Men's nipples, on average, are just as sensitive as women's on average. So if being erogenous was a factor in obscuring them, men should have to cover theirs too. And only in highly industrialized countries and only for a few centuries have
Men's nipples, on average, are just as sensitive as women's on average. So if being erogenous was a factor in obscuring them, men should have to cover theirs too. And only in highly industrialized countries and only for a few centuries have the time line for breast feeding been reduced that far. In most of the world and for most of human existence, humans have breast fed their off spring for a minimum of 3 years and up to 6 or 7. (And breasts are their for feeding, any sexual pleasure derived from them are merely a perk biologically.)
(This part isn't part of the argument, but a good and interesting lesson in why breasts are awesome for anyone that has them or loves them.) Why? Because breast milk is awesome. 1. It's free. And most of the world isn't as well off as the U.S. 2. It provides absolute complete nutrition for the young and they can live solely off breast milk for years. So in countries that are impoverished or are going through a famine, they only have to feed the mother in order to nutritionally support her AND her young kids. 3. Doesn't require sterilized water as formula does which also leaves third world countries to relying on what's biologically given to them. 4. During the first few days after birth, the "milk" is more clear and is called "colostrum" which provides newborns with antibodies to help prevent, or fight, infections because newborns aren't producing their own yet and depend on their mother for it.
Breasts are awesome.
Speaking of, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Is everyone doing their personal monthly checks? And people over the age of 35 or with high risk family history getting their mammograms?
And to the men: It's not just for the ladies! Though only 2% of cases of breast cancer are male, about 300 men die every year for undiagnosed breast cancer. And alcoholics, or those with a history, are at higher risk because cirrhosis of the liver can result in higher levels of estrogen.
This has been a friendly EF public service announncement.