Sexual Health and Wellness

THE BREASTS

IMAGE 1: THE BREASTS The Breasts Areola The pigmented surface/area surrounding the nipple.  The areola helps to support the nipple and also contains Montgomery’s glands which help to keep the nipple moisturized during breastfeeding. Nipple The nipple is the most front part of the breast, cone-shaped and surrounded by the areola.  The nipple is the most erogenous region in the breast of most women due to a very large number of nerve endings in the nipple. Lactiferous duct This is the canal carrying milk secreted by the mammary gland to the nipple. Adipose tissue Adipose tissue is the fatty tissue surrounding the mammary gland and covering the pectoral muscles that support the breast. Mammary gland An organ consisting of some 20 glands (lobes) ensuring secretion of milk.