20 facts about breast you have to know are shared by Counsellor Francis. Keep reading
Of all the organs of the body, the humble breast has come to represent so much more than its essential functions. Current culture places undue value on the size, shape, and appearance of breasts, which can make it easy to forget the essential function of the breast, from an evolutionary standpoint, which is primarily for feeding our offspring. Here are things to know;
20 Facts about breast
1. BREASTS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. The same is also true for nipples and their areolae, the darker colored skin around the nipples.
2. Breast size is hereditary.
3. SMOKING CAN CAUSE BREASTS TO DROOP, BUT BREASTFEEDING DOESN’T.
Many women blame breastfeeding for breast droop, but the facts don’t bear that out. While pregnancy can change the elasticity of ligaments in the breasts, breastfeeding merely changes the size of the breasts, but has little impact on the elasticity of the skin. Smoking, on the other hand, is a direct antagonist to elastin, the substance that makes all skin supple, which can lead to drooping breasts.
4. IT’S NOT JUST MEN WHO STARE AT WOMEN’S BREASTS.
5. Your boobs can cause an orgasm.
Nipple stimulation goes to the same part of the brain as that of the clitoris and vagina, which is why some women can orgasm from nipple stimulation alone. It’s sometimes hard work, but anything possible when you believe (and have nipples).
6. There are four types of nipples.
Normal, which protrude a few millimeters from the areola; flat, which are basically what they sound like; puffy, which are the same as flat but the areola is raised; and inverted, which are sort of like dimples.
7. Men have nipples because all embryos initially have female parts.
8. BREASTS ARE GLANDS.
Beneath the fleshy mound that we think of as a breast is the less glamorously named mammary gland, a complex network of fat cells and tubes that are capable of producing milk for babies.
9. Gaining weight can make your boobs larger.
And if you lose weight? You might notice that your breasts shrink. But this isn’t the same for every woman since some women have denser breasts with less fatty tissue.
Other factors: Pregnancy, breast-feeding, menopause, birth control pills, and even sex can cause your breasts to swell. Your breasts can also grow as much as a full cup size during your menstrual cycle. However, days after your period, your hormone levels drop and your bustline is at its smallest. Thanks, hormones!
10. Sagging is inevitable.
Unless you have corrective surgery, getting older means your breasts will sag over time. Other culprits include gravity, smoking, and sleeping. In fact, if you’re a stomach sleeper, you might consider changing positions. Some reports show that sleeping on your stomach can actually change the shape of your breasts.
11. When you exercise, your boobs move around.
12. We are the only primates with permanent breasts.
As humans, we grow breasts before puberty even starts, and they continue growing and changing throughout our lives. (They get larger especially during menstruation and when we are pregnant.) However, other primates’ breasts grow only when they’re breastfeeding.
13. In most women, the left breast is usually slightly larger than the right. Very few women have perfectly symmetrical breasts.
14. Breasts normally grow for about two to four years after a girl gets her first period.
15. Breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer for women. Lung cancer is the first.
16. Men can get breast cancer too.
17. Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by watching their weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol intake, and avoiding or limiting menopausal hormone replacement therapy.
18. One in eight women will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer.
19. There are several medical terms for breast. Mamm-o as in mammography; mast-o as in mastectomy; maz-o as in “amazon, ” which means “without a breast,” like the Amazon female warriors of Brazil who legendarily cut off their breasts for improved ability to shoot their bows.
20. There are many different types of breast cancer. Certain drugs that treat one type of cancer do not work with others.
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