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People Can’t Believe This Photo Of Female Milk Glands Is Real
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People Can’t Believe This Photo Of Female Milk Glands Is Real

The human being is an extraordinary creature, and many of us are often left surprised after learning amazing facts about our bodies. For example, did you know our brains have a memory capacity that is equivalent to more than 4 terabytes on a hard drive? Or that the human eye can distinguish 10 million different colors? What’s amazing about human anatomy is the absolute perfection and balance that every one of us carries. Even though you might now like a few things about yourself, there are thousands of cool things your body does that you should be proud of.

Recently, one Twitter user shared an interesting photo of a female muscle system

While most of us have seen how the male muscle system looks, the image of the female anatomy, namely milk ducts, is not so popular. So there’s no surprise that this cool photo quickly went viral receiving over 43 thousand retweets but apart from educating many of us on a woman’s breast anatomy, the image also left many wondering how is it possible that most of us have never seen it before.

People had really mixed emotions about the image, some thought it’s absolutely beautiful

The image sparked a great discussion online whether the musculature image is absolutely beautiful and shows the perfection of a woman’s body or it’s just simply terrifying and quite disturbing.

Others felt disturbed by the image

Despite literally having flower breasts, it is proven that women also are better at recalling things from the past and live longer than men not only because they lead a healthier lifestyle but also because a woman’s body is naturally better at fighting diseases. So even though you might not enjoy the imagery of your milk ducts, there are plenty of other things to be proud of about your body.

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Miklós Nagy
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3 years ago

Does it shows anything beside the low quality of education system?

Daria B
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3 years ago

Good point, but I see it shows way more. For centuries we've been basing the human body on males. Thus medical pictures mostly feature males because it has been unfairly considered exclusively erotic to show a naked woman's body (only classical artists could get away with it because, you know the reputation of artists, different creatures). As a result, everything - education, medicine fitness, clothes, grammar etc. has been shaped and adjusted to the male, while the women's bodies and entities were held as an everlasting mystery, or plain shameful. This is why there's so many dangerously ignorant people when it comes to the topic, and regardless of gender too. We need more female and mixed up examples to normalise the beautiful variety of the human race.

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Mae
Community Member
3 years ago

So that explains those little beany things you can feel in there, who knew 😂 *grabs boobs and continues investigating* 😅

Person2638
Community Member
3 years ago

That's exactly what I did lol

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KCanadian
Community Member
3 years ago

First off let me just say that I think this is very interesting and should be shown to women as it is an important part of their anatomy and I believe it is beautiful. With that being said, milk ducts are not part of the female muscular system. Perhaps this is why you've never seen this as part of an image of the female muscular system. In fact there are no muscles in the breast at all. This is very cool but factually incorrect. Should it be shown? Yes. Should it be shown as the female muscular system? No.

Dan Heffley
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3 years ago

Not ENTIRELY true...the areolas are comprised of smooth muscle tissue https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-60925-6_7 Also, it doesn't look like that because there is a large proportion of fat in a typical breast. But, this is cool as hell to see.

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
3 years ago

Does it shows anything beside the low quality of education system?

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Good point, but I see it shows way more. For centuries we've been basing the human body on males. Thus medical pictures mostly feature males because it has been unfairly considered exclusively erotic to show a naked woman's body (only classical artists could get away with it because, you know the reputation of artists, different creatures). As a result, everything - education, medicine fitness, clothes, grammar etc. has been shaped and adjusted to the male, while the women's bodies and entities were held as an everlasting mystery, or plain shameful. This is why there's so many dangerously ignorant people when it comes to the topic, and regardless of gender too. We need more female and mixed up examples to normalise the beautiful variety of the human race.

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Mae
Community Member
3 years ago

So that explains those little beany things you can feel in there, who knew 😂 *grabs boobs and continues investigating* 😅

Person2638
Community Member
3 years ago

That's exactly what I did lol

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KCanadian
Community Member
3 years ago

First off let me just say that I think this is very interesting and should be shown to women as it is an important part of their anatomy and I believe it is beautiful. With that being said, milk ducts are not part of the female muscular system. Perhaps this is why you've never seen this as part of an image of the female muscular system. In fact there are no muscles in the breast at all. This is very cool but factually incorrect. Should it be shown? Yes. Should it be shown as the female muscular system? No.

Dan Heffley
Community Member
3 years ago

Not ENTIRELY true...the areolas are comprised of smooth muscle tissue https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-60925-6_7 Also, it doesn't look like that because there is a large proportion of fat in a typical breast. But, this is cool as hell to see.

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