We’re all pretty familiar with our breasts – the size, the feel, how much they are drooping, which bra we need to wear with which outfit – but how familiar are you with your nipples?
There are 8 different types of nipples considered “normal” and Seventeen magazine has illustrated each of them in order to encourage all women to become familiar with their breasts, every single part of them.
Facebook doesn’t allowed breasts on the site so a man’s breasts were used to demonstrate an effective breast self-exam. Article continues after this video.
As we all know, the single most effective way of detecting the early stages of breast cancer is for us to regularly examine our breasts, noting any changes to our breasts and the tissue under our arms, however we often forget to keep an eye on our nipples.
1. Protruding nipples are raised and point outwards. For those of us without any discernible nipples to speak of you can buy those stick on ones.
2. Flat nipples don't have any raised part and blend into the areola but can be stimulated to protrude if needed.