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Nipples

The mammary glands (mammae) are the approximately 15 to 20 mammary glands that are located in each human breast. They form the prerequisite for the production of milk and end with their milk ducts in the nipple. The glands are embedded in fatty tissue and produce breast milk as a result of increased hormone levels of prolactin during pregnancy. They form during puberty (thelarche) due to hormonal influence from the sebaceous gland tissue and regress somewhat after the menopause. Both female and male nipples can have different sizes, shapes and colours.

Nipples develop at an early stage of embryonic development. In men, however, they have no other function apart from their function (the same in both sexes) as an individually very erogenous zone. However, it is repeatedly reported that in individual cases men were also capable of breastfeeding. For example, Alexander von Humboldt reported in 1799 about a Venezuelan peasant who breastfed his child for months after the death of his wife. Today, this ability can be artificially induced by adding hormones. Charles Darwin speculated in his work The Origin of Species that in early mammals both parents could breastfeed. However, this could neither be proven nor disproven.

The nipple is surrounded by a pigmented areola, in which numerous sebaceous and scent glands end. It reacts very strongly to irritation by touch or cold and is therefore also considered an erogenous zone. The strong irritability makes it easier for the infant to find it during breastfeeding because it erects in response. This erection (erection) of the nipple is not caused by erectile tissue, but by a contraction of the smooth muscles controlled by the autonomic nervous system. It bears more resemblance to the erection of hair follicles than to an erection of the genitals; it is caused by the same reflex of the hair follicle muscle that causes goose bumps. Nipple erection can be a reaction to a cold stimulus or touch in both men and women. It can also be caused by sexual arousal (in both sexes) and by breastfeeding a baby. In both cases, the erection is caused by the release of oxytocin.
  





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Update: Sun, 13.12.2020



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