EC Protects Gay Men’s Nipples

Are you looking after your nipples properly? Doctors are increasingly concerned about the condition of gay men’s nipples. Gay men are increasingly putting their nipples at risk through exposure, neglect, adornment or “participation”.

Now, the European Community has introduced the new Nipples (Gay Men) Protection Directive (EC/NIP/15/0104) to give greater protection to gay men’s nipples in the European Community area.

The Directive requires gay men to wear bras or other appropriate protective clothing in order to protect their nipples from further harm at work, in sport, in clubs and saunas and on the Heath (but following representations from tourism officials, gay pride parades are exempt).

Bras which have been designed for gay men and which provide safety protection which meets the requirements of the Directive will bear the new EC “Hot Tit Mark” to indicate their compliance.

It is important that all gay men should measure the distance between their nipples (in centimetres) to ensure they obtain safety clothing of the correct size. Ask your tailors or doctors surgery for a “Tit Kit” which contains a measuring tape and a leaflet explaining nipple care.

Directive EC/NIP/15/0104 comes into effect on April 1st, 2015.

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