Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

23 Facts About Boobs That You Didn’t Know… But Absolutely Need To.

Whether you're a man or a woman, the existence of breasts isn't exactly a mystery -- they're more a fact of life that we all have a chance to interact with in some capacity or another. However, what is surprising is how two mounds of rounded flesh could hold so many secrets: This list is a compilation of those secrets, and we'll bet you never knew that boobs could be so interesting.

These 23 facts about breasts range from the scientific to the downright bizarre, and many of them will surprise you. If you've ever wondered where you're allowed to walk around topless, or just how big the average nipple actually is, look no further: We've got a solid handful of answers below.

#1. Regular breast massages may help prevent cancer, according to one study. According to the research, massaging the breasts can stimulate normal cell growth and reproduction.

Regular breast massages may help prevent cancer, according to one study. According to the research, massaging the breasts can stimulate normal cell growth and reproduction.

#2. Bras don't necessarily prevent sagging breasts: Studies have shown that bras have more positive effects on neck and back alignment.

#3. Massaging a breast or nipple releases oxytocin to the brain, the same chemical that's released when you're hugged.

#4. 2-6% of women and 1-3% of men have a third or fourth supernumerary or "extra" nipple.

#5. The average erect nipple is about the same size of five stacked quarters.

#6. Your nipples can leak fluid, even if you’re not breastfeeding.

Your nipples can leak fluid, even if you’re not breastfeeding.

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