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Boob Tips Come In Pairs: 6 Things Every Woman Should Know About Breast Health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breasts are getting their fair share of attention. In honor of the occasion, here's a modest guide to the care and handling of the "girls," from self-exams to bras, to breast-conscious fashion selections. Check them out and share your own experiences with me in the comments!

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  • Self Exam Tip #1: Feel Them Out.

    If doing proper self-exams just isn’t happening, at least get in the habit of poking and pressing around so you know when something’s abnormal.

  • Self-Exam Tip #2: Let Your Partner Do The Honors.

    Have your sexual partner routinely give you a breast “exam.” Can’t imagine there will be much resistance.

  • Bra Tip #1: Get Over It.

    Horrified at the idea of having the nice woman at the department or lingerie store fit you for a bra? She’s seen it all and doesn’t care. Think doctor’s appointment.

  • Bra Tip #2: Outfit Your Daughters.

    Owning cute, stylish bras can help young girls better accept their developing bodies. Let them experience the importance and joy of nice undergarments early.

  • Clothing Picks Tip #1: Wear What Works.

    If you’re self-conscious about your breasts, forgo trends and stick with looks proven to complement your shape.

  • Clothing Picks Tip #2: Tank The T-Necks.

    Turtlenecks on busty women outline every curve and, on ladies 40-plus, drop breasts mid-torso. Scoop necks lift the visual line for a more flattering look that, ironically, is less “Hey, check out my assets!”

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