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Friday, June 26, 2009

As Seen on TV:

A few days ago, AdFreak posted this commercial for Kush, the "breast-support sleeping aid" that "makes everyone feel good":



Maybe the real reason these women are experiencing discomfort is that they're trying to sleep in tight, low-cut, lacy corsets.

Seriously, though. I would like to know from readers - is this a legitimate problem that needs correction? Being somewhere between a C and D cup, I have never for a moment felt that I needed extra support between the girls while I sleep, but I wouldn't want to negate anyone else's experience. Frankly, it just seems like a total sham to charge $55 for a rubbery plastic cylinder to stick in there. Thoughts?

9 comments:

Ella said...

I cannot imagine wedging a bit of plastic between there can possibly be comfortable. Why not a beanbag or something if anything? Crazy.

Anonymous said...

Mine get very sore before my period, which is the only time it even sort of bothers me. At that point, I have an extra pillow that I curl around. Problem solved.

Erin said...

Ok, we are totally on the same wavelength lately. I was just thinking last night that I am tired of sleeping with my arm between my breasts to keep the topmost one from pulling my shoulder down. I have a lot of shoulder pain (thanks, boobs!) and am a dedicated side-sleeper. I won't buy this product, but I can't believe I didn't think about making something to go between there until now.

Tracey said...

Huh. The more I think about it, this is probably one of the reasons I like hugging a pillow while I sleep. Without even realizing it, I sort of wedge it in there, alleviating the effects of gravity. I also like having a place to rest my top arm while I'm on my side, and this product would do nothing to help me with that. Pillow, FTW.

Esme said...

I don't like having things between my boobs, but I solve the problem of booby discomfort in my sleep by having a good mattress that isn't so firm that it presses the girls together when I sleep.

plumpdumpling said...

Yeah, this is something I think about every night and is pretty much the only reason I don't sleep on my side. I have tiny boobies, so I'm not worried about shoulder pain or anything like Erin is, but I hate how a crease forms when they press together, and I worry that it'll eventually lead to a lifelong chest wrinkle. And you know I care about wrinkles more than anything.

Tracey said...

plumpdumpling: It's interesting that you mention this, since I didn't even think about the cosmetic aspect until I visited the product's website and learned that it's specifically marketed toward women who have had implants and want to avoid creases and stretching.

Forget the Kush. I think someone needs to invent a special plastic mold to encase your entire body at all times so that none of its parts can move, thereby preventing all natural wear and tear.

Winona said...

Currently pregnant with #2 and enjoying my "sleep bra" I got from Motherhood Maternity - it's essentially a lightweight sports bra, but it holds 'em in place nicely and comfortably while I'm snoozing. I think I would be weirded out by that contraption thing.

plumpdumpling said...

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