December 21st 2004, 06:49 PM #1
Why did God give nipples to men?750 Words - Private, unfiltered, spontaneous, daily writing
December 21st 2004, 06:57 PM #2
to be fair to womenHave you the brain worms?!
December 21st 2004, 08:53 PM #3
Well, there's a couple of possibilities, and any or all could be the exact reasons God chose to create males with nipples.
One is that they are there for pleasure, as male nipples are often sensitive and used in sexual situations.
The more likely explanation is simply due to design economy. An embryo in its early development develops both male and female duct systems. It is only later that differentiation is expressed from the genes. So the nipples can simply represent an efficient way of designing humans to be readily differentiatied in the early stages of life.
Hope this helps.
December 22nd 2004, 12:35 AM #4
Re: Nipples?Originally posted by MinnesotaHave you the brain worms?!
December 22nd 2004, 01:21 AM #5
Thank you, Minnesota. You rightly point out places where I could be more specific.
For any who might be confused with my comments, I guess I should state clearly that obviously full and complete male and female duct systems do not develop in every embryo. Rather, up until a certain point, a certain amount of "foundational" development for both systems is laid down until the amounts of certain hormones like testosterone begin suppressing one or the other. More detail beyond this is probably better left to fully lifted quotes from a standard textbook.
My apologies for not choosing my words more carefully. Fortunately, the design efficiency is present in the more specific explanation as well.
December 22nd 2004, 11:19 AM #6
One problem present is that the male can lactate. Don't believe me? Just do google "male lactation" or "male breastfeeding" and see what you come up with. In fact, it's a hot topic right now.
Certainly, I'm not for this by any means, but I'm just fleshing out all thoughts on this matter (no pun intended).750 Words - Private, unfiltered, spontaneous, daily writing
August 14th 2005, 09:06 AM #7
Re: Nipples?Originally posted by truthman
:doulos:"Do you serve your name or do you serve mankind?" --Disciple I Just Know
"He is beginning. . .to turn the tin soldier into a live man. The part of you that does not like it is the part that is still tin." -- C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
A little persecution never hurt anyone.
May 14th 2009, 12:24 PM #8
Nipples form before gender is determined
May 20th 2009, 03:39 PM #9
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