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I have puffy and inverted nipples and i am so self conscious of them i have not shown them to anybody. I am even too shy to talk about them to my parents. I have also avoided anything sexual with guys because i am afraid ofbeing rejected because of them. Is this normal and what can i do to fix them?
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It sounds like you're saying your areolas (the skin just around the nipple) is puffy-- and that's a normal part of breast development for many women. For some people, the puffiness may decrease with age or change due to pregnancy/breastfeeding, but in some women, they keep that general shape. That, as well as having inverted nipples, is totally normal, and there is no need or readily-available method to change them.

There is no reason to be ashamed, either. I've read around the site that, statistically, a greater number of people have inverted nipples than the number of people that have freckles. Besides that, a partner who is truly worth your time is not going to "reject" you for the appearance of your breasts.

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Well, Im not sure how your nipple could be 'inverted' because inverted means upside down, nor do I know if your nipple being 'puffy' is normal. If you find out that its not normal, you should possibly check with your doctor or gyno.

However, if it is normal and your nipple is just different from that of most girls, I wouldnt be ashamed of it. I have a friend who accidentally shaved half her nipple off by a freak accident when she was shaving her legs. So now, she has one and a half nipples, and although I dont agree with her being sexually active with the current douche bag she is with, she is sexually active. You should love your body no matter what; you're only going to get one. [Smile]

Plus, if you find someone who truly loves you for you and isnt just trying to get into your pants, I dont think he will mind. But if you just want to start having sex, just to have sex, and youre going to have to worry that much about your appearance, I suggest you remain unsexually active until you feel more at ease without yourself. (or if you want to have sex that bad, have sex with your shirt on; I have a few friends who have done this, for the sake of not being caught though) >]

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(Typical, as Horizon said, inverted nipples are quite normal. It's when the nipple seems to point inward towards the center of the breast rather than standing out. And I shaved off a huge chunk of my nipple while shaving too- I still love myself and my appearance whether I'm sexually active or not! [Smile] )


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Heh, well I have one inverted nipple, and one 'normal'. My mother had both inverted until she started breastfeeding, and I bet if you asked around loads of other girls here'd be in the same boat.

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Thanks for the support, i have always felt like i was the only person in this situation, its reasurring to know that there is no real probem with my body (just a lack in self confidence), and it is reasurring to know that there are other girls who are in the same boat as me.
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I don't have inverted nipples, but I do have a third nipple and was very worried about showing them to anyone. Before I've shown them to a partner I've told them, mostly so I don't have a "whats this" moment. No partner has ever said anything negative, or really anything at all about it. But I should probably stop talking about my self--Inverted nipples are super duper common, and a future partner probably won't care one bit!
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