July 18, 2005

*Ask Jen: Talk About Your Nipples Edition

Reader Cara writes, "Are male nipples as sensitive as female nipples?"

Well, in my limited informal research on the subject, I would have to say nipple sensitivity is entirely dependent upon whom said nipples are attached to. In other words, it varies. Some women do not have very sensitive nipples at all, and some men have very sensitive nipples.

So let's ask the readers: how sensitive would you say your nipples are? Are they an erogenous zone, or would you really prefer to have them left alone in favor of other areas?

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at July 18, 2005 09:00 AM | TrackBack


My nipples are very sensitive and I whole-heartedly enjoy having them stroked and/or nibbled. I prefer nibbling.

Posted by: Wolf at July 18, 2005 09:11 AM

I've read that men's nipples are more sensitive (in general) as there's less fat between them and the muscle.

Posted by: Monjo at July 18, 2005 09:44 AM

Mine aren't sensitive. I mean, I'm sure it would hurt of someone tried to clothespin those little bastards, but they're not sensitive in a ticklish or erogenus zone kind of way. I do have this little spot on my left pinkk finger though. It's the oddest thing, but it feels so good. :shrug:

Posted by: shank at July 18, 2005 09:45 AM

All the surrounding chest hair makes my nipples difficult to target effectively.

They might be worth attending if I had one of those hairless sissy-chests.

Posted by: Harvey at July 18, 2005 02:55 PM

I'm not exactly sure but I'm willing to do a side-by-side comparison. We can verify nipple reaction to various implements and confectionaria.

Posted by: Jim at July 19, 2005 09:35 AM

I've got sissy no-hair chest.

Posted by: Wolf at July 19, 2005 09:54 AM

I've got a no hair chest either, but I wouldn't call it a sissy.

Posted by: shank at July 19, 2005 10:04 AM

I'm that happy medium between genetic throwback and bald ape. My nipples - Si! And personally, it's very disappointing when a woman doesn't enjoy having her nipples played with (although I wouldn't mention it to her).

Posted by: Ted at July 19, 2005 12:35 PM

I think there's adequate response here. I suggest Jen expand this into a more substantial project.

Posted by: Wolf at July 19, 2005 01:37 PM

I know everyone else here is probably really busy with work/life in general, so I'll take a hit for the team as it were, and head up the portion of research that'll be devoted to women's nipples. I mean, I don't have any kids, my job is easy, and I've always felt the calling to contribute to the scientific community. No need to immerse yourselves in the tedium of testing and experimentation, when I can bear the brunt of that work. But I'd only do it because I'm committed, committed to the success of this valuable project.

Posted by: shank at July 19, 2005 01:57 PM

Nipples tee hee hee

you said nipples

hee hee hee

that's almost as funny as titmouse.

Posted by: Oorgo at July 19, 2005 06:48 PM

For the record; my nipples got way more sensitive after I had them pierced. (The piercings are now gone, as they were extremely cranky. But the sensitivity stayed up.

Mine were somewhat sensitive to begin with, though. Corduroy shirts were impossible to wear without an undershirt. Just too much to take.

Posted by: Keith at July 20, 2005 12:33 PM

I had to take out my nipple piercings. They wouldn't heal up, and after a year I was sick of bleeding every time I swung a golf club.

Posted by: Graumagus at July 26, 2005 01:10 AM