- Dec 29, 2005
- Basic Beliefs
- Agnostic Atheist
Here's a question for women that I hope doesn't devolve into a stand-off.
To my mind, a front-clasp bra would be easier for a woman to put on and off, but they seem to be the exception rather than the rule. Am I wrong about that, or is there some other reason that most bras are rear-clasp?
It’s the discomfort of the stiff clasp mechanism on your front side where you bend and move.
All clasp mechanisms are inherently bulkier and more stiff than a strip of elastic. So if you put it on the front, you’ll press against it whenever you bring your arms forward (like driving, lifting, typing) and whenever you bend forward (lifting, gardening, reaching). Whereas if that inch-wide mechanism is lying across your flat back, you won’t ever feel it.
In addition to the stiffness, clasp mechanisms are also inherently less airy, so you have a sweat spot that also itches.
Turning the bra around when putting it on is a miniscule effort compared to shifting, pinching and scratching all day. This is true no matter what the weight or boob size is involved.
Thanks. Makes sense.