25 April 2009

"...or is it a trick of perspective?"

...yes, it’s normal to have one breast that is slightly larger than the other. The larger your breasts, the more obvious the asymmetry. For about 65 percent of us, the more voluminous one is the left.

But why?

Breast asymmetry is associated with rapid growth spurts prior to and during puberty. It’s normal for one breast to respond more to surging estrogen levels. Hormonal disruptions and other development problems accentuate the asymmetry. But why the left? No one knows for sure, but there are interesting theories...

I would think the nursing-related explanation is the most logical. (via the new shelton wet/dry)


  1. I know the title of this post. It's the last line of an old famous limerick.


  2. Does the left tend to be larger most often in left-handed women, too?

  3. from the link: "studies have not found a link between a larger left breast and handedness"

  4. To his new bride said the lynx-eyed detective,


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