So, these women masturbated for researchers. Yes, really—but they had their brains scanned, too. (So you know it’s legit.)
Their findings—besides the fact they have the coolest job ever? Nipple stimulation activates the same brain regions as clitoral stimulation and penetration, according to the Rutgers University study.
“We expected nipple stimulation to activate the chest areas of the brain,” says lead study author Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D. “But it activated the erotic areas, too.”
The sensation isn’t necessarily the same, he notes, but nipple stimulation can heighten the orgasm by sending even more signals to this area. “Nipple stimulation is usually associated with foreplay,” he says. “But you shouldn’t ignore the nipples—and breasts in general—during sex.”
Translation: Multi-tasking is your friend.
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