Women's Nipples: Innies, Outies and Hairy, Too
What to do and when not to worry about changes in your nipples Just as all breasts are different, so are all women's nipples. Women's nipples come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and all sorts of degrees of sensitivity. Some girls' nipples stick out when they're cold or when they're aroused; other girls' don't. If yours do, and this bothers you, you can choose to wear a bra with a little bit of padding. Some girls are born with what are called inverted or retracted nipples. Inverted nipples are like innie belly buttons: they stick inward instead of outward. Inverted nipples are totally normal. Only if adult women nipples have previously been outties turn inward should she be concerned and see her doctor. If this happens during puberty, however, it's normal, but let mom know what's going on. Some girls also have dark hair around the nipple, in the area called the areola. This hair can be trimmed with scissors, done away with through electrolysis or left alone. Tweezing is not a good solution because it can lead to ingrown hairs or infections.
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