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ShanEnri's avatar

Why do men have nipples?

Asked by ShanEnri (4419points) July 10th, 2009

I have asked this and benn asked this. Noone seems to know. It is a mystery.

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Deepness's avatar

This question was asked before

ShanEnri's avatar

Oh?! I’m new so I missed that! Sorry!

sandystrachan's avatar

@ShanEnri It happens i have done so a few times myself.

Previous Q’s like this :

And here

SirBailey's avatar

To breastfeed male babies?

ragingloli's avatar

there has been no evolutionary pressure to remove them.

AstroChuck's avatar

Male horses don’t.

Ivan's avatar

Because evolution is true.

cak's avatar

Possibly NSFW I have not read the entire article…I’m mainly posting it for the picture. Move your cursor over the picture, you’ll see what it looks like for a male to not have nipples. I have not viewed the additional pages to this article!

I have no idea, but they might look a little odd without them. No Nipples

MrKnowItAll's avatar

We were given them to prevent Nipple Envy.

shilolo's avatar

Where would my piercings go otherwise?

In all seriousness, to save you time, here is my previous answer to this Q.

filmfann's avatar

Not to mention how convienient it is to be able to call friends on a cold day with your phone still in your shirt pocket.

Facade's avatar

The same reason women have a clitoris, for pleasure ;)

laureth's avatar

Like @Facade, I’ll agree it’s for the same reason that women have what is essentially a tiny little penis analog – but it’s for more than just pleasure. It’s there (and nipples too) because our bodies are built on the same basic model. You can change it a bit with hormones, to give men more muscle or women more subcutaneous fat, but it’s made from the same blueprint – two legs, two eyes, stomach, gall bladder, and, yes, nipples and clits.

SirBailey's avatar

Now if you REALLY want a question, ask yourself “Why do men go crazy for a woman’s nipples, but women don’t go crazy for a man’s?

mally03's avatar

Human embryos start out female, The y chromosome changes it to male. Nipples on a male, are left over from its early development.

filmfann's avatar

@mally03 welcome to fluther. Lurve.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

If you’re asking this question you’re not having the best sex you could be having.

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