Twitter user Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) shared her experience of trying the technique for the first time as a 34-year-old, and the writer and podcast host called herself a “changed woman”.
“34 years old. Been wearing a bra since I was 11 and I was yesterday years old when someone taught me about scoop and swoop,” she wrote in a tweet that’s since attracted hundreds of likes.
It was the public service announcement we all needed.
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Pray tell, what is this ‘scoop and swoop’ method?
We were confused at first too, but stay. with. us.
The key benefit of the ‘scoop and swoop’ method is to ensure your breast tissue is completely sitting front and centre in your bra, and nowhere else.
To exercise this technique you must…
1. Put on your bra as normal and secure the hooks at the back.
2. Slightly pull the armpit facing side of the bra band outwards with one hand and use the other hand to cup your boob (the scoop) and move it away from your pits and into the centre (the swoop). If you were doing this on your left boob, then you would be using your left hand to hold the band and the right to manoeuvre the boob, and vice versa. The objective of this is to get all your breast tissue to sit nice and snug in your bra cup.
3. Repeat on the other side and marvel at your results.
4. Extoll the benefits of this technique to the rest of the sisterhood.
In fact, it’s so effective at bringing ‘the girls’ front and centre that it could change your cup size. Now that they’re sitting in the cup of your bra – and not getting trapped by the band – you might notice that you might need a larger cup to accommodate the extra boobage.