Lactation during intercourse

Lactation during intercourse


your avatar   Rog (47 year-old man)

I have been in a very romantic love relationship for 2 years, during the past year when we are making love, she starts producing milk in the middle of intercourse when I am caressing her nipples. We both see this as a very heightened sexual activity but, are at a loss as to why it is happening.


    Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., ACS Certified Sexologist

Pregnant women will at times lactate during high sexual arousal. Arousal will trigger the release a pituitary hormone called oxytocin, which in pregnant women stimulates the uterus to contract and will act on the mammary glands to trigger the release of milk. Non-pregnant women are known to lactate during arousal, although it is not typical. There is probably a hormonal reason why this happens with this partner and she might want to discuss it with her gynecologist just to rule out the possibility of a problem.

Bob Birch

Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., is a retired sex therapist, now identifying himself as a sexologist and adult sexuality educator. He now devotes his time to writing educational and self-help books for adults.For more information visit:

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