As a paraphiliabreast fetishism also known as mastofactbreast partialismor mazophilia  is a highly atypical sexual interest focused on female breasts see partialism. Scientists have hypothesized that non- paraphilic sexual attraction to breasts is the result of their function as a secondary sex characteristic. For instance, zoologist and ethologist Desmond Morris theorizes that cleavage is a sexual signal that imitates the image of the cleft between the buttockswhich according to Morris in The Naked Ape is also unique to humans, other primates as a rule having much flatter buttocks.
Ptosis or sagging of the female breast is a natural consequence of aging. The rate at which a woman's breasts drop and the degree of ptosis depends on many factors. The key factors influencing breast ptosis over a woman's lifetime are cigarette smoking, her number of pregnanciesgravityhigher body mass indexlarger bra cup size, and significant weight change.
The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which, in females, milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts to feed an infant. The nipple is surrounded by the areolawhich is often a darker color than the surrounding skin. Nipple or teat can also be used to describe the flexible mouthpiece of a baby bottle.
Toplessness refers to the state in which a woman's breastsincluding her areola and nipplesare exposed, especially in a public place or in a visual medium. The male equivalent is barechestednessalso commonly called shirtlessness. Exposed breasts were and are normal in many indigenous societies. However, developed countries have social norms around female modestyoften enforced by legal statutesthat require women to cover their breasts in public.
Breast engorgement occurs in the mammary glands due to expansion and pressure exerted by the synthesis and storage of breast milk. It is also a main factor in altering the ability of the infant to latch-on. Engorgement changes the shape and curvature of the nipple region by making the breast inflexible, flat, hard, and swollen.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month BCAMalso referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month NBCAMis an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesitylack of physical exercise, drinking alcoholhormone replacement therapy during menopauseionizing radiationearly age at first menstruationhaving children late or not at all, older age, prior history of breast cancer, and family history. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial.
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