For Women Only.... Unless A Man Has Something To Contribute To The Subject

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
February 22, 2011 9:45pm CST
In my younger years before I gained 40 + pounds, I wore a B cup bra. I could go braless if I wanted to and think nothing of it because there just wasn't much there. LOL Now that I'm older and gained the 40 + pounds (Oh shut up! ) I now wear a C cup bra depending on which bra I buy or it'll have to be a larger cup size. I still love to go braless at home. I'd NEVER do it in public, oh hell no!! LOL However, being a bit larger, the bottom of my 'boobs' now touch my chest and I sweat and then it gets sticky which I HATE with a passion! I can put all the powder I want under there but it doesn't stay and what does stay I sweat off. It's so aggravating! I'm almost wanting to wear a sports bra at home just to keep myself from sticking and feeling the peeling apart of my skin as I move around. It drives me insane!! I wish so much I could be a B cup again! I don't like being larger at all. I did when I was smaller but now that I'm bigger, I hate it. Do you have a large chest size and sweat under like I do? Do you have to wear a bra at home? What do you do to keep from feeling the sweaty feeling? Or do you just eventually get used to it?
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17 responses
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 11
Ah, I did not know that age is a factor in making them larger. I do wear larger bra, fortunately mine are still standing straight so I don;t have sweating problem. I tend to not wearing any bra, home and outside, as long as I don't wear that too thin dress or shirt. I feel suffocated if I did not open my bra just right after work.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Actually, it depends on the person. We all continue to grow as we get older but whether or not our boobs do depends on the person. Not everybody's does. In my case, my grew and I wish they hadn't. I'm with you about the bra being taken off. I hate having to wear one and love to go without if I could.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 11
Go braless... yippee... Who wanted women to wear bra in the first place?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
If society would allow it, I just might! LOL I don't know who invented the bra. It has to be a man since they cause menstrual cycle, menopause and everything else that begins with 'men' lol
• United States
23 Feb 11
As of late with a slight weight gain I have encountered this problem. I have tried the powder and what a mess and no relief. I also have used antiperspirant. There seems to be more comfort with using it. It seems to cause less friction when your bra, clothes or skins moves.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
One of my earlier responses said to change to an all cotton bra and we wouldn't have any more of those friction problems so I'm going to check into that. Maybe then I'll wear a bra at home and not have to worry about the sweat because I won't feel it then or maybe I won't sweat at all. lol Plus a number of responses have said to try antiperspirant so I'm definetly going to try that for sure! BTW, welcome to mylot!!
• United States
24 Feb 11
Thank you and I wish us all luck with this. Maybe one of these great minds can create a product just for this. Thanks again. Have a great day!
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• United States
24 Feb 11
LOL Ok what if we / they had some type of a pantyliner type product made to fit into our bras? Maybe a brave soul could test this out for us. Of course the have to be in various sizes and made for this situation. LOL Just a thought
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I have the same problem with sweaty boobs. I tried powder under them but I either had it end up in a pasty mess or it would dribble out and "decorate" my pants. I also would develop a raw spot were the bra would rest. Also when I would go to take off my bra it would feel like I was ripping my skin off (OUCH!). I finally read an article in a woman's magazine and switched to a totally cotton bra...I haven't had the problem anymore. I use a sprots bra now and love it. I don't have anything digging into my shoulders or back, I don't have to hunt for hours looking for a bra that doesn't have an underwire (I hate the darned things...after a couple of hours wearing a bra with an underwire the battle begins, and I mean I really fight with the bra until I give up and either toss the bra or amputate the underwire...they drive me mad!) I'm not too big on not wearing a bra at home. First I am a bit big chested to not wear one, and secondly a neighbor didn't wear a bra much and her boobs were down to her waistband on her pants. It fascinated me as in my mind I could see her rolling up her boobs and tucking them in each cup on her bra! I think your only resort is to go with a sports bra. I got mine at Wal Mart 3 for $10. They are nice and soft and absorb the sweat nicely, especially in the summer time when I really sweat under my boobs.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I'm so glad that I'm not bigger than I am. Whew! Now the only sports bra that I know of are criss crossed in the back and the shoulder area always show. Are there regular bras that are made like a sports bra that won't show? I just might check that out on the internet! lol
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I neglected to mention that the sports bras from Wal Mart that are 3 for $10 are like regular bras. Actually they carry them in both styles, but I live in the ones that are like regular bras, the criss cross type hit my back wrong and I go nuts with the pain. If I remember right they're Hanes. Or Fruit of the boom, I think they're Fruits. My brain isn't working well right now, I was working in the work room getting furniture and bears arranged so that I can start back to making bears. I keep forgetting that doing that much work makes me hurt worse, and I am running low on pain pills. I see the doctor tomorrow so hopefully he will prescribe something a bit stronger to kill the pain so I can stand myself and actually think straight ( well think better. I have never thought "straight" )
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I'm a D so I have the sweaty thing going on too. I mostly wear a bra, don't want the girls going south anymore then they are already. Gotta try to keep them perky. lol. I will use the powder if needed in the summer, winter don't have much of an issue with that. I have a granddaughter who has big problems with the sweaty thing. She is also a big girl. she gets boils and cyst, they hurt real bad. I feel sorry for her.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Trust me, being a C is not fun. I wouldn't dare to wish to be a D or larger! No thank you! lol I hear a lot about the bra digging into shoulders and rub marks and so on and I do feel for those people. It kind of makes my problem a lot on the lighter side but no less irritating. I agree, bras do keep the 'girls' perky! lol But hubby is happy enough just as they are for they're not going anywhere.... just yet. lol
@GardenGerty (101889)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Polly, I use antiperspirant under them, year round. I sweat a lot. Is your granddaughter diabetic? Has she been checked? It seems that boils and cysts are often a problem with metabolic disorders like that.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I don't sweat like this normally, only when I am exercising and I'm little so it doesn't really bother me.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
Consider yourself VERY lucky! I wish I could say that! I've sweat like a man since I was a kid and I hate it!
@GardenGerty (101889)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I always wear a bra, preferably with lots of cotton. Otherwise my back hurts. I use antiperspirant there as well. It helps. Oh for the simple days of B.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Do wear a bra to bed too? I've thought about doing that with a sports bra but haven't done it yet. I don't want to find it to be the thing to do and have to do it all the time. Now I've never thought about using antiperspirant there! Now that's an idea! I'm going to try that. lol The simple days of B. lol Yeah! I wish I was there again! But if I had to choose between being a man with those things hanging constantly between my legs and my 'boobs'.... I'll take my boobs any day of the week!
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
hi there....for me hygiene means alot...sweating is good for us also...to avoid this situation of yours then might as well exercise so u will loose some lbs and probably go back closer to your size before...i hope it helps...happy mylotting
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Feb 11
If it were just that easy, believe me, I would exercise it off but it's just not as simple as that. My situation has a lot to do with age and the medications I take. I've been on a diet drink for a week now and so far it hasn't helped me lose anything but I'm still trying.
• United States
9 Apr 11
lol. I wear bras to bed. I mean, I used to struggle to wear a b cup. Now I'm almost a DD. and as for the boob sweat, I usually just use deoderant. At this point I'd probably give just about anything to have smaller boobs.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Apr 11
I'm just a C cup and wish for smaller boobs. I can't imagine being any bigger than that. I've tried antiperspirants but it only made me break out with hives so that idea is out. Now I'm looking for all cotton bras, maybe that will help. Other than that, maybe all sports bras is the 'in' thing.
• United States
19 Apr 11
Have you tried baby powder? Because that helps me too.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Hey Girl, This is a constant thought on my mind. I would love to be braless but being a D cup makes me hot and sweaty just like all of you gals. Having had 2 open heart surgeries it makes it necessary to wear an front closure bra. No matter what kind of bra we wear, it will always have a discomfort factor. But if we go braless from an early age, we will look like our grandmothers when we reach their age or before. I have yet to find a remedy for our sweating problem and am very glad you posted on this category. I have never heard of using anti-perspirant! It certaintly can't hurt to try. When you reach a certain age it doesn't matter if you are a B Or D cup, you are going to sweat! And I can't imagine ever getting used to it. I'm off to get my deoderant!!! Hugs Sweetie Leenie
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Hey to you too Leenie! lol Are we crossing wires again but on cyber space? I was online playing rainforest slots when you came on and posted this but I didn't see you online! Oh well, maybe next time. Anyway, the other idea was to wear all cotton bra because it lets the skin breathe. That sounds right because that's what my doctor told me to wear in underwear because of the same reason. I haven't tried either one yet because I haven't been to the store but when I do go, you can believe it that I'll be getting some new bras and some antiperspirant!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
27 Feb 11
http://bramates.com/ Here is the email address to the bra liners I was talking about. I saw them somewhere a long time ago. I hope that helps someone. When I'm online looking at my mail, I can't see who is online. I just wanted to leave a response. I went right away and tried the anti-persperant and it seems to be working. Cool.. Leenie
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
23 Feb 11
This is the reason I am glad my husband isn't here, he thinks he's an expert and would give you all kinds of advice..lol To me, I feel too big and would like surgery, but it isn't enough to cause health problems so I doubt my insurance or husband would allow it.. I always wear a bra and at night I wear a camisole type covering because I always need some kind of support. This and the fact that I remember my grandmother who hung down real low, I don't want that happening to me.. There is really nothing you can do about the sweating and the worse is in the summer when the sweat really piles up. Well, that was an exaggeration, but you know what I mean, it isn't fun at all and I have no air conditioner, so it is constant..:P
• United States
24 Feb 11
He thinks he should have been a doctor and maybe could have been, if he didn't drop out of college..Anyways, how do I cope with the heat? I turn the fan on, I take showers and last year I begged my husband to put up the pool. (We have a large kiddie pool, big enough to sit in, but that is about all, but it's the size where it is filtered, so it's like a mini swimming pool, just really can't swim much) I hope he puts it up this year, if not, I'll have to take matters in my own hands..
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
24 Feb 11
Interesting that there have been no comments from men up to this point.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
Nope! None still!
@bunnybon7 (37205)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Feb 11
iam just like you. hardly had any weight before 30yrs, and could go without a bra any where and no one knew. i was to small for a B and to much for an A. but went with B anyway. when i did have to wear one. now im C and sometimes have the sweat thingy going on but since im at home when i go without a bra, i just tuck my shirt under them or wipe them. i dont really sweat that much any more. so id say go with what the one responder said and wear anti-persperant.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
What is it with us women that we just have to gain this weight knowing full well that we don't want it? Oh life isn't fair, isn't it? Did you see the responders say about all cotton bras? It's suppose to help with the friction problem so I'm going to check into that and of course, the antiperspirant idea too.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Feb 11
You could try wearing those shirts that have a shelf bra in them. It is not like a sports bra at all but it is along the lines of those shirts that have sports bras built in. I actually like wearing them. Like you, I go braless around the house all the time. I wear those shirts when I'm staying in but others will be around.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
Thanks for the suggestion but no, I don't like those kinds of shirts because of the built in bra. The elastic bothers my skin something awful. However, in earlier responses I was told to get all cotton bras to help with the friction and to use antipirsparant to help with the sweating. Both ideas sounds promising so I'm going to give those a try.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
23 Feb 11
oh honey i feel your pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i use to be a perfect 36 C. I use to be able to get away with no bra depending on what i was wearing. they were just perky and perfect. Now i gained weight and they are let's just say much bigger!!!!! I hate hate hate them! the sweating is the worst! i can't go to damn steps without sweating and i can't stand it. i will never get use to it, but i have no idea what to do to stop it
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 11
I wear a double D bra that isn't under wired. It is made from cotton. Every morning I have a shower. On my underarms I put anti-perspirant deodorant. I wear my bra all day but take it off before I go to bed. In my bed I wear my nightdress. In my home country it is cold but when I travel to a hot country I know about that sweat that you mention. I haven't been able to do anything about this as yet.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I don't like under wired bras either but there's so darned many out there for sale. I'm constantly having to feel the things to be sure that they don't have that wire. I've been told about the cotton bras so I'll be looking for those for sure and been told to use antipirsparant too so I'm going to do that too.
• Australia
23 Feb 11
Hi, i to am a D cup.... have been since i was 14 (31 now)my brests dont really touch my chest YET (knock on wood).... but i thought i would jump in anyway,as i have never had that sweaty thing happen under them either and am a contant anti perspirant deodorant user. might be something in the theory.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I am not that big....just right I think! LOL....I usually wear a bra except when I go to bed....unless in the morning and I am cleaning..then I get my work done first and take a shower after..but I usually wear a bra..
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Feb 11
Consider yourself very lucky jillhill. I'd LOVE to be a B cup again. I don't like being a C cup at all and feel so bad for anyone who's bigger than that. I wear a bra only when I have to and when I'm at home, I don't have to. lol