Breasts better off without bras

via frillfinder

via frillfinder

Ladies of the Whaleoil Army, take off your bra.

Women should forget everything they’ve been told about bras. According to a new French study, published on Wednesday, wearing a bra does nothing to reduce back pain, and the chest supports actually cause increased breast sagging.

I wouldn’t trust the cheese eating surrender monkeys with much, but when it comes to breasts, I think they may finally be operating in their area of expertise:

The results of a mammoth 15-year study led by professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besançon in eastern France, are finally in and it looks like conventional wisdom about bras and back pain has been way off the mark.

According to Rouillon, a sports science expert, the lesson to be learned from the preliminary results of his marathon experiment is that “bras are a false necessity”.

“Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra,” Professor Rouillon told France Info radio on Wednesday.

Using a slide rule and caliper, Rouillon spent years carefully measuring changes in the orientation of breasts belonging to 130 women, at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (University Hospital) in Besançon.

I bet he had no trouble getting interns to help with that research.

Capucine, a 28-year-old woman who participated in the professor’s in-depth study, hasn’t worn a bra for two years, and swears by the results.

“There are multiple benefits: I breathe more easily, I carry myself better, and I have less back pain,” Capucine told France Info.




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  • liberation at last

  • Orange

    Did they include lactating women? I kind of doubt it.

  • cows4me

    “Using a slide rule and caliper “, poofs !

    • Mr_Blobby

      Udder nonsense I say.

  • Random66

    The French must be just continuing on from some other studies already in existance because I know when having Mammogram’s over the years I have regularly been told breasts are best not wearing bras due to the underwires etc, and to go without bras as much as possible when not in public. I presumed this was standard issue information.

  • Anonymous4001

    I don’t believe it. Not a word. Show us the evidence. Pix please.

    • AnonWgtn

      I would need to make an inspection first.

  • BJ

    What age goup was the study done on, had they had children, had they gone through menopause?

    • parorchestia

      Had gravity had its way?

      • BJ


  • LesleyNZ

    No way – not a good look to not wear a bra. Creepy – what a weirdo ” Using a slide rule and caliper, Rouillon spent years carefully measuring changes in the orientation of breasts belonging to 130 women…” Wonder if the quality of bra came into his study.

  • Phar Lap

    Any which way ,from the yummy women.Gear on or off ,still yummy.

  • DavidKNZ

    1 pic is worth a thousand words :-)

  • Dave

    I think I missed my calling Perhaps a career in research involving the breasts of 1000 women in 10 country around the world. I should be able to get government funding to run that study and live a life of bliss admiring breast perfection around the world while trouging it big time! Any volunteers for the position of understudy?? :)

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I understand Labour women MPs are seriously considering Whale Oil bro’s advice….

  • When I had AA boobs sure no problemo. Now I have DD and without a bra even running down the stairs is uncomfortable. I know this because of mornings when the clean bra is in the basket downstairs and I had to do a quick run down to get it ( after first checking that a) the kids were still in bed and b) all the blinds were closed. Also without a bra you can suffer from nipple burn which is just like Chinese burn except in an even more tender spot. I say that the French can burn their research because there is no way that I am going to burn my over the shoulder boulder holder!

    • Shadiness

      Must have been written by a man and measured only the AA boobs. No accounting for hormonal changes which make your boobs so sore for days/weeks/months on end. Probably just a professor with a wet t-shirt and nipple fetish!

  • Sponge

    God No! They would all end up looking like spaniels ears.