Sex Ed

How Men and Women Feel About Having Their Nipples Stimulated

April 7, 2017 by Justin Lehmiller

Although the breasts and nipples have long been considered to be among the human body’s biggest erogenous zones, surprisingly little research attention has been given to the role that these body parts play in sexual arousal. For instance, are men and women similar or different when it comes to enjoyment of and desire for stimulation of their own nipples? Also, is this activity something that people tend to feel comfortable requesting during sex? Check out the infographic below for a look at what we know about attitudes toward breast and nipple action in the the bedroom.

To learn more about this subject, check out this article, which addresses the subject of orgasms induced by nipple stimulation alone.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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