For most women, their nipples are an underrated read: waaay underutilized erogenous zone. Part of the problem is that nipples often need more exciting stimulation—the element of surprise courtesy a partner's unpredictable touch , a hint of tolerable pain—than other areas of the body, because despite being sensitive, they're not designed for orgasm like, say, your wonderful clitoris. The rest of the problem? You're lacking the proper nipple toys to get you and your breasts yours. You're missing out! Yep, ICYMI, your nipples are packed with nerve endings that can produce a very unique but powerful orgasm of its own , explains Holly Richmond, PhD , a somatic psychologist and certified sex therapist.
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In a world obsessed with the goodies between your legs, it's easy to forget about the major erogenous zone above your waist: your nipples. Barring certain factors such as breast reductions and upper-body surgery Behold: the nipple orgasm. What exactly is a nipple orgasm, you ask? Janet Brito , PhD, a sexologist and clinical psychologist in Honolulu, defines nipple orgasms as "a pleasurable release of sexual arousal, centered on nipple stimulation and not caused by stimulating the clitoris [or penis] directly. In fact, "by stimulating your nipples and the surrounding breast tissue, you can create a sexual climax much like a genital orgasm," says Amy Boyajian of online sexual wellness shop Wild Flower.
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This article explains some common nipple concerns and displays images of normal nipples. Nipple shape worries Many women worry if their nipple looks funny or odd or is inverted. Some worry about hair, or those 'bumps', or the shape or the size. It's been amazing to observe how MUCH women indeed angst over these things - mostly in vain For example, areola size and color varies with women.
Joanna is a professional researcher, fact-checker, and content strategist. I predict, investigate, and answer questions for a living. When people hear the word "nipple," most often their minds picture a woman's.