12 Women Share the Incredible Perks of Having Large Breasts


When I was a little girl, I wished for the boob fairy (yes, I thought that was an actual thing) to bring me boobs so I could finally wear a training bra with a little rose in the center of it. In hindsight, I wish that I hadn't wished quite so hard, because I am officially overly endowed.

These days, I sometimes wish the boob fairy would grant my wish for a smaller pair of breasts. Despite that, I've been working hard lately to embrace the body I have, not just the body I wish I had.

So, I asked some of my big-breasted friends what they liked best about their curves. I think you'll like the funny and honest truth about why some women love their big breasts, so read on for real stories of free drinks and how one set of breasts even saved a life -- sort of.


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  • Milk Maker


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    "I don't know if it is related to having big boobs, but I was a MILK machine when I was nursing. I used to be able to pump out 20 ounces per pump session. I was the Super Big Gulp of breast milk." -- D.E.


  • Extra Pockets


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    "I can fit a passport, travelers checks, and cash in my bra without detection. And I carry my phone in there all the time, when I don't have a pocket or a purse." -- S.K. 



  • Pillows


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    "They make good pillows for kid heads. That's what my kids say!" -- T.H.

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  • Free Drinks


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    "I'm almost 37 and I used mine to get served faster at the bar on St. Paddy's Day just a few weeks ago. Still got it! And I'm sure I've gotten more than my fair share of free drinks from 'boob men' hoping to check out my rack." -- A.D.

  • Hourglass



    "Two words: motor boating!

    Just kidding, kind of. I do like that my husband likes them and I also like having the whole hourglass shape thing. I love retro and vintage clothes, so having a Joan-from-Mad Men body is a good thing!" -- M.R.

  • Leverage


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    "My husband is a boob guy. And, yes, I do use that to my advantage. I've won more arguments than I've lost if I'm wearing a push-up bra." -- E.S.

  • Lifesavers


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    "My boobs saved my life once! Or at least, a lot of dental work. I was rollerblading in public with my then-boyfriend. For some reason, I didn't think to stop before going over a hose. It caught, I flew up in the air, and landed chin-first -- right onto my boobs! My boyfriend was so freaked out because it looked like I landed on my face. He instinctively picked me up like a rag doll and stood me upright (he was a former bodybuilder). I had nary a scratch, except for my palms. If not for my boobs, I would surely have lost some teeth and likely had some awful facial scars. Thank you, boobies!" -- J.D.

  • Sexy



    "I fill out a corset nicely and I think I look pretty sexy in one too!" -- B.M.

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  • Money Money


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    "As a bartender, I know FOR SURE that I make more tips on nights when I wear something tighter and/or more low-cut. Men are dumb and generous when faced with my 36F breasts in a tank top." -- L.E.

  • Balance


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    "I used to be a gymnast and now I'm a runner so I tend to have a very muscular bottom half. My larger breasts balance me out so I don't look so bottom heavy. They aren't the most comfortable when it comes to running, but overall I like them." -- A.S.

  • Jerk Radar



    "My biggest breasts help me identify jerks! As a single mom, I am just starting to date again, which can be tough. I've realized that if I meet a guy at a club or bar or whatever and he never makes eye contact with me because he is staring at my breasts -- he's not the one for me. Saves a lot of time." -- K.H.

  • Pride in My Body



    "I never really liked my large breasts until I got up the courage to do a boudoir photography session. The pictures were classy and sexy and I felt really proud of my curvy shape. I feel more comfortable in my own skin now." -- D.W.

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