Your breasts grow and grow and grow during puberty, but by the time you’re between 18 and 20, breasts are usually “fully developed,” or finished growing. This doesn’t mean that the size of your breasts at age 18 are the size your breasts will be forever. Hormonal changes, weight loss, and weight gain can all have an effect on the size of your breasts.
After puberty and before pregnancy (if you become pregnant) is when your breasts are likely to appear the fullest. The two main things that give your breasts a shape and size are fat and fibrous connective tissue. After your breasts have finished developing your breasts are likely composed of more fibrous tissue than fatty tissue. Genetics have a hand in breast composition too. If your mom and grandma and grandma’s grandma all have very dense, fibrous breasts, you likely will too.
Gravity is a very real scientific force that no one on this planet can escape. Breasts can be heavy, gravity pulls down on heavy things, and this means your breasts may start showing gravity’s effects when you’re in your 40s. The second thing is that skin loses elasticity as it ages, so with the combined effect of gravity, it’s not unlikely that your breasts will sit lower on your chest. The third thing? Breasts get fattier, they’ll start to feel less dense in your 40s than they did when you were 23 or 33. They’ll look less full as a result, and the fullest part of them will sit lower on your chest.
Some women actually see an increase in breast size after menopause. That increase in size is caused by a few things: general weight gain all over the body, increased water retention, and a change in hormone levels. As with pre-menopause, breasts will be even less dense and composed of more fatty than fibrous tissue at this stage. This means the fullest part of your breasts will sit lower on your chest than it did before.
Even though most people’s breasts go through these same basic stages, you’d still be incredibly hard-pressed to find your exact booby twin roaming around in this world.
Maybe this tea towel will help!
A Thank You to Cosmo Magazine, the New York Times and dievca’s Doctor.
My ass, nose and boobs are cold…
The more subcutaneous fat an area has, the lower the skin temperature — which is the key to explaining why women, with two forward prominences and a larger posterior, get chilly. More fat in an area = colder skin.
(More muscle in the bottom means more blood flowing and the ability to keep an area warmer…)
So when your female partner backs her cold bottom in while spooning, know that it is a part of the female development and women have an overall external body temperature which is slightly lower than that of men. Plus, the temperature is even lower over protruding or curved body parts such as the nose and fingers.
dievca finds that a toasty fire, warm stove, hot shower or Master’s body furnace helps…
(Written while sitting on a hot water bottle.)