Originally Posted by Numb_one
Ok so i have quite large nipples & i'm very self conscious of them to be honest. A few different friends/family have commented on them numerous times when i've been changing or if they've caught a glimpse.... which is not very often as i do try to hide them because of this poor self-image! Even my Mum has commented, saying their like cork-screws, (which they're not! i know that..... but it's just an exagerated version of what they ARE). And my sisters have both commented aswell, so how am i suppose to feel?
Looking through photos on the web, there are a few pics with some the same size as mine, but then why do people comment on how big they are & act like they've never seen anything like it before? It just makes me feel horrible, like i'm not normal! I really don't know how to explain it & my husband says they're perfect blah blah blah.... but it doesn't make me feel any better. I feel like he's just saying it cos he 'has' to. It just makes me feel really depressed & i can't talk to anyone about it cos they're either the people that have commented on them or i'm too embarrassed to bring it up with someone else cos i don't feel comfortable enough talking to them about that sort of stuff!
I know & have been told that breasts & nipples all come in different shapes & sizes etc, but then why are mine commented on by just about everyone that sees them, when i've seen pictures of some the same..... so they can't be that weird surely. But it's also tv shows etc that show girls topless that upset me, as they NEVER show any with larger nipples! Just perfect ones!
I'm almost 31 years old, and just finally learned not too long ago that we women judge each other on such things a lot more than men do! In fact another poster has said the same to me about my concerns. I used to constantly worry about my small breasts, ankle scars (long story) and a few other issues, my husband (and even other men I dated before him) have insisted that what we think of as flaws are part of what makes us attractive and unique. Women come in all shapes and sizes and 99.9% of us are what a doctor would consider "normal."
Your husband says they're perfect - and unless you make your living as a topless model, he's the only one that should matter, besides of course yourself.
Same thing with shaving/waxing/etc of the pubic region and what fashions are "in" for the season...I've found that most men are a lot less picky about such things than other women are.