From being the muse of the male gaze to a symbol of women’s freedom, female breasts have enjoyed their fair share of attention.
While we’re far too familiar with what breasts look like, barely any of us know what boob anatomy really entails. For the uninitiated, like us, Twitter user @lemonadead shared an image of the anatomically accurate muscular structure of the breast — showing milk ducts and everything.
I just realized I never saw a photo of a female muscle system. This is NOT what I imagined milk ducts to look like. pic.twitter.com/GBK6trgXF8— Artist formerly known as Byeonce (@lemonadead) April 21, 2019
While some said they looked like flowers, the reactions were everywhere on the spectrum from intrigued to straight out gagging.
God: why don't we stick some flower looking muscles somewhere…— la flame (@far_raaah) April 23, 2019
Some people were a tad uncomfortable about this.
I DONT WANT BREASTS ANYMORE— FARMING EQUIPMENT UPDATES (@chicknclit) April 23, 2019
At first I thought someone put flowers over boobs because art. Now, it looks like a weird alien creature lives inside my body and I’m terrified.— Amandala What You Must 🤷🏾♀️* (@PearlPillay) April 22, 2019
Woah my trypophobia just popped off please stop— christelle bofale (@bofalebill) April 23, 2019
It vomit worthy— ᴮˡᶦⁿᵏᵘᵖ¹²⁷ (@Blinczen1) April 24, 2019
We aren’t supposed to see this. We weren’t supposed to know.— Azie Dungey (@AzieDee) April 22, 2019
Twitter can stop teaching me new things now— McShortie 🍟 (@its_kajay) April 22, 2019
No I really didn’t need to see this, hmmm the trauma!— Ms_MashP (@MsMashP) April 22, 2019
April 23, 2019
THESE THINGS HAHAHAH pic.twitter.com/ehDfR3tZFh— lol no (@notthateasysis) April 22, 2019
But some had a pretty positive spin on it.
It sort of looks like…flesh flowers? Terrifying but also kind of beautiful?— Bree (@womanyst) April 22, 2019
I felt faint but mesmerized— Jean Webster (@JeanWebster20) April 24, 2019
It’s beautiful to me- I breastfed my kids and wow! Those things nourished my babies.— YourFavBlackAuntie (@greendoondoon) April 22, 2019
I’m trying to understand why ppl don’t wanna see it. Its beautiful. I’m bias bc my wife is currently breastfeeding lol— Sean (@TheSeanMo) April 23, 2019
Beauty. Human engineering. You also know mos that girls are born wth a million eggs, die monthly, when teens come and real ovulation begins – only thens its visible. Eggs keep dying till mid 40s when menopause start – eggs finished.— Ndizeke.Nokuba. Akunankomo. (@ThembaletuMbang) April 22, 2019
Whatever one’s reaction may be, this is what boobs look like on the inside. If you can’t deal with it, tough titties.