Test Your Boob IQ With This Quiz


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1. Which of these will
not affect the size of your breasts?


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Correct!

Wrong!

Boob size is not affected by caffeine!


Sorry, but drinking a cup of coffee won’t have any effect
on breast size! Whether you’re an A cup or a D cup mostly
comes down to genetics and overall body size, an expert

previously told BuzzFeed Health. And since breasts
contain a lot of fatty tissue, their size tends to
increase and decrease when you gain and lose weight —
though everyone is a little different when it comes to
weight changes. Birth control can also cause changes in
breast size for some people, depending on which kind you
take and how sensitive you are to the hormones. But when
it comes to pumping your body with caffeine, breast size
will stay the same.

2. True or false: most
boobs are identical and symmetrical.


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Correct!

Wrong!

This is false!


Actually, most boobs aren’t perfectly symmetrical, so it’s
totally normal if your breasts are different sizes or
shapes, an expert
previously told BuzzFeed Health. Your boobs can vary
as much as a cup size! Whatever size/shape/color your
boobs are, they’re awesome!

3. Which of the
following can cause boob pain?


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Correct!

Wrong!

All of the above can cause boob pain!


Boob pain is most often
caused by hormones — like the normal fluctuation of
hormones during your menstrual cycle, hormonal changes
during pregnancy, or a sensitivity to the estrogen in
birth control pills. But boob pain can also be caused by
a lot of movement, especially with an unsupportive bra.
Interestingly, caffeine can also make your breasts more
sensitive, particularly in people with fibrocystic breast
changes.

4. Is it possible to
have an orgasm from nipple stimulation — or, a nipplegasm?


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Correct!

Wrong!

Yes, nipplegasms are real!


You can definitely orgasm from boob play! “Some people do
experience orgasm from nipple stimulation alone,” Debby
Herbenick, PhD, author of
The Coregasm Workout, previously told
BuzzFeed Life. “It’s rare, but it happens.”

5. True or false:
cisgender men can get breast cancer.


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Correct!

Wrong!

This is true!


Actually, anyone with
breast tissue can develop breast cancer. According to
the
American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women will get
some form of breast cancer at some point in life, while
the rate for cisgender men is about 1 in 1,000 — so it’s
about 100 times less common. Male breasts are very
similar to female breasts, but they typically have more
fatty tissue than connective tissue because they’re
producing less estrogen. There aren’t statistics
available yet for the prevalence of breast cancer in
transgender individuals, but it’s important to remember
that anyone is at risk.

6. True or false:
Going on hormonal birth control will automatically increase
your breast size.


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Correct!

Wrong!

This is false!


Some people who go on hormonal birth control may notice
that their breasts do increase in size, while others may
notice no change at all and their size stays the same, an
expert
previously told BuzzFeed Health. Again, it mostly
depends on your weight, genetics, and how sensitive you
are to the effects of the hormones in your birth control.

7. Breast density is
the relative amount of ________ to ________?


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Functioning tissue to fatty tissue

Breast skin to fatty tissue

Functioning tissue to lobules

Breast volume to circumfrence

Correct!

Wrong!

It’s the relative amount of functioning tissue to fatty
tissue!


Maybe you’ve heard of some breasts being more dense than
others. If your breasts have a greater density, this just means that
there’s more functioning tissue (like milk ducts,
lobules, and connective tissue) than fatty tissue. In
some women, breasts become less dense with age. Dense
breasts are pretty common and not an abnormal thing. But
there’s no way to know your breast density without a
mammogram — so your doctor should tell you if you have
them!

8. What are the
muscles behind the breasts called?


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Correct!

Wrong!

The pectoralis muscles are behind the breasts!


The pectoralis major is the layer of muscle between the
breast and the chest wall — also known as “pecs.” The
female breast itself does not have any muscles.

9. Can a woman still
breastfeed after getting breast implants?


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Correct!

Wrong!

Yes, it’s possible to breastfeed with implants!


During most breast augmentation surgeries, the
implant is actually placed between your chest wall and
your breast, and those pectoralis muscles we mentioned
before act as a barrier. The incision is typically done
under the breast instead of cutting away the nipple. This
way, the implant doesn’t interfere with the breast ducts
or mammary glands, which produce and carry the milk out
of the nipple. However, if the breast augmentation does
involve a nipple incision, this can cut and kill the
nerves which trigger milk flow during nursing. However,
this is less common; most breast augmentation surgeries
done today will allow for breastfeeding in the future.

10. Let’s go over some
anatomy: What is number 3 pointing to?


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J. Lynch / Wikicommons / Morgoth66 / commons.wikimedia.org

Correct!

Wrong!

These are the lobules!


The lobules of the breast are a bunch of glands that hold
tiny sacs that produce milk, clustered together so they
look like a bunch of grapes. The breast has millions of
lobules, and these are drained of milk during
breastfeeding.

11. What is number 5
called?


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J. Lynch / Wikicommons / Morgoth66 / commons.wikimedia.org

Correct!

Wrong!

This is the areola!


The areola is the dark pigmented circle of skin around the
nipple on the center of the breast. The skin in this area
is thicker and sturdier than the rest of the delicate
breast skin to help prevent tears, cracking, and
infections, especially during breastfeeding. They usually
get bigger and darker during puberty and pregnancy in
women. Areolas come in all different sizes, shapes, and
colors — and they’re all beautiful!

12. Can you name the
structure that number 6 is pointing to?


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J. Lynch / Wikicommons / Morgoth66 / commons.wikimedia.org

Correct!

Wrong!

These are the lactiferous ducts!


The lactiferous ducts carry milk from the full lobules to
the nipple during breastfeeding. They are the connection
between the inner glands of the breast and the external
opening of the nipple. These can also occasionally become
clogged and infected, causing inflammation of the mammary
glands (mastitis) in the breast.

13. What is number 7
pointing to?


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J. Lynch / Wikicommons / Morgoth66 / commons.wikimedia.org

Correct!

Wrong!

This is the fatty tissue!


The space around the lobules and ducts is filled with fatty
tissue, which includes fat, connective tissue, and
ligaments. Fatty tissue grows during puberty to increase
the size of the breasts. And this tissue is actually
sensitive to changes in hormones, which is why breasts can
change in size during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
The amount of fatty tissue varies greatly in each woman,
but all breast sizes are beautiful!

Test Your Boob IQ With This Quiz
You are a noob when it comes to boobs!

So you don’t know much about boobs, but it’s OK, nobody’s
perfect. And as you just learned, the breasts are WAY more
complicated than they look. You might want to keep studying and
use the answers in this quiz to give yourself a breast
knowledge enhancement.


You are a noob when it comes to boobs!

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Your boob knowledge is pretty impressive.

Good job! You know a lot about boobs and what’s inside of them.
You might want to study boobs a little more if you want to gain
expert status, but you should be proud of the size of your
breast knowledge!


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YOU ARE A BREAST EXPERT! A BREASTPERT!

CONGRATS! You are basically a genius when it comes to boobs —
either you’ve spent a lot of time around boobs or you’re a
health professional. Either way, WERK that boob knowledge! Go
you!


YOU ARE A BREAST EXPERT! A BREASTPERT!

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