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Do You Know Anything About Nipples, Or Not?

Test your nipple know-how.

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  1. 1. True or false?

    ImageDB / Thinkstock / Getty
    ImageDB / Thinkstock / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's rare, but it can definitely happen for some lucky people, BuzzFeed Life previously reported.

  2. 2. True or false?

    Thomas Lieser / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: onkel_wart
    Thomas Lieser / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: onkel_wart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Some studies have shown that the tops or sides or bottoms of the breast can be more sensitive for some people, BuzzFeed Life previously reported.

  3. 3.

    Jo Andre Johansen / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: joandrejohansen
    Jo Andre Johansen / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: joandrejohansen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They're also called areolar glands. They're named after William Montgomery, who described them in a scientific paper in 1837. And here's a fun fact: It's not totally clear WHY they exist. Read more about that here.

  4. 4. True or false?

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    Brandy / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: vibrant_art
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, it's true!

  5. 5. True or false?

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    Purestock / Thinkstock / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    “In general, it’s a huge misconception [that implants make it hard to breastfeed],” Elisa Port, M.D., chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, told BuzzFeed Life for a previous story. “In general the implant usually goes behind the breast, and even sometimes behind the muscle behind the breast. So it should not interfere with the ability to breastfeed.”

  6. 6.

    mafleen / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: mafleen
    mafleen / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: mafleen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    BuzzFeed Life previously interviewed Elayne Angel, a piercing professional and author of The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing. “There’s some differences in the healing time between male and female nipple piercings,” Angel told BuzzFeed Life. “Female nipples have more function and can take longer to heal. For men it typically takes three to four months or so, and for women six months or longer.”

  7. 7. True or false?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Actually, nipple piercings can close up in very little time, even if you’ve had them pierced for years, Angel told Buzzfeed Life. “My suggestion is that if you’ve pierced your nipples and you like them, you should never take the jewelry out unless you’re changing jewelry,” she said.

  8. 8.

    Trevor Coultart / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: coultart
    Trevor Coultart / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: coultart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    “It’s important for people to know — and especially people with smaller nipples — nipple piercing can result in permanent development in the area,” Angel told BuzzFeed Life. Regarding pregnancy, your nipples and areolae grow in size and change colors (thanks a lot, hormones!). And when you’re aroused, your nipples may become erect and your areolae can swell also. Gluten, however, shouldn’t do a damn thing to your nips.

  9. 9.

    Nick Kenrick / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: zedzap
    Nick Kenrick / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: zedzap
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    As BuzzFeed Life previously reported: “Extra nipples (called supernumerary nipples) typically develop along two 'milk lines' that run from your armpit through your normal nipples and down your sides to the groin. Those milk lines typically disappear in the womb… but for some people they don’t. Extra nips can often be mistaken for moles.”

  10. 10.

    J J / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: tattoodjay
    J J / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: tattoodjay
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    For example, Harry Styles has four nipples. The more you know!

Do You Know Anything About Nipples, Or Not?

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First the bad news: You don't seem to know very much about nipples. Not very much at all. Now some good news: They're really fun to study up on. Check out 29 Things You Never Knew About Nipples to see what we mean.

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