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Wine's avatar

Is it okay to put tape on your nipples?

Asked by Wine (636points) December 25th, 2012

I was asking a friend of mine how she hides hers at the gym because usually my sports bras aren’t enough. Apparently she just tapes them down with scotch tape. Are there any negative side effects to this?

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JLeslie's avatar

If she doesn’t get irritated it is probably ok. There are “petals” sold to wear when going braless with a dress that stick over the nipples. There are large bandaids that could be used that would have the cushion over the nipple and the tape on the regular breast tissue. There are many sports bras that are double fabric or bra tops that are thick cotton that should hide them fairly well without using adhesive on them. Do you have permanently hard/erect nipples?

Also, large fabric and sewing shops sell underarm covers and bras to sew into dresses, they might have some sort of thing or peice of fabric you can sew into your sports bras.

bossob's avatar

Only if there are no stray hairs in the area.

But it begs the question: why do you want to hide the best part?

PeppermintBiscuit's avatar

Definitely go with the petals that JLeslie mentioned. They’re just like a thin band-aid, shaped especially to cover the nipple. If you really don’t want to buy any, I suggest an actual band-aid, if you have one large enough, though the edges might show through the fabric of your shirt.

cookieman's avatar

Do you have permanently hard/erect nipples?

Follow-up question of the year.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Why hide them at all? You’re at the gym – who cares?

I’d say scotch tape would be fine. Petals would be better. Or you can wear two sports bras.

bookish1's avatar

Why wouldn’t it be ok? It’s just tape. You’ll be fine. You’d be surprised at the locations some people put tape on their bodies…

Coloma's avatar

The worst that can happen is they might get a little irritated.
Personally I think it’s more fun to put Scotch tape on cats feet. lol

Shippy's avatar

I’d leave them as they are, makes things more interesting loll.

mazingerz88's avatar

As long as it is in the shape of an X. : )

JLeslie's avatar

@cookieman That’s a real thing. Some women have very large nipples, or nipples that are always erect. They specifically buy bras that conceal it.

Unbroken's avatar

Whats wrong with consistently hard nipples? When your new bro in law points them out. Turns out that its his sense of humor but awkward… But a gym I wouldn’t care.

Oh so if they are ultra sensitive this will either hurt or feel great.

gondwanalon's avatar

She might try “Runners Nipple Protectors” by Nipguards. They work for me. I use them when I jog long distances to keep my nipples from being rubbed raw and even bleed.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

Yes there is a negative side effect to this. Your gym class doesn’t get to see your nipple silhouette. sad, sad


JLeslie's avatar

All the men who joke about it, or are so jazzed by seeing it, are the very reason women have to worry about it.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@JLeslie I’m just trying to have a little fun. This is the social, not the general page after all.

JLeslie's avatar

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal It just hit me the wrong way. I am always up for a dirty joke or too. But, the OP is serious about wanting to hide her nipples. I understand you didn’t have bad intentions, but I think men have no idea how comments sometimes hit women, especially young women. I don’t know how old the OP is. When I was a teen when a girls nipples were erect from being cold, or just happened to be, there always had to be some boy saying, “cold?” It’s a annoying.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@JLeslie I’m sure it is annoying. By the way what does “OP” stand for?

JLeslie's avatar

Original Poster.

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