Get the truth about what's in your bra!
We've noticed some comments lately (which we did not publish) that reveal some misunderstandings about breasts/boobs/whatever you call them.
We thought we'd clear these ideas up, so everyone can know the facts and not be worried about stuff they don't need to worry about.
Truth #1:Playing sports doesn't' make you flat.
This can be a little confusing, but if you have less body fat (a good thing!), your breasts may be smaller because there's just less of you. And girls who are very active often can be in this leaner category.
In extreme cases of very intense workout schedules (think Olympic athlete), having less body fat can delay someone's first period. But most typical girls will benefit from playing sports and it will make their bodies healthier.
It's also important to note that playing sports isn't going to make your already developed breasts disappear. Someone said they thought this happened to ballerinas. More likely is that people who end up being great at ballet also have lean, ballerina-like bodies.
Truth #2: Bras don't prevent - or cause - breast cancer. We've had girls write in saying they finally agreed to wear a bra because they didn't want to get breast cancer. Other girls worry about whether certain kinds of bras are cancer-causing. But there's no connection between bras and this serious illness, which typically affects older women.
It's a good idea to know a little bit about breast cancer, though. Here's an article that explains more: Breast Cancer
We recently wrote a post about how we read every comment people post and the rules we use for deciding which ones to publish. Basically, we OK everything unless it's mean, inappropriate, or a girl has shared too much personal info.
Now we'll add another category: We don't post comments that are wrong about health issues. Don't feel bad if you made one of these comments. Let's all keep learning together!