Women’s nipples, as most of us know, serve the natural evolutionary purpose of feeding offspring during infancy. However, that may not be their only function, according to experts, and there’s a lot more to the milk-dispensing protuberances than many people realize.
Nipples tend to look alike and have similar features. But, like individuals, they are unique, with all kinds of surprising quirks and oddities. Though you’ve had them all your life and may even have used them to nurse your children, how much do you actually know about your nips?
Here are 13 facts that you may not know about women’s nipples…
There Are 8 Nipple Types
Women’s nipples differ. They can be flat, blending into the breast, or they can protrude, appearing somewhat erect. They can also be inverted or fall into the category of unclassified (divided).
In some cases, a woman can have two different nipples. For example, one may protrude, while the other one is inverted. Considering all combinations, there can be up to eight types of nipples.