I remember reading an article in high school about a feral child who was raised by wolves and once he was caught and clothes put on him he tore them off with his teeth. I have since read similar stories about feral children who can not stand the feel of clothing on their bodies.
Sometimes my customers’ reactions during their fittings remind me of these stories. I often hear from my customers, “I don’t want to be able to feel my bra” or “But I can feel it”. I explain to these customers that just like these feral children if you were not used to wearing clothes you would be able to feel them too.
The feeling of the bra on your body is something that some people need to get accustomed to. That doesn’t mean it should be tight, uncomfortable or dig-in. We wear bras to hold up our breasts so, unlike most clothing which we wear to cover our bodies or keep us warm, bras are actually doing something. To physically hold up our breasts the bra has to be firmly anchored against our body or the weight of our breasts will pull it down.
When women tell me they want to rip their bras off as soon as they walk in the door this is an indication that they are not wearing the right bra for them. Unlike these feral children who can not stand the feeling of clothing what so ever the rest of us are used to wearing clothing. Similarly these women can get used to wearing bras once they are fit properly.
Once fitted properly a secure bra shouldn’t bother the person wearing it because it won’t shift around and dig in like a loose bra will. In almost all cases, in my 15 years bra fitting experience, once someone gets accustomed to feeling the bra doing it’s job it actually is much more comfortable for her. I can’t comment on whether or not any of these feral children ever got used to the feeling of clothing.
You can read about 10 cases of Feral Children at the link below.