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Hi I am a girl from Sri Lanka and I was scared of my breasts before, and now I [know] it is in a normal size. Thanks 4 u site!!
I'm so concious of my breasts, not only is the left bigger
than the right, but my nipples aren't centralised. I'm only 18 and feel
I am too young for a boob job, I've been considering it for the
future, possibly when I am 21. My man never noticed my
insecurities but when I pointed it out he does pick on me, but I know
he's just kidding, because he thinks I'm being silly. My friend is dead
against me going through with a boob job. I'm not necessarily thinking
of enlarging them, but seeing if there is an operation for
centralising the nipples. Any information on this would be a great
My guess is that you simply have asymmetrical areolas. In other words, it's not the
nipple per se but the shape of the areola that perhaps makes it look like the nipple is not in the middle of areola.
I don't know if there is any surgery to change that. It really is
nothing to worry about. People's areola shapes do vary. Maybe you can
send in a pic to be added to our gallery.
And, if a surgeon does operate on them, then you probably won't be able
to breastfeed, or at least not fully (it might be incredibly difficult).
This is because any cuts near the nipple area cut the nerves to the
nipple and can cut the milk ducts too. The body works this way: suckling
on the nipple sends a message to brain so that hypothalamus excretes a
hormone that tells the milk cells to "release" the milk. It is called
the 'let down'. But if the nerves are cut and are not connected, then
this won't work. Also you might lose nipple sensation.
So don't worry about this. It's not worth the anguish at all!
I am 59 years old and my areolar's have faded to a very pale colour, can you tell me why? I have finished my periods approx 2 years ago.
Areola color seems to be sensitive to the hormones, or somehow depend on
the hormones. You probably know how much darker areolas get during
pregnancy, and then after pregnancy they gradually fade somewhat. So I
assume this is a normal change associated with menopause.
Thanks for letting me know my areolas are not abnormal. Never heard of Montgomery glands before. Spent years thinking I was a freak.
Since becoming pregnant, I have noticed that my areolas have become darker and larger than they were before, I was just wondering if this is now permanent or if they will return to normal after I have my baby?
Well, we might consider what is normal, when it comes to breasts? Are breasts normal before pregnancy, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, or after all that?
The darker color will gradually fade after pregnancy, but not quite to the same color as before pregnancy. But it's all normal. Many people think the darker color is for the newborn - it makes a more striking contrast with the surrounding skin so that the newborn can easily spot the food place. Newborn babies can see dark/light contrast but not differentiate between shades of same color.
I find your site interesting and helpful. I am 28 years old and started plucking out hair around my nipples about twelve years ago. I have caused scarring around my nipples because I would do anything to get the hair out. I thought it was abnormal and I was embarrassed by it. I wish I would have had a site like this to learn from when I was a teenager. Today I still have a plucking problem which makes the issue/scarring worse. HELP! What can I do? What is the best way to reduce irritation and scarring (other than to stop picking)? This has been years of embarrassment. I've even seen a laser hair removal dermatologist, but she has not helped! Thank you, Nikki.
Cut the hair with scissors without pulling or plucking it.
Thank you so much for your site. I was always concerned about the "bumps" on my areola and thought I was "wierd," but know I know I'm normal and that gives me a great boost of confidence.
Congratulations on your site. Truth wins for everybody, once it is given
a way through the silence.
Practically all women have some degree of nipple hair, yet this is
rarely demonstrated even on the breasts on your site. Many women are
embarrassed by this because they don't realise that every one else has
the same thing to a lesser or greater extent.
How would I know? Because I am a cosmetic physician and I run laser hair
removal at my practice www.peachcosmeticmedicine.com
Everyone who comes to my practice for this reason gets a speech on the
normality of nipple hair. Many are amazed; some cry. They realise I am
telling them the truth and not merely trying to make them feel better;
because in the process I am losing treatment fees. And so their hearts
and minds are healed of this anxiety without the need for any treatment
So: nipple hair is
normal, nipple hair is OK, and anyone (male or female) who suggests
otherwise is simply revealing that they haven't seen many natural breasts.
Dr John Mahony
Hola. I am a 14 year old girl, and I was feeling my boobs and one has a lump in the nipple. I was just woudnering if this is normal or not. Thank you
You are probably feeling the nipple within the areola. Remember areola is the dark-colored part surrounding the nipple.
That would be perfectly normal.
after my frist pregnancy my breast still one bigger the another one,you think it is going to be like this forever?thank you.
Yes, it sounds like that's the way your breasts are. Pregnancy really doesn't make one breast smaller and another bigger or anything like that. Pregnancy makes your breasts grow - both of them.
Some consider me lucky, I wear a 34D bra and have excess fat around my middle, but surprisingly enough my breasts don't sag at all. I don't have to wear a bra and they look exactly the same. But sometimes when I look at myself in the mirror, I don't look normal, there is tissue in between my breasts.. where most people have bone. If you squeeze them together as hard as you can I will still only have 1 line in between them, I can't wear low cut shirts and I feel insecure in a swimsuit, I don't look like the girls in magazines, and I never will.
A commenter was quoted on your site saying the following:
"They are not JUST "baby feeders." Some women can be stimulated to sexual climax by nipple arousal alone; does this seem like a function of feeding a baby? Body parts have multiple functions, and breasts ARE sexual objects as well as baby feeders."
My response to this person is, I can be stimulated to sexual climax by licking my ears. Does this mean that all women should be forced to wear earmuffs in public?
By the way, I love your site. It has made me feel much better about myself as a woman. Thank you.
In my areola area near my nipples I appear to have several other nipple-like protrusions. When I was breast-feeding milk came from these "little nipple" areas as well.What is this and Anything to worry about
Maybe you have multiple or supernumerary nipples. It's nothing to worry about.
I just wanted to say I am so grateful for the site you've made. I've been really self-conscious about my breasts for a long time. I'm 17 and I have large areolas. I'm also a virgin, and I was scared that any future sexual partner would be repulsed by their size. All we have to look at are women on tv with small to average sized areolas, and it really brought down my confidence. But after looking at the pictures on your site, I realize that many women have large areolas and they are considered perfectly normal. So thank you so much for making me feel better about my breasts.
I had a breast reduction, paid for by the national health service not only because they were hurting my back and shoulders and chaffing me, but because of my mental health and confidence. I am 21, they were 32F and now more like 32C or D. My nipples are SO pale that you can only make out the aerola because of the scar line. I think they would be considered flat nipples too. I wonder if people consider this unnatural as much as they would implants? I am only just 5ft tall and quite petit so they were very out of proportion. I wouldn't have implants even if I were completly flat chested, because I prefer small breasts.. thats why I prefer any natural breasts as opposed to implants but if I prefered big breasts would I still think that way? I loved the site.. helped a lot. (by the way if I were to have the chance to have the operation all over again, I still would. yes it was very uncomfortable and the scars were big, they have faded loads and I don't have problems with my back anymore. Plus it has boosted my self esteem a ton.)
im currently 34 weeks pregnant. before I was pregnant by
nipples were nice and pink and a good firm size, but now their darker
and bigger and saggier. I am planning to breastfeed, will they go back
to normal? I dont like how they are now :(
After the pregnancy hormones go off, the areolas will gradually fade in
color but not exactly to the same pink you had before. The areolas will
stay larger size. This has nothing to do with breastfeeding, by the way, but it is caused
by the PREGNANCY itself.
Hi, I was browsing through your site and felt so relieved. I don't have perfect breasts, I think the media really gets to us girls and guys. I think most people are not perfect, there are a few blessed ones though. I've realised that I should accept my body and be happy with what I have. I'm eating healthily and think that really helps. We are all unique and shouldn't worry about things like how perky our breasts are, just be happy!
I always thouht I had normal breasts until I was 22 and dating a guy whom upon seeing them asked.."whats wrong with them?" I had a child at 15 and since breast fed 3 children. I wear a 36 D and they sag and the areola is rather large. Up until that jerk I was ok with them.. I am 35 now and was thinking about having them "fixed" My husband says he loves em.. but I think he is just being nice. I don't let him touch them or see them. This site has helped me some. I guess it is my ex's way of thinking that needs "fixed" I am going to have a heart to heart with my husband tonight...and just maybe I will feel better about him "seeing them"
What we have done to our boys and men by making the female breasts so taboo?? I am sure has hurt many women emotionally..God put them on me..for my children..and they seemed to love em.. my middle child would of died without them..(heart problems and caffine in my breast milk helped her lil heart beat stronger) I guess it doesn't matter what a guy thinks..they were not made for him. Thank you for helping me see the light..( I still feel "bad" about them..but in time I am sure it will get better.) Girls, women...don't let a man define how you should look...be thankful and blessed that we are able to give life and feed it!! and thank god we don't have to "feed fullgrown men" LOL can you imagine?? *shiver*
Comments: Hi, my breasts have the what you call 'mound on mound'
look, and I am already almost 20. I had my first period when I was 11 and my breasts stopped developping when I was about 13. I read your
reply to previous comments, that the breasts should develop further,
but it seems to me that being 20 is too late for any further
development. I really can't stand my breasts and I only feel
comfortable wearing a padded bra, beacause otherwise my puffy nipples
can be seen through my top. Is there anything I can do about it?
Well those stages of development just describe the outer appearance in
general, of most girls. But it isn't something that is supposed to
happen, or "should" happen. The internal development is what should
happen, and has happened. Female breasts come in so many shapes that
even this mound on mound shape isn't that unusual.
Plus, I'm not saying it won't change because it still may. Many girls
get rounder breasts in their early 20s, for example.
So no reason to worry. Just study, work, enjoy life, whatever it is that
you are pursuing.
Comments: wut is the avreage size niple/areola for a teen girl (age 14)
who has 34-36c boobs and my arolea/niplpes are falt and not always
erect. when they are erect the are the size of a quater and when they
are not they are the size a a tea candle- about a 3.5cm diameter i
lokoed at ur sight and coudlnt' find the average size for a teen,
although I now no I'm normal neway I would liekto no wuts the average
size is- by the way I love thx so much- so am I big or average- I no
I'm not small . and thx again.
I don't have any statistics on the matter but it sounds like you are
quite average (not big).
thanks for the great site! though I am still a bit worried; i
am 16, and am a 40b. I have never been pregnant but my breasts look
more like the photos of someone who has breastfed, as I have large
areolas and have fairly prominent montgomery glands. even though
sometimes I think my breast arnt normal, I love them. they look so
nice in a bra! is there some reason I have post-pregnancy looking
I do not know for sure why that would be. But you're not alone - many
girls have large areola even if they haven't been pregnant. Anyway, there is no reason to worry about it.
I have those bumps on my nipples and I busted some of them
thinking they were pimples. White stuff came out of it when I busted
it. Is that bad and does it have some thing to do with breast milk? I
don't have any kids.
To my knowledge it doesn't have anything to do with breast milk.
It's not good to 'bust' them, of course. Just make sure the little wound
doesn't get infected now.
my nipples dont look like any of those..why not..im 14 and I wear a 32 a is that bad??
It's not 'bad'. See we do not have every possible variation 'covered'
on the nipple gallery page. We're especially missing any flat nipple
pictures. You're probably just normal and fine.
Ladies, just so you know.
I'm a guy and I have a definite preference for smaller breasts. In fact, I would not even want to go out with a lady who wanted implants. It is more important to me that she be comfortable with herself just the way she is.
Natural is the key. Whether AA or DD, they're yours and they are YOU. Personnaly, I give a 2nd look to a small chested woman as visually, that's my preference. But it is "what's inside" that counts and the auora one gives off that makes one sexy. The teen girls that are worried about being too small, should not be. The "big breast fanciers" are the Vocal Minority. As a footnote, I had two female friends who worked at the same bar in a Vegas casino. Both very attractive...one a AA who paid a few grand for enlargements, and was very proud of them...but it wasn't her. The other, very fit but experiencing back pains, had hers reduced to a D and wishes she went down to a C.
Your site is good, but it didn't answer my question. I am a
16 year olf Female and when I was 8 months old, I was burn by hot boil
water. One of my breast is normal and in shape, but the other one is
not. on my Left breasr I do not have a nipple and it is not in shape.
it is flat but it a bit fat. Is their any way that my nipple can grow?
is their anyway for my breast to grow. I feel uncomfortable, I wear
padded bras so no one can tell, but there are stuff that teneegers get
to wear and I can't. Please help me.
You are wondering if your breast bud got damaged when you
were a baby. It is possible. If the breast bud did get damaged, then
your breast will not grow. Maybe you can see a doctor to confirm this.
im 15 years old.. I wear a 34 A
and I have a question about my buds. they are puffy
and my breast arent ROUND because of it. they kinda
will they be like this forever?. or will they
eventually get round by the years?.
i dont really care about my breast size. I care how
if anyone knows the answer to this question.. my email
I think your site is excellent!! :-) So far it has provided
some much wanted information for me!! But I am wondering if you can
answer this (hopefully you can!). I see some women carrying on about
areolas that are much too large. But my areolas are 1cm long (I
measured them). They look rather like pimples & aren't very sensitive
at all. How is this going to affect breast feeding in the future?
There's no reason to be concerned. See, breasts, nipple, and areola grow and develop a lot during pregnancy. They will be very different from the way they are before pregnancy.
Hi I am 23 years old and I thought my aerolas were big but
looking at the pictures they are not that bad. Now my nipples on the
other hand I am self conscious about. My one nipple is shaped like a
kidney bean and I do not think that there is an opening for breast
milk to come out of. Is there surgery for this? Thank you for a
great web site.
Nipples come in all kinds of shapes. In each nipple there are several tiny openings for the milk to come out, not just one. Typically you can't see those openings at all in women who haven't been pregnant because they are tiny and kind of closed. So don't worry, they are there even if you can't observe them.
Thank you for actually putting photos of the nipples on the internet.m You won't believe how ignorant I actually am when it comes to my own body. I am 37 yrs old and am barely finding out that the ugly bumps on my breasts are Montgomery Glands and that they are normal. Lately, these glands have gotten larger and more visible. I have not had children and I didn't know what they were. My breasts resemble one of the pictures you have posted. I guess this means I'm normal. Thanks again..
I am 17 years old and I am very self concious of my breast. It wasn't until I came on this website that I noticed I wasn't the only one with what looks like hypoplastic tubular breast. I've read many different articles and seen many different pictures of people with this and I am pretty sure I have it as well. I hate my breast and I am very embarrased by them. I am considering breast implants when I am around 18 or 19. But, please can you tell what the positive/negatives effects of getting this done? Can you also tell me what can help my breast get larger? And how would you get a hold of those hormones that transexuals use to grow breast? Please help me because this is making me depressed. I hate looking at my body and my friends say I should seek help, but it is easy for them to say, they don't have this problem.
If you go to our page about breast implants, there at the bottom of that page are some links about the bad health
effects of breast implants. In a nutshell, you need to have additional
surgery maybe every ten years at the very minimum, to replace them,
because they're not lifetime devices. Complications are fairly common
too, in which case you need additional surgeries even sooner. And, some
women unfortunately get debilitating disease from them (silicone
poisoning -and all implants have silicone in the shell part).
I don't know where to get the hormones that transsexuals use; however please see Our questions page for more info on the side effects of that.
THIS SITE IS UNBELIEVABLE!
I just want to say thank you.
I am 19 female and because of the way the media portray the norm, I have always felt my breasts were ugly and abnormal. I have a large areola, well I thought it was huge, but seeing the huge variety I have realied how misled I have been. Looking through this site has been so enlightening. I now realise how beautiful the nipples and breasts I have seen are, and also my own, contrary to the 'media's perfect image'.
I have some stretch marks, they aren't too bad, but for years, since I started developing they have given me a big complex. I use sesame seed oil with francinsense oil and lavender on them and a few that I have on my thighs. This is very good for the skin and does help them fade. The stretch marks have always been silver, and so I think I will have to accept that they are here to stay. It just upsets me because they are right at the top..almost not on my breasts, so this prevents me wearing the clothes I would love to.
However like that really good picture and this whole site has made me realise; the media makes us think all we are, is sex objects and nothing more..therefore we have to be perfect and fit into their very specific mould of what a woman should look like. Otherwise what else would we have? Well the thing is we have so much more than being an object of sex. Plus sex is beautiful with someone that finds you beautiful.
Thank you everyone that has contributed. I don't know how long I would have gone on, thinking I was alone, abnormal and ugly. We are all beautiful x
I got my period when I was nine, and my mother had me take shots of
some sort of white liquid (injected into my thighs on a monthly basis)
for almost a year. I am now fifteen, have a 36D bra size, but I'm
worried about my breasts. There doesn't appear to be any areola, and
my nipples are low on my breasts. There have also been a couple of
whitehead pimples near my nipples. If I pull my breasts upward, I get
a faint outline of skin which puffs out around my nipple, but I don't
know if this is a soon-to-be areola. Did the shots stop my areola
development, and if so, how can I get it to start again? And how can I
get rid of the whiteheads? By the way, I am fifteen years old now.
Another question I had was my veins are visible through the skin in my
chest and breasts. I don't know if this is because my skin is pale,
but I'm very self-conscious about it. I avoid tank tops because my
veins can be seen in the front of my shoulders as well. Is there
anything I can do about this?
I have been very distressed and too embarrassed to ask a doctor or anyone in person, and I'm afraid that I'll be ashamed of my areola-less, veiny breasts when time comes that I show them to my husband in the future.
Thank you very, very much for your time.
It really sounds like your areola has developed however much it will develop. I suspect that you being pale skinned makes the areola color very very light, and that the faint outline of skin you mentioned is the outline of your areola. Are those whiteheads within that areola area? If so they may be Montgomery glands and not whiteheads.
The shots were probably Lupron Depot drug, used to treat precocious puberty.
On the visible veins, yes it's normal for them to show in pale-skinned individuals. You can try tanning in natural sunlight maybe? Just be careful to do it slowly so you won't burn. Otherwise I don't know, that's just the type of skin you have.
See also others worry about veins on chest and breasts at BreastTalk.co.uk. Your future husband should love you regardless. And, try talk to him beforehand about your worries and fears... so you will know his reaction. I can't imagine any loving husband getting upset at such a thing. Everyone has their differences in the physical makeup of their body. Who knows your future hubby may have terrible acne or something else he's self-conscious about...
Is it normal for the nipples and areola to be scratchy and hurt sometimes? I'm 17 years old and have breast size 38C.
No, it's not really normal. It sounds like the skin of the areola is irritated. You may have dry skin or some other skin condition. The fabric from your bras may be the cause - test this by wearing different kinds. Even the seam in bras going over the nipple can cause irritation. Please check with a dermatologist if it does not disappear.
I can't thank you enough for your site. I older and resist most traditional conventions of femininity, and am supportive of other's positive body images. but when it came to my breasts (they are tubular) I have had so much self-consciousness and pain, because not only are they different, but not sensitive and I always wondered if they would feed my baby.
My mind said it was stupid, but not seeing "normal" breasts and bodies in the outside world really has an impact on boys, girls, and men and women's body expectations.
This site is so straightforward, and the pictures really help drive home your point.
Hey--they're just breasts, everyone has them!
Thank you and love yourselves ladies--like they say, "a boob is a boob, and that is a good thing!"
Thank you for the site.
My daughter is only 10 and has large breasts (C cup) and she thinks she is abnormal.
After showing her the site she now knows women are all differant shapes and sizes
I'm 18, and have a few questions. First off, I am 5'2", weighing 115 pounds. When I was 13, I lost a lot of weight (like 50 pounds) and it has caused my breasts to sag really badly. I realize there are TONS of questions about this already, but I think my situation is a little different. Not only do my breasts hang down, but my areola areas are literally each the width of a can of soda, and they wrap around the breast, rather than situate themselves upward on the breasts. I don't understand how that happened!
I'm going to a super expensive college in the fall, I have absolutely no money. Is there anyway my insurance will pay for areola reduction surgery or something of that nature? I don't know what do, my b/f actually asked me about it once [genuinely concerned, not like "what are those!!!"] and ever since I've been very self-conscious about showing my breasts to anyone.
I'm afraid insurance wouldn't pay for such a surgery since it would be purely a cosmetic thing. But, it's still normal for the areola to be several inches wide. Big areolas naturally can look like "reaching upwards the breast". Remember, areola is just skin &mdahs; pigmented differently, but still skin.
If a woman has normal sized
areolas and the nipply is not perfectly centered within them, is there
any way to fix it? Also, what causes that to happen?
I'm pretty sure plastic surgeons can fix and do about anything, including moving nipples to another location. However you would probably lose all sensation in the nipple, and you will not be able to breastfeed after such a surgery.
However, I wonder if the "problem" is not the nipple but instead that the areola is not circular in shape but kind of odd-shaped, not symmetrical. That would then make it appear that the nipple is not in the middle of areola. But that's really nothing to worry about, happens to other women as well.
Fixation on breasts appears to be the cultural evolution of puritan modesty and deprivation. Yet, even further, the deprivation became ignorance as women gave up during a period the breastfeeding that their breasts were made for, a sad commentary upon human knowledge and has easily it can be converted into destructive misconceptions. In that evolution, women's breasts have become a fixation for some, and shameful for others where society might prefer that breastfeeding be done only in private, as if there was something morally wrongful about it. Respect for their function and the desire for infant welfare even in a restrictive social environment need not require infants to schedule their feedings with the technology available for socially discreet clothing made for the purpose. Exhibitionism need not be a part of the breastfeeding process for mothers, and usually isn't for those who appreciate the background from which such modesty flows. Like any other part of the skin surface of humans, any part can be made to respond to a sensual touch by such attention, and is a part of the gift of sensuality that humans are capable of, male or female. For women, brain sensuality even without touch is the source of heightened sexual awareness that with touch may develop into sexuality. To date sight has yet to be developed in females of which we are aware, but could simulate the visual sensuality that men respond to equally in the realm of sexual excitement. Since freedom to explore the true nature of sensuality has only recently become a common phenomenon in emerging from restrictive religious perceptions, it's possible that further study might show that males who are fixated on large breasts are those who were inadequate or insufficiently nurtured during the bonding of breast feeding, or for whom it was absent, and therefore breasts take on an unusually sexual appearance, being unrecognized for anything other than sex. For those more familiar with their biological nature, large breasts are not necessarily the sexual symbols that media hype has made of them. Much of that study remains to be done adequately to determine the origins of such fixation, however, and define the source. Certainly no other mammals have that fixation that we know of indicating that it is purely cultural, and perhaps, somewhat unnatural regardless of how satisfying it may be as it is marketed to men and to women.
I have been reading your site with great interest tonight. I actually found it after doing a search on Google to see if any men find inverted nipples attractive!
I presume I developed my inverted nipples at puberty. In the changing rooms at school, I noticed my nipples were different from the other girls' but thought I just had small nipples. It wasn't until my late teens that I read about inverted nipples and realised that's what I had.
I've always been very self-conscious about them (I turned 40 this year) and I don't know why but recently, I seem to be obsessing about them more and more and have been doing quite a few searches on the internet about them.
You've really got me thinking about whether breasts are only there to give our babies nourishment or whether they are sexual organs as well. Something I haven't seen mentioned, even on the page that talks about the nipple and sexual arousal, is why does the nipple erect and harden at orgasm? Is that also to do with the hormone you explain about or does it suggest that the breasts do have a sexual role to play as well as being there to nourish our babies?
I have always believed that it must be something to do with suckling as a baby that men have a fascination with breasts and enjoy touching them and sucking on the nipples. It's very interesting to read that it is probably the opposite and because a lot of babies aren't breastfed that this fascination has developed. I thought it came from the fact that when we were breastfed, it was a comforting and wonderful place to be. So as adults, it is still a comforting and wonderful place to be, except with a partner rather than our mothers. That argument doesn't hold up though, as if it were true, women as well as men would want to caress other women's breasts and not only if they were attracted to other women sexually anyway.
All interesting stuff and thank you for getting me thinking!
Nipple erection (standing out) happens when the tiny muscles on the areola and nipple contract. Those muscles are similar to the ones attached to hairs all over your body (responsible for the goose bump effect). A woman's nipples can stick out or become erect as a response to various stimuli like cold, rubbing against clothes, or nipple stimulation by hand. So erect nipples per se are not a signal of being sexually aroused.
And, not all women's nipples become erect during sexual arousal; it varies. Maybe the muscles contract because of the general muscular tension in your body during arousal and especially during orgasm or maybe the hormones have something to do with it, but in any case nipple erection is not a phenomenon unique to sexual arousal, nor does it happen to everybody.
This site is great. I have recently started obsessing about my breasts and came to the conclusion that they are pretty normal. This site calmed me down quite a bit. Also, reading the message boards on plastic surgery sites is also a deterrent to getting surgery. It sounds painful and the women are generally left with scars, which if someone is prone to obsessing about "imperfections" may result in less than 100% satisfaction as well.
I have been aroused by the sight of all womens breasts since I hit puberty. This changed when my wife became pregnant! Her breasts are the fullest and most beautiful I have ever seen but the thought of my son nursing those same breasts has changed my perception entirely. I can only guess that my purely "sexual" outlook on breasts came from my upbringing. I was not allowed to see a womans naked breast until I was about 14. Don't misunderstand me. The entire female physique is very stimulating to me but now a breast is no more stimulating than the nape of a womans neck (which is still stimulating). Sexual desire is a chemical response to sensory input. The same way fear is a chemical response to sensory input. We are taught that when we see a wasp (for example) about to sting us we should be afraid. The same thing applies to sexual arousal. We are taught that breasts are to be hidden and thusly objectified as something sexual. Breasts are a part of the female anatomy as are knees, ankles, and hips. By the way all of the aforementioned can be stimulating. I believe it is through society that men are taught to objectify womens breasts. I do not place the blame squarely on the backs of men however. My wife and all of her friends are constantly squaking about their desire for breast augmentation after they are done having children. This objectificaion of breasts by women does as much damage as the trained responses my father and other men in society taught me. My wife says that she finds my chest to be a great turn on but society doesn't say that I have to keep it covered therefore it is not taboo. Womens breasts are not that much different than mens. I would go so far as to say that a woman has more right to bare her chest than a man does. Men have no use for their chests like women do. I applaud your site for the open-mindedness to confront societal issues head on.
P.S. Most men rank the style, color, and upkeep of a womans hair highly on their sexual arousal factor but women aren't made to wear hats all of the time.
Hey,Id just like to say "I love your web page". My opinion to all the young(and old alike)girls who are considering breast implants is:dont!Be happy with what GOD gave you.I like big to small breasts;I thinks they all can be beautifull,but nothing is beautifull about a sack of silicone.Thanks!
Nice website but it didn't help my problem. My nipples have been hard, overly sensitive and sore for the past four days. In a nutshell, they look like I'm freezing cold. I took a warm bath and put Vaseline on them last night. They aren't hard anymore but they still hurt when touched. Is this a normal thing that will go away soon or could there be a medical problem?
This kind of thing could happen in the beginning of pregnancy or because of some other hormonal change. Try wear only a cotton bra or no bra to check if it is allergy to the material in your bra. If it does not improve, check with a doctor.
I really love your website. It really helped me understand that I shouldn't have to worry about why I'm developing really slow. I'm fourteen years old and am very unhappy about my breasts, but when I visited this website, it made me feel much better. Thanks!
Thank you so much! I am 20 years old and am between a 34 A and 34 B. Growing up I never really remember having a problem with my breasts until the middle of high school. It seemed as though guys were always talking about how big a girls breasts were and they even passed around ratings sheets in our schools.
This is when I first began to think maybe I was abnormal, but I liked the way my breasts looked. They are perky and I have small aerolas.
Yet I must say that it is the comments from other girls that really gave me the worst body image. In college my best friends began to tease me. She used to blurt out "I can't beleive how small your breasts are!" It is kind of ironic giving the fact that she admitted to us one of her breasts is a B and the other is a D!
I beleive that comments from other girls hurt the worst because you think, ok they have breasts and know what they should look like and if they are telling me something is wrong with mine then they obviously must be right.
Your website has helped me to appreciate what I have. I wish there was a way to require images like this to be shown in sex ed classes, to help girls at a time they really need it.
I think this site is amazing. All this time I have felt like I have deformed breasts. But looking at this site I can't believe that there are other women with breasts exactly like mine. It is incredible. I can never find a bra that fits quite right. I have always wondered if there was something seriously wrong with me because my breast did'nt look like all the pictures you see in the media! Thank you for opening my eyes to the fact that I am normal and my breasts did actually develop, they are just shaped differently. Thank you so much 007B
Thank you so much! I have always wondered if my Nipples were going to cause a problem when I have a baby. I have very large breasts but my nipples are very small and barley noticable. Seeing pictures of other people with the same thing and hearing that they could breast feed has given me the boost of confidence that I needed. Thank You!!
hi! This is Ana. I am 22 (unmarried). From last 1 year I am getting hairs near my nipples (at the edge of dark area)and m very worried.i cannot speak about this to any one cos usually men get hairs on breats. Is this normal in girls also. plz reply
Some hair around the nipples is normal in females. You could try do a search in Google or Yahoo for hair nipples and see the results... It is very common.
But if it is a lot of hair and suddenly, and if you have some other symptoms too or extra hair started growing elsewhere too, you could see a doctor.
It is nice to know there are other women with not so perfect nipples, the world is to stero tpye of the perfect breast with perky nipples.
What are the chances of inverted nipples to portrude during pregnancy? Can a non-pregnant girl wear a breast shield to re-invert the nipples?
Chances are good that inverted nipples will evert or start protruding during pregnancy. Yes, you can wear a nipple shield to try to pull out the nipples even if not pregnant.
im 17 yrs old and I'm really scared about my breast bcuz my nipple s not growing..do u stil think it will grow..?i have boifrend and I nevr let him see my breast..do u think I have breast cancer?i embarrass to tell my parents about it.please respond to me a.s.a.p cuz I really need ur help..
If your breasts have developed, then your nipples also have developed just fine. It is fairly common and normal if the nipples are not erect but flat. Breast cancer at your age is almost unheard of, so don't worry.
This site is great and informative.. it has made me realize the things about breasts and that having big breasts are normal. thanks.
I need help... I am 13 and my nipples are inverted.I have never told anyone about them because I am way to embarresed. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?
You don't really have to do anything at that age. To find out more, please follow the links above on this page that talk about inverted nipples.
I am a 64 yr old woman.........Who has been bra free since 1977. In fact, I dont even own one. I HATE THEM.I swim nude.and have been to many nude beaches around the would. I see nothing wrong with being nude or topless at any pool or beach. I hope to see the day when I am able to walk down the street topless or go shopping topless.
My nipples don't look like any of these! It looks like the one on the tubular breast but it's on a more rounded breast. It sticks out and then the nipple sticks out on top of it...is that normal?
We don't have nearly all possible variations of nipples on the nipple gallery page... the pics are from volunteers, not chosen to depict all possibilities. So chances are your nipples are normal.
Thank u so much for your help! I am 14 years old and have alwys wondered what other breasts look like!
Im not sure if this completely applies to this section but I was looking through it and was wondering if it is normal for a 16 year old (thats me) to have very visible veins on her breasts without being pregnant. I was also wondering when the areola generally starts to develop if you could help me out with that that would be great.
Yes, it is normal to have visible veins. How visible they are depends on the person's skin tone and color. In pregnancy women often get kind of "bulging" veins on their breasts, but not always.
The areola develops right at the same time as the breast itself... if that's what you mean. During pregnancy it gets darker and bigger. Some women do not have much of an areola... the variations are big.
Thanks for this web site. I always felt like I was the only one that had these bumps. After looking at your site, I now see how normal they are. I too have more than in the picture, but they look just the same. I had been to the Dr. and was told it was fine, but seeing the pictures is even more reassuring. Thanks so much, this is a great site!
This is a wonderful website. It is so easy to compare your own breast to those on tv. I never really knew what normal breat are supposed to look like. This helps.THANKS
I find this helpful as I always thought these bumps I had were weird and that I would have some time in the future explaining them to my husband. The only question I have, does the areola shrink after breastfeeding is finished and the baby has been weaned?
No, areola stays the same size.
I am crying my eyes out due to the gratitude I have for your website. At nine years old I started my period and had 38 C breasts. I thought the early onset of puberty and breast stretch marks, veins ,etc. were my punishment for the pleasure that I had sometimes felt while being molested at 6 years old. At 20 I started having children and felt that my breasts were lovely and made just for nurturing my children and all the past hurts floated away. Now at 34 years old when I ought to know better I have been letting everyone around me dictate how I should feel about the appearance of my breast. I have not worn a bra in about 8 years, because after gaining 100 lbs the 42 triple D's I lug cause my neck and back much pain when wearing a bra and also I suffer a Psychological anxiety of feeling sexually dirty when I try to wear one. But since I have started college for Nursing at least a dozen or so persons have tried to get me to wear a bra and fix myself up . Their well meaning intentions have left me so self- conscious that I had decided to have my breast surgically reduced and lifted. Even though it broke my heart to think I would never nurse a baby again, was scared to death of surgery and the after pictures I had seen were always very ugly. I knew that once I started working in the hospital next fall I would probally be required to wear a bra and surgery was my quickest option. The only reason I had checked your site was in hopes that I would finally find some before and after surgery photos that looked more like my breast do.But instead I was blessed with what I had always believed that my breast are beautiful to me and that is all that counts and that is what I am going to tell those well intentioned friends from now on. I am also going to continue loosing weight at a healthy pace and due some exercise to build up the ligaments in these boobies of mine if that is possible. Thank you so very much! In Christ's Love Cindy
THANK YOU for showing Montgomery glands. Mine seem to have appeared more pronounced suddenly just as I am starting menopause. I don't know yet if I have a problem but I searched far and wide for a picture like the ones on your website. Thank you for the education.
Montgomery glands, eh? Yep, I've got those... and I never knew what they were! We should all work to educate others about having and/or respecing the healthy, non-sexually objectified female body! It's so very sad to see naturally beautiful girls (i.e. my sister) working towards an unrealistic, dangerous standard.... thank you for this page.
"Breast" Wishes from Illinois
just a girl
Just a quick note to let you know that I really appreciated this website. Being a large breasted woman with large nipples, I was worried about whether I would be able to breastfeed my daughter whom is due in 9 days. I had no trouble with my son, but that was almost 12 years ago. Now is response to Moonbeam... I commend you on your standing up for breastfeeding. I was and am so thankful there are still some very level headed and understanding women out that. I breastfed my son for over 24 months and plan to nurse my new baby for as long as she wished as well. Wonderful site. Keep up the wonderful work.
Rhis site is excellent. I was considering surgery, but I'm reconsidering!! thanx
I'm glad to see that these bumps I have are normal but I still have more than these pictures and I wish there was some way to make them less noticeable.
im worried that people wont find me attractive but your site hase helped me accept who I am
I think breasts are the most natural and beautiful thing there is. I am an aspiring art student and look forward to someday doing beautiful pictures involving this in different type of settings. Women should not be afraid or nervous about their breast they are natural however the shape or size.
I am so upset that breastfeeding women are still discriminated against.
First of all if we had clothing options that were discrete and affordable then we would be able to feed our babies without people even being offended. Our babies need the natural nutrition from breast milk. We also should have breastfeeding clothing and the global support to allow us to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is so wonderful! People do not understand the bond and natural energie that happens for a human and her offspring to be allowed to breastfeed.
Women should no longer be discriminated against due to the natural breastmilk that we were scientifically gifted with to feed our babies.
Thankyou so much for providing this website. Despite having breastfed both my children my breasts still are very small with small areolas. It was such a relief to see that I'm normal. I have been so embarassed about them that I now dread summer and uncomfortable bras. It was very touching to read the comments of other readers. What a valuable website. Thankyou soo much.
Thank you very much for your hard work. As a volunteer La Leche League Leader I do come back again and again.
It all started in a museum when I saw many statues and paintings of naked girls, mostly Greek, and I said to myself "what are those round circle things around their nipples?" I thought it was ugly and abnormal but came to realize that all the girls have them. Then found out they're called areolas. Well, I have none. Seriously, there is absolutely NO pigment around my nipples. Pale as pig fat. Can you believe I thought those round pink circles were a Greek thing? help me I don't know anyone else that doesn't have them. Is it cause I'm so pale and irish? 17 yrs old.
Since you are pale, your areola may be so close to your skin color that it's indistiguishable. Or, it may be yours is very small. Now, since the areola usually grows in size during pregnancy, yours may grow too, though there is no guarantee.