra is pretty much free?

If at the end of this article you’re still wondering when it is necessary to wear a bra, the answer depends on how you feel about it. Is it comfortable for you? Do you need support?

Then maybe you should wear it more often than a girl with a smaller chest, for example, or if you want to workout, you should wear a tight sports bra since running with your breasts loose is as painful and uncomfortable as running in 5-inch heels (if not even worse).

The truth is, there are a lot of benefits of removing a bra. However, if you don’t feel ready to take this big step in your life, you can always opt to wear a more comfortable bra, like a wireless one or just a sports bra and work your way from there, trust me, you will feel way more comfortable.