By Funmilola Olukomaiya
It is no gainsaying that as women, a lot of us think we know all there is to know about our breasts, fondly referred to as boobs, but this is not so, as we still have little or no knowledge of some fun facts about the all-important mammary organs.
Breasts, especially those of the women folk are one of the few things about human existence that nothing can ruin.
In fact, we can categorically say that boobs are great to look at, they’re lovely to touch, and they make life that much more worth it (all of it, for men and women alike). Boobs can turn any day around, no matter how bad.
Since you already know that boobs can either be big or small, perfectly round and perky, or asymmetric and quirky, let us tell you something you don’t know.
As a woman, your cleavage is your secret weapon and you can be at the top of your game by learning some fun facts about our beloved boobs.
Below are some interesting and little-known fun facts about boobs.
- Girls look at boobs just as much as boys do.
- An average boobs weight 499 grams and contains 4-5% of the body’s total fat.
- In most women, the left breast is bigger than the right one.
- According to a study, men who prefer large breasts, are financially insecure.
- Studies reveal that breastfeeding can have longterm benefits for mums, including lowering risks of heart disease and cancer.
- 70% of women are unhappy with their breast size.
- Studies say 80% of men look at your boobs when meeting you for the first time.
- There are eight (8) different types of nipples, ranging from ‘inverted’ to ‘puffy’ nipples.
- A boob grab releases oxytocin in a consenting woman, which is the same chemical released during hugs.
- Boobs swell up upon arousal, just like a penis.
- China offers a degree in Bra studies.
- It is estimated that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size.
- Throughout a woman’s lifespan, her boobs can change from week to week, based on hormonal changes.
- Humans are the only species to have permanently enlarged breasts.
- Sleeping on your chest over time can change your boobs structure.
- To enhance your breasts naturally take care of your posture. Face-down push ups too help in augmenting the breast size.
- Smokers usually have saggier boobs than non-smokers due to the chemicals contained in cigarettes.