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9 Weird Things That Happen To Your Boobs During Sex

Sex is wonderful, but it can also get pretty weird. There's the weird faces, weird bodily contortions, and weird sounds you make in the moment. But not all of the strangeness is kept to your areas below-the-belt. In fact, there is a lot to say about the weird things that happen to your boobs during sex. Because some of these things are erotic, others are funny, and some may straight-up freak you out a little bit.

Although boobs are crucial for feeding babies, they can also be an important component of your sexual arsenal. Your breasts may leak, release pheromones, or even orgasm with a little stimulation. To be sure, the breasts should not be overlooked when you're ready to get down with your partner.

That said, you may wonder why your veins appear pretty prominently in your décolletage when you're aroused, or why exactly your nipples get so hard. (Seriously: sometimes they could double as glass cutters). Fortunately, most all of this weirdness is also perfectly normal. Especially where sex is concerned, the body can become baffling at times. So here's a quick rundown of the many ways your boobs change during sex, and how you can use these occurrences to your advantage.

1. They Increase In Size

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Sure, they may not swell up like helium balloons. But according to Women's Health, your breasts may increase in size by 25 percent when you're aroused. It may be the easiest way to add a cup size.

2. They Orgasm

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As noted in the Huffington Post, stimulating nipples activates the same brain regions as clitoral or vaginal stimulation, and breast orgasms are entirely possible. If you're curious, you can learn more about nipple stimulation for your own interest.

3. The Nipples Become Erect

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This is one of the most obvious things that happen to your breasts during sex. As explained in Refinery 29, when you get aroused, specialized cells cause your nipples to harden. It's yet another sign of bodily stimulation.

4. The Areolae Expand

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Here's something you may have never noticed. When you're aroused, even your areolae may expand, according to Shape. Yes, basically everything about your boobs can change when you're in the mood.

5. They Release Oxytocin

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Can your boobs straight-up make you happy? Well, as noted in Women's Health, when your breasts may respond to stimulation by producing oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. If nothing else, it's a pretty fun way to boost your mood.

6. They Sweat

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Getting down can make you sweat, but your breasts may produce a special kind of perspiration. Your breasts' apocrine glands may release pheromones that help your partner get even more aroused. In fact, your SO may not even be aware of the effect on a conscious level.

7. The Veins Become More Prominent

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This may be one of the weirder side effects. As you become aroused, the small veins in your breasts may become more apparent, according to the Daily Mail. It's just a sign that your blood is pumping hard.

8. They Leak

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Yeah, it can happen. All women, even those who aren't pregnant or breastfeeding, may experience some boob leakage when you're stimulated. Thanks body: you're certainly quirky.

9. They Are More Sensitive

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This may be the most pleasant side effect of them all. According to Psychology Today, many women find the increased sensitivity of breasts to be an important part of their sex lives. So show your boobs some extra love the next time you get down.