How To Have A Nipplegasm
When we think about orgasms, most people probably jump right to thoughts about genitals. After all, that’s how you make an orgasm happen, right? By touching either your own or someone else’s genitals?
Sure, that’s true most of the time. But there are elusive orgasms that come from non-genital touching, like the nipplegasm. A nipplegasm is just what it sounds like, an orgasm that happens from nipple and breast touching alone. It may sound like a thing of myth, because most people haven’t experienced this kind of sexual pleasure. While it’s common knowledge that playing with nipples — with your fingers, with your mouth, with nipple clamps or other sex toys — feels good (for most people), it can be hard to imagine how playing with someone’s nipples can get them to orgasm. But it does happen, and science has some idea why.
Scientists who study sexual pleasure have clearly also been curious about the nipplegasm; So curious, that they hooked people (mostly women, although people of all genders have nipples and can benefit from nipplegasms) up to fMRI machines while someone stimulated different parts of their body in a 2011 study. In their research, the scientists discovered that playing with someone’s nipples activates the same area of the brain, the genital sensory cortex, as playing with their penis, vulva/vagina, or other genitals. The finding was totally unexpected for the scientists, but could easily explain why some women report having orgasms from nipple-touching, they said.
So, how do you have a nipplegasm? Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you can. Everybody is different and something that might feel amazing during sex for one person (like nipple touching) might not turn another person on at all. If you’re not already really into nipple play, then consider chasing another form of elusive orgasm instead, such as orgasms from sexual fantasy.