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Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Breasts

Lakshmi Devan
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Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Breasts

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Languages around the world have different names for it – nwaan/dyoos (Arabic), tieten (Dutch), dodo (Filipino), tzi-tzi (Hebrew), tzatze (Romanian), and naaas (Somali)...but the breasts remain a thing of beauty, regardless of shape, size, or colour.

What do you know about boobies other than the fact that men, women, and children, all seem to absolutely adore them? I think breasts are God’s best creation. I can talk for the ladies, and I’d like to state that we love to jiggle them, flaunt them, talk about them, and in my case, talk to them (that’s a long story). They’re called fun bags for a reason.

Here are some fun facts about breasts that many of you may not be aware of:

In most women, the left breast is usually slightly larger than the right – Very few women have perfectly symmetrical breasts. A slight difference in size — up to 20 per cent — between the right and left breast is normal. Sudden changes are not, though, and are reason to talk to your doctor.

Breasts normally grow for about 2-4 years after a girl gets her first period – 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 bust line is at its smallest. Et tu, hormones?

Sagging is inevitable – Unless you have corrective surgery, getting older means your breasts will sag over time. Other culprits include gravity, smoking, and sleeping on your stomach (which reports suggest could also change the shape of your breasts).

Men have nipples and breasts because all foetuses are female at first – Yes, you read that right. Every foetus starts as female, and it isn’t until 6 weeks that testosterone starts to take hold. But even before

that 6-week mark, nipples and breasts are already part of the body.

Having a third nipple isn't uncommon – Actually, about 6 per cent of the population has a third (or more) nipple with extra breast tissue. These extra breasts can even lactate and become sensitive during menstruation. We could definitely use some more sensitivity in the world!

Mark Wahlberg and Harry Styles are also a part of the triple nipple (or more) club – Harry actually has four, and is very happy to show them off.  Adding to the list are proud ladies, Lily Allen and Tilda Swinton.

There are not 1, not 2, but 4 types of nipples! – Namely: protruding, flat, puffy, and inverted, all of which are normal.

Facts About Breasts

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the woman with the largest natural breasts in the world wears a size 52I bra. And they weigh almost 100 pounds – Wow!

Scientists are clueless about why human females have full breasts all the time Primates have full breasts only when they’re breastfeeding, and then they quickly go back to normal. But human breasts appear full even when we’re not breastfeeding. There are a bunch of theories, including one about how our full breasts are similar to the round and bright red butt cheeks of our ape ancestors. Some say full breasts are tools of deception that convey that you’re ready to bear children and thus, attract mates. Geez, I guess a woman’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.

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