Why do males have breasts?

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Why do males have breasts?
« on: 24/04/2007 20:29:44 »
What are the point in them? I understand for females [:P], but why us males?
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« Reply #1 on: 24/04/2007 20:44:30 »
This has been asked a few times my young blokey matey chum...I think I even asked it once !!..but here's a thread from three years ago until some specific answers display themselves !

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=105.0
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« Reply #2 on: 24/04/2007 20:47:10 »
Hmm. Hi Neil and thanks! [;)]

So, maybe quite a while back, we did produce milk for our babies?
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« Reply #3 on: 24/04/2007 20:47:25 »
But, we now regard us "men" as too "manly" to do such jobs? [:P]
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« Reply #4 on: 24/04/2007 20:52:38 »
I don't think we have the biology (pending a female hormone overload !!..Please confirm peeps)

though,,I'd be happy to breast feed if I could !
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« Reply #5 on: 24/04/2007 20:53:18 »
..LOL..! Why Neil..? To receive pleasure? [;D]
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Why do males have breasts?
« Reply #6 on: 24/04/2007 20:56:47 »
Do you mean breasts, or nipples?

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« Reply #7 on: 24/04/2007 20:59:59 »
Nipples, breasts. Tomato, tomayto. Potato, potarto
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« Reply #8 on: 24/04/2007 21:16:17 »
Nipples, breasts. Tomato, tomayto. Potato, potarto

I think  McSeany (he of the clan McSean from Seany McSean Land ) probably means the whole mammary section including the nipples....don't cha Seany McSean ?
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« Reply #9 on: 24/04/2007 21:17:49 »
Yes. Neil understands me [;)]
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« Reply #10 on: 24/04/2007 21:26:31 »
The point is that there is no clear functional reason why females should have enlarged breasts, except as a display of sexuality; whereas the nipples, and mammary gland, clearly do have a functional purpose for females.

With males, the vestage of a nipple was probably simply a byproduct that the foetus starts growing as a female before it suddenly realises that some of these embryos are meant to be males - by that time, it may have gone too far not to leave a vestigial nipple upon the male.
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« Reply #11 on: 24/04/2007 22:11:47 »
Georges wonderful post has highlighted the point I raised in a query a short while ago HERE
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« Reply #12 on: 25/04/2007 15:45:01 »
Some men actually do have breasts, try googling "gynecomastia".

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« Reply #13 on: 25/04/2007 15:59:00 »
Some men actually do have breasts, try googling "gynecomastia".

WOW !!..I did !!..THANK YOU....and they even secrete milk !!
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« Reply #14 on: 25/04/2007 18:37:08 »
What are the point in them? I understand for females [:P], but why us males?
Because we would look damn stupid without them ,nipple's that is.

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« Reply #15 on: 25/04/2007 20:30:10 »
Ukmicky.. We might not, if we never had them. [;)]
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