SexEdNotes ~ So, How Come...
This article was a response by Mr. Syd Singer (a frequent contributor to BreastNotes.com, a co-originator of the Bra and Breast Cancer Study, and co-author of "DRESSED TO KILL - The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras" Volume Two), to a question on a Q&A website called “Quora”. We felt that it was a beautifully written answer to anyone that wonders about wearing a bra to school. Or, if you are recently converted to the bra-free lifestyle, it may help you answer any questions that your friends may ask regarding why you want to be bra-free. There may be some reasons mentioned here that you may not have thought about.
Also, since this is written to a young school student, it may help you in talking with your daughter or granddaughter... someone that can gain as much… or more… from being bra-free as you can. This may help you talk to her and help answer questions that she may have.
If you are a student, and you realize that being bra-free would be best for you, one thing that is certain is that the Dean of Girls or principal of your school is faced with the responsibilities of upholding some sort of "dress code", and either the code specifically states that girls must wear a bra, or it says that they cannot cause other students to be "distracted from their studies". Either 'rule' is unfair, and deserves to be reviewed, but to make things easier for you, just dress so that your being bra-free is not obvious. There are several articles on http://breastnotes.com/index.htm that will help with suggestions that make being bra-free less of a "spectator sport", which is not what you want.
And please remember: If push comes to shove and you are 'forced' to wear a "bra", wear a loose-fitting bra, and put it on in the restroom after you get to school and before class. And remove it after class, before you head home. Every hour your breasts are restricted can mean a higher risk of breast cysts, breast cancer and discomfort. If you walk home, that will provide excellent breast drainage therapy.
We thank Mr. Singer for his sharing this article with us. If you want to see the original question posted on Quora, the link is.
Another reader responded with this note:
From Lynda S.: Wow! This is priceless information. I sure wish it had been presented to me when I was an adolescent, young adult woman. Alas, I am 60 years old and have been bra free for nine months. The good news, I am bra-free now, the rest of my life will be the best of my life and that's what counts! I had breast cysts and cancer.