Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

IMG_3664_web_2 Have you noticed lately the ads on television for law firms willing to sue pharmaceutical companies whose drugs caused boys to have Gynecomastia? Personally, when it comes to Gynecomastia, it has been a cup half empty or cup half full scenario.

In my youth, the cup was half empty.

My peers abused me and bullied me because I was a feminine boy, which was bad enough. Revealing my breasts would just give my abusers more ammunition, so I avoided participating in any activities that involved going topless because when I did go topless, it did not always go well.

For example, I will never forget a game of touch football at a family picnic. I was unlucky enough to be on the skins team and my breasts were bouncing around during every play and became the object everybody's attention. When one of my uncles made a crack that some of the players needed bras, I was so embarrassed that I had to hold back the tears.

However, as I got older and began to embrace my womanhood, I learned to appreciate my feminine body. When I wore a revealing blouse, I discovered the joys of Gynecomastia ― add some push-up bra inserts and a little makeup and my breasts rivaled many women's breasts.

Today, I am proud of my breasts. They bring me joy because they so represent being a woman and I am proud that I am a woman. Even when I am in boy mode, I just have to touch my breasts to remind me that I am a woman and it brings a smile to my face.

So, as an adult, the cup is half full (actually, the cups are nearly full).

By the way, the photo above was taken after I got dressed to attend the Avon representative Christmas party in 2012. I missed last year's party because of a snowstorm, but the forecast is good for tonight, so I will be attending the 2014 installment of the Avon rep Christmas party this evening.

 

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Source: DailyLook

Wearing DailyLook.

 

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Professional femulator Terry Durham, circa 1973.

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful picture of you Stana! You are beaming, you skin looks flawless, PEREFCT Eyebrows!, love the color of the lip stick.

    Can't wait to hear all about the party!

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  2. I second that this is one of the best pics of you Stana, something about how it all goes together. Simply stunning. Beautiful womanly shape!

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  3. Much as I love you and have followed you I never thought we'd have anything in common but our excellent blogs and our relative age. But, now we have another thing in common. You basically explained my childhood in a few sentences. Love you, Lady

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    1. I think you and I are not the only ones!

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  4. Thought I'd seen your best, this is definitely your breast!

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  5. although I was good at sports I had that breast problem . Now it is not a problem!

    Hugs
    Diane

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    1. Baseball was my game. Problem was that I could hit like Babe Ruth, but I threw like my sister Ruth.

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  6. Gorgeous photo! And while my eyes are drawn down to your cleavage (as you had intended!) I am also admiring your 'do, which is lovely!

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  7. Wow, another fabulous picture of you, Stana, You always look beautiful!!!

    I, too, had the "big breasted" (for a boy) appearance in high school...and took a lot of teasing about it. As I hated sports - I always ended up on the "skins" team - so I took in a lot of excuses from home. Those, and my poor sports performance, resulted in failing gym class one year, despite good grades in other classes. They threatened to have me repeat the grade because of it...did they really expect that I'd do better "the second time around?" Eventually common sense prevailed and they decided to "not" do that. Probably a good decision on their part...what incentive is there to take academic courses "again" that you already passed with good grades - because of PE?

    I still have those breasts, all these years later...and I love them! Now if only I could find a way to shed the tummy and keep the breasts! If I diet to lose the tummy - I lose the breast fat too:-(

    Happy Holidays to you and the other girls!

    Mandy

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    1. I got rid of my stomach with a combination of cardo only exercise and changing my eating habits. I calorie count using the app myfitness pal. I went from a 45 inch waist to a 30 inch waist in 18 months. That was three years ago and I am still at that size (size 8/10). Its not hard, its mostly mental (staying on target). But think of all the size 8 clothes. That motives me. :-}

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    2. Thank you, Mandy, and Happy Holidays to you, too.

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  8. I to had the same problem. I do not remember having to play on a skins team. But from about 13 years old to today, I do not go shirtless. Even swimming, I always wear a t-shirt and capture air under the shirt when I get out of the water. I never swim indoors because the t-shirt would not be needed. Needless to say, I love them now and have worn a sports bra every day since 1990.

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    1. I loved the water, but avoided it because of my breasts.

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