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    • blingo

      This post gives me life! First off, America sucks at offering a good variety of sizes. I think a lot of women wear the wrong size because we’re expected to fall somewhere in the 32-38 A-D range and a lot of women don’t. And though more and more stores are carrying D+ bras, few carry them in smaller back sizes. Furthermore, after size D each bra maker seems to have their own sizing method. Some say DD=E. Others say DD is a size smaller than E. American brands tend to size D, DD (E), DDD (F), G. While European brands tend to size D, DD, E, EE, F, FF, G, GG. (But this isn’t a hard and fast rule, so never assume) I discovered that bra stores in England are significantly better, but unfortunately I can’t jet off to London every time I need a new bra. That said, I have become beast at bra fittings and have sized most of my friends.  Things to keep in mind when trying on a bra: -The number is your band size, the letter is your cup size and it’s a ratio. So the cup of a 32C is roughly equal to the cup of a 34B and a 30D. Keep this in mind if the cup fits well but the band is too tight or too loose. - Most of the support comes from the band, not from the straps. If the straps are digging into your shoulders, you either need to go down a band size or find a bra with a thicker band. It might feel more snug than you’re used to at first, but bras do stretch. If you are a bigger girl who suffers from back or neck pain, a supportive band can do wonders at relieving some of that. - That said, you don’t the band to be so tight that it hurts. Breathing is essential. The band should feel snug, not tight. If you’re pouring over the band then try a larger band and/or a thicker band.  -To get the most life out of your bra, wear the band size that fits on the loosest hook. Even well fitting bras stretch and as they stretch out you can use the tighter hooks.  - The underwire (including the bit between your boobs, and under your arms) should sit flat against your rib cage. If it doesn’t, then the cup is probably too small.  - The top of the cup should lay flush with your boob. If it’s puckering then the cup is either too big or the wrong cut/shape (yes boobs come in different shapes and certain styles may never fit correctly no matter what size because of that) -Similarly, you shouldn’t be pouring out of the cup. Sometimes it helps to put on a tight t-shirt and seeing if you look like you have quad boob. If you’re pouring out at the top then the cup is either too large, or not the right shape. If you keep grabbing bigger and bigger sizes and none of them fit right, then it’s time to try a different shape.  -Your boob should fill the cup. If you look at the 40D striped bra she’s wearing from Macy’s you can see that it’s puckering at the bottom because her boob isn’t fully filling that cup. That means the cup is too large (or again perhaps not the right shape).  -And as Kristin pointed out, like jeans, different brands, styles, and cuts will fit differently, so it is entirely possible for you to walk out of the store with bras of different sizes if they’re different brands or styles.

    • blingo

      #19 goes larger. I know because I own it in a larger size. It’s helpful to include back range and cup range separately. For example, I’m a 32GG. A lot of larger bras/swimsuits don’t fit me because a lot of manufacturers assume that women with larger breasts are also larger women. So it’s all well and good that a swimsuit goes up to size J and I’m sure that’s helpful info to some women, but if they don’t carry the smaller back sizes it’s just as useless to me.  That said, Freya and Panache are both wonderful companies to buy bras and bathing suits from. They fit exceedingly well and offer a lot of support without looking like you raided your grandmother’s closet.

    • blingo

      Unfortunately it’s an effective treatment for parkinsons because it’s also and excellent way to trigger a psychotic episode in those sensitive to it. Many people don’t know that high doses of anti-psychotics create parkinsonian symptoms and high doses of parkinsonian meds can cause psychotic symptoms. They suspect it is due to dopamine levels. So if you’re at all prone to psychosis (ex. have bipolar disorder, have a family history of psychotic disorders, or have had a psychotic episode in the past) steer clear of weed.

    • blingo

      Gah my life in a post! Though if your being poked by your underwire or you’re experiencing quad boob, it means your cup is too small. Victoria’s Secret is actually really horrific at sizing. They told me I was a 36DD. I’m actually a 32G and it is absolutely amazing how much better I feel now that I’m wearing the right size. Significantly less back pain, shoulder pain, etc. Good brands to look into if you’re well endowed or just an odd size are Freya, Panache, and Fantasie. They tend to be expensive, but they make really good quality bras, designed for larger ladies.

    • blingo

      Growth hormones are not bad for you. That is a horrible blanket statement. Your body naturally produces growth hormone in the pituitary gland at the base of your brain. It’s necessary in children to well… grow. It’s needed in adulthood, though in smaller amounts and it helps to ward off depression and other psychiatric illnesses. The research on growth hormones used on cows is still inclusive. Your body actually really sucks at absorbing growth hormones through the digestive system. It’s why if a child has a growth hormone deficiency (meaning their body doesn’t produce enough naturally so they either stop growing very young or they grow a much slower rate than expected for children their age) they have to have nightly injections of the hormone.  Also, be careful about words like “derived from” just because something is chemically similar does not mean that something is chemically the same. Furthermore, if you’re going to be all OMG BROMINE CLEANS CARPETS AND YOU EATS IT OMG! You also eat chlorine (yes the stuff they use to keep pool water clean) in a compound known as sodium chloride. It’s found in ooky places like the ocean and on the tables of every single restaurant ever. It’s also just table salt.

    • blingo

      “Jellyfish” is notaspecies. If you were going for massive, you should have said Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, which is the longest species on earth with tentacles that can reach 37 meters. However, they’re only 7-8 feet across, which is definitely big, but the picture you provided is faked. If you’re going for genuinely terrifying, you should have included either the Sea Wasp or the Irukanji Jellyfish. The Sea Wasp is the most venomous creature in the world, has 28 eyes, and possesses the only known toxin in the natural world to stop the heart in the contracted position. Irukanji are scary because they are so tiny you can barely see them in the water, or feel them when they sting you, but they too have some of the most lethal venom in the world and can kill you before you even realize you’ve been stung.