Self, Sex

What Is Nipple Tinting And How Does It Work?

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is my nipple color normal

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to breasts Are your boobs the right size? Do you need an underwire to support your breasts or should you avoid wearing an underwire all together? Are natural breasts prettier than boobs that have been surgically enhanced?


A lot of boob talk focuses on the heft of our boobage — cleavage — that sensual roundness of our breasts in all of their glorious entirety. There's even talk about whether or not it's proper to show a little cleavage when breastfeeding a baby in public.

But we've been missing out on a crucial sector of the boobs debate: nipples.


How dare we neglect this body part, so rich with opportunity for awkward self-consciousness!? 

If you've ever looked in the mirror and wondered if your nipples were too round, or tiny. Maybe you've worried that your areolas or too dark.

In fact, there's a lot of trends when it comes to the nipple debate, and the size of a woman's nipple is just one of them. 

According to The Faster Times, women in Japan have expressed displeasure with the color of their nipples, claiming that darker brown nipples are unappealing, while perfectly pink ones are ... cute.


The piece goes on to say that, "there's a belief in Japan that pink nipples denote purity, while brown ones ... don't."

And so, women have turned to beauty products — such as Virgin Pink and Pink Cream — to turn their nipples pink. 


What the what!? 

Sigh. I'm too busy worrying about my underarm fat and my large feet to worry about my nipples!

Speaking of nipples, why is it considered so obscene when the outline of a woman's nips is visible through her top? Wouldn't it be great if women who hate wearing bras could go bra-less without worrying about what people think?



On a more serious note, I was already horrified by products like the Neckline Slimmer, which invite women to hate yet another part of their bodies.

The proliferation of skin lightening creams just adds to this. After all, how much of an impact does nipple color (and neck fat, for that matter) really make when it comes to male attraction?

And who the heck wants to be with a man who cares about nipple color (or neck fat) anyway? 

It would be nice if women were given permission to accept all parts of their body — no matter what color, shape or size it comes in.

No one wants to subject themselves to an intense, unusual beauty regimen on a day-to-day basis. And as far as men goes, why should nipple color really matter?