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Last week's newsletter was all about the Joy of Solo Sex.

Sometimes that is the best sex--because only you know what your favorite hot buttons and moves are. Or maybe you have found yourself hot and horned with no one to play with. It's time to take care of business.

But don't just slam one out! Take some time to enjoy your body, enjoy the sensations and build up to an amazing orgasm.

We have written about the nipple-to-genital connection before. For many men, it is a very real and integral part of their sex life. For many others, their nips are just some wasted and uncharted territory poking up from the middle of their chest.

But with a little exploring and playing, men's nipples can really come alive--and cause things to stir in a big way downstairs.

Male and female nipples are erogenous zones. When stimulated by touch (hands or mouth) it results in sexual arousal. Both men and women have similar nerve supply in the teats; however, the nerves lie closer together in men and are more widely spread in women. This is why the nipple and areola are erotic receptors.

Is this myth or reality? Is it worth taking the time to spark this erogenous response in men?

 

Tit Teasing = Chubbed Dick
(with Plier Nipple Clamps)

 

The Science

A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine helps explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as sensations from the penis and prostate.  So they are sharing some of the pleasure centers in our brain. Does this make the pleasure broader? 

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers were able to see which parts of the brain became active when women and men stroked various parts of their bodies. These genital-sensing areas of the brain roughly correspond for both men and women--no gender bias here! The researchers were surprised to find that male nipples caused so much brain activity.

Rutgers University Psychologist Barry Komisaruk was quoted as saying: "My speculation is that this could be the basis for many women saying that nipple stimulation is erotogenic, because it stimulates the same area as the genitals," (And guys--it works the same for us!) Researchers have mapped the male genital senses onto an area of the brain called the "medial paracentral lobule". This sits in the crevice between the two brain hemispheres near the top of the skull (so many good things sit in a crevice!)

 

The Mystery of the Male Nip

The resulting fMRI brain images showed a concentration of activity in the medial paracentral lobule. As each area of the genitals was stroked the activity showed up in its own corresponding location within this brain region.  Komisaruk said, "Even though they're all clustered there like a cluster of grapes, the response to each [genital area] is different. They overlap, but they're separable." (So it pays to vary your technique and explore all of your genitals--as well as all of your erogenous zones!)

Nipple stimulation shows up in two locations in the brain:  the first (as you would expect) was in the part of the brain that receives chest sensations and the second was alongside the genital sensations in the medial paracentral lobule.  That's proof positive that nipple stimulation does trigger a sensation in the genital area of the brain. We like it--one action results in pleasure in two areas.

 

The Brain:  Our Largest Sex Organ

The study participants were not necessarily 'turned on' by the self-stimulation that was reflected on the fMRI scanner.  So what makes a sensation erotic?  Komisaruk asks, "Are there particular brain regions that have to be activated in order for genital stimulation to be converted from run-of-the-mill stimulation versus stimulation with an erotic quality? That is the big question."

That's the question we want answered. Why do some guys go over the moon when their nips are played with and others feel nothing? How do we unlock the male nipples potential for erogenous stimulation?

The researchers discovered that an orgasm involves a ton of brain regions (amygdala, hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus, hippocampus, basal ganglia, accumbens-bed nucleus of the stria terminalis-preoptic area, the lower brainstem, cerebellum and the anterior cingulate, insular, parietal and frontal cortices. 

So we have a sense of the electronics buzzing around in our brains, but how exactly do the nipples work? How can we create or increase this sexual-electricity?

 

How Nipples are Constructed & Nipple Erection

Nipples are made of skin like everywhere else on our body; however, pigmentation tends to be darker. When our nipples become erect, it is not due to erectile tissue (like that found in the penis) but it is due to the contraction of the smooth muscles under the control of the automatic nervous system. Therefore it is more like a hair follicle standing on end instead of being like sexual erection. Pilomotor reflex (which also causes goose bumps) causes nipple erections in the cylindrically arranged muscle cells of the nipple itself.

 

High Beams = I'm Interested!

Both men and women can experience nipple erection as a tactile response caused by cold temperatures (polar vortex anyone?) The release of oxytocin during sexual arousal also causes your tits to stand up and be noticed. This also happens when you are sexually attracted to someone--and they can then subconsciously (or not so subconsciously) read this as a nonverbal signal of your interest. So go ahead and be coy, but is that braille under your shirt or are you just excited to see me!

 

Oxytocin? The Stress-relieving Hormone

So what is oxytocin? It is referred to as the 'bonding' hormone. It’s released when your nips and genitals are stimulated as well as during orgasm. This also stays with you for a few minutes afterwards. The release of oxytocin brings on feelings of contentment, reduces anxiety levels and releases a sense of calmness and security with your partner. Researchers believe that this indicates that oxytocin may be important for the inhibition of the brain regions associated with behavioral control, fear, and anxiety so that orgasm can actually occur (in the wild?) Oxytocin also functions to protect against stress. In addition it increases monogamous behavior, helps reduce inflammation, improves facial recognition memory and increases empathy. Meta-analyses conducted in 2003 demonstrated that release of the oxytocin hormone can alleviate mood and reduce stress with a good efficiency. This why when under stress, many men jack off--it's self-medication.

So can men release oxytocin through nipple stimulation as well?  (I go wild when my nips are sucked and played with. So now if you see me tweaking my nips through my shirt while waiting in line at Starbucks, I'm just self-medicating!)

 

Tit Tweak Leads to Dick Leak. His Dick Chubs up in His Imperial C Ring by gear essentials

 

How to Unleash Tit Pleasure?

I first 'unlocked' the pleasure of my nipples by gently squeezing them while masturbating. I found that I enjoyed a gentle pinch and slight twist to my nipples. It may have been a self-conditioning technique but I soon found that one hand would be stroking my cock and the other would move up my abs to those hard buds crowning my pecs. In a short time my nipples became even more sensitive. I moved on to using nipple clamps and nipple suckers. As part of edging play I alternate clamps for about 15 minutes and then nipple suckers for 10 or 15 minutes. I switch these back and forth for as long as I can hold off orgasm. The sensations vibrating between my nipples and cock become electric!

 

 Plier Nipple Clamps Perk up Your Pecs
(Also Shown: Half Screw & Full Screw Cock Rings 
by gear essentials)

 

Afterwards, the brush of a fingertip or even the fabric of my shirt rubbing against my eraser-head hard nip causes a shudder to flow throughout my body and my dick to twitch. The sensations are that powerful.

Here are the words of another man talking about his nipples:

"They'll take stimulation all the way from light caress, rubbing, twisting, pulling, pinching all the way to light 'spanking'! (Which makes them even MORE sensitive in an hour or two). I make it a point to use moisturizer or olive oil as a balm on mine to keep them sensitive. For the guys that are uncomfortable with this, I say MAN UP! Sensitive nipples don't make you feminine or 'gay'. Heck, as far as I can see, male nipples are our only real 'sex' organ; since they only have one purpose..."

 

Nip-to-Gential Connection:  Nipple Sucking & Cock Pumping for Heightened Pleasure
(Also Shown: Stacked Strut & Titan Cockrings by gear essentials)

 

He continues: "But, I suspect you need to practice to get them 'working'. Also, the level of pleasure from various stimulation seems to vary with temperature... Mine love nice hot weather; cold weather not so much as it makes them a little 'jumpy'. One other suggestion is to try lubricating them."

And he concludes by saying: "Nipple stimulation is something that my wife and I can share on a mutual basis (although SIMULTANEOUS is a little difficult, as I just can't pay attention hers when she's doing mine!). It's a very intimate and loving act."

Our bodies are tuned for pleasure. We are covered with erogenous zones. Too many men settle for a quick whack or a 'wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am' approach to getting off. Yes, it feels good and you are releasing oxytocin BUT you can have so much more pleasure (and oxytocin) available to you. There is no reason to shortchange yourself.

Take the time to relax and work your way into it. Prepare your mind, space and body to receive an amazing erogenous experience. Slip on your favorite cock ring to keep the blood pumped in your hardening dick. If you have a penis pump, bring it out and alternate pumping with stroking so you can expand the experience into an edging marathon. Your dick will twitch, shudder and ooze as your body longs to release the built-up sexual energy and tension. But hold off. Milk it for all it's worth as you combine masturbation techniques with tit pumping and clamping for intense pleasure. 

There are so many options available to you. Tit clamps mean you can tweak both nips with a gentle tug of the connecting chain (or add a weight so you can move your body to catch those thrills. Add a ball weight to delay and intensify orgasm as the heavy metal pulls, plays, twists and tugs at your ball sac for even more pleasure.

Sure, you can just beat off and get it over with or you can raise your sexual pleasure to amazing heights. Find out what feels good and dive headfirst into whole-body-trembling hot sex!

gear essentials…Sex is Better here! ENJOY!

 

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    [All photos are re-blogged from Tumblr except for the 3rd (by Richard Yates) & 4th (by David Lee).]

    Written by Jay — October 06, 2014

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