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In its most general form, a nipple is a structure from which a fluid emanates.  More specifically, it is the projection on the breasts or udder of a mammal by which breast milk is delivered to a mother's young.  In this sense, it is often called a teat, especially when referring to non-humans, and the medical term used to refer to it is papilla.  The rubber mouthpiece of a baby bottle or pacifier may also be referred to as a "nipple" or a "teat".

Duplessis's semi-topless portrait of the Princess of Lamballe dates from 18th Century France
My brains are going out my nipples. —Gina Barberi
The video of 'paranoid' has been censored by MTV.  They took all nipples out of the cartoon, but they had no problem with the scene in which a man cuts off his own arms and legs. —Thom Yorke
Provide a woman with a woman with a rocking chair, and the far-away look of pleasure one often sees among nursing mothers is much closer to the sensual Eve than to the saintly Mary. —Dr. Niles Newton


  • My brains are going out my nipples.
  • Addictions come from shortages in infancy. People try to compensate this way. Alcoholism is generally produced from a shortage in mother's milk. And heroin addiction is usually due to a lack of being, the absence of recognition; the drug fills the emptiness of not being loved.
  • I will now clarify the close connection between breast feeding and intercourse through the following description applicable to both: Tactile stimulation produces an eretion on an erogenous bodily protuberance accompanied by excitation of both participant's genitals. It must be remembered that non-human mammas will not be motivated to breast-feed through an "intellectual appreciation" of its health beefits totheir babies. The female mammal only recognizes that, like intercourse, breast-feeding "feels really good" and thus evolution promotes through sexual pleasure, both habits crucial to survival. It must be recognized that breast feeding, even if considered as "us" sex is primary. It is the first intercourse that any human being experiences!
  • Provide a woman with a woman with a rocking chair, and the far-away look of pleasure one often sees among nursing mothers is much closer to the sensual Eve than to the saintly Mary.
And the erotic feeling is mutual.
As the infant grows older he shows eager body responses to nursing. Rhythmic movements of hands, feet, fingers and toes may occur. The mother's breast may be stroked by the infants hand as he moves. Erection of the penis is common in male babies.
  • Dr. Niles Newton Breastfeeding Is Lovemaking Between Mother & Child By Rasa Von Werder p. 33.
  • The uncoupling of male and female traits occurs if there is selection for it: if the trait is important to the reproductive success of both males and females but the best or "optimal" trait is different for a male and a female.  We would not expect such an uncoupling if the attribute is important in both sexes and the "optimal" value is similar in both sexes, nor would we expect uncoupling to evolve if the attribute is important to one sex but unimportant in the other.  The latter is the case for nipples.  Their advantage in females, in terms of reproductive success, is clear.  But because the genetic "default" is for males and females to share characters, the presence of nipples in males is probably best explained as a genetic correlation that persists through lack of selection against them, rather than selection for them.  Interestingly, though, it could be argued that the occurrence of problems associated with the male nipple, such as carcinoma, constitutes contemporary selection against them.  In a sense, male nipples are analogous to vestigial structures such as the remnants of useless pelvic bones in whales: if they did much harm, they would have disappeared.
  • The video of 'paranoid' has been censored by MTV.  They took all nipples out of the cartoon, but they had no problem with the scene in which a man cuts off his own arms and legs.
  • Have ye beheld (with much delight)
    A red rose peeping through a white?
    Or else a cherry, double grac’d,
    Within a lily centre plac’d?
    Or ever mark’d the pretty beam
    A strawberry shows half-drown’d in cream?
    Or seen rich rubies blushing through
    A pure smooth pearl and orient too?
    So like to this, nay all the rest,
    Is each neat niplet of her breast.
    • Robert Herrick, "Upon the Nipples of Julia’s Breast",
      Hesperides (1648)

Quotes from fiction

  • Frank: I want to see her nipples.
    Censor Lady: But this is a Christmas show.
    Frank: Well, I'm sure Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples!
    Carpenter: You can barely see them nipples.
    Frank: See?  And these guys are really looking!
  • Hannibal Lecter: Toughened your nipples, didn't it?
  • Rene Mosier: And even when we were at my grandmother's funeral when you told most of my relatives that you could see her nipples through her burial dress, I let it slide.
  • Bob Costas: You're excited?  Feel these nipples!
  • Chandler Bing: Can you see my nipples through this shirt?
    Rachel Green: No.  But don't worry, I'm sure they're still there.
  • Phoebe Buffay: I wasn't in love with him, and I was just helping out a friend.
    Monica Geller: Please, when he left town you stayed in your pajamas for a month!  And I saw you eat a cheeseburger.
    [everyone gasps and turns to Pheobe]
    Monica Geller: Well?  Didn't you?
    Phoebe Buffay: I might've...
    Monica Geller: I can't believe you didn't tell me.
    Phoebe Buffay: Oh, come on, like you tell me everything?
    Monica Geller: What have I not told you?
    Phoebe Buffay: [smiling] Oh, I dunno, um, how about the fact that the underwear out there on the telephone pole is yours from when you were having sex with Fun Bobby out on the terrace!
    Monica Geller: What?!  Wait a minute!  Who told you?!
    [everyone's gasped and is running for the window except Chandler.  Monica turns to him]
    Monica Geller: You are dead meat.
    Chandler Bing: I didn't know it was a big secret.
    Monica Geller: [smiles] Oh, it's not big.  Not at all.  Kinda on the same lines as, say, I don't know, having a third nipple!
    [everyone gasps from the window before coming to rush around Chandler]
    Phoebe Buffay: You have a third nipple?
    Chandler Bing: [to Monica] You bitch.
    Ross Geller: Whip it out, whip it out!
    Chandler Bing: Come on, there's nothing to see!  It's just a tiny bump.  It's totally useless!
    Rachel Green: Oh, as, as opposed to your other multi-functional nipples?
    Joey Tribbiani: I can't believe you- you told me it was a nubbin!
    Ross Geller: Joey, what'd you think a nubbin was?
    Joey Tribbiani: I dunno, you see something, you hear a word, I thought that's what it was.
    everyone: Lemme see it!  Show us!  I wanna see!
    Chandler Bing: Joey was in a porno!
    [everyone gasps including Joey, angrily pointing at Chandler]
    Chandler Bing: If I'm going down, I'm taking everybody with me.
  • Chandler Bing: Well, hello!
    Joey Tribbiani: Where've you been?
    Chandler Bing: The doctor.
    Ross Geller: Is everything okay?
    Chandler Bing: Oh, yes.  Just had me a little nubbin-ectomy.  Yep.  Two nipples, no waiting.
    Monica Geller: Wow.  Just like Rachel in high school.
    Rachel Green: What?
    Monica Geller: Come on, I was kidding.  It was such an obvious joke.
    Chandler Bing: That was an obvious joke.  And I didn't think of it.  Why didn't I think of it?  [Points at his chest] The source of all my powers!  Oh, dear, what have I done?
  • [after seeing the news about the heat wave]
    Chris: [about Diane] I think I saw one of her nipples!
    Lois: Chris, that's a terrible word[sarcastically] "Nipple".  I'll chalk that up to the heat, mister.
  • Charlie Tweeder: Ladies, shut up and hold on to your nipples!
  • Nicky: Good luck with the nipple rubbing.
    Nipple Guy: I don't need luck.  I'm good!
    Nicky: I-I can see that.
    Nipple Guy: Ooh!
  • Cooties Spokesman: Cooties will turn your brain into mush (cooties...), your nipples into lips (will...), and your dreams into screams (totally kill you, dude...).
  • German Patient: The nipples of Mother Hope have run dry.
  • Shelley Darlington: The eyes are the nipples of the face.
  • Dean Winchester: I like to think it's because of my perky nipples.
  • Carl: Oh c'mon!  What do I gotta do here?
    John Kruk: Here, take this knife, slice of your nipples, and feed them to the sisters.  Like grapes.
    Carl: All right.  No, I'm not doing that.
    John Kruk: Oh c'mon man.  You know you're drunk.
    Carl: Yeah, I know.  [cuts off his nipples]  It's a good thing too, otherwise I would totally feel this.
    John Kruk: Do you have them?  All right, now take them and throw them in the sewer.
    Carl: I thought that you said—
    John Kruk: You thought what?!  That you're stupid?  You're so stupid!  That's for hitting me with a battery at Shea, you asshole!
    Carl: So, they don't want the nipples?
    John Kruk: Dude, who would want them?  Dogs don't want them.  Okay?
  • Hedonism Bot: It seems Bender hates humans the way I hate having my nipples polished with industrial sand paper.
  • Chris: Why are your nipples poking into me?!
    Meg: Sorry!  That happens when I'm cold.
    Chris: But why are there three of them?!
    Meg: There aren't!  Two of them are moles.
    Chris: Those numbers still don't add up!

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