Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than fingertips

Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than fingertips

Our lips are home to over a million small nerve endings, making them, just like nipples, one of the most sensitive parts of our anatomy. They are particularly fragile because the layer of skin that covers them, more precisely the vermilion of the lip, is extremely thin and almost devoid of fat.

Our lips, like our fingers or our tongue, have unique fingerprints for every human being.

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