|NO! I clearly said "chest!" Who screwed this up? Huh? Oh, crap, that's me. Image source...posted sheepishly.|
"You could have just said 'milk,'" I respond. But also, it's for the same reason women don't have to build sponges into their bras, because you have to provoke lactation. For women, pregnancy generally takes care of the provocation, but for men, in cases of male lactation the provocation is as follows:
"Cuddling and spending time with babies has been shown to increase the amount of prolactin in dads' bloodstreams, while tamping down on testosterone levels. Combine that hormonal reaction with the physical stimulus of a suckling infant, and a male breast could very well yield milk."
~Quote from How Stuff Works (they vet their info, it's not a bunch of semi-believable Wiki nonsense)
Now that we know this, it's only a matter of time before men turn milk shooting out of their nipples into a sport. Also, how long into an equal split of breast feeding duties until the La Leche League is rendered obsolete? Not because "men can do it now" but because the sexualization of nipples that leads men to feel uncomfortable with public displays of lady-nips melts away as nipples of both genders serve the same purpose? It would create a shift in perception nipples that would either lead to an acceptance of mass toplessness or create a demand of society-wide nipple-pasties.
|It could have been a GIF. Yeah, this isn't weird enough, someone made it a GIF. Source.|