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Why Do Breasts Leak During Sex? The Reason You Might Squeeze Out Some Boob Juice

Anyone who has spent some physical time between the sheets knows sex isn’t the cleanest activity. Between the saliva, arousal sweat, and cum, a post-coitous towel down is almost required. But as messy as it may be, people rarely complain about the fluid that accompanies a quality shag. That is, until it’s leaking from your breast. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’ve had a baby, are expecting, or simply have boobs, there is a chance your breasts will leak during sex.

For mothers and moms-to-be, the sudden supply of boob juice shouldn’t come as a huge surprise (though it’s still a bit of a shock.) Baby Center notes that oxytocin, the same hormone released during an orgasm, is also responsible for the let-down of your breast milk. So when you receive any sort of pleasure, be it through nipple stimulation or that coveted big-O, it’s normal for your breasts to recognize that hormone and release some milk.

But if you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding, then you may be a bit more confused by your leaky breast. If that’s the case, then you may suffer from galactorrhea, a condition in which a woman's breast make milk without being pregnant or breastfeeding. Mayo Clinic notes that this often occurs when breast tissue becomes incredibly sensitive to prolactin, the hormone responsible for producing breast milk, but can also be the result of the overstimulation of breasts during sex. Thanks a lot boob play!

And, believe it or not, this condition is more common than you may think. According to the American Family Physician, galactorrhea affects 20 to 25 percent of women in the United States. Yet despite the frequency, doctors have yet to find a cure. But that doesn’t mean you should let leaky breasts stop you from having sex. If you and your partner are both comfortable with any fluids released from your breasts, there’s nothing wrong with letting them flow. But if you prefer to keep that area dry, here are a few ways to keep breast leaks under control when you’re under (or on top of) the sheets.

1. Wear A Bra

Few people want to put on more clothes during sex, but this one can work to your advantage in several ways. Not only are you keeping your breasts, and whatever they may leak, contained, but you can also pick a sexy number that shows off your assets and makes you feel like a VS angel.

2. Have Shower Sex

Want to contain the mess and still enjoy plenty of breast play? Hop in the shower. Breast fluids won’t be noticeable with all of that warm water surrounding you and your partner.

3. Keep A Towel Nearby

If you don’t want to contain your breasts, keep a small hand towel or a light blanket nearby to help control the mess. If you notice your breasts are beginning to leak, hold a towel up to them and apply pressure until they stop. You can also lay on your back during intercourse and lay the towel across your chest to soak up any fluids.

4. Nurse Before Sex

If your breasts are leaking because you’re breastfeeding, try nursing your baby or pumping before having sex.