If you have ever been clothes shopping, bra shopping, or if you have boobs, you probably wondered: “Are my boobs normal?”. Well, science has the answer, and the answer might surprise you.
Boob size varies between women of different nations and even different points in time. For example, having a varied diet means a different fat distribution and body shape, and therefore different boob size.
But if you are a woman living in America, science has finally found the average boob size.
Now that might sound ridiculously huge to be the average, especially considering that 34B was the average 30 years ago. That is a huge fluctuation in boob size in just 30 years.
So are America’s boobs growing? Well, maybe a little bit, but probably not all that much. It might be a change in the type bras that women are choosing to buy. Women today are way more likely than they were 30 years ago to go to a bra store and ask to be fitted for the perfect bra, which means they are more likely to get a bra, that suits them accurately, rather than trying to squeeze themselves into a bra, that is too small. Manufacturers are also making more different bra sizes infancy are patterns and colors, which means women can get the bra they want in bigger sizes.
Now, 34DD is the average size for America, but it is not necessarily average around the world. One study in1997 found that Chinese women had a slightly smaller bra size. Scientists haven’t fully understood why there is a variation between boobs, but it is probably a combination of genetics, diet, and general environmental factors. And it is true.
And science has found that the left one is more likely to be the big one. So don’t worry, ladies, your asymmetrical boobies are normal. Remember, they are sisters, not twins.
In case you are wondering the largest size of bra commonly available is the size L and the smallest is the AAA.
Contrary to popular and unfounded belief, larger breasts of women are smarter. A 2011 study from the University of Chicago found that larger breasted women were on average ten IQ points higher than their smaller breasted sisters. But if you’re on the lower end of the boob spectrum don’t despair. A study found that men who are more financially secure are more likely to be attracted to women with smaller boobies.
Women with smaller breasts are also less likely to experience back pain and less likely to get black eyes when they go jogging.