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Is Your Belly Button an Innie or an Outie?

New research out of Finland takes contemplating your navel to an entirely new level. After determining the aesthetically preferred shape — "t-shaped or oval and vertical, with a little hooding, and which don't protrude" — experimental biologist Ari Sinkkonen firmly believes that belly buttons signal the reproductive potential of women.


An asymmetrical umbilicus, as belly buttons are known in medical speak, might indicate a future mother's own difficult gestation and delivery. These difficulties are ones that may be passed down genetically, turning a seemingly benign belly button into a visual cue of maternal potential. Evolution ultimately boils down to the passing of the seed, and maybe lounging about in your bikini is sending potential mates signals we are just learning to consciously read. Maybe that, or maybe a belly button is just a belly button.

Sinkkonen remarked that women shouldn't worry about the state of their navels; he just believes they exist for more than collecting lint.

I am curious . . .

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inspirata inspirata 6 years
Innie here. I love my bellybutton, although the rest of the body could do with some work :P
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
im an innie
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
im an innie
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I have an innie, too. I like mine...it's sort of round and fairly deep, so you can't see the weird scar as much.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 6 years
I was just wondering for innies, dose the deepth of the innie mean anything?
almostloli almostloli 6 years
innie :D i think innie is cuter than outtie haha.. and seems like others agree too
almostloli almostloli 6 years
innie :D i think innie is cuter than outtie haha.. and seems like others agree too
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 6 years
Innie
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 6 years
Innie
dayzfan4life01 dayzfan4life01 6 years
Mine's an innie. My parents made me have surgery on it (it was an outie) when I was like 5. lol
wackdoodle wackdoodle 6 years
I have a very deep innie because of a hernia near my belly button.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
Innie, and I love my belly button so much.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
inner. anything else is just grose. do you know that in eastern culture is concidered bad belly button job when it's an outie? it means your doctor didn't know how to tie it properly.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Innie. I also have the preferred shape. Truthfully, I'm not surprised. I take after my family, and I have a very fertile family. :)
ikimashokie ikimashokie 6 years
I could never quite figure mine out. I can pop it out, so the scar will show, but usually the scar hides away. I've met people with "outies", and it didn't look like that, it's always been sunken in, so I figured it was an innie. It's a bellybutton because it looks like a button, right? Some look more like buttons than others and the few I'd seen just looked less buttony. It doesn't look anything like anyone else's, and I never noticed this until I was in college. My friend had a weird one, shaped like a bowl with a scar. I showed her mine, which she decided was weird. So we ran around the hall looking at bellybuttons, on all sorts of people. Everyone had these weird bowl-scars! Though I guess if everyone had them, it can't be weird. I don't think I'll ever figure it out.
ikimashokie ikimashokie 6 years
I could never quite figure mine out. I can pop it out, so the scar will show, but usually the scar hides away. I've met people with "outies", and it didn't look like that, it's always been sunken in, so I figured it was an innie. It's a bellybutton because it looks like a button, right? Some look more like buttons than others and the few I'd seen just looked less buttony.It doesn't look anything like anyone else's, and I never noticed this until I was in college. My friend had a weird one, shaped like a bowl with a scar. I showed her mine, which she decided was weird. So we ran around the hall looking at bellybuttons, on all sorts of people. Everyone had these weird bowl-scars! Though I guess if everyone had them, it can't be weird.I don't think I'll ever figure it out.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Innie
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Innie
margokhal margokhal 6 years
It's an innie. Don't really care what shape it is, just as long as it's not open or anything. :\
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i'm happily an innie. it's funny how much importance we put on navels sometimes. like when they called out the fact that one of the victoria's secret model's didn't have one at all.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
I have an innie...like the one explained - hooded top and oval shaped :)
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
I'm an innie.
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
I'm an innie.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Same here Aimeeb.
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