I think the tweezer comments are illuminating. Based on what I know about normal patterns of variation in human hair growth, I don’t think the hair itself is at all remarkable. However, the women I’ve known have all been diligent (or even crazed) about yanking unwanted hairs out (wherever found) the minute they sprout.
Way back when in college, I had a sweet little girl friend with a sweet face, sweet blonde hair, sweet small breasts and hair on her nipples. It never became an issue. either for me or for her, but remained a sweet curiosity. Love says: so what?
I dated a girl in college for more than a year who had hair around her nipples. Hers were fewer in number than this picture, but each was a little thicker and longer. She was very self conscious about them and usually wore a tee shirt during sex. She said that tweezing them was too painful.
I think the 6 women I’ve been with all had hair growing on their nipples, though most of them shaved or plucked ’em off…
…which made me very happy. It can be awkward to suggest to a partner that she do something about body hair, but my 2 cents is that if you have hair growing there, check in with your partner as to whether it’s a turn off or not.
I have no doubt that woman have similar peeves of which men should be equally courteous.
I think it’s becoming clear that the reality is not rare; what’s rare is models / photographers / publishers who are willing to break with social conventions demanding that they display to the world only the socially-expected Platonic ideal of the hairless female nipple.
I hesitate to weigh in on this one, because I’d have to go way out on a limb that (due to political correctness) someone’s liable to saw off while I’m on the wrong side of the cut… However, I think most women would like to know that GENERALLY speaking (There are always exceptions, variety being the spice of life…) the majority of men are most likely to find them attractive when they exagerate the qualities that make them naturally differ from the male. Granted, some men may find the female bigfoot, with her fully hairy breasts, wildly sexually stimulating, most guys will (consciously or not) go for the characteristics of newly sexually maturing female. In this case, that would be hairless breasts or breasts with fine and/or lightly colored “fuzz”. It’s science… evolution pure and simple, though pornographers and artists may intuitively or anecdotally chose to portray the hairless breast. Men (Again I’m speaking in generalities…) are wired to desire young women who are not likely to already have children by another male, and therefore are attracted to younger LOOKING women by and large. This is rarely a purely conscious choice. If you have prominent breast hair ladies, I’m therefore betting most men will be off-put by it, and will prefer that you pluck it (…in secret. It’s most effective if men believe it’s your natural state, just as heavy makeup can also be off-putting) Sorry, please don’t kill the messenger…
I don’t know about that “men are hardwired to…” stuff. It’s a pretty general rule that men will find young, beautiful, feminine women attractive; but the ideas of beauty and femininity are not set. In some cultures, I have no doubt that female body hair is considered wildly attractive.
Perhaps my issue with “wired to” statements is that they generally are only used as hard-and-fast rules for men, and are excuses for pretty terrible behaviors, like rape, infidelity where otherwise is expected, homophobia, blatant sexism, etc.
As for the picture, it’s a lovely picture of a lovely breast that happens to have hair on it. I like nipple hairs (to an extent) on men, why not on women?
As the owner of one hairy nipple, I applaud you for showing one off in your blog. Oddly, blokes tend to notice the five hairs on the one which is present reather than the smudge of scar tissue which lives where the other one used to be.
I knew a woman with a decent amount of hair around each nipple,,, she was more worried about it than I was, they were fun to suck on and lick and I think she felt she had to “make up for it” in other ways and she was great with what she did.
I have long thick hair alll over my entire breast area as well as my stomach and shoulders. I also have a beard which I shave every morning. Twice. Just so I can apply 2 layers of foundation on so I don’t look like a boy. I hate being a hairy girl. I feel like a freak. I wish I was rich to have a skin graft or surgery or something. I’m tired of hiding.
My wife had hairy nipples and we both did not like it. She got it taken off of her own choice by laser hair removal. Generally if a woman has hairy nipples they have more body hair than others. I worked with a girl that had a triangular hairy patch on her chest. (more than I could grow at the time) and found it a big turn off. To me personally hair = man. Sorry its just how I feel.
Love them. My first gfs had them and now I miss them so much on other women. In general I do like women who are a little hairy here and there. It builds complicity, they have more testosterone and so more aggressive in bed, they are earthy, they have shadows, they are real, they have details that differentiate them. Again, I love them. and that photo in particular is really pretty because the breast is so developed, very feminine yet you have the contrast of something coarse and strong. She’s an animal (in a good sensual way! :)
My nipples look like this, and I have always been embarrassed about them, even though my boyfriend says he finds my breasts and nipples very attractive. I did not agree with him, and usually wear a t-shirt or bra during sex.
However, after reading people’s comments about how attractive and pleasing this image is, I feel a LOT better about my furry nipples. Thanks, guys. :)
My nipples look exactly like this. The trail under my belly button does too. I tweeze them usually, but it does hurt and sometimes red spots happen. I feel like women’s breasts shouldn’t look like this only because all the images we do see are of smooth, hairless ones. It has become a part of my grooming now, like plucking my eyebrows. I’m very self-conscious about it but it’s nice to read the comments of those who enjoy it.
Very intelligent comments here. I happen to be a big fan of natural women. I think the percentage of women with breast hair are fairly small based on my fairly extensive personal research. ONe of the last possibilities for fairly hairy women except for maybe a stray hair or 3. I agree with Dr Whiplash on his overall assessment that the vast majority of men want women as womanlike and unlike men as our media portrays them. I do think that Gillette has won the war , though men lusted for and fulfilled their sexual longings with women for millions of years before shaving started in the 20’s. Your pit hair turns me off would have been an unthinkable statement. Oh well, count me as a fan of natural women. I don’t confuse them with men at all.
I never will understand this peoccupation with always bucking what is natural. I have been with several woman who had hairy nipples,it’s no different than on a man. I think it has kind of a sexy uniqueness that i found very sexy.