What are breasts?

Breasts are a part of a humans sexual anatomy. Breasts have both functional (breastfeeding) and sexual (pleasure) functions. A breast consists of various different tissues, milk ducts, nipples (at the centre of the areola), areolae (the dark colored area of the skin surrounding the nipple), blood vessels and nerves. Hormones play a major role in the development and prevention for breasts. Certain hormones like estrogen, progesterone and prolactin help in the development of breasts while other hormones like testosterone prevents the growth of breasts.


Sources:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/8330-breast-anatomy

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/anatomy-of-the-breasts

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/multimedia/breast-cancer-early-stage/sls-20076628?s=1

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Areola is the dark region surrounding the nipples. The areola can be small or large, round or oval. It can be of any size and there is nothing wrong with it. The areola can change in shape, size and c

Bartholin's glands are a part of the vulva anatomy. There are located in either end of the vaginal opening to provide lubrication to the vulva and the vagina at the time of intercourse. Sometimes thes

Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the human body for various reasons. It has both physical and psychological effects in the body. The two major responsibility for oxytocin for people with vulva is to