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Amazon Floozy Goddess
08-20-2004, 11:53 AM
I have 38D breasts. I find that sweat tends to sit underneath them and soaks into the bottom edge of my bra. When the sweat sits there all day long it tends to kinda start to smell . I've dubbed this phenomenon "boobie cheese", and it's exactly as appealing as it sounds. Every time I bend over I catch a whiff of the smelly sweat and I'm so sick of it. I hope to god nobody else can smell it. Do any other ladies here have this problem? Please tell me I'm not a disgusting freak case. I want to know if there's any way I can prevent it, aside from hitching up my shirt and flapping my boobs around every half hour to dry out any sweat, which could likely result in job loss or arrest. :eek:

CrankyAsAnOldMan
08-20-2004, 12:04 PM
How about a little powder? Maybe some Gold Bond powder. It would absorb some of the damp, keep the odor down.

bughunter
08-20-2004, 01:26 PM
Please tell me I'm not a disgusting freak case.
Okay. You're not a disgusting freak case.

No, really. People sweat, and sweat causes BO. You're normal.

As long as you bathe every day, it's not going to be a problem.

And I actually like the odor of my wife's fresh boobie sweat. There's pheromones in them thar hills! :D

I want to know if there's any way I can prevent it, aside from hitching up my shirt and flapping my boobs around every half hour to dry out any sweat, which could likely result in job loss or arrest.
Well, if you did that in the right place, it could result in supplemental income! ;)

Have you tried applying some roll-on deodorant to the area? I suggest Mitchum Unscented.

The Great Sun Jester
08-20-2004, 01:28 PM
Uh....deodorant? (response by proxy by Mrs. Montoya, 36A )

MsWhich
08-20-2004, 01:34 PM
You could try tucking thin strips of terrycloth into the bottom of your bra, and changing them throughout the day. I think that powder is also a good idea, as mentioned earlier. Antiperspirant (not just deodorant, IMHO) would be worth a try, although personally I'd kind of hate getting antiperspirant residue all over the underside of my bra all the time.

UrbanChic
08-20-2004, 01:35 PM
Be sure to wear a freshly laundered brassiere each day, assuming you don't already do so. Also, have you tried using tea tree oil? If I recall correctly, it's slows the growth of bacteria on the surface of the skin. If you decide to purchase some, be sure it's 100% tea tree oil.

SylverOne
08-20-2004, 01:52 PM
40DD here...

Baby powder with cornstarch is your friend. Trust me on this one.

TellMeI'mNotCrazy
08-20-2004, 01:58 PM
40DD here, too.

I had the same problem; powder made a mess, cloths were a pain (how do you dispose of the smelly strips?).

My solution? Buying bras that actually lifted my breasts off of my ribcage. If the undersides of my breast don't make skin contact with my ribcage, the sweating is greatly (I mean *greatly*) reduced, and the problem has vanished.

FilmGeek
08-20-2004, 04:38 PM
I get this. (42DD). I don't know how to stop it, though.

I also get nasty fungal infections. Tinactin is a staple in my house.

I've not found a bra anywhere in my searches that lifts my breasts off of my chest. They're simply too heavy.

Beadalin
08-20-2004, 04:55 PM
Would it work to carry some rubbing alcohol with you, and swab with it occasionally? Rubbing alcohol will remove the sweat and kills the bacteria that cause the smell, and will keep the odor away for a couple of hours, at least.

Rufus Xavier
08-20-2004, 05:11 PM
I have 38D breasts.

Oh, please. If I had a dime for every time some woman claimed to have big boobs...... :dubious:

At least provide a link to some photographic evidence! :D

Johanna
08-20-2004, 05:29 PM
When I read the thread title, I thought it would be about collecting your expressed breast milk and making cheese with it. Literal cheese. <sigh> Sometimes it seems words never mean any more what they used to mean.

JamesCarroll
08-20-2004, 08:35 PM
I want to know if there's any way I can prevent it, aside from hitching up my shirt and flapping my boobs around every half hour to dry out any sweat, which could likely result in job loss or arrest. :eek:

As a male I would suggest that you give the "hitching up my shirt and flapping my boobs around" technique a shot.

;)

Loopydude
08-20-2004, 09:42 PM
When I read the thread title, I thought it would be about collecting your expressed breast milk and making cheese with it. Literal cheese. <sigh> Sometimes it seems words never mean any more what they used to mean.

I was thinking "tit smegma???"

CrazyCatLady
08-20-2004, 11:34 PM
I've not found a bra anywhere in my searches that lifts my breasts off of my chest. They're simply too heavy.

Actually, I'd say you're not wearing the right size bra. I had that problem before I bit the bullet and moved up to a DDD. Now, it's no longer an issue.

It's hard to find bras that size that don't cost an arm and a boob, but if you have Dillards in your area, they have basically a "store-brand" line of lingerie that's relatively inexpensive. I can't remember the name at the moment, but they've got this one bra that I just love. It lifts and separates without making bullet-boob (well, maybe a little bullet-boob the first couple wearings), it's got padded straps that are ergonomically curved to fit the shoulder better, and it's not industrial/orthopedic-looking like a lot of bras in that size range. And it's $20, instead of $50. Actually, in your band size, you could probably find something to work well at Lane Bryant. I love their Cacique line, but the one here pretty much never has any DDD bras with a band size under 40. Actually, it's like pulling teeth to find anything there with a band size under 40. Damn shame, that; they've got some awfully pretty stuff.

TellMeI'mNotCrazy
08-20-2004, 11:43 PM
Also, I think the adjustable armstraps are entirely too neglected when it comes to bra fitting - tightening those up can make a huge difference in how the bra supports you. I cinch mine to be short as possible, which I usually have to do after every washing.

dnooman
08-21-2004, 01:55 AM
Having never smelled nasty boob sweat, it's not as bad as nasty ball sweat is it? :eek: Obviously that can get pretty rank.

CC
08-21-2004, 09:58 AM
Ah, the SDMB. Never fails to illuminate, educate, edify, and entertain. I'm sure we're all the better for having read through this thread. I know I am. I'm also amazed at the self-restraint exercized by my fellow dopers. There are almost no smart-ass posts. What's next? Dogs and cats playing together? mass hysteria? I hope this thread goes on forever! xo C.

FilmGeek
08-21-2004, 10:13 AM
Actually, I'd say you're not wearing the right size bra. I had that problem before I bit the bullet and moved up to a DDD. Now, it's no longer an issue.

Oh, my bra is the right size. It works fine for the first three hours or so of wearing after a wash. Then it just loses it's structural stability. I need a breast reduction. Then I wouldn't have so many back problems and so much shoulder tension.

Also, my breasts often change size (up to a full cup size) through the course of the day so a bra that fit terribly in the morning is comfy by the afternoon and vice versa.

CC
08-21-2004, 01:36 PM
Ok - I now need more education. How common is it that women's breasts change size noticeably during the day? Why is this?

Loopydude
08-21-2004, 01:52 PM
Water retention?

BTW, when we talk about a full cup size, are we talking going from a C to a D, for instance?

'Cos, if that's the case, you should bottle and sell whatever it is you're imbibing. Some ladies pay plastic surgeons big bucks to implant bags of liquid in their chests to achieve a similar effect. Sounds like your method is much cheaper and safer.

CrazyCatLady
08-21-2004, 02:34 PM
Oh, my bra is the right size. It works fine for the first three hours or so of wearing after a wash. Then it just loses it's structural stability. I need a breast reduction. Then I wouldn't have so many back problems and so much shoulder tension.

Also, my breasts often change size (up to a full cup size) through the course of the day so a bra that fit terribly in the morning is comfy by the afternoon and vice versa.

I think we're talking about the same thing. When your breasts change size and/or shape, your bra quits fitting right because it's become the wrong size or cut. This dumps the dratted things down onto your ribcage and allows the formation of boobie cheese. Changing fit through the day is why I can't wear demi-bras. After about two hours, they become exactly the wrong cut and I start walking out of them, giving me the dreaded quadra-boob look.

Anne Neville
08-21-2004, 03:16 PM
BTW, when we talk about a full cup size, are we talking going from a C to a D, for instance?


I had mine go from C to D when I switched to a different birth control pill. I haven't noticed them changing size during the day, though. I think this doesn't happen to everyone who takes that pill, though, and they would probably go back down if I quit taking that particular pill.

Kuizelemartz
08-21-2004, 05:04 PM
I used to work for a bra manufacturer. The suggestion regarding Dillards is spot on.

I also highly recommend you look at bras with a 3 part cup. Each cup will have 3 pieces of material sewn together. This will provide better support than a 2 part cup.

If you're wearing a bra without a wire, I'll personally come to your house and wap you upside the head.

They are not the most attractive bras, but you need a good working bra for day wear.

chique
08-21-2004, 08:25 PM
The problem with powders is that the sweat makes it cake, and that's just gross. I've also tried deoderant, better bras, blahblahblah. The stuff you can buy OTC to fight yeast infections, however, cut the smell, the cheese, the yuck factor. Just use a little, mind, right after you shower and dry off in the morning.

joyfool
08-21-2004, 09:31 PM
< snip >

I need a breast reduction. Then I wouldn't have so many back problems and so much shoulder tension.

< snip >

Just a note, if you *do* decide to have breast reduction, make absolutely sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your surgeon agrees with what *you* want. Amazingly, I told mine I wished to be a size "C" and although I thought we were on the same page because that's what he said, I ended up coming out a size "D". Yeah, for he felt that anything smaller would look out of proportion to my frame.

He. Thought. :mad:

And, of course, there was nothing to do because it really wasn't apparent until they started to heal.

That was 10 years ago and no, I'm not still better.

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