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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

No particular reason: Men and women are not that different after all, are they? The nipples may be decorative, but also have sensitive nerve endings. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Embryology: As the fertilized egg develops there's a time where the fetus is neither male or female. Then genetics kicks in and the right hormones grow the proper gender. This is why some males during teens get small breast buds - slight female tissue left over. Simplistic testicles in males - ovaries in females. It's fascinating we all turn out reasonably ok thru this complex process! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryology ...Read more

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Can you tell me if men have an erection does it mean your nipples will be erect as well?

Can you tell me if men have an erection does it mean your nipples will be erect as well?

Yes, ...: A full blown sexual arousal will bring about the response to all parts of body, noticeably to all designated sexual tissues and organs including breasts and their nipples, but such change is not visible by usual naked eyes because of its minute degree of change. Just for curiosity, would you tell me why you ask this Qs? Usually, I like to spare valuable time to deal with something practical... ...Read more

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What do men think of inverted nipples?

What do men think of inverted nipples?

Personal choice: This is something that you will need to discuss with your partner. Men have different likes and dislikes. It is important to make sure there is not reason for the inverted nipples (is this new, one or both?). ...Read more

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How to treat men puffy nipples without surgery?

Puffy Nipple Options: Depending on Exam radiofrequency (e.g. Vanquish) or Ultrasonic (Ultrashape) may offer a non surgical option for gynecomastia/puffy nipples. See a board certified Plastic Surgeon for best recommendations. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more