'Breasts are like fingerprints - never the same as
anyone else's, which is also true of the size and colour
of their nipples. No two breasts are exactly the same
- each is unique.'
The main purpose of breasts is to produce
milk. The breast is a mound of tissue composed of fat,
glands, blood vessels, milk ducts, connective tissue
and sensory nerves. The breast glands drain into a collecting
system of ducts that drain through the base of the nipple
surface. The darker skin that surrounds the nipple is
called the areola. Both the areola and the nipple contain
The nipple may stick out, be flat or inverted.
The size can vary from being the size of a 10p piece
to the size of a CD - all of these are perfectly normal.
The breasts are one of woman's most sensitive
erogenous zones. When directly stimulated they can become
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