Nipple Orgasm: Can it help you climax?

Orgasms are possible without having to stimulate your genitals. Yes, you read that right! There are other parts of the body, otherwise known as erogenous zones, that can help you reach that big O!

Indulging in sexual activity can mean more than just stimulating the genitalia. Our bodies have certain erogenous zones that can bring you sexual pleasure if and only if they are stimulated right. One of these erogenous zones is the nipple. 

Through stimulation in the form of nipple play, you can experience the big O. Having an orgasm through nipple stimulation is more common than you’d think and can be just as pleasurable!

What is an orgasm?

An orgasm is what you experience when you reach the height of your sexual arousal. Having an orgasm is often referred to as climaxing or reaching your climax. Different people have different experiences with orgasms; for some, it could mean just a feeling of your sexual tension reaching its peak before it is released with no other reactions; for others, it could result in them either ejaculating or squirting during their orgasm.

Orgasms can be extremely intense, mild, or anywhere in between. How you experience an orgasm can be different from how someone else might, which is usually due to various reasons. Your orgasm could be affected by how comfortable you are, how much sexual tension has been built up before the orgasm, and how sexually excited you are.

Orgasms release endorphins, otherwise known as the feel-good hormones. Due to this reason, you might feel relaxed, sleepy, and/or happy after climaxing. People often rely on masturbation to orgasm to relieve pain and stress or to just help them fall asleep [1].

What is a nipple orgasm?

A nipple orgasm is not very different from an orgasm that you might experience through genital stimulation. Nipples are one of the erogenous zones, and when worked on correctly, erogenous zones can induce orgasm. The nipple has hundreds of nerve endings, therefore making them extremely sensitive to touch; also, why they are considered an erogenous zone. When nipples are stimulated, they trigger the genital sensory cortex, and that is the same region that shoots up sparks when you’re aroused through vaginal or clitoral stimulation [2].

A nipple orgasm doesn’t feel very different from a vaginal or clitoral orgasm. You will still feel a build in the sexual tension in your body until a sudden release. If you are menstruating, the chances of you enjoying nipple play are higher since your nipples will be extremely sensitive during this time.

How does it happen?

As mentioned, our nipples are a bundle of nerve endings, hence making them extremely sensitive to touch. Playing or stimulating your nipples can bring immense pleasure since they shoot off sparks in the genital sensory cortex. Since the brain can not differentiate between the different regions bringing pleasure, chances are you might experience an orgasm even through nipple play [2].

Although nipple orgasms are possible, they are relatively low; however, including nipple play during sexual interactions can increase the overall sense of pleasure. Chances are, with nipple play, your orgasms might be more intense [3].

With nipple play, it is essential to stay patient and take your time finding what feels food and what doesn’t. Rushing it might result in a sore nipple and no orgasm. Start slow and use just your fingers; you can then start advancing by asking your partner to take over with their mouth. Gradually increase the stimulation if you start getting aroused. Always remember to listen to your body and communicate with your partner; do not hesitate to switch it up and maybe include a couple of toys.

Can everyone have a nipple orgasm?

Technically, everyone that has a nipple can experience nipple orgasms. Does that mean men can also have nipple orgasms? Yes, absolutely! Is nipple play different for men? No. Nipple play remains the same; the stimulation method remains the same; what might differ are preferences. However, that varies from person to person and not from one gender to another [3]

Communicate with your partner regarding whether or not they would be open to exploring nipple play. If both are on board, you can then discuss techniques you’d like to try on them or them on you. Nipple play can add a sense of adventure to your sexual life as long as it is consensual and if there is good communication between the two involved parties.

Toys, oils, lubes, and more

Sometimes, to spice up things in the bedroom, you might want to explore toys, oils, lubes, and other objects of pleasure. Applying lukewarm oils over your breasts can help heighten your sense of pleasure. You could also include ice cubes during nipple play for a different sensation altogether.

Vibrators and nipple clamps are a few toys you could experiment with during your sexual activities. Vibrators are of two types: regular ones used for vaginal and/or clitoral stimulation and nipple vibrators. Nipple vibrators are a great way to stimulate your nipples hands-free. The sensations you feel through a nipple vibrator will not be restricted to just your nipple; you will experience these sensations throughout your breast.

Nipple clamps can be used to tease and titillate your nipples while also giving you versatility. Depending on your comfort levels and how aroused you are or want to be, you can either wear your nipple clamps loosely or tight for extra pressure.

Nipple suckers and ticklers are other toys you could also try your hand at. A suction toy can give you the same sensation of having your nipples sucked on, and a tickler would resemble the feeling of having your nipples gently stroked.

There is often a lot of taboo and shame around using toys for sexual pleasure. However, if toys and other objects can help heighten your sexual pleasure, there is no reason not to explore and see if they work for you or not. There is no shame in bringing in a toy during sexual intercourse; if it is pleasurable for you and your partner, then it is all the more reason to bring them in.

FAQ

Why do girls get turned on by nipples?

Nipples are considered erogenous zones. They are bundles of nerve endings and therefore are extremely sensitive. Stimulating them would be to indulge in nipple play or other sexual activity that includes stroking them. How intense you like your nipple play is often a choice you make depending on how aroused you are or want to be. With that said, not just girls but anyone with nipples can get turned on by nipples, or in other words, nipple play.

Why does it feel so good to touch your nipples?

Nipples are bundles of nerve endings. They are one of the various erogenous zones in our body. Touching them would mean stimulating them, which brings immense sexual pleasure. Touching your nipples triggers or shoots sparks in the genital sensory cortex, the part of the brain that also gets stimulated during vaginal and/or clitoral stimulation. Since the same region of the brain is activated when you play with or stimulate your nipples or genitals, and since the brain can’t tell the difference, touching your nipples can feel extremely pleasurable.

What happens to nipples when a female is sexually excited?

When you’re sexually excited, your nipples tend to harden or become erect. In women, this happens because of the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is usually released when women are excited or stimulated. It causes the contraction of smooth muscles underneath the skin, and this causes a pull on the overlying muscle and/or skin. Once this happens, your nipples start getting shriveled up and almost hard and erect, similar to what happens to the penis when a man is sexually excited.

Can people with pierced nipples also experience nipple orgasms?

Yes, people with pierced nipples can experience nipple orgasms. In fact, it is said that people with pierced nipples have a higher chance of experiencing a nipple orgasm than someone who doesn’t have their nipples pierced.

Since nipples are a bundle of nerve endings, a nipple piercing being in constant touch with the nipple itself can be arousing. Individuals with pierced nipples like to have their nipples flicked, licked, or massaged. However, this can vary from person to person; always remember to communicate likes and dislikes when indulging in any form of sexual activity.

Wrapping Up

Sexual pleasure is not and should not be restricted to just your genitals. The body has multiple erogenous zones, and there is no reason not to explore all or any of them. It might even spice up your sexual activity. 

Nipples are one of these erogenous zones, and stimulating them has been said to bring about immense pleasure. Nipple play is ideally what you’d want to indulge in if you want to experience nipple orgasms. Yes, you can have an orgasm with just nipple play; however, although it is possible, the chances of it happening are relatively low. That doesn’t mean nipple play is futile! It can help heighten your sexual pleasure and might even help you experience an intense orgasm.

Conversations about sex, sexual health, and other sexual activities are often avoided; however, it is extremely important to have these conversations, regardless of how uncomfortable they might make you—healthy discussions about sex result in healthy sexual activities. 

What next? 

Read up on other way to spice up your sex life!

References

  1. Safron, Adam. “What is orgasm? A model of sexual trance and climax via rhythmic entrainment.” Socioaffective neuroscience & psychology vol. 6 31763. (2016).
  2. Wise, Nan J et al. “Activation of sensory cortex by imagined genital stimulation: an fMRI analysis.” Socioaffective neuroscience & psychology vol. 6 31481.(2016).
  3. Levin, Roy, and Cindy Meston. “Nipple/Breast stimulation and sexual arousal in young men and women.” The journal of sexual medicine vol. 3,3 (2006): 450-4
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