Physiology[ edit ] Breasts, and especially nipples, are highly erogenous zones , for both men and women. Nipple and breast stimulation of women are a near-universal aspect of human sexuality , though nipples in males are not as sexualized. One hypothesis postulates that the breasts grew as a frontal counterpart to the buttocks as primates became upright to attracting mates, a model first developed in Nipple stimulation of any sort is noted in reducing the incidence of breast cancer.
This can be a result of physical reasons soreness or psychological reasons conflicted about her breasts being used other than for an infant. Regularly, the men gave a genuine emotional need as their motive. Breastfeeding mothers have faced legal ramifications for nursing their children into toddlerhood or in public, or for photographing themselves while nursing.
They are listed according to prevalence, in decreasing order: Lactation games Any kind of sexual activity which includes the woman's milk. Such activity is widespread, and often unintentional, in the time after a woman gives birth, since many women experience a let-down reflex releasing milk when sexually aroused. Successful ANRs depend on a stable and long-term relationship, as otherwise it is very difficult to maintain a steady milk flow.
Couples may begin an ANR by transferring regular suckling from a child to a sexual partner e. Such a relationship may form as an expression of close intimacy and mutual tenderness, and may even exist without sex. ANRs have also been employed in cases where a mother may desire to breastfeed her child, but has to find an alternative to inducing lactation. Or there are cases where breastfeeding was interrupted for an extended period of time as a result of infant prematurity, infant absence, or mother's illness taking prescription medication.
Others may want to nurse an adopted child, so use an ANR to stimulate breast milk production before the adoption occurs. Though such scenarios do not have erotic motivations, erotic expression may be an additional aspect of the relationship.
Pumping Some women experience sensual pleasure from pumping milk from their breasts or expressing milk manually—with or without a partner. In addition to the sensual pleasure, women have reported feeling more feminine while producing milk and continue with lactation for emotional or sensual reasons after weaning a baby.
In , there was a report of New Zealand brothel that offered lactation services to its clients. Breastfeeding as a reward or surrogate pleasure: Milking of the submissive woman, or commanding her to give milk for her dominant partner.
Lactation, re-lactation and induced lactation[ edit ] Erotic lactation between partners or an adult nursing relationship may develop from natural breastfeeding of a baby. During the lactation period the partner starts to suckle on the female breast, and continues after the baby is weaned off. Milk production is continually stimulated and the milk flow continues.
According to the book Body parts: This is called induced lactation , while a woman who has lactated before and restarts is said to relactate. This can be done by regularly sucking on the nipples several times a day , massaging and squeezing the female breasts, or with additional help from temporary use of milk-inducing drugs, such as the dopamine antagonist Domperidone.
Once established, lactation adjusts to demand. As long as there is regular breast stimulation, lactation is possible.
Breastfeeding has a sexual element as a result of physiological factors. In a study conducted in , approximately 33 to 50 percent of mothers found breast feeding erotic, and among them 25 percent felt guilty because of this. An additional 71 percent answered in the affirmative when asked "Did you experience, while breastfeeding, pleasurable contractions in the uterine region"  Adult lactation in history[ edit ] This section needs expansion.
You can help by adding to it. September Since the European Middle Ages , a multitude of subliminally erotic, visionary experiences of saints have been passed on in which breastfeeding plays a major role. One prominent example is the Lactatio of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. She is found out by a jailer, but her act of selflessness impresses officials and wins her father's release.
In about AD the story was retold by the famous writer Giovanni Boccaccio. A variant of this story can be found at the conclusion of John Steinbeck 's novel The Grapes of Wrath. Primarily, the story tells of a conflict. An existing taboo implied incest and adult breastfeeding of a woman's milk or saving a life by breaking the taboo. In this aspect there is no erotic focus to the story.
Valerius Maximus tells another story about a woman breastfeeding her mother, which is followed by the very short story of a woman breastfeeding her father. The second, father-daughter story in fact consists of one sentence only. Thirteen hundred years later, Boccaccio retells the first mother-daughter story, and does not mention the father-daughter story, and the first is apparently forgotten, leading to nearly all "caritas romana" oil paintings and drawings showing only the father-daughter story.
The writer Thomas Moffat recorded one physician's use of a wet nurse in a tome first published in And if that cannot be ascertained, then if a child suckles for one full day and night, or if it suckles fifteen times to its fill, it will be sufficient  , is that woman's child through a foster relationship the woman is then called "milk mother".
A modern Saudi Jurist, in , upheld that if a man suckles from his wife, their marriage is nullified. The agency's clients could choose to drink the breast milk directly from the breast or to drink it via a breast pump. The reports caused controversy in China, with one writer describing it as "adding to China's problem of treating women as consumer goods and the moral degradation of China's rich. He explicitly described erotic lactation as a source of great sexual pleasure for both partners, claiming that this is intended by nature especially on the part of the woman.
This particular aspect of his broader general marriage philosophy gained a lot of attention and sparked wide debate. While some welcomed Buttenstedt's advice as inspirational for new ways to improve sexual satisfaction between marriage partners, others warned that this technique could "pathologically increase sexual sensation of both partners.
In the latter case the women can run their fingers through the customers' hair, coo and say their name as they suckle.