It’s a question for the ages, one that scholars and philosophers alike have scratched their heads over. Likely, one day in ancient Greece, even Socrates and Plato himself looked down in the shower and pondered ‘what the hell do I have these things for, anyways?’
Of course, ‘these things’ that he was wondering about are his nipples. His Male nipples.
Have you ever wondered why guys have nipples, considering they don’t use them for anything? They don’t nurse babies with them like women do. Come to think of it, there’s a strange double-standard when it comes to nipples in that men can show off their useless nips with no problem. It’s a different story when it is done by a woman (think Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’), there’s a huge fuss. So not only are male nipples useless, they’re somehow considered benign when compared to women’s nipples. Weird, isn’t it?
So why do men have nipples at all?
It all begins with the embryo.
When you’re an itty-bitty baby in your mommy’s tummy, you begin developing certain biological structures in the first few weeks after conception, including itty-bitty embryo nipples. The development of your biological structure, including breasts, nipples, begins between week 4 and 6. This occurs before the development the genes that determine your gender. The bottom line is that you have nipples long before you develop male or female traits, sometimes a mixture of both.
Baby breasts and baby nipples are the same after they are born regardless of whether or not there has been sex. They don’t undergo any actual change until puberty: for both boys and girls, this is a time when nipples enlarge, however, female nipples grow more, and the ducts inside the breasts enlarge and reshape the breast. While the nipples of males become less uniform and shrink, their male ducts also shrink. Due to individual development, women end up with different nipple sizes and shapes.
Why didn’t males evolve to not have nipples?
As we said before, they’re developed before you even become a ‘male’ or a ‘female’, and when they do develop, they don’t pose any kind of harm or a problem. We haven’t evolved them away, it seems, simply because there is no reason to.
They can’t be To be completely useless, right?
It depends on what you think they’re useful for. Assuming that ‘giving milk’ is the benchmark of a nipple’s purpose, Men can do this!In certain situations. Some men’s nipples will produce milk if they’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance. If they are recovering from extreme malnutrition or starvation, some men will also lactate. These cases are all called the Milk that comes from their nipples The milk of lactating mothers is nearly identical to the one they produce.
Apart from occasionally giving milk, male nupples have other uses. Most men can tell you this. The erogenous zone of nipples is the nipples. You can have fun with them during foreplay or lovemaking. Both men and women can enjoy these activities. Nipple clamps.
If men can have ‘man boobs’, can they get breast cancer as well?
It’s pretty rare, but yes, they can. The men account for 0.5% to 1 percent of all breast cancer cases. The rest are 99.5% to 99.9% women. Because it’s so unlikely, men who do get breast cancer don’t find out until it reaches an advanced stage, so if you (a guy reading this) Any changes should be notified You may have a lump or crack in your breast tissue. Consult a doctor immediately to ensure your safety.
Colin Hanna is a Volonté contributor and freelance writer who lives in Shanghai, China with his wife. He’s written extensively about sex and human sexuality for LELO since 2010.