Have questions you need to get off your, uh, chest? You’re not alone! Girls everywhere are baffled by their breasts. And whether you’re wondering if yours will ever grow or if they’ll ever stop growing, we’ve reached out to experts to get the full scoop on your boobs. Here’s what’s normal and what’s not about your girls.
My nipples don’t stick out
Between 2 and 10 percent of women have flat or inverted nipples that retract into their breasts instead of pointing out. In some cases, they can pop out temporarily, while some hide out full-time. For many people, the nipples will work themselves out during puberty. And even if that doesn’t happen—no worries! Just like having an innie belly button, innie nipples are perfectly healthy.
My nipples are gigantic
There’s no normal size for your nipples or areola so love the ones you’ve got! If you’re self-conscious when they show through your t-shirt or bathing suit, a little extra padding or a harder-cupped bra should do the trick.
My breasts are far apart
Widely separated breasts are just another normal part of your growth. “They do tend to fill out and get closer together as they become more developed,” said Dr. McCoy. Can’t wait that long? A good push-up bra can create cleavage.
girls are different sizes
Almost everyone has a little extra on one side or the other, and for some of us, it’s more pronounced. No worries with some bra magic you can look perfectly symmetrical. Just take the removable padding out of the cup on your larger breast and double up on your smaller breast. “That’s how I was able to disguise it,” said Luciani, who grew up with two very different sized boobs. “It’s normal.”
There’s hair on my nipple
Spotting some stray hair? Nothing to worry about! “Girls who have darker or coarser hair will often see hair growth around the areola,” said Dr. Carolyn Geanacou, a family doctor in San Diego. Just remember: pluck, don’t shave. The last thing you want is boob stubble!
My boobs are really hard
The hardness or density of breasts is different for everything. “It’s affected by genetics, body weight and age,” said Dr. Geanacou. Since younger girls tend to have firmer, denser breasts, this is totally normal.
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