Random Nipple Erections
Cosmopolitan, September 2023
Dr Elise Dallas, a Private Harley Street GP specialising in women’s health, offers some insight into the cause of nipple erections. Known as nipple hardening, nipple erections can occur for various reasons from a change in temperature to elevated levels of oestrogen and progesterone when pregnant or breastfeeding. Other causes of nipple hardening include arousal, a result of your menstrual cycle or sensitivity caused by piercings.
“When the body is exposed to cold, the autonomic nervous system initiates a response to conserve heat. This includes the contraction of smooth muscles in the nipple, causing it to harden. This is the body’s way of reducing heat loss through the skin.”
With so many causes nipple erections are a normal occurrence and not generally a cause for concern. If however you are experiencing other symptoms such as a change in nipple appearance or sensation then it might be beneficial to have a consultation with a GP to rule out any other causes.
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