Some Women Do Have Adam’s Apples

Myth: Women Don’t Have Adam’s Apples. In fact, it’s actually not that terribly uncommon if you were to look close enough to most women’s throats, though “man sized” Adam’s Apples are somewhat rare in women. The “Adam’s Apple” is really just an enlarged larnyx which becomes big enough to be visible in your neck. For those of you who don’t know, the larnyx’s primary purpose is as a voice box. It also has an alternative purpose in aiding in the process of closing off the airways in your throat when you swallow. This is why it generally seems to disappear when you swallow, as it is being pulled upward to aid in this process. Around puberty, both men and women’s voice boxes get bigger. This in turn makes their voices deeper, with men’s larynges growing more than women’s and thus making for a deeper voice, typically.

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  • I’m female I have a man sized adam’s apple but I don’t have a deep voice. Why do I have an adam’s apple this big? T^T

    • So do I…I have also wondered if this was a normal thing. Due to many have mentioned it. I unfortunately am unable to change this part of me. I do not have a lower voice either so any info would be greatly appreciated

    • can you show some pictures?

  • Well ladies, us guys use the Adam’s Apple to distinguish between a real female and a Tranny.
    Not saying this is correct, but just letting you know the truth.

    Lois, you have 2 strikes against you..
    You have a Deep Voice, and a large Adam’s Apple so more than likely, men will think you’re a Tranny.

    Good Luck Ladies.

    • And what, exactly, is wrong with being transgender?

      • It is akin to a little child attempting to modify his body to become spiderman because he saw it on some form of media. Transgenderism is no different in this day and age.

    • And more than that, why do you assume that everything revolves around a man finding a woman sexually appealing? I think you need a reality check, mate – this is the 21st century, we women don’t need a man’s approval, and we certainly don’t need them to get off. Though technically, we never needed to begin with, but it’s actually culturally accepted, now. Get your head out of your butt. Men and women are equal.

      • Many men choose not to date/marry transgender women Tasha.

      • Yes, men can be replaced with a piece of plastic. Women have been replaced with a hand. Women may be man haters, but men are really beginning to dislike the modern foul-mouthed obnoxious woman. Women are becoming more vulgar and violent by the day. The family is dying. Men and women don’t like each other. Equality does not have to mean equally bad you know. We should be striving to take the best from each other, not the worst.

    • Dude she said she doesn’t have low voice. Also that fucking dumb to use that rule of thumb, you do know there’s such a thing as tracheal shave which takes away the appearance of Adam’s apple.

      • Also a lot of men don’t have Adam’s apple. Ths is mostly tree in the Asian population where men well passed their puberty stage have a smooth neck.

  • This is why Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos has such a deep voice. She’s got a huge Adam’s Apple that kind of bulges prominently while she speaks. Too bad she is making one excuse after another for her faulty blood-testing invention.

  • Dawn Michelle J

    It’s funny to me that since we in the LGBT community have received on legal rights, we seem to have more and more women with Adam’s apple’s. I’ve seen this more in my 40’s. Never in my 20’s or 30’s but in my 40’s. With all the people I have been around in my life, men have only been the one’s to have a noticeable Adam’s apple. Now we see more and more women on tv with the noticeable Adam’s apple. I JUST want to know if it is a man or woman, a transgender, or whatever else gender.

  • If you decide you want to be a trans gender that’s your choice just like a man choosing not to date one is their choice, if I was a man I sure in the hell would want to know, let’s face it, trans can’t have babies and a man has a right to know and choose, trans get their choice and everyone else gets theirs too. This goes for women also who gets their choice in dating a born male or not.

  • I also have a man sized Adams apple but it showed up when I was pregnant with my twins and was in the hostipal with an overactive thyroid.

  • I have an Adam’s apple and I’ve been a girl my entire life! I was hoping to see that it was something that was not abnormal however by the comments posted it but it looks like there are many people out there that are going to assume that I’m transgender when I’m not I am a proud mother of two beautiful daughters and just wanted to see if this was something that other people had going on. It’s unbelievable to me that people like me that have this are being immediately considered someone that might be transgender to other people in the CyberWorld there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being transgender but it is just kind of stupid that people wouldn’t Google to figure out if this is something that goes on between both men and women before assuming. We all know what assuming does !!

    • I too have a larger one as well! I am feminine, married, mother of 2, stepmother of 2 also, with 4 grandkids. I have what guys call a very sexy, sultry voice, like Lorain Bacall. I’m 54, never had a problem attracting men in my life, however, within the last couple of years I have been approached by men saying I was the most attractive man they’ve ever seen. ( because of the so called Adams apple). People can be so cruel!

  • ApplesBelongToAdam

    Every women here telling she has a adams apple -> Either they lie to deceive men who start to believe this nonsense. Or ask your parents what they had in mind when they gave you hormons when you were a child or maybe the hospital. I am a Man and have huge Adam’s Apple but I do NOT have an extremly deep voice. I know many other male colleagues that have deep voices but their adam’s apple and throat is little. What most of them have in common is drugs and alcohol consumption either in their youth or today. I noticed when I go party and drink alcohol and speak loud all night, my voice becomes extremly deep and bassy for mostly 1 to 2 days after the event. In the times where I was drinking bear everyday it was the same way. Today I do not drink anymore and dont like to party. My voice is higher than most others but still manly.

  • ApplesBelongToAdam

    In addition: My adam’s apple does not disappear when swallowing.

  • I’m a woman witn a visible Adam’s apple. Men and women both have them. Usually man’s is more visible than a woman’s. It doesn’t make you any less female if you have a more prominent Adam’s apple. Mine has been clearly visible my whole life and I’ve never had any problems with men or women assuming I’m transgenger. We can take a kindergarten lesson and learn everyone is different and perfectly fine just the way they are. And if people can guess that you are gay/straight/transgender/bisexual, all off of a quick glance at your Adam’s apple, they have a serious talent and should find a way to make money off of it

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