What’s with the boobies???
Whether you are a man or a woman boobs are a great thing. Men love them (on women) and women want them when they don’t have them. When they are too big you want them smaller. There are so many facets to boobs. So what’s with the boobies?
So I want to share my own boob story. It may not be appropriate for all readers, and some of you may not like what I have to say. But you’ll get over it, it’s my boob story.
Well lets start by saying I had no boobs. I did not get any through puberty. I remember being in fifth grade and having a talk with my mom about how I needed to start wearing bras. Those little tiny buds started and stopped there. I was a little tomboy and I stuck with sports bras until I couldn’t wear them under my clothes anymore. When I finally got real bras it was with the disappointment of not being able to find a size, 32AA. I ended up with two of the most uncomfortable scratchy things I had ever seen in my life.
So here I am as a teenager thinking I need boobs. I was a tiny person then, but tiny boobs are not always good boobs depending on the individual. I didn’t even consider over padding like many women do, no chicken cutlets. I just wanted boobs. Just a few TV shows that show how surgery was done and I was not on the surgery train. So I just got over it. I found tanks with built in self bras so I wouldn’t have to wear an uncomfortable scratchy bra.
Fast forward a few years, I have a wonderful husband who doesn’t mind nonexistent boobs. I also discovered what I like to call teeniebopper bras at Kohls. They came in young teenage patterns with padding. All I needed right? I went with this for years, not really happy with what I had. But still I never considered anything else. I worked out and did things to change my body for the better.
Fast forward again, this time to a whole new life. I am active duty military and 24 years old. I was deployed to Iraq. Now here you may ask, “What does Iraq have to do with boobies?” It has everything to do with it. I had two friends that were researching breast augmentation. Now here again, some of you may cringe. But a little research completely changes views. Through their research and my own I found I had some very incorrect assumptions about augmented breasts. They aren’t the stereotype that people think they are. They can be so many different things, what ever you want them to be. This research showed me that this was the way to get the breasts that I had always wanted. Being deployed gave me the way to pay for it.
So the choice was made, with the full support of my husband. I had surgery over two and a half years ago and I’d never go back. I may not have gotten boobs through puberty, but they are mine none the less. I feel like I have always had them. They are a part of me, not a foreign object. This doesn’t end my boob story, there is actually a ton more to it. Maybe I’ll share it in a future blog. But I will share that I’ll be very boob focused over the next few weeks.