Are my breasts normal?

When I started this company back in 2018, I never realized (or even thought about) how many different types, styles and sizes of breasts there are. I simply accepted the fact that every person on Earth had breasts without giving much thought to them. Now that I have been in business a few years and have seen many thousands of sets of breasts, I am amazed at the differences from person to person and even between the breasts of the same person. Here are a few facts I have learned about nipples: No two nipples are exactly alike (excepting possibly surgically enhanced nipples).

Types of Nipples

Every woman’s nipples are different and there are usually differences between the nipples on the same person. It is common for one to be a bit higher or lower than the other. It is also quite common for one to be slightly off center. Indeed, it is even quite common for there to be differences in shape between them.

Many people confuse the nipple with the areola and use the terms interchangeably. The areola is actually the colored skin around the nipple and ranges in color from light pink to dark brown. The areola usually gets darker after a woman has been pregnant. By contrast, the nipple is the protrusion (or inversion on some breasts) that sticks out (or in). Nipples change shape as they get colder and warmer. When nipples are warm and fully relaxed the areola is much larger and more circular than when they are cold. Pro tip: The best way to take a topless selfie to let your nipples warm up to relax the areola, then fluff your nipples with a bit of stimulation or ice to make just the nipple hard.

Nipple prominence (pointiness) has no relation to sensitivity. There is no scientific evidence that supports the theory that pointy nipples are more sensitive than less prominent ones. Since we are talking about sensitivity, it should be noted that most women have one nipple that is more sensitive than the other. Either the left or the right nipple will be more sensitive to touch. It should also be noted that enhancing your breasts may remove all or partial sensitivity from your nipples.

The bumps on your areolas are common and are called Montgomery’s tubercles. There purpose is to provide lubrication during breast feeding and to keep germs away from the nipple. You do NOT have to be pregnant for these to develop.

I am frequently asked, “Are my nipples normal?” The simple answer is, yes. They may be different than your neighbors, your moms, your grandmothers and even your childrens, but yes, your nipple size and color is normal. (If you experience rapid change in nipple/areola color or colored dicharge from your nipples, you should seek medical attention as it may be an early indicator of breast cancer.)

You should be proud of your nipples because they are a part of what makes you uniquely you.

Do you have more questions related specifically to your nipples? Feel free to email me at: tex@ttrattire.com and I will do my best to answer them.

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