Breasts offer up a whole different erogenous zone for enjoyment. And there are plenty of things your partner can do to your breasts during sex to make it even better. These tips are easy enough to make anyone a breast expert in no time.
There’s definitely a reason breast play is often a part of sexual expression, even though the breasts are located in a totally separate part of the body. “Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) researchers found* that nipple stimulation lit up the same areas of the brain that are activated with clitoral, vaginal, and cervical stimulation,” Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP, President of iWomansHealth and advisor to the American Sexual Health Association, tells Romper via email. In addition to the physical aspects of breast play and its connection to the body’s erotic response, there’s also the psychological aspects to consider. “Aside from the physiological aspect, we live in a society that currently and historically sexualizes the female breast. From this sociological perspective, girls who become women grow up hearing and seeing messages about the sexual nature of their breasts, which theoretically adds to the enjoyment of the breasts and nipples being stimulated during sexual interactions,” Dr. Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, Ph.D., AASECT CSTS Co-Director of the Ohio Center for Relaionship & Sexual Health, tells Romper. Basically, the reasons breasts can provide a sexual experience are kind of complicated. That said, you’re definitely welcome to experiment and see what feels right for your own breasts and body. Read on to learn what new tips and techniques for breast play you can try out during your next research session.