Areolas - such diversity!

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  1. Gillette

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    I had been wondering about the bumps on the areola I keep seeing in breast pics. They puzzled me because I don't have 'em (the bumps, that is).

    So, googling happily along I found my answer (Montgomery glands) along with an impressive array of nipple and areola types.

    Pictures of normal nipples. The bumps on areola are Montgomery glands. Hair on nipples is normal, too. Links to resources about flat or inverted nipples.

    I do have one question that my google search hasn't turned up an answer for. Some of the areolas that I've seen have uneven colouring where the pigment fades out gradually or can look like they were bleached in places. Is this something related to breast feeding (some of those little suckers can be aggressive and damaged tissue doesn't always heal it's original colour) or is this just another natural variation?
     
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    Fascinating
     
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    Huh, that is interesting. I had no idea we had such variety. I've never seen the bleeding out, or did you call it bleaching in spots? But, uh, after that website, I might not know as much about boobs as I thought. Maybe we have varying breasts and nipples, like men do penis size and shape...lol? Should we post our nipples and see??

    Just teasing, just teasing!
     
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    It's true though, nipples come in all shapes, sizes and colours. I do find it rather odd that you don't have Montgomery glands but it doesn't surprise me much because of my first sentence.
     
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    They are to help blind men find the nipple.

    And a few women.
     
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    From a male perspective nearly all nipples are great. I personally love them... : D Nothing like some lovely rock hard nipples to let you know you are on the right track ; )
     
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    great thread!

    i have those nipple bumps and, like the link sauggested, i was very good at breast feeding.
    how cool to learn something new :smile:
     
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    don't tease... feel free to post!! hehe

    cheers
    :biggrin1:
     
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    Large Nipples Support Group dot org, lol.
     
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    This is a much better thread on nipples than that other one where people were dissing a woman because of her all natural breasts.

    There are all kinds of breasts and nipples in all kinds of sizes. Each one has its own delights. Much better to appreciate the pleasures of each unique body than to try compare it to some unattainable "ideal".
     
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    Yes...and even guys have sexy nipples. The areolas are generally smaller than women's but they're really sexy when they're hard and erect (along with everything else that's hard and erect). :)
     
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    I may have them but they aren't prominent?
    Itty bitty, just like my clitty.

    That just got me thinking. I haven't seen near the variety of nipple/areola types on men as I have on women. Do they have the same variety as women and those who don't have "normal" ones hide them to avoid derision?
     
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    All the guys I've been with have rather small ones as far as I know.

    Although I knew this guy (RIP) who had gynaecomastia and his nipples were quite huge.
     
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    I think men generally have quite small nipples compared to women... I know that there are a huge variety of nipples on women all of which are very lovely in their own ways. It might just be down to the fact that women have larger breasts than men? Or are women nipples more anatomically different from men's than I am giving them credit for?
     
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    Excellent topic.

    I've often wondered about areola differences, but never thought enough about it to look into the subject.
    I thought I saw my boob as one of the examples. lol
     
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    Haha, one guy I was with actually called his upper chest area "breasts" (well, English was his second language but still...).:biggrin1:

    I do think women's nipples are different from that of men's because of the whole breast feeding thing.

    "Why do men have nipples?" is a common question.
     
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    Male lactation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    i love little known facts!
     
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    Excellent and intelligent topic gillette ! (Actually turns me on A LOT when a woman shows her intelligent prowess !)

    While most men have smaller areolas and nipples than women, I've seen some men with large areolas (though the ones I've seen were on overweight men)
     
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