This blog is by people with breasts, for people with breasts. This blog is inclusive of all people with breasts, regardless of gender. It celebrates the beautiful diversity of breasts, of all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and races. Breasts are such an important and integral part of what makes us feel beautiful and sexual. By showing how all breasts are different, and uniquely special, we will be able to challenge the beliefs around what makes breasts beautiful. There is no single standard for breast beauty! By sharing photos we are demonstrating how every breast is different, and in turn, we will be able to help people with breasts feel better about themselves, improve self-esteem, and show that yes, you are normal.
NOTE: This blog shows photos depicting nudity in a non-sexual setting, and contains written content with adult themes. Photo submissions showing nudity are to be from people 18+ only.
I’m assuming you’re not nursing at the moment. Crusty stuff on your nipples is dried discharge. Mostly nipple discharge is normal and isn’t anything to worry about, especially if it’s happening with both nipples.
It could be caused by a number of things, including an infection, cysts in the breasts, non-cancerous tumors, as well as certain medications, consuming high amounts of caffeine, smoking and hormone therapy.
Discharge, especially if it’s bloody or brown (from dried blood), can be a sign of a serious condition though.
For now don’t pick at it, especially if it makes your nipples bleed, and wash your nipples in the shower. And if you’re not breastfeeding or pregnant, then you probably should see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Haha you’re a rare gem then! How awesome, and what a wonderful combination :) Well not that there’s anything wrong with having the outline of nipples visible through clothing or swimwear, but I accept your point.
Men aren’t being invited to comment on women’s bodies. Actually the way I was proposing it wouldn’t allow that to happen. Any comments received would be:
(a) vetted and moderated by me,
(b) would not be specific to any one post, person or contributor, rather would be general feedback and words of support, and
(c) as I originally said, would follow the approach taken on the Male Comments page on Large Labia Project, where comments are posted on a separate page away from people’s timelines / dashboards.
Comments on individual posts are permanently disabled so there won’t be any “rating” going on. People are free to “like” though. Unfortunately reblogging is an intrinsic feature of Tumblr which I can’t turn off, but people leaving unsavoury comments when reblogging end up blocked. But that’s not the issue.
I’m talking about cis guys sending me submissions or “asking questions” with messages of support. Only those would be published.
As for any sense of entitlement, well you may be onto something there. But while I believe that in an ideal world we don’t need to rely on the opinion of someone else, of any gender, for personal validation, the everyday reality for many people is that they feel they need it. The number of times I’m asked by insecure people whether their boyfriends will like “this”, or whether some guy they like would prefer “that”, leads me to believe a more practical approach will be helpful, alongside the idealistic message that it’s best to just be yourself without the need to please anyone else.
Many people come to this site to ask “am I normal?” and all I can offer is empirical facts (where available) and my opinion. Who’s to say that my opinion is better than anyone else’s? (other than me of course lol). My view of feminism is not anti-male. It’s just a desire to not be treated like shit. Having someone of any gender take the time to say “hey, you’re ok” is pretty worthwhile in my book.
Hi, well I guess it’s something that you’re going to have to learn to live. They are your breasts and you’ve got them for life, so it’s a good idea to try to make peace with them. A way to start is to establish exactly why you have such a problem with them, not just “I don’t like them” but really delve into why. Then ask yourself where those those feelings or thoughts came from, and whether they are fair (to you), based on rational thinking, and have any validity at all. You might find that thinking objectively about it can help to change how you feel.
How do you feel about other people’s inverted nipples? Is it any different to how you feel about yourself?
FYI around 10% of people have inverted nipples, and upwards of 50% have flat or shy nipples. Compare that to people who have red hair, which is around 2% of the human population, and you can start to put it into perspective.
Here are the posts that ave been tagged with “inverted nipples" and some of my thoughts on the subject. And for those who think they are unattractive I always come back to thinking about Dutch supermodel Lara Stone, who is gorgeous, successful, and unashamedly has inverted nipples.
My sites are inclusive. The only people excluded are cisgender males.
Our Breasts blog is by, and for, people with breasts. It is not for cisgender males.
This is something I have on a separate page on the Large Labia Project. Tell me what you think about doing the same on Our Breasts
Only people with breasts please respond - no cisgender males thank you.
Thanks for your input, which I’ll include with the rest of the comments I’ve received, and I’ll make a decision soon.
Cool, thanks for your adding your vioce :) Emma
I’m running annual surveys into your breasts and labia - size, shape, appearance and your feelings about them. I use the results of these to help answer the questions I’m asked every day, essentially “am I normal?”
The surveys ask you to take physical measurements with a ruler, and answer questions about your breasts and vulvar appearance, sexuality, and feelings about these parts of your body.
Please allow yourself around 30 minutes to complete each survey, and be sure to do this where you will have the comfort and privacy to be naked.
You can do the surveys completely anonymously.
These surveys are inclusive and all people with breasts and labia are eligible to participate. No cisgender males though please.
There is so little research about breasts and especially vulva, so please help me build up some objective knowledge about our breasts and genitals. Everything learned will help to support people who feel insecure about their bodies, and you may learn something about yourself too.