Both Men and Women Can Have Extra Nipples
Having only two nipples may be the “norm,” but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of people out there with more than that! 1 in 18 men and 1 in 50 women have an extra nipple or two. It’s a condition called Polythelia and it’s nothing to be concerned about.
Nipplegasms Are a Real Thing
As in, orgasms triggered by your nipples. Seriously. Practice makes perfect!
The Bra As You Know It Is Pretty New
Mary Phelps Jacob received a patent for the “backless brassiere” in 1914, but Ida Rosenthal and her husband William, founders of Maidenform, created the bra with its current sizing standards in the 1920s.
Squeezing Breasts May Prevent Cancer
Good news for men – you may actually be saving the life of your significant other by continuously grabbing her breasts. According to the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, squeezing breasts can prevent cancer. Apparently mechanical forces and applying physical pressure on the breasts can stop the rapid growth of cancer and prevent out of control cells from turning malignant.
The Girls Aren’t Always Identical
In fact, one breast is usually about a fifth of a cup size larger than the other, on average, according to the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams.
Breast Augmentation Is (Still) in High Demand
It was the top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. About 286,000 patients had their breasts done last year—although that’s down seven percent from 2011.
Women Are Buying Bigger Bras
The average woman says she now wears a 34DD-sized bra, according to data from lingerie retailer Intimacy. That’s up from a 34B 20 years ago! (To put that into perspective, that’s the same band measurement, but about three inches bigger around the fullest part of the chest.)
…But You’re Still Probably Wearing the Wrong Size
About 85 percent of women are, according to Intimacy data. So grab some measuring tape to figure out your correct size, or get a bra fitting with an expert.
Breasts Are The First Things A Man Looks At
SURPRISE! Dudes look at boobs. I think everyone already knows this. Studies show that breasts are the first thing a man looks at when he looks at a woman and they are also the things men look at the longest. But I guess it’s a positive for them, since studies also show that when guys look at boobs, they become happier.
Most Women Aren’t Happy with Their Breasts
Seventy percent are down on their girls, according to research published in the International Journal of Sexual Health. Of course, most men had no complaints. Play up your décolletage so you feel amazing about it.
Breast Action Turns You On
Eighty-two percent of women say boob-play gets them aroused (or more aroused than when the girls don’t get any action), according to a 2006 study.
It’s Normal for Them to Hurt While Exercising
In fact, almost one in three marathon runners experiences breast pain, according to a recent study out of the United Kingdom.
After All, Breasts Can Move A Lot
So get this: When you run, the twins do, too—in a sort of figure-eight shape. And they can travel up to eight inches, according to research out of the U.K. All the more reason to wear a supportive sports bra!
Bras Accelerate Sagging?
According to a French study conducted over 15 years on women aged between 18-35, wearing a bra is completely useless for women and may actually cause more harm than good. The study claimed that those women who did not wear a bra actually benefited long term, as they were able to develop more muscle tissue, which provided natural support.