Our culture has a fascination with the female breast that can seem a bit unhealthy at times. Other times, the fascination is exactly that because it’s quite the interesting part of the body. There are a ton of different facts that you probably didn’t know about these mammaries. You owe it to yourself to learn all you can about this part of the human body, if for no other reason is that you can be quite the winner at your favorite dinner parties. Granted, you’ll want to make sure you don’t bring up some of these facts in the wrong context or someone just might think you were hitting on them. Without further ado, check out our list of 10 facts about boobs that you didn’t know but but need to know and let us know if you actually did know any of these.
Third Nipple Facts
2 to 6 percent of woman and 1 to 3 percent of men have a third nipple. This can appear in any number of different places on the body, including the foot.
Breast Milk Is Sweeter Than Cow Milk
There are some people who have tasted it and think human breast milk tastes a bit like a sweet cantaloupe.
Breasts Are Not The Exact Same Size
Most women report they can actually tell the difference in size between their boobs. They often say the difference is quite noticeable to them.
Bra Size Matters
Studies show 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size. This can lead to problems such as back pain and even indigestion.
Coffee Can Make Nipples More Sensitive
One study says one of the effects of caffeine is that it can lead to more sensitive nipples.
Cigarettes and Saggy Boobs
Cigarettes have all kinds of negative effects on the body. One we don’t hear much about is they can cause saggier breasts than people who don’t smoke. This is because chemicals in the smokes break down elastin.
Studying the Breast
In China and a few other countries in the world, you can actually get a degree in bra studies.
Nipples Can Leak Fluid Even If You’re Not Nursing
Some people get worried when their nipples leak fluid and they haven’t been breastfeeding. For the most part this is normal, though if the fluid appears to be blood it might be time to see a doctor.
Breast Massages For Health
Studies show that regular breast massages can prevent cancer. The massage stimulates normal cellular growth as opposed to cancer cell growth.
Those breast massages can also make you feel good. The act releases something called oxytocin. This is the same chemical that is released when we hug.