NipNominate: Exeter’s latest craze?

NipNominate: get your nips out for the ladies, lads

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For the past month, NekNominations – as the British media now call them – have swamped our Facebook homefeeds, regardless of the four deaths related to them.*

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Titillating tekkers from one post-graduate student

In Exeter, students have carried them out whilst lying on top of cars, through a hoover hoses and, amazingly, in the fountain beside the Arab & Islamic Studies centre.

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NipNomination in a lecture theatre: the way to go

Despite its popularity around Exeter, though, it seems some members of the student community have grown tired of NekNominations, inventing their own version of the game: NipNominate.

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NipNominate: an alternate version to selfies?

Although it has no official etiquette, NipNominate, from the examples thus far, generally involves an individual exposing their nipple(s) and taking a picture of it – usually in public.

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Hairier than a grizzly bear’s gooch

“We thought neck and nominate had lost all of its fun,” says Tom Vandeleur Cooke, one of NipNominate’s pioneers. “Watching a load of pigeons sit at their desks at home drinking half a pint of shandy on a webcam is f***ing boring.”

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NipNominate: a modern art form?

“We had had the idea for a while,” says Tom Darby, another NipNominate participant. “I just waited for one of us to be nominated, which happened one morning [last week].”

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Exeter’s most stylish NipNomination

Responding to the NipNominate movement, Jess Rayner, a final year History student, said: “If you’re going to make a tit out of yourself on Facebook, you might as well keep your liver intact while you do it.”

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A more formal NipNominate

Despite some participants’s best efforts to involve the other sex, NipNominate has so far remained a male-exclusive game.

*Figures accurate at the time of publishing this article.