The Wonderful World Of The Male Nipple

The Wonderful World of the Male Nipple gay nipple cripple

Well here’s a topic that isn’t chatted about often. The male nipple being twisted by random strangers in clubs or work is a surprisingly common occurrence. The more you play with nipples, the bigger they can grow.

So why do people do this? Is it sexual, do they want to get down? Are they just playing around? A relic from childhood or just can’t resist touching headlights?

The deadly ‘Nipple Cripple’

As young schoolboys, we’ve all had the dreaded ‘nipple cripple’. (For those of you that haven’t, it’s the act of twisting on the nipple very painfully) But how many of you guys still have random strangers lightly touching your nipples to this day just out in a bar?

Doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, male headlights protruding through your shirt is an open invitation.

It seems straight men tweak them in greeting or ‘hey’.

Even girls get into the fun and tweak guys’ erect nipples.

Imagine if guys tweaked random girls’ nipples? A bit of a double standard, ay?

So, I wondered if girls tweak each other’s nipples, and from a random survey of women in some of the local bars, it appears almost hands-down or should I say ‘off’ – no!

For many guys, it’s an erogenous zone.

Straight girls have worked out their boyfriends love having them played with, while us gay guys were on to that for a while.

Nipple rings add to their sensitivity but do erect nipples mean someone’s excited? Not necessarily.

They may just be cold or the effect of the sun beating on it or rubbing clothes or…
Hmmm, does the size of your areola (look it up) have a bearing on whether nipples are more sensitive?

Not really, it’s not the size that matters, it’s the nerve endings that count.

Talking about size, the more you play with nipples, the bigger they can grow.

In fact, they can grow as much as 2 cm! People who use clothespins know this, in their quest to get to that edge between pain and extreme pleasure.

Here’s some more male nipple fodder that will add to your conversations…

  • Men have nipples because when we’re conceived we don’t have a gender – Your nipples came before your penis.
  • Some guys talk about the size of their nipples- (usually when drunk) ‘Did you see Todd’s nipples they’re smaller than a 5 cent piece’, anything bigger than a 20 cent piece on a guy may mean a T-shirt at the beach.
  • Joggers’ nipples can affect the way they run – Some men get nipple chaffing, the worst type of chaff known to man. Perhaps, this is why there are so many shirtless marathon runners.
  • It really hurts to get nipples waxed
  • Guys care what their boobs look like too
  • In some cases of extreme stress, men can lactate too!
  • Nipple tassels are not cool on dudes
  • Some men have a third nipple! 12.5% of people have a third nipple; supposedly, Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark) is one of them.
  • Some men have inverted nipples. If you lived in the middle ages and had a third nipple, you were considered a witch and burned at the stake. The third nipple was what the devil or an imp would use to suck the blood out of the witch (obviously).
  • Some areolas are hairy – even women’s

Wait there is more on the Male Nipple!

  • Just because they are erect doesn’t mean we’re aroused – Nipples can become hard due to sexual stimulation, but they can also harden due to cold temperatures.
  • Some martial arts fighters grab their own nipples before their match to taunt their opponents
  • Showing some nip at the gym is bad etiquette – In some gyms, it’s considered extremely rude to have your nipples show while you’re working out.
  • The distance between men’s nipples is 27.9 centimetres – Don’t believe everything on the Internet
  • Mammillaphobia is the fear of nipples.
  • Male rats and mice have hormones that suppress nipple growth.
  • During puberty, males’ nipples sometimes grow – Some guys have enough estrogen flowing through them, that their nipples become puffy and female-like. This chemical imbalance eventually evens out.
  • Take care of your nipples – Men can get breast cancer too. If you have a persistent itch, pain, or just aren’t comfortable with your nipples consult your doctor immediately!
  • Most men like having their nipples played with.


A group called Milkmen are fathers that breastfeed – ewww!

Here’s their website if you don’t believe me. Read on fathers who breastfeed.

So why do random people touch male headlights? Your guess is as good as mine.

Ah… The Wonderful World of the Male Nipple.

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  1. Brian K Parmley
    13 August 2021

    Can I make my nipples more sensitive? if so how?

    • Mac
      7 August 2022

      Yes, you can. Start slow with nipple suction cups if you have flat nipples. Use regularly nipple clamps that are adjustable to your comfort. I put them on for 30 minutes at a time. Larger and more sensitive too.

  2. David Gibson
    21 February 2022


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