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Why Men Have Nipples
It's left over from early fetal development - at a certain point we were just a fetus with an undetermined gender, and then a flood of hormones came along in utero and told us what gender we were going to be. Nipples are a leftover from that time. Men do have mammary tissue, anyway. Just a tiny, tiny bit of it.

During conception, each fertilized egg starts out with an X chromosome (from the mother) and an X or Y chromosome from the father, which determines their gender. XX will be a female, and XY will be a male. During fetal development, what started out as an undetermined gender gets developed during the fetal stage into a male or a female.

Additional facts
  • Most young men grow some breast tissue at puberty which then subsides and there is a fairly common condition called gynecomastia where men grow breasts. This can be treated very successfully by surgery.
  • Men can also get Breast cancer which tends to get worse much more quickly than in a woman, so any man past puberty who notices any abnormality, or lumps in their breast tissue, should see a doctor immediately.
  • Men have nipples because we all were conceived gender neutral. Somewhere during fetal development we develop into a female or a male. You may notice male and female have all the same "bits" but they differ in size and function. The clitoris for example is the female counterpart to the penis........ovaries to gonads ........and nipples either sit on a pair of breasts or for the male are just there. Also, early embryonic tissue that turns into the uterus in females turns into the prostate gland in males.

An Inconvenient (maybe) Truth
Male humans can and do produce milk, i.e., they can lactate. Male breasts contain all the structures needed to produce milk.
Further, it is not uncommon to observe lactation in both male and female infants, due to the stimulation they receive from their mother's hormones.
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So we can tap our fingers on them while we sing. :)

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Why do gay men have big nipples?

Most gay men enjoying having their nipples pinched, sucked, bite on while having sex. Overtime their nipples will become more erect and grow in size. A: What rubbish! Gay men's nipples are just the same as any man's.

Do men have to have nipples like if a man doesn't have a that weird?

Men don't "have to," but it is weird if he does not because EVERYONE, men & women, have nipples.

Can men be born without nipples?

No, you must not forget that only Hawaiian men with out penises can have have large breast but no nipples

Are there different nipples in men?

Yes we all have different nipples. Some people have traffic cone nipples, quarter nipples, dime nipples, and many many more :)

How men can have bigger nipples?

Pump them up

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Are hairy nipples normal?

Yes hairy nipples are normal for Men... but for girls they usually dont grow hair around the nipples.

Why do girls have to cover their nipples when guys don't?

the pervs of the world find woman nipples sexual but not men.

Do men prefer big small dark or pink nipples?

Men loved to see, touch, lick nipples. Pink nipples look fresh and young, dark nipples look exotic and sexy. When men have sex it's arousing to have a pair of great boobs in their face. The color and size - to each his own. Personally - small, black nipples, i.e. on a beautiful latina :P

Why do men have nipples when they dont need them?

its because when you are a zygote then you can either be a boy or a girl so the nipples develop anyway

What do men use nipples for?

Nothing it's just how where would be weird of we didn't have nipples

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Are men or women's nipples more sensitive?

Men and women have the same number of nerve endings in their nipples, and they are both connected to the same brain region. One might argue that a man's is more sensitive because on average men have smaller nipples, but generally speaking they feel the same.

Why do women have big nipples on small breast?

Nipples come in all sizes; men's nipples also can range from very small to very large.

Do men or women have more nerve endings in their nipples?

Men and women have the same number of nerve endings in their nipples, and they are both connected to the same brain region. One might argue that a man's is more sensitive because on average men have smaller nipples, but generally speaking they feel the same.

Do women like men with hairy nipples?

Shaved obvs, hairy nipples look like spiders like bevans

Do women have nipples?

Both men and women.

Why men suck the nipples?

it stimulates women

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Can you get an STD on your nipples?

Both herpes and syphilis, spread by skin-to-skin contact, can infect the nipples of men and women.

Can women be born without nipples?

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What is the most common answer to the question why do men have nipples?

Men have nipples because the gender of a baby is not determined at the earliest point of conception. When a baby becomes male they still have the nipples left over and simply grow less breast tissue than females. This will be the most common answer.

Does anyone like large nipples on men?

No one does they want a soft looking nipple but big chest but small nipples

Do men have nerves in their nipples?

Oh yeah......yes we do

Why do men have hair on their nipples?

Yes. We are mammals. That happens.