7. …or even a matching triplet
Another udder. A triple nipple. Having a third nipple somewhere on the body is called polythelia. Around three percent of people have an extra nipple, according to Pathology Outline, although estimates varying greatly by location.
The National Institute of Health’s Office of Rare Diseases estimates that fewer than 200,000 people in the United States have an extra teat. It’s often mistaken for a mole and can appear anywhere on the body, so grab a mirror and have a good check.
8. Smoking and pregnancy can cause sweater puppies to sag
There is a vital protein in the skin called elastin, which gives skin elasticity and stretch without tearing. Continual smoking can actually break down this protein, causing slack bosoms. Additional pregnancies can also cause breasts to travel south, as a study presented at the 2007 conference for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found.
9. You can get your hands on all the bras – for science!
In fact, there is an entire department for this at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Created by the bra manufacturer Top Form, the lab is purely dedicated to the research and development of bras, glorious bras!
1. Give them a squeeze to stop breast cancer. Researchers at UC Berkley found that to put the kibosh on malignant mammary cells, giving them a squeeze will help guide the cells back to normal growth. The research showed that tissue organization within the breasts responds to compressions and appears to help get the malignant cells back on the right track, meaning normal growth.
2. Wet nursing is becoming popular again. The job is quite different now, however. Some new moms find that they can’t breastfeed and turn to other options.
Mother-to-mother milk sharing networks have grown over the past year, with websites like Eats on Feets providing commerce-free breast milk! The website allows women to donate their breast milk to ensure the health of babies around the world.
3. Some women can achieve an orgasm from nipple stimulation alone. A woman’s brain processes stimulation to her nipples and her genitals in the same way. A study in 2009 found that 29 percent of the 213 women participating experienced an orgasm via their breasts at one time or another. Meaning, don’t ignore the girls!
4. Strands and hairs are normal. As if plucking our eyebrows and shaving our legs weren’t enough, we have to deal with these suckers too. But take comfort in knowing that your fellow women also have two to 15 dark, randomly placed hairs around their nipples.
Plucking and waxing them are fine, but increase the risk of infection and most often, the hair only grows back heavier than before.