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Living with Gynemycastia.

One of the first things people ask me, is do I wear a bra?

Well of course I wear a bra. Just as women wear a bra to ensure comfort and health of their breasts, so do I. And just as women do, I also choose bras for their looks as well as comfort. As seen in the images below, my breasts can do with some support.

It took me a while to work up the nerve to ask for a proper fitting, but was pleased that I did. The store lady was very helpful. I got a correct fitting and some good tips and suggestions. I also managed to get some really comfortable bras as result. Now I go into stores and have no worries about using the fitting rooms to try on a bra. For those guys out there with the same problem I suggest you head for the change rooms with a couple of mens cloths items and the bras. The change room attendant will probably think you are buying something for a wife or girlfriend. As long as you put the bras back on the hooks right afterwards and take the male items off of their hangers no one will know the difference.

Because my breasts are so large they do show up through a t shirt, so I occasionally do wear baggy clothing to cover them up, but only when visiting some of the dodgier parts of the city. Other times I don't bother. I do get the occasional stare, but ignore it. In summer it gets up to 45 degrees Celsius so wearing a tight T-shirt or leotard under an outer T-shirt is just too hot. I used to do this, but I figured it was bad for my health. Why should I fry myself silly for other people's benefit? So now I juste wear a bra under a T-shirt.

I have had one person comment about it, saying it was 'distracting' in a work environment, but I pointed out that not wearing a bra would result in my nipples sticking right out the T-shirt, and that since he never made comments about that to the female employees, he was discriminating against me. I then politely pointed out that my condition was not something I had caused, and that living my life was difficult enough without an unwarranted hassle from him. I carefully explained some of the points I have outlined above, and he came to understand my situation.

Choosing a suitable bra to wear.

I have noticed on several Internet chat rooms that many younger boys and men with this situation are wanting information on what sort of bra to buy. I suggest a 'racer back' style. They fasten at the front. It is important to get one that fits right as you can not adjust the back or the straps on most of them. The good things about them are that they have no back fastening clasps which stand out at the back. The straps can be hidden from view in the small of your back and by shoulder length hair. They are also normally quite comfortable.

One without cups will flatten your breasts, one with cups will accentuate them.