This picture of a woman's milk ducts is going viral and everyone's freaking out
25 April 2019, 16:48 | Updated: 25 April 2019, 17:16
Um, why have we never seen this before!?
We thought that we'd seen everything there is to see when it comes to the human body, but have you actually seen what a woman's milk ducts look like? No? Well, neither have the majority of people on the internet, apparently.
A picture of a woman's muscle structure has gone viral and no-one can quite believe what's hiding beneath a woman's chest.
The diagram was shared on Twitter and the photo shows the milk duct structures below the surface of the skin, which kind of looks like a flower.
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
Sure, we all know why they're there, but not what they look like. The glands produce breast milk and are divided into segments. The narrow tubes carry milk to the nipple, kind of like tiny straws.
People had never imagined that this is what is hiding beneath the skins surface. We're so used to seeing the male muscle anatomy in biology books that a woman's body was baffling.
It's actually kind of cool...
This is what I mean when I say women are of the Earth. Literal flowers in our titties. Divinity. https://t.co/1xkNqe6tx3— ash 𓂀 (@mama_ashley_) April 22, 2019
It sort of looks like...flesh flowers? Terrifying but also kind of beautiful?— Bree (@womanyst) April 22, 2019
why is everyone saying it’s gross, we have literal flowers on our titties that’s so cool— hunny bunny🍯 (@sierrabestill) April 22, 2019
Maybe it’s only freaking people out because it’s not normalized because of the patriarchy showing us a man’s biology in class.— Jasmin J (@meanyqueeny) April 22, 2019
It’s beautiful to me- I breastfed my kids and wow! Those things nourished my babies.— YourFavBlackAuntie (@greendoondoon) April 22, 2019
It shows how often male anatomy is shown vs lack of full representation of women— Tanni Grey-Thompson (@Tanni_GT) April 23, 2019
However, the image unexpectedly triggered some people, who called it "disgusting".
No I really didn't need to see this, hmmm the trauma!— Ms_MashP (@MsMashP) April 22, 2019
If yousins don’t stop posting that milk duct photo, I swear to Christ. Free the nipple, but not that one.— Carrie Kelly (@karolinecelly) April 24, 2019
I DONT WANT BREASTS ANYMORE— FARMING EQUIPMENT UPDATES (@chicknclit) April 23, 2019
having to block the person who posted the milk duct photo because apparently nobody cares about posting body horror stuff to the tl without warnings— nerdy and ✨fabulous✨ (@HooiWanV) April 23, 2019