A dimple is a small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, most notably in the cheek.
Numerous cultures believe that cheek dimples are a good luck charm that entices people who think they are physically attractive, but they are also associated with heroism and innocence. Medical research debates whether cheek dimples can be inherited but it is certain that humans with cheek dimples are more likely to have them in both cheeks.
Depth and length appearances are affected by the shape of the skull and dimples can appear and disappear due to age. There are four types of facial dimples, including cheek, and the cleft chin (sometimes nicknamed a “chin dimple”).
Cheek dimples when present, show up when a person makes a facial expression, such as smiling, whereas a chin dimple is a small line on the chin that stays on the chin without making any specific facial expressions BUT may appear and disappear over an extended period; Cheek dimples can occur in any person, but some studies have suggested that dimples (both cheek and chin) are more common in females and can be either permanent or transient (ageing makes dimples appear/disappear due to facial development and muscle growth).
Back dimples are indentations on your lower back over the joint where your pelvis and spine meet and just above your butt. They’re created by a short ligament that attaches your superior iliac spine — the outside edge of the iliac bone — and your skin. These back dimples are also called dimples of Venus and are generally accepted by the medical community. The name originates from Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, as back dimples are often associated with beauty in women and more common in females.
A study has shown that one cannot make them appear through exercise, since there’s no muscle in the area to tone but losing weight can cause back dimples to become more prominent. Back dimples and sacral dimples have some similarities, but there are also several important differences.
People with back dimples have a dimple on each side of their lower back, while people with a sacral dimple usually just have one dimple just above the crease in the buttocks usually present at birth. Both types of dimples are also usually harmless. But while back dimples are purely cosmetic, a sacral dimple is sometimes associated with certain medical conditions, including:
• Spina bifida occulta, which is a very mild form of spina bifida. In spina bifida occulta, the spine doesn’t close completely, but the spinal cord still stays within the spinal canal. It usually doesn’t cause any symptoms.
• Tethered cord syndrome, which is when tissue attaches the spinal cord to the spinal canal. This keeps the spinal cord from hanging freely and limits the cord’s movements. Tethered cord syndrome can cause leg weakness and numbness, as well as bladder or bowel incontinence.
The risk of having one of these spinal problems increases if one of the following is present near a sacral dimple at birth: a tuft of hair, skin tag, skin discolouration and bruising. Treatment is usually not necessary for spina bifida occulta or tethered cord syndrome. However, if a baby is born with a sacral dimple and other risk factors, the healthcare provider will likely do an MRI or ultrasound to see if there are any spinal cord issues. Many myths about back dimples centre around their benefit to your sex life as some people say that women who have back dimples can orgasm more easily because they’re a sign of good circulation in the pelvic region.
Some even claim that people — especially women — can orgasm just from having a partner push on the dimples.
Second, if you have back dimples you apparently have much easier sex.
The back dimples are indicators of good health and an amazing sex life apparently.
According to Cosmopolitan, having these little indents can make it easier for you to have an orgasm because the dimples facilitate good circulation around the pelvis area, and that helps you climax. One claim that’s supported by some evidence is that men find dimples of Venus attractive in women. This may be an evolutionary preference linked to pregnancy-related benefits, such as pelvic stability and the ability to bear weight.
Story By: Naa Afarley Quarcoo