Author Topic: Accepting and discovering  (Read 413 times)

Offline Bosh808

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Long time reader, first time posting. Just like many others, my chest grew during puberty. Friends would tested me in a joking way when I was growing up. Friends would mention about my chest and female friends would recommend that i should try wearing a bra but I would just brush it off and not let it get to me. 
Few years after high school, some friends and I was drinking and playing truth or dare. After awhile when it was my turn, one of my female friends dared me to wear her bra. So I caved in and tried her bra, also I already had a few drinks so I was whatever. I wore the bra for the rest of the night and ended up falling asleep still wearing her bra. The next day after getting up, I continued wearing the bra for a little while after fully waking up. After taking the bra off, I realized that being support is pretty comfortable and wouldn't mind looking into getting few of my own bras. Later that day, messaged my friend that I have her bra. She said to keep it cause I probably had stretch out the ban, so I said ok. 
At that point, my mind was open about the bra thing. Eventually I wore my friend's bra here and there around the house to get the feel for it. Btw my friends bra was a 36c and the band was tight. I knew at some point, I'm gonna have to get a proper size. After research, I ordered a few different type online and it was a hit and mis most of the time. After awhile I finally worked up the courage to go get a fitting at macys. I called ahead and let them know what was going on and they was cool about it. When I got there,  I approached the sales girl and told her that I called earlier.  She said oh ok, and took me to the back to get measured and said not to worry, and thought that it was cool that she got to measure a guy for a bra. She came back with a few and explained what is what and tried all and settled with one. When I checked out, she gave me a few tips and said that after wearing all day, every day that I would get used to it after awhile. I ended up walking out with a 40b and at that point that's what size I looked for when I shop. 
After getting properly sized and used to the bra, there was no turning back. 
Anyway I'll be post more personal stories in the future in other threads. 

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Online JohannK

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Welcome.

I must say, I'm glad that I didn't have to go through that as well.  Children can be nasty things, and I struggled enough with them without having breasts.  I feel just that alone makes it better for those of us who develop our breasts during adulthood.

Offline Johndoe1

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I suffered physically as well as mentally for years before I finally decided that wearing a bra was what I needed to do. I wish I had started years ago. To quote ABWG, bras are from breasts, not just for women.

Offline Paa_Paw

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I am an old man and in old age the prevalence of gynecomastia is somewhere between 50 and 70 percent. (Depending on the source of your information.)

Even so, I developed the condition and was diagnosed in 1949 when I was 12 years old.

I got my first bra when I was about 30. I had no compulsion to wear other feminine garments. In fact nothing would fit anyway. I simply do not have a body shaped to fit women's clothes. Typically male, I am barrel chested with very narrow hips. 

Because the bra increases projection I wear one only for activities like mountaineering  and serious hiking. Not otherwise lin public.
Grandpa Dan


 

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