hy are breasts
sexual? How are they considered a sex organ? What is their function in
Breasts have a lot of nerve endings just below the surface of their
skin. Where nerve endings are found in dense concentrations, the sensitivity
of the skin surface is greater then surrounding skin. Breasts are intended
to feed a child, and in order to facilitate that function, the nipples
are highly sensitive (stimulation of the nipple area causes the brain
to release hormones that will produce milk). For the woman that is not
lactating, stimulation results in a sexual sensation. Nipples are two
of several areas on the body that are referred to as erogenous zones.
Why are men so attracted to breasts?
Most men in our society are not subjected to (allowed) the sight of
breasts under the average situation. Anything that society keeps covered
general causes a natural curiosity that is often expressed by sexual
sensations in the male brain. In some societies of this world, where
no male (except for the woman's husband) is allowed to see any part
of a woman's body, just the sight of her bare ankle will generally cause
a man to have the same sexual feelings that they would have if they
saw bare breasts.
Why are men's breasts not considered a sexual organ, but women's are?
Society has done this to us, and it started many, many years ago. The
ancestors of many of the European settlers in our country (and others)
made "Royal Decrees" that determined whether the "ladies of the court"
should allow their breasts to show in public or not. Men's breasts are
commonly exposed, so we do not build a curiosity about them. Also, many
of the world's religions set rules or laws that continue to govern many
of our attitudes about the human body (or parts thereof), especially
any part that is considered to be an erogenous zone..
Since the male sexual organ becomes larger when sexually aroused, do breasts
During sexual excitation, breasts do gain in size,
but only slightly. It would be hard to notice the amount of difference
in size visually, but the skin covering the breast may take on a bit of
a flush in color.
Is it true that nipples get hard when girls get turned on? In cold
water, why do the nipples get hard?
The nipple will become more prominent (stand out) when it is stimulated
by sexual excitation. The same will happen to a male, and it will usually
happen when the person is cold, or if they are frightened, or any of
several similar situations. The nipple can become erect due to very
small muscles contracting in the areolar area of the breast.
Is nipple size related to sexual stimulation?
The nipple becomes more prominent, and the breast and nipple will actually
increase in size slightly when the person is sexually stimulated, but
a person who has larger nipples will not necessarily become more sexually
stimulated, unless they have a larger number of nerve endings in the nipple.