What’s Your Nipple Type?
And 24 Other Nipple Facts:
Nipples are the most sensitive parts of our body. They provide pleasure to us and give us pleasure too.
But what makes them different from other areas of your body?
Here are some facts about nipples that will make you feel better!
1) Most women have two nipples, but only one is usually visible.
2) There are three types of nipples:
a) The “typical” or “normal” type. These are the ones that come out easily and don’t hurt if touched.
They’re located on both sides of the chest, just above the rib cage. A woman with these types of nipples may not even realize they have them because their skin doesn’t look like it would get sore or irritated from touching them. (They aren’t covered by pubic hair! That’s another reason!)
b) The “over-the-counter” type. These are the ones that tend to be smaller than normal, and often feel painful when touched.
They’re located on the side of the chest where your armpits used to be, but now hang down slightly past your belly button. If you had a tattoo or piercings on either side of your chest, then those would count as well.
c) The “invisible” type. These are the ones that you can only see if you get down on your knees and look down.
They’re located right above your belly button, on your lower abdomen. You can’t see them unless you have some patience and a mirror.
3) Most women have one of the first two types, but it’s possible to have all three.
The third type is usually hidden because when girls develop into women, their stomachs grow in size and the nipples are pushed up.
4) Not everyone develops nipples in the same order.
Most people develop them from head to toe, but some develop from belly button outward. That’s why you may have one “normal” sized one, and one that’s much smaller than normal.
It’s normal, don’t worry!
5) Nipples can also be classified by “shape.
” Here are some of the more common types:
a) Peanut-shaped. These are the most common type.
They look similar to a peanut, and mature somewhere between ages 10 to 16.
b) Uneven Peanut-shaped. These are similar to Peanut shapes, but one is much bigger than the other.
This type of shape is fairly rare, and is often linked to insecurities about the way your body looks.
c) Bell-shaped. These are like Peanut shapes, but with a “tongue” sticking out.
They’re usually located on both sides of the belly button, though they may be located higher up on the rib cage as well. This type is the rarest, and is often linked to the “gothic” culture (among other things).
6) The average size of nipples in the female population is 3 centimeters or 1.
2 inches in length. However, that doesn’t factor in the size of the areola.
If you add that to the size, then you get a size of 4 centimeters or 1.5 inches.
7) Most women are not satisfied with the size of their nipples.
They want them to be much longer or larger than average, making them feel insecure. Unfortunately, this is where most plastic surgeons won’t operate, since there isn’t a huge demand for this type of surgery…
8 ) Some women develop “super nipples.” These nipples can be controlled by the woman herself, and can be used to pleasure other humans or even oneself!
Unfortunately, this type of development is linked to cancer, and most women who develop them don’t live past the age of 30.
9) In North Korea, all women are required to get a “Glorious Leader” tattoo on their right or left areola, depending on their politics. The tattoo must also include the year the woman turned 15.
It’s illegal to cover this tattoo up, except with a North Korean flag, and it is also illegal to remove it by any means other than death (for obvious reasons).
10) In some parts of Oregon, it’s illegal to have an “innie” when having a bikini wax. If the technician discovers this, she has the right to refuse service and you will not be compensated.
There is also a risk of being reported.
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