The website 007b.com addresses the issue of breasts as taboo and as an obsession of men. The invention of plastic surgery (breast implants in particular), along with the pressure placed on women to be perfect has caused many young girls to grow up feeling insecure about the way their breasts look.
Believe it or not, every woman's breasts are different...some are small...some big...some round...some point...some have large nipples...some have short nipples...some have large areola's...some have small areola's...sagging breasts...uneven breasts...
What is so great about this website is that they show photo galleries of REAL BREASTS! All kinds of different shapes and sizes of them! Many girls do not grow up seeing what Average breasts look like. Sure you might have caught a quick glimpse of your mom's or a friends, but for the most part, the breasts you will have been exposed to are the types portrayed on television or in pornography.
Being a young girl is tough because of all of the changes our bodies go through. Add in the pressure from the media, teasing from boys (because...well they get their ideas from the media), wanting a perfect chest can become a dangerous thing. Breast implant surgery is risky, but feeling inadequate can lead to much more damaging things such as depression and suicide. It might seem silly for self worth and happiness to be dependent on perfect breasts, but the pressure to be perfect is so influential over our lives that it really can lead to such extremes. At the very least, low self esteem.
I remember when I was in the developing stages, it was horrible. My friends and I, we each had our own insecurities regarding our breasts. Some of my friends still have those insecurities (I sometimes still do too). The biggest struggle for me was how fast they came in. My milky white skin just would not hide the red and purple stretch marks that marked my chest. I tried creams, lotions, everything, but nothing really improved the look. My mom, thank goodness for her, told me that they would fade over time. Even though I knew that was the truth, I did not believe it. Now, many years later you can barely see the faint white lines that used to be crimson red.
I would have loved if I had known about this website while I was developing because comparing myself to others is one of the major things I've been taught to do growing up as a girl. Comparing myself to the photos of REAL women, REAL girls who look like me would have made me feel normal, more Average.
Check out the image posted below, that was posted by a website viewer. She added these words of encouragement:
"I am 18 years of age. I have a few stretchmarks on my breasts but they aren't very noticeable. I have a very curvy figure and weigh 120 pounds. I have always been insecure with my breast because I thought I was the only person who did not fit the "perfect" criteria. I have been with my fiance for two and a half years. All of this time, he has never full on seen my breasts, and we are getting married in March. He says that he loves me and every part of my body is beautiful, but I am still very self-conscious of my body. Your site has helped me more than you can possibly imagine. I absolutely love browsing and hearing what others have to say. I would love for you to put my picture up in your galleries as another proof that women are still beautiful even without the perfections."
Do you think that young girls would benefit from seeing images of REAL Average girls? I sure do!