Three anonymous women discuss the rare breastgasm.
Clitoral and vaginal orgasms are hard enough to come by for many women. So you’re forgiven if you’re just a little bit jealous of these three ladies, who explain what it’s like to orgasm from breast stimulation alone. Sometimes life is unfair
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Woman A: Through foreplay and experimentation with my first boyfriend. We were both very inexperienced at the time and neither of us had had previous sexual partners, so we were exploring each other’s bodies. It was a case of “How does this feel? And this?” There was a build-up of pleasure. It was gradual, but quite powerful, so by the time, I orgasmed I wasn’t too surprised. I was honestly quite pleased afterward! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a brilliant thing — just another way to achieve pleasure.
Woman B: My partner was playing with my breasts far more gently than people normally would. The initial build-up was boring: his touch seemed too soft. I was about to “make helpful suggestions,” then I realized I was about to orgasm. We were both shocked.
Woman C: I discovered it totally in the moment. My boyfriend at the time and I were making out in bed, and he started touching my nipples. I’ll be honest, I had had a couple drinks, so I was definitely loose but not drunk. I think that helped me relax and ease into it a bit more without being skeptical. Before that moment, I would have assumed it was totally impossible for me to orgasm that way. He was touching my nipples super gently and then it just built up to an orgasm.
How old were you when this happened?
Woman A: Around 18.
Woman B: I was 22.
Woman C: I was 21.
How do your nipple orgasms compare to genital orgasms? What does it feel like?
Woman A: The two do feel different. I don’t think nipple orgasms last as long as genital orgasms, and the “wave” feeling I get from genital stimulation is not as pronounced — nipple orgasms feel sharper and shorter, I suppose. However, I do feel more sensitive in my genital area when I have a nipple orgasm.
Woman B: Very similar, but with a glandular sensation in the breasts, almost like they’re swollen.
Woman C: They’re definitely pretty similar but when my nipples are stimulated, I feel like there’s this nerve that connects straight from my breasts to my vagina. It’s hard to explain!
Do you prefer it?
Woman A: Most of the time, no — generally I prefer genital stimulation. But I like the additional variety it provides!
Woman B: It’s not as reliably achievable as a genital orgasm, so it’s special. It’s only happened for me about four times, with two different partners.
Woman C: It’s a lot harder for me to come from getting my nipples stroked, so in general, I prefer it when my partner goes down on me. I feel like I’m likelier to get off that way.
How long does it take?
Woman A: I honestly don’t know how long it takes, but I guess around the same time as it would take me to come from stimulating my clitoris.
Woman B: Not too long. Five minutes, maybe?
Woman C: I’d say a few minutes. If we go too long, my nipples start to get sore.
Are you more likely to come through nipple stimulation or genital stimulation? (Or something else altogether?)
Woman A: More often genital stimulation.
Woman B: Genital stimulation.
Woman C: Genital stimulation; oral sex specifically.
Why do you think that is?
Woman A: I think because I have to be very aroused before I can orgasm through nipple stimulation, so it’s not usually a part of foreplay. It’s also more susceptible to my general mood and energy levels, so it’s not a regular part of sex for me.
Woman C: I need to be incredibly relaxed if I’m going to orgasm from nipple play; otherwise I overthink it and can’t get there.