The Rise of the Hand Bra


More art than science; the hand bra has swept the nation, especially since the increased use by celebrities and the proliferation of the selfie.

An exceptional hand bra is an art unto itself, that involves both science and creativity, with points for style.

Here we see miss Ashley Alexiss demonstrating a hand bra, with extra points awarded on all levels for a remarkable effort.

Ashley Alexiss handbra

You can read more on Ashley in our interview with her on what every man should know.

Researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia have been working on a “bionic bra” that will enable itself to adjust to meet a woman’s support needs based on the activity her breasts are currently engaged in. This kind of technology will cost millions to research and manufacturer, based on the opinion of expert, Dr. Givum E. Momammarey PhD.

However, for as little as one breath to ask for help, a pair of hands is easy to come by. They are soft, temperature controlled, adaptable, and can offer varying support depending on what a woman tells her hands (or a donor’s hands) to do. While we’re not sure how far the hand bra dates back, we’re sure it has made significant advances in technique and technology since then, including variations such as the arm bra, hair bra and others.

From what we can recall, one of the first glamorized variations of the hand bra just might have been:

Hand Bra - Janet Jackson

Miss Janet Jackson demonstrates one of the earliest Hand Bra versions

Today, the hand bra has become fairly common place. And we’re not just talking about with models like Irina Shayk, Kate Upton or Candice Swanepoel, but also celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more. At Urbasm, we’re all for progress; and we thank you ladies on behalf of gentlemen everywhere.

Now, the one problem with the hand bra has always been the inability to flip hair, scratch a nose, or adjust a necklace seductively. To compensate, some women have adapted the use of the arm bra. To put some numbers to that statement, scientists have suggested that today’s selfie among 18-24 year olds has a 36% chance of being an arm, while the hand is a mere 14%. Data was unavailable for hair. Furthermore, the arm has a 63% chance of being the one-armed variety when utilized.

And in the spirit of this highly functional problem solver, we present this salute:


There is also the combination of hand and arm bras that can give a woman even greater creativity and flexibility:


And as the arm and hand bra revolution evolved, we soon saw the hair bra come into play:


We’d imagine that you have many research oriented selfies to look forward to on websites such as Instagram in the near future.

Jennifer Aniston demonstrates the tie bra

Jennifer Aniston demonstrates the tie bra


Kate Upton demonstrates the sand bra

Kate Upton demonstrates the sand bra

It’s our hope that with the rise of Instaglam we might see an increase in what we like to refer to as the ‘friend bra’. For science..

Two lovely ladies demonstrate the friend bra. We hope it will catch on.

The hand bra might even overtake the almost as popular underboob pose, but we’ll wait and see.


This PSA is brought to you by the good folks at Urbasm. To learn more about the hand bra, watch this presentation;

And here is one more – a gorgeous example fresh off a fingertip:

Hand Bra selfie

Hat tip to Huffington Post for their coverage of the Hand Bra Awards.

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About Doc Hollandaise

Lover, fighter, and bona fide sex expert.

About Doc Hollandaise

Lover, fighter, and bona fide sex expert.