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Why Do Men Even Have Nipples?

Asked by BBSDTfamily (6824points) May 15th, 2009

We know why women have them… why do men need them? I’m assuming they develop before the sex of a fetus is determined? If not, then why do they develop at all? Also, am I the only wierdo who has wondered this? :)

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bomyne's avatar

Because male breasts are exactly like female breasts, except that female breasts develop naturally. I read somewhere a few years ago that it is possible to manually develop male breasts and produce milk. You’ll have to do the research yourself as that was a few years and many computers ago.

I’d suggest starting at Wikipedia through. or Google.

shockvalue's avatar

Everyone starts out as a girl. The Y chromosome is a defect. (we’re doomed to extension boys)

oratio's avatar

Well, @shockvalue is correct with the first part “Everyone starts out as a girl” and the last. Extension is what boys do best.

We are the same from the start, and it includes the genitals too. Clitoris, inner and outer labia, the ovaries. They are found in boys as the glans, scrotum and the testicles.

The mans nipples can sometimes produce some clear fluid, but also has potential for fully functional milk production, where there has been men nourishing their child themselves.

They are also an erogenous zone. Some men are very sensitive to stimulation and some have not much feeling at all, and there are quite many women who like to nibble them.

casheroo's avatar

One of the most disturbing things I’ve ever watched (the second video, the youtube one not the one media)

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

Men can actually lactate and breast feed if they need to.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

oop, Cash beat me to it.

Lightlyseared's avatar

So they can get them pierced.

Darwin's avatar

Less complicated to assemble if the parts are similar.

Give a guy enough estrogen and he can breast feed.

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