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Nipple Play 101

Posted by Elizabeth Mason on

Boobies, tatas, knockers, badonkadonks, titties – whatever you want to call them, breasts are magical. Part of that (under appreciated) magic is their power as erogenous zones. For men, women, and everyone in between, breasts, chests, and nipples can play a huge part in your sexual experiences, whether they’re with yourself or with a partner (or partners!).

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They can be so powerful, in fact, that many people can orgasm just through nipple play! Like any kind of orgasm, it can be different from the sensation you might have climaxing via clitoral, vaginal, or anal stimulation. Curious? Here are some interesting stories about women and their nipple orgasm experiences!

Getting Started With Nipple Play

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If you’re new to the nipple game, jumping right into heavy petting is probably not the best way to explore this super intense stimulation. A great way to start is by playing with, or having your partner play with your breasts. Gentle and slow massaging can acclimate you to the sensations, and warm you up for more direct caresses. Gradually increase the forcefulness of your ministrations until you feel ready to ramp it up!

Once you’re feeling it, direct the attention to your nipples. Brush fingers over them, roll them around, pinch them, squeeze them, pull them – whatever feels good! Play around with oral sensations, too, if you’ve got extra hands at your disposal – I personally can’t recommend this enough! Have them slowly lick, and gently suck or bite, your breast, chest, and nipples as you direct them to what kinds of stimulation feel the best! 

5 Tips For The Best Nipple Play

There are so many awesome things that you can try with this super-sensitive spot. While hands and mouths can certainly get the job done, experimenting with diverse and new sensations can be wildly TIT-illating. Below are a few tricks I recommend trying out if you want to experiment with some intense new stuff!

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Use a vibrating toy on your nips! Since they’re made of erectile tissue like your genitals (and you know how ahh-mazing it feels down there), try it out! You might find that the vibrations feel a little different on your chest; but, with consistent stimulation, you’ll definitely elicit a tingly response! 


Clit suctions toys and nipple pumps are a classic for a reason. Just like vibrators, they can also provide a unique sensation when applied to your nipples. If you’re a fan of oral suction, toys can be a good semblance of that if you’re on your own. They’re also great for more concentrated, acute suction if that’s what you need!

Nipple Clamps:

If direct, forceful stimulation is what you crave, nipple clamps might be right up your alley. Use them for all kinds of sex play, including your masturbation experience, especially if you love to have your nipples pinched. Clamp them on for prolonged sensation, and enjoy!

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A graduate of UC Berkeley, Elizabeth Mason earned her degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. Currently, she is looking towards graduate school, and hopes to continue to focus her studies on women’s health and sexual wellness. Her main interests include identity politics and their relation to issues surrounding women’s healthcare and sexual liberation. She looks forward to the day when all women are empowered socially, politically, and – most importantly – sexually. She can be found on Instagram @elizabeth.mason.

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