When I was a kid entering puberty, I got breasts before any of my friends did. Other than my mother, I had no one to compare my rack to, and so, I kind of just assumed that all breasts and their nipple companions were pretty much the same shape, size and colors, and that mine were probably par for the course. It wasn't until I watched "Braveheart" of all things and saw naked female breasts on the big screen for the first time that I realized breasts were all different, and mine might not be exactly what Hollywood had in mind for its leading ladies. I've got big breasts and I cannot lie. I know this because I buy almost all of my bras from the UK, where they provide more stylish, sexy options for the bigger busted gal.
Which naturally left me asking, "Why are my nipples so big?"
We all have them, regardless of sex. But with breasts having been sexualised in women long ago, females are more typically ready to scrutinise the appearance of them. But whether you class yourself as having big nipples or small ones; bumpy ones or hairy ones, it's important to remember they're normal. And they're absolutely fine as they are. Aesthetics , tells Cosmopolitan. As a result of this self-imposed pressure to conform, Dr Dirk says that a large element of his work is now "educating patients about what is normal". And that's what this is all about. These changes, he explains, are "often due to shifting hormone levels in the body, such as those that take place during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding ahead of lactation.
Let's get one thing straight: boobs are boobs. They can be round or flat, plump or small, pointy or saggy, wide-set or forward-facing. And did you know there are eight different types of nipples? That's right. And what's crazy is that the world expects all our boobs to be the same, to fit into some "perfect" mold — which usually includes a form-fitting bra. Seriously, is there anything really wrong with going commando? The amazing, Jennifer Lawrence once said : "I never leave my house. Then I don't have to put a bra on and I don't have to change my pants. It's time to change the perception that women can't rock a braless outfit. Because we so can.
If you've ever thought your nipples looked kind of unusual, you're definitely not alone. It's pretty common for women to worry about their breast health, as well as whether or not everything looks as it "should. Since they come in all shapes and sizes, it's pretty likely your nipples are totally normal — and healthy — just as as they are. Whether you have extra long nipples, or ones that are pushed inward otherwise known as "inverted" , it's all well within normal range. You should, however, note any changes in your nipples or breasts, especially if they're sudden.