Must Read:- What Are Some Fun Facts About Nipples?
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Nipples are one thing that all humans have in common.
Weâ€™ve all got them chilling out on our chests, but how
much do we really know about them? What are they
capable of? How do they tick?
Hereâ€™s what most people generally know:
â€¢Nipples produce milk, which comes in handy for
â€¢Nipples bring some extra excitement to
â€¢Womenâ€™s nipples tend to be more
sensitive than menâ€™s.
Did you know that itâ€™s possible for a woman to achieve
orgasm solely through nipple play? Itâ€™s true! This doesnâ€™t
happen for every woman, but certain women can have
genital orgasms that are caused by intense nipple
Feel free to test this one out, ladies!
Letâ€™s Talk About Areolae, Baby
For those who arenâ€™t aware, the circular
pigmented area around the nipple is called the areola. Small
openings around the nipple called lactiferous ducts release
milk during lactation, while sebaceous glands provide
lubrication, protection, and help with suckling
Some more tidbits about the areolae:
They range in color from pale yellow to
Their darkness tends to fit with the personâ€™s skin tone; darker
areolae for dark skin, etc.
Their pigment is darker than the
surrounding skin so that the baby can find it easier.
Sexually mature women usually have larger areolae than
men or young girls.
When They Come in Threes
Statistically, one in 18 people is born with a third nipple. One
in 18! Any day on the street, you could pick out a group of
18 people, and chances are that one of them is blessed (or
one or more extra nips.
These nipples rarely serve a purpose; they are simply
remnants of the multiple nipples that usually disappear from
a baby before birth.
Men Can Breastfeed
Though it isnâ€™t common by any means, male lactation has
happened more often in recent years as a result of hormonal
treatments for prostate cancer.
What is really interesting, though, is that both men and
women can actually lactate from excessive massaging and
sucking on the nipples over an extended period of time.
Babies About To Burst
You may think that lactation is only a possibility for women
who have given birth (or, as mentioned earlier, really gone
to town on their breasts), but
there is one notable exception! Babies
sometimes emerge from the womb
producing milk . Thatâ€™s right! Newborn babes can have milk
leaking from their teats.
This is perfectly normal, though, and the effect only lasts for
a few days. Itâ€™s caused by estrogens, which are passed to
the baby from its mother.
A Whale of a Meal
Whales have nipples that differ quite a bit from human
nipples, and even those of other animals.
Because their young arenâ€™t able to perform the auction
motion necessary to retrieve milk from an underwater
nipple, a whaleâ€™s teat is built to be operated by the mother.
When the baby whale attaches to his or her motherâ€™s nipple,
she then ejects milk into its mouth. Pretty cool, eh?
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