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9 Women Talk About Going Braless

Refinery29 deep dives into the "protocol" for wearing a bra — through our honest opinions on the subject and a break down of the most common myths.

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From having your first kiss to getting your first period, there are many “firsts” that mark your right of passage into adulthood. And while most are pretty monumental, some are a little more under-the-radar. One such low-key feat? Buying your very first bra — or, more likely, asking your mom to take you to the mall to get one.
As exciting — and perhaps slightly embarrassing — as that moment was, there’s a certain triumph that ensues from locking your girls into wires, padding, and lace, day by day, during your teen years. But what follows is a pretty common tale: soon, the best part of your day becomes unhooking your clasp at the end of it. And we don’t blame you. More and more people with breasts are becoming less attached to even wearing a bra at all. But it isn’t always smooth sailing.
Though bra sales have been steadily declining — and bralettes and #FreeTheNipple have become more commonplace — going sans bra is still considered a rebellious act. But why? Above, we get into the “protocol” for wearing a bra and break down the stigma, the myths, and the complicated feelings around your girls’ sometimes best friend.

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It’s true we have freedom of speech, but sometimes, certain topics feel impossible to talk about. Think: going commando or braless, losing your virginity, and yes, even pooping in public. And usually, these subjects are pretty common to everyone. But they’re kept pretty hush-hush thanks to their tainted reputations — until now. Because it’s time we had the candid conversations, we’re shedding light on all of your most natural and human affairs — loud and proud, and one taboo at a time.

Going Braless Fashion Opinions, Breaking The TabooReleased on May 11, 2018
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It’s true we have freedom of speech, but sometimes, certain topics feel impossible to talk about. Think: going commando or braless, losing your virginity, and yes, even pooping in public. And usually, these subjects are pretty common to everyone. But they’re kept pretty hush-hush thanks to their tainted reputations — until now. Because it’s time we had the candid conversations, we’re shedding light on all of your most natural and human affairs — loud and proud, and one taboo at a time.

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