Interesting Facts

Upcoming Shows

Why Men Have Nipples

There seems to be no logical answer behind this as women are the ones who nurture their babies with the milk from their breasts. Then, why do men have nipples on their bodies.
Study about this has shown that initially all embryos have a female template and therefore the nipples is one of the things that are developed in the embryo before the X or Y chromosome is decided. This is the main reason why men as well as women have nipples on their bodies.

The nipples in a man have no function as such. Though, due to hormonal imbalance in a man the nipples can grow to become more prominent.

Therefore, the development of nipples is because of early development in the embryo and that is when it does not matter whether it is going to be a baby boy or girl. So, men are left with mammary tissue though only a little bit of it.

The flip side of this is that the breast tissue in men can go on to develop into breast cancer and other concerns just like as in women. They have the same nipples as in women but only the size and function differs. Array

Rate: Rate with 1 Rate with 2 Rate with 3 Rate with 4Rate with 5 (3.04) People Facts Category | Review this Fact

DJ Fat Steve
As oddly as it sounds, could it be possible that the male nipple encouraged the pascifier? What if our cave-aged ancestors believed in giving the woman a break to suckle the teet for NO milk...?

It's not as far-fetched as it sounds, unless your brain is stuck in 2013.

-DJ Fat Steve
Google Me ;)
DJ Fat Steve at 09:50PM, Oct 1st 2013.
nics facts....
bhawana at 11:29PM, Jun 13th 2013.
Monique Mckenzie
i find this very interesting and it shows the power our bodies hae as human beings.

*Thumbs up*
Monique Mckenzie at 09:53AM, Apr 28th 2013.
ya its ok now that i think about it!
heather at 09:35AM, Mar 14th 2013.
ewwwwwwwwwwwww thats naste
heather at 09:32AM, Mar 14th 2013.
Ivan Vasilyevich
Very interesting.
Ivan Vasilyevich at 08:37AM, Dec 6th 2012.
nice, i like nipples
Savannah at 09:59AM, Dec 3rd 2012.
eee at 04:08PM, Nov 11th 2012.

Review this fact (we will never share your email):

Comments script