For many women, nipples are erogenous zones. A new study may explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as sensations from the vagina, clitoris and cervix. The study, published online July 28 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is the first to map the female genitals onto the sensory portion of the brain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI , researchers noted which brain areas become active when women touch various parts of their bodies.
A lot of what we see in pop culture suggests that the only way women can orgasm is by stimulating the vaginal area. Nipples, when played with, can set off fireworks throughout your body. Enough stimulation, and you can even reach that big O. Keep reading to learn more about nipple play, how you can get started, and what you can do to really turn up the heat. Thank your nerves! Each nipple has hundreds of nerve endings, making them super sensitive to touch.
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Brain scans of women who made themselves aroused showed that the nipples hit the same spot as the vagina and clitoris. Brain scans of women who made themselves aroused showed that the nipples 'lit up' the same part of the brain as the vagina and clitoris. A team from Rutgers University in the U. In men, the same area also lights up when they are stimulated.
Discharge, pain, and itching are common nipple problems that can affect anyone. But what causes these conditions and how can they be treated? Nipple problems can lead to discomfort from time to time in any individual, but most causes are not serious. Some symptoms, however, could indicate an underlying health condition. For some people, ectasia may lead to a blockage in the milk duct. This can cause fluid to pool and leak into the surrounding tissue.