To not buy my 11 YO DD pink nips cream?

(100 Posts)
ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 05:45:29

We live in Malaysia and in common with many equatorial countries, pale/white is best.
When we first moved here, we were in the chemist and she showed me a tube of cream to make ones nipples (and presumably areola) pink in line with white western women's.
This morning, she knew I was going to the supermarket and asked me to get her a tube.
She'll be disappointed.

Isildur Thu 10-Jan-13 05:51:20

Ah, your child has inherited your sense of humour?! grin

You will be travelling the world with your own little Daria in tow, and you'll remember 'pink nips cream' as the point where it all began.

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 06:06:06

What is a Daria when it's at home?
It could have been so much worse, there is apparently a product to pinken your flaps.

Isildur Thu 10-Jan-13 06:39:05

Ouch, both of those products sound agonising.

Daria was very cool.

i'm a white western woman and mines are brown...

anyway, it's a shame your DD thinks she needs this stuff- how old is she? (i'm thinking 12/13 ish?)

and it's awful a whole area of people (quite a significant amount) think this stuff is necessary (they must do, otherwise there wouldn't be a market for it) but then, i remember reading somewhere about asian women getting eye surgery to "westernise" the shape.

MammaTJ Thu 10-Jan-13 06:51:17

Glittery, the clue is in the title, the OP's DD is 11. wink


ah of course (not been to bed yet, think that's my cue to go!)

11 seems so young for this sort of pressure sad

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 06:54:31

Daria looks interesting.
IMO, she didn't want to be left out of the special shop I did this morning. I was supposed to buy DH a work shirt and the fish some new gravel <rock 'n' roll>
DHs face was a picture when she asked for it.
I agree that it's tragic, unfortunately there is a call for it, along with another product that's called something like 'return your fanny to virginal state'.

merlottits Thu 10-Jan-13 06:55:32

Call me obtuse but the vast majority of "white western" women's areolas are brown. I know that firstly because I have tits and secondly as a breast cancer nurse specialist I spent my life looking at them (different job now).
Even if they start life pale your first pregnancy puts paid to that.

How sad.

is it like a fashion thing, or is it a male expectancy thing?

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 10-Jan-13 07:00:13

Mine are pink, but if they were brown it wouldn't concern me.

Fascinates me that other countries are desperate to be pale and we're desperate to be orange tanned.

Most odd.

Moominsarehippos Thu 10-Jan-13 07:07:21

I must stare more in the gym changing room now. Can't say I'be noticed before...

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 07:09:21

Not sure TBH. The majority of western models here are pale blondes. I assume that they have pink nips and labia.

Moominsarehippos Thu 10-Jan-13 07:09:53

I look forward to yelling across the room 'you can get a cream for that!'.

Is no-one happy with their hair or colour? Very odd.

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 07:19:45


LoopsInHoops Thu 10-Jan-13 07:22:29

A friend has gained a sort of inverted Flintstones beard, not realising all after shave balm here has whitening in!

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 07:23:44


pigletmania Thu 10-Jan-13 07:24:21

YANBU don't buy her it. Most womens nipples are brown in the west. Mabey f te lady is extremely pale she might have pink nipples

DragonMamma Thu 10-Jan-13 07:31:50

Definitely don't buy her it.

I'm shocked most Western women's are brown. Mine are pink, even after 2 dcs and I thought everybody's were too.

flow4 Thu 10-Jan-13 07:35:35

Tbh, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. confused

HoneyDragon Thu 10-Jan-13 07:38:36

Mine are pink. I always thought I was in the minority and wanted them to go brown as teen.

FellatioNels0n Thu 10-Jan-13 07:39:22

Mine are a pale pinky brown. Hope that helps.

I live in Qatar and I see some shocking thing in chemists. Willy stretchers, fanny shrinkers, tit volumisers, and whiteners for everything.

diddl Thu 10-Jan-13 07:46:41

Mine are brown although I am dark skinned.

Pale skinned daughter´s are pink.

MrsKeithRichards Thu 10-Jan-13 07:50:06

I bought skin whitener thinking it was suntan lotion in Dubai. That was effective!

Mine are pinky brown too and I've got quite olive skin.

fuzzywuzzy Thu 10-Jan-13 08:17:12

There was a thread on here a few years back, where an American website was selling labia pinker(!?) to make ladies fanjos look younger.... Amongst the product description it described the application as 'only stinging for a short while...' shock, caused much hilarity here, especially the customer reviews.

Must go find it.

fuzzywuzzy Thu 10-Jan-13 08:20:02

Found it [ here]].

Dunno whether to laugh or cry at the web page name

fuzzywuzzy Thu 10-Jan-13 08:21:34
fluffyraggies Thu 10-Jan-13 08:28:34

<fishes boob from bra and has a look>
Pink here. I'm white, very slightly olivey toned skin.

Women's boobs and nipples come in a HUGE range of colours and shapes and sizes. No such thing as normal or average. A 'white womans' areola can range from almost chocolate brown to invisible.

Trust me, im a trained bra fitter wink

Bunbaker Thu 10-Jan-13 08:34:22

Well! The things you learn on mumsnet grin

barbiecollector Thu 10-Jan-13 08:35:00

Mine are pink, but I have long wanted them to be tattooed a darker, caramel brown.

It's a funny old world...

NumericalMum Thu 10-Jan-13 08:35:06

Wow. I had no idea I should be self conscious about my nipple colour shock

barbiecollector Thu 10-Jan-13 08:37:12

In my line of work, I see naked women all day. It is quite amazing how many different variations of boobs and fannies there are.

It is also astonishing how many women have had breast reductions.

HoneyDragon Thu 10-Jan-13 08:50:14

Yup, my aerolas in the almost invisible question. It is clearer on the relocated one as there is a light scar from the stitches.

diddl Thu 10-Jan-13 08:51:09

Oh dear God, Fuzzy

I don´t know whether to laugh or cry!

Is my labia darker than it used to be??

No idea as I CBA to lookgrin

milf90 Thu 10-Jan-13 08:53:01

They go brown when preggers usually. Mine are half pink half brown - doh!

Moominsarehippos Thu 10-Jan-13 08:53:06

Fluffy, if you are seeing all sorts oif undercarriages in your job, you're doing it wrong.

'Invisible' a***holes? Well I never... Do they also come in 'guff free'?

MammaTJ Thu 10-Jan-13 08:58:35

Glittery neither have I been to bed yet. Just about to go now after a very long night shift.

TroublesomeEx Thu 10-Jan-13 09:14:46

Wow. Mine are pink.

I'm late 30s and 2 children later and they're still a pale pink - the whole thing.

I'm with HoneyDragon - I was always led to believe that pink was the minority and less desirable/womanly than brown.

So pink's ok then...?

AudrinaAdare Thu 10-Jan-13 09:18:46

Fuzzy that link!

Helpful Customer Reviews:

My boyfriend has often expressed a wish that I had iridescent rainbow labia like a pixie or resembling David Bowie in Labrynth. Please, please, MNPB, produce a dye to make this possible!


ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 10-Jan-13 09:33:53

Mine are really pink! Again, I've always been led to believe browner is better <immensely comforted>

CandyCrush Thu 10-Jan-13 09:40:11

Mine are very very pale pink. Like nearly invisible. Loved it when they went brown in pregnancy.

Another thing to add to the list of body hang ups! shock

squeakytoy Thu 10-Jan-13 09:42:07

at the age of 42 I actually had to look and check.. seeing as it is something that I have never given any consideration too and assumed all womens were roughly the same colour.... mine are a pinky brown.... and I am olive skinned with dark hair..

PickledInAPearTree Thu 10-Jan-13 09:44:14

Well bugger me. Mine are a dirty pink. I must have a mixture!

fuzzywuzzy Thu 10-Jan-13 09:51:27

Anyone wanting to dye their bits, should try food colour gel, I'm sure if you mess around with it long enough you can come up with rainbow labia colour, won't last, but won't sting either.............

I honestly am not terribly sure of the exact shade of my bits so wouldnt know if they're losing pinkness with age.....hmm

Beehatch Thu 10-Jan-13 09:52:51

If I'd stopped to think about it I would have definately said mine were in the browner tones, but have just fished around in my bra and bugger me they are pink - perhaps a dusky pink.

They were probably brown the last time I had much cause to examine them in any detail when I was last breastfeeding - about a year and a half ago!

While I was at it I checked if I could still get them too my lips (and old thread on here from back when I was still BF). I am very pleased to report that I no longer can - which is progress!

Onezerozero Thu 10-Jan-13 09:57:10

I had to check too!
How have women been led to believe any colour is more or less desirable? Nobody has ever mentioned my nipple colour to me. I didn't even realise they'd changed when I was pregnant. I'm so unobservant.

TroublesomeEx Thu 10-Jan-13 10:45:17

Onezerozero I had never thought about it until I was in my twenties and a woman told me a man would always prefer a woman with brown nipples because they looked more womanly and suggested that she'd be more 'sexual'.

She said that pink nipples were childlike. As a result, I've always been a bit embarrassed about my childlike pink nipples and just assumed I'd never matured properly! blush

But then she also said that only men who were scared of sex/sexually inadequate were attracted to women with smaller (less than E cup) breasts. I'm a 34D/DD currently and still think of myself as having small boobs confused. And whilst I know they're not big, surely they're not small either!

NoelHeadbands Thu 10-Jan-13 10:53:32

along with another product that's called something like 'return your fanny to virginal state'.

Harry Potter couldn't return my fanny to it's virginal state, good luck with that

StuntGirl Thu 10-Jan-13 12:11:15

Noel grin

cloudpuff Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:14

folkgirl I class a d cup as big but that could because my tits are tiny, they hardly fill an a cup.

My nipples are a pinky brown colour.

Onezerozero Thu 10-Jan-13 12:35:17

folkgirl she just sounds like a cow if she was trying to make you feel bad about yourself!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:05

Folkgirl, god knows what she and her class of men would make of my boobs then.

cloudpuff Thu 10-Jan-13 12:43:29

can I ask how you do the bold thing? Is it the b in brackets thing?<b> ?</b>

cloudpuff Thu 10-Jan-13 12:44:37

Sorry i see it under the chat box now, its stars ?

DameMargotFountain Thu 10-Jan-13 12:51:54

am i the only person who doesn't actually know what colour her own nips are without looking? thought so

i've seriously never considered the colour confused

and i've bf'd blush

TroublesomeEx Thu 10-Jan-13 13:10:54

cloud I was a B cup at the time and it did bother me. I felt quite inadequate! Still look at mine and think they're small now though confused

onezerozero oh yes, I did realise that after the fact but the thoughts/beliefs can quite often stay with you, can't they?

Ariel Funnily enough, I've never met a man who expressed the same opinions!

Backtobedlam Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:02

I've just had to have a peek to...luckily at home not out and about. I'm sure they were brown when bfing but now appear to be pink (disclaimer-I've never used any cream). Maybe they change depending on exposure to light or something?!

DameMargotFountain Thu 10-Jan-13 13:18:41

Back i think i might agree with the theory that they change - mine are positively anemic now

<puts nork back>

Blending Thu 10-Jan-13 13:37:36

When we were about 16-17 we used to sneak into clubs and bars, as teenagers do.

A doorman at less than classy establishment, giving me the knock-back for being underage said "Piss off! Your never 18, I bet your nipples are still pink!"

greenandcabbagelooking Thu 10-Jan-13 14:03:46

Mine are almost the same colour as my skin. Very pale person!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 10-Jan-13 14:10:26

All these pink nipple people, are you talking the actual nips or the aureoles?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 10-Jan-13 14:10:50

God, I have just had to look grin

I've had a peek at my own because of this thread and mine are in between a pink and brown stage. Think they are a little confused and unsure

TroublesomeEx Thu 10-Jan-13 14:15:44

Both Ariel. My aureoles are almost the same colour as my (very pale) and nips are pale pink.

DameMargotFountain Thu 10-Jan-13 14:17:40

my nips and aris are the same colour

poshfrock Thu 10-Jan-13 14:18:46

Mine are brown but I assumed everyone's were! Never even knew they came in pink.

kiwigirl42 Thu 10-Jan-13 14:18:48

there is a website out there selling anal bleaching cream (!!!) with the tagline 'is your wink pink?' <arf>

can't imagine wanting to bleach my butt hole and have NO idea what colour things are back there. No intention of finding out either!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 10-Jan-13 14:19:24

Confused nips here too SPsFanjo, veering towards pinker poss. Hard to say.

Maybe we could have a confused nips quiche?

We may need to. The unsure and confused nippleage is serious. We need to stick together.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 10-Jan-13 14:22:49

Mine are flourescent! grin

PickledInAPearTree Thu 10-Jan-13 14:23:53

Im getting nipple envy now. Thinking of buying some tassels.

BertieBotts Thu 10-Jan-13 14:24:22


Mine are pink, not even that TBH, they are the same colour as my skin. Most people's I've seem are brown though. I don't go around gazing at people's boobs, but I used to go to a LLL group where people were quite open about breastfeeding no matter how difficult their DC was to latch or how distractible they were. grin

shine0ncrazydiamond Thu 10-Jan-13 14:26:07

For fuck sake.

I am not going to check


TroublesomeEx Thu 10-Jan-13 14:27:55

Check, crazy check. We all have! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 10-Jan-13 14:34:28

I bet she has

shine0ncrazydiamond Thu 10-Jan-13 14:36:09

I'm not crazy! I'm Shiney smile

No checking. I'd have to fiddle about with my top and I'm trying to eat a sandwich.

Might check later.

The things we learn eh?

nickelbabe Thu 10-Jan-13 14:41:49

my nipples and areolas are both pink.
even with a baby.

i was led to believe they would get bigger and browner when i was pg. but they didn't.
my areola are very small as well (which led to many many many long hours of worrying about the BFing latch because her mouth didn't have to be very wide open to cover the entire thing.

HoneyDragon Thu 10-Jan-13 14:58:57

G'wan Shiny, you know you want to.

Id like glow in the dark nipples. Can you get anything for that?

flow4 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:19:32

D'you know, there actually IS, SPsFanjo! grin

VivaLeBeaver Thu 10-Jan-13 21:24:28

Mine are pink. But I had to look to check as wasn't sure!

Flo Holy shit you right! Can you imagine have glow in the dark nipples?! It would be magnificent

flow4 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:34:37

I need to find someone to appreciate them, SPsF! wink grin

Isn't there a glow in the dark fetish group somewhere?

-wants to google now--

flow4 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:43:50

DO it!
> makes mischief <

ripsishere Fri 11-Jan-13 00:08:49

So glad I've bought joy to the world and caused people to examine their chesticles.

Naysa Fri 11-Jan-13 18:37:22

Mine were the opposite. When I was 13-16 they were brown. Now they are very pale pink.

MisselthwaiteManor Fri 11-Jan-13 19:53:21

I've got one of each! They were pink before and one darkened up as soon as I got upduffed. Hopefully the other will decide to join in at some stage, or I might colour it in.

ThePathanKhansWitch Fri 11-Jan-13 20:11:44

Pinky browny here. When I was pregnant the were jet black, they looked carbonised tbh.

NoillyPrat Fri 11-Jan-13 20:31:19

Mine are pale pink. I thought everyone's were pink blush

sittinginthesun Fri 11-Jan-13 20:39:40

Oh bother, I'm going to have to check mine now, otherwise it will bug me all evening.

( Don't want DH to see though, because he'll think I'm up for it tonight, and I really can't be bothered...)

Slightly bemused that a frankly horrifying story of
a) a poor 11yo child feeling so much pressure to change her appearance already, and to the extent of bleaching her nipples shock and
b) the tragedy that the constant message that women are just Not Good Enough As They Are has progressed so far that even our genitalia are now also fair game,
had been completely ignored and pushed aside for a hilarious game of "What Colour Are My Nips".


ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:44

The outrage has been done though. Everyone agrees it's shit. And the fact that it's clear the women on the thread don't give a rat's ass what colour their nips are should speak volumes.

NippyDrips Fri 11-Jan-13 21:14:19

Op, that is terrible, maybe show your daughter this thread to show her nips come in all shades?
Was she being tounge in cheek perhaps, she couldn't have thought you would actually buy it?
Sorry but I will have to check now though, <unlatch small boy> I am a brown nip girl.
Those glow in the dark things could be handy for the night feeds!

shotofexpresso Fri 11-Jan-13 21:17:16

mine were pale pink but after dc1 they are brown.

ripsishere Fri 11-Jan-13 23:57:00

Of course she was being tongue in cheek. She joins me in our mutual loathing of people trying to change something for no good reason.
At the moment, she'd give away a kidney to have more than two insect bites on her chest.
She is just developing breasts and they aren't growing quickly enough.

Cailleach Sat 12-Jan-13 00:45:50

I had no idea what colour mine were until just now...they are so pale I can't really call them pink (redhead here.) Only had one pregnancy though (and it's staying that way!)

JoanByers Sat 12-Jan-13 01:36:45

Has she got a jilbab? Would have thought that would be first priority, prior to nipple bleaching.

Don't forget the Pond's White Beauty:

soontobeburns Sat 12-Jan-13 03:21:01

Had to check and mine are pratically the same colour as my skin. Hardly noticeable, flat and largish (areola) but I have big boobs.

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