Or: "What do boobs and testicles have in common?"
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It's also worth mentioning that female breasts are on average one of the more symmetrical parts of the body relative to the size of the body parts in question. Only the face is more symmetrical on average, and larger breasts are actually more symmetrical for their size than smaller breasts, on average. This level of symmetry costs a LOT of nutrients to make happen, and is a major clue for figuring out how human sexual dimorphism and the neurology of sexual attraction in humans evolved.
Oh, and another obvious factor to consider when examining why one breast is bigger than the other is that the pectoral muscle controlling your dominant hand is likely to be bigger (insert 'abstinence makes the arm grow stronger' joke here). This mostly doesn't effect cup size, but it does greatly effect bust size, and that has a huge impact on how your body is perceived. This also means that you have some measure of control over your bust size by controlling your exercise regimen, just as you have some measure of control over your abs and thighs, as much as you, like most people, probably don't, er, exercise that control.
My right boob is smaller than my left. However, I don't know what it was before I had surgery on it... I can't remember. I had surgery on my right breast (thankfully no cancer. Only benign mass) but since then, it's been smaller. Might have grown a tad but not by much.
I'm always conscious about it and I hate it but oh well. It doesn't seem to be very noticeable.
i used to know a girl that had one boob the side of a large mellon and the other one a large orange. she had a good sence of humor about it though thank fully :) personally my right boob is always lightly bigger then the left one, the difference isnt noticeable to anyone else though..
My boobs are asymmetrical, but not for the reason you described.
I have two daughters, and, while breastfeeding, I favored nursing them on the right side, because I am left-handed, and nursing them on the right side gave my left hand more mobility.
As a result, my right breast is permanently larger than my left.
Let this serve as a cautionary tale.
Most women have different sized breasts. The dominant arm burns more fat, so the boob on that side tends to be smaller in size because boobs are made up of fatty tissue
. Following the logic most men probably have a larger pectoral muscle on the side of their dominant arm, in the same way that most people have larger biceps on their dominant arm.
My best friend has asymmetrical breasts due to weight flux. She gained weight after going off of some medication she didn't need and her breasts filled out. Then she got super sick and lost all of the weight she'd gained (not much but enough to fill out her frame and make her look healthy as she's always been sickly thin) and then some. She's quite frustrated because now her swimsuits and bras don't fit right. :/ My own breasts are slightly uneven but not enough to be really noticeable.
The human body is actually supposed to be symmetrical. Asymmetrical features can be due to stress in utero, hormone "hiccups", physical elements such as radiation exposure, any number of things that affect the body as it grows. Naturally "pretty" people tend to have naturally symmetrical faces or faces that are almost perfectly symmetrical and can be made to look perfectly symmetrical with makeup.
I'm 22, and my left breast is (almost) completely flat, where as my right is a B. It is completely noticeable in clothing; I'm not sure if it is something to be worried about, but it's embarrassing and makes wearing bras really uncomfortable.
The doctor giving me my first breast exam in college asked if i had implants because they were "abnormally round and symmetrical"....apparently, according to her experience, my boobs are weird for NOT being different.
DNA analysis shows that 100,000 years ago men had 2 penises which were always fighting over who was going to go in first. (This was the origin of cock fighting). Eventually a long-forgotten feminist of the species settled it by cutting one off. The 2 testicles also fought for superiority until finally the bigger of them said ok you can hang around as long as you stay on your side.
My ex had Atypical Hyperplasia. One breast fit well in a C cup and the other was relatively non existent. The first time being nude around me was really tough though it never bothered me. However later on she was able to get her insurance to cover a augmentation as a reconstruction citing mental anguish it caused her. And it did cause problems. Not being able to wear clothing she wanted to wear. She would never go swimming.
Hey could you do a video about larger than normal inner labias or clitorises since I have a friend have crippling anxiety over our own. I find it holds me back not only in intimate situations but even something as simple as wearing a bathing suit in public
I am. I didn't even notice until I dated my husband and he told me. He loves them just the way they are and good thing too. The only thing I got going is my junk in my trunk and that has always been his thing. Other than that I am surprised that I am pretty even on everything else... but one of my eyes are higher than the other but I subconsciously keep my head tilted and have glasses so no one notices.
Why are men shirts and women's shirts buttoned differently? One is right side over left, and the other left over right.
A friend of mine mentioned this recently, and I went around the house and compared my dad and my own shirts. It's true, the buttons were on opposite sides. She said it was because women and men used to sit separated on different sides in churches, and so all clothes were designed to not allow people to peep through between the buttons. I'm just a bit sceptical but it seems possible. I can't stop thinking about it, could you make a video on the topic?
IAs Jonathan Rail said, it was because well-to-do women were dressed by servants (look at those huge Victorian dresses...those had to be hard to get on by yourself). The placement of buttons on the left was more convenient for a maid who stood facing her mistress. Then it just kind of stuck.
The explanation I heard was that as off-the-rack clothing became more prevalent, men would be more likely to dress themselves, while women were more likely to retain the assistance of a servant. Either way, it was assumed that the person doing the actual buttoning would be right-handed, so clothing was mass-produced accordingly.
Actually you're wrong about the testicles thing. There's an article called Scrotal Asymmetry in Man and in Ancient Sculpture which discusses the finding that the larger and heavier testicle is paradoxically the higher one, a fact the ancients were unaware of and therefore got wrong in most sculptures. The chap who wrote the short piece won an Ig Noble prize for it, the world's premier prize for bizarre (and seemingly useless) but nonetheless rigorous research.
Also ladies, if you're nervous of your asymmetrical breasts, just find an asymmetrical partner to match!
My breasts are pretty much the same size but my nipples and areolas are placed pretty differently on each breast. What's the cause of that? I'm pretty sure my nipples were symmetrical before I had the boobage.
I didn't know my boobs were different sizes until I got measured this year. Except I don't speak french, so the ladies kept giving me different bras and checking in and they gave me a piece of padding for one cup and not the other. Ended up not going with that style bc the padding just felt weird. Just like my feet, my right one is slightly bigger.
Cristen, sorry if this is random or unrelated, but I have an issue I was wondering if you would touch on.
I'm in my early 20s and have been moderately disabled for the past year or two. This has pretty much demolished my self esteem and motivation for dating or being in a relationship, I fear it would not be fair to the other person because I may not be able to do things like go out very often or *ahem* do much 'strenuous' exercise, I also feel like I would be emotionally high maintenance due to frequent illnesses, hospitalizations and operations/procedures. This all would maybe be okay if I was already in a committed relationship, but I am not and feel like because of my chronic illnesses I feel like I am "un-datable".
Do you have any advice for me?
That hair thing happens to me too! I don't have facial hair, but when I need to get a haircut almost every two weeks if I want my hair to look even. My left side grows way faster than the right side, having bangs was really annoying
My breasts are significantly different sizes and they're big, so it's really noticeable. The left one is about a G cup, and the right one about an E cup. It made me feel like a freak for years, and I still have problems taking my bra off in front of others.
I'm getting more accepting of my boobs as I get older, but it still plays on my mind. Hopefully one day I won't care any more... or I'll earn enough money to justify a breast reduction.
You shouldn't be self-conscious about that at all. No guy I know cares and if there is some jerk that does, have him hit the bricks. I dated a girl that was a D+ on side and about a C on the other and I couldn't possibility care less. Because they had the one thing all guys really care about, which is accessibility!!! :)
When I was like 12 I started developing scoliosis, and when I was 14 I noticed my left boob was smaller than the right. I tried not to panic or become self conscious but well... I was a teenager.
Turns out it had to do with the scoliosis. I had surgery a little after I turned 15, I have titanium bars and screws all along my spine now. And my breasts suddenly evened out.
While I was at the hospital I learned that it's a common thing to happen.
Its the right testie thats usually bigger. Its because of greek artistic theory, where they assumed because the left testie is hanging lower it must be heavier and therefore bigger. So in their practise they also made them look bigger.
My right is slightly larger than my left, and it has a fuller shape than the left. It's not noticeable when I'm wearing a regular bra, especially ones that are lightly lined, but I generally stay away from push-ups (also, push-ups for DDD rarely do the job without overspill).
When I went through puberty my mom always taught me that my boobs can develop asymmetrically. My breasts have evened out since then but back in the day I was asymmetrical and I never felt self-conscious about it because my mom always told me that it is common and happens to many women. And what you're doing is the same thing. Teaching about stretch marks, cellulite, and breasts shows me and other women that these are all normal processes the body goes through. So awesome video!
My breasts are asymmetrical,so I'm going to ask my doctor about Atypical Hyperplasia next time I see her. I was very malnourished in my teens, so I've always wondered if that kind of...caused poor development.
Glad this came up! (Here was I thinking that I was weird...) For a whole year when i hit puberty, I only had the one boob (embarrassing, right?) They've evened out now but one is still just a little bigger than the other...But who cares? As long as one is happy with one's own "Basket of fruit", then there's no need to worry about a tiny bit of asymmetry!