We’re all born with nipples, whether that’s two or, heck, sometimes three, and whether we biologically need them or not. We tend to believe there’s a pretty solid reason that both identifying genders have them, and all those in between. Nipple sensitivity, when it comes to intimate play, is a slightly less taboo—and thus, less exciting—topic. But at Poosh, we’re into it.
Nipple orgasms are a thing.
For some, a little nipple nibble, tug, caress, and mouth play can send seriously orgasmic signals. In fact, some people even tout they are able to have an orgasm simply from stimulating the nipples just so. That’s because for some people, the nerve endings in the nipples stimulate the same area in the brain as nerve endings in the clitoris or tip of the penis. Fancy that.
Nipple and breast play is good for your health.
Nipple orgasms are much more common for women, though men can reach a heightened sense of arousal as well. The reason this is more common in women is because, whether we like to believe it or not, breasts aren’t just arbitrarily sexualized feeding bags. They have been sexualized since the beginning of mankind, and science suggests that breast and nipple play is crucial to women’s health in preventing cancer from the flood of beneficial hormones. It produces a similar dose of oxytocin one feels when breastfeeding, and while breastfeeding is not sexual, partner play when it comes to the nips can create a flood of this feel-good hormone.
Some people have overly sensitive nipples, and it almost hurts to be barely touched there.
On the other hand, some people truly abhor having their nipples touched in any way, and we can’t make a case for that evolutionarily, but we do not think it is harmful to dislike nipple play. In fact, for some people, it’s downright painful. They have incredibly sensitive nipples, but in a bad way. Think chafing, scraping, or suctioning-off kinds of feelings. Every so often, if the mood is right, nipple play may hit the right spot, but for the most part, it’s a no-fly zone.
Intensely negative feelings can arise in some people when their nipples are touched.
This is sometimes trauma-related; however, some bodies and nervous systems are just built different. And that’s OK. What we find interesting is the idea of Sad Nipple Syndrome (SNS) sweeping the internet—a feeling of deep sadness, guilt, or impending doom when something or someone comes into contact with said nipples. It’s genderless and it’s a phenomenon not yet scientifically backed, but it’s got enough sufferers to substantiate that it’s real.
Why nipple sensitivity decreases, and how to get it back.
Now, back to those who are into bedroom nipple time. Nipple sensitivity can decrease from a build-up of scar tissue, which can happen when nipples are pierced, or from breastfeeding, and it can be difficult to get it back. Cue sexy shops. Suction stimulators can bring blood to the area, not only enlarging it, but enlarging the circumference of stimulated nerves to the general area. You can also try a clitoral stimulation gel on the nipples, which tends to have like an IcyHot appeal, to add a little extra tingle.
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