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Nipple Play: How to Have a Nipple Orgasm

Learn about this often overlooked erogenous zone, and how to effectively stimulate them to climax.

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Mia Hart

February 18, 2024

Portrait of Mia from Blissful Cherry

By Mia Hart    February 18, 2024

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When it comes to the world of sex, most people understandably focus primarily on the genital areas.

And it makes perfect sense - they are undoubtedly the main drivers for sexual intercourse and arguably sex is never fully complete without at least some involvement of at least one partners genitals.

However the nipples are one area that should always be considered when it comes to having quality sex.

For those less experience when it comes to nipple play and how to effectively incorporate it into the bedroom, this article is for you!

Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about nipple play!

Why the nipples?

Arguably every part of the human body is open to sexual exploration, with foot fetishes being an extreme case to illustrate this perfectly.

The nipples are not quite as extreme, but in fact make perfect sense as an object of desire.

Sexual allure

For women in particular, the nipples are situated on the breasts, which are in their own right sexual symbols that people often desire.

The breasts and nipples are never exposed in public and considered highly sexual by nature, which only adds to the overall appeal.

Women in bikinis are the closest one typically gets to breasts and nipples in a public setting, which only adds to the sexual appeal.

Even if someone were to not typically play with their partners nipples in bed, they definitely would want to see it exposed during the course of sex.

And this applies even to male nipples, which also are not typically exposed in public except for certain places such as the beach or the pool.

Whether it is a woman's nipples paired with her breasts, or a man's paired with his chest, the visual aspect of seeing these body parts in a sexual context is highly arousing.

Biological compatibility

Beyond the visual and psychological aspect of nipples, there is a biological one as well.

In short, the nipples are a highly sensitive region of the body, packed with many nerve endings.

As one of the body's many erogenous zones, for both women and men, the nipples are a perfect target for sexual stimulation.

In fact, many people have the ability to orgasm just from nipple stimulation alone, depending on the technique for stimultaion used (more on that below).

So hopefully that is enough motivation on it's own to familiarize yourself with nipple play.

The nipples of both men and women are highly sensitive parts of the body.

Plus, as an added bonus, stimulating the nipples can trigger the release of oxytocin and endorphins, which are hormones that make a person feel good.

And some studies have even shown that nipple stimulation can alleviate menstrual cramps in women.

So beyond sexual stimulation, nipple play has many other benefits derived from biology!

Ideas for nipple stimulation

Playing with your partners nipples may seem straightforward in theory, but in practice, there are many different ways to create sexual stimulation.

And each of them will be unique in their own way and are suited for different people and different situations.

In order to give you an idea of how nipple play can be incorporated into the bedroom, it's important to go through all of the many examples.

From these examples, you can find the perfect techniques to try out based on you and your partner's preference (and also via experimentation).

And with any luck, some of these will help lead you and your partner to the nipple orgasm.

Use your fingers

This is the most obvious way to engage in nipple play, but there are many different ways to do this.

One way is to rub your fingers over the nipples, often times done in circular motions, somewhat similar to what is done when playing with a woman's clit.

Another way is to pinch the nipples and alternate between lighter and more intense pressure that way.

You can even combine both techniques by pinching the nipples AND rubbing your thumb and index finger together in a circular motion, which can be really satisfying for many.

Manual stimulation using your hands and fingers is a fundamental part of nipple play.

Use your mouth

Oral sex is a key component to sexual intercourse, but the same strategy of using your mouth can also apply to nipple play.

Consider gently sucking on your partners nipples, with varying degrees of suction depending on your partner's preference.

Licking the nipples can also provide a unique sensation, either by licking them with an open mouth, or by licking them while they are still being sucked on.

As a side note, don't forget that your saliva also works as a form of lubricant, so keep that in mind if you work back and forth between your mouth and your fingers.

If you need less friction while rubbing the nipples, don't be afraid to use your mouth first to apply saliva accordingly.

Depending on your partner's sensitivity, you can also consider biting them gently with your teeth for a more intense sensation.

This is more typically described as gentle "nibbling" of the nipples, but it all depends on what your partner's prefernce is.

Use your mouth to gently suck on your partner's nipples.

Expand your focus to the breasts

The nipples are highly sensitive, but that doesn't mean you necessarily need to focus only on the nipples themselves.

With women in particular, playing with the breasts as a whole while covering the nipples as well can be very pleasurable.

And because the breasts themselves are not as sensitive relatively speaking, there is more room to be more aggresive in terms of stimulation.

For example, you can try grabbing or squeezing the breasts while also flicking the nipples with your fingers or sucking on the nipples using your mouth.

The combination of breast and nipple stimulation will be quite the sensation for her.

And even for men, grabbing their chest muscles while also playing with the nipples can be quite pleasurable as well.

Use a vibrator

When it seems like you have reached the limits of what typical manual stimulation can provide, you should always look for other ways to enhance sexual pleasure.

This applies even to nipple play, and like with any other region of the bottom, a great way to do that is by using sex toys.

For nipples in particular, the ideal sex toy to use is a vibrator, since they create pleasure just by externally applying them to the body directly.

A wand vibrator typically used for clitoral stimulation can just as effectively be used for nipple stimulation.

Simply press the vibrator up against the nipple and let the intense vibrations make you feel amazing.

Another option is the clitoral vibrator, which is typically used again for your clitoris, but in this case by sucking on the clitoral head.

For nipple play, the same suction principles can be used to suck on your nipples which, along with vibrations can create a more erotic sensation than manual sucking from a partner.

Clitoral vibrators like the ones shown here from Blissful Cherry are also perfect for nipple sucking as well.

Multi-task with nipple play during sex

While all of the above examples are perfect for nipple sitmulation in the context of foreplay, it is just as recommended to leverage them while engaging in other sexual activities.

This can be as simple as sucking on her nipples while she is riding you.

Or using your fingers to play with his nipples while you are giving him head simultaneously.

The added concurrent stimulation will help to heighten the sexual experience and ultimatley it will extremely erotic and appealing overall.

Try focusing on breast and nipple play while in any number of different sex positions to heighten the overall sexual experience.

From manual techniques like using fingers and your mouth, to leveraging vibrators, to combining them all with other sex acts, there is no shortage of ways to stimulate the nipples.

And we highly recommend utilizing as many of them as possible.

It is not only a great way to keep things interesting, but also can help to maintain sexual excitement not just within a currnet sex session, but in the long run as well.

Do not overlook nipple stimulation!

Although not always immediately associated with sexual stimulation, let alone orgasm, the nipples can and should play a big role in sexual pleasure.

There are many ways to stimulate the nipples and beyond just foreplay can be leveraged to bring your partner to climax, in some cases being the sole driver for those lucky enough to have "nipple orgasms".

The nipples aren't just for show, they play a critical role in achieving sexual pleasure and even orgasms!

So the next time you are getting intimate with your partner, take some time to experiment with the nipples.

You might be surprised just how fun and exciting things may get.

And you may even discover that this new form of sexual stimulation is an absolute must-have for all future sexual encounters moving forward!