Breast milk dating relationship
Some women lose the ability to be aroused while breastfeeding, and thus would not find lactation with a sexual partner to be erotic.
This can be a result of physical reasons (soreness) or psychological reasons (conflicted about her breasts being used other than for an infant).
Breastfeeding might play a secondary role in this type of relationship; and being pampered by "mommy", wearing diapers, or a hidden incestuous character may be the predominant motivation in this kind of relationship.
Researcher Nikki Sullivan, in her book A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory, calls erotic lactation a manifestation of "Queer." She defines Queer as an ideology; that is, as a "sort of vague and indefinable set of practices and (political) positions that has the potential to challenge normative knowledges and identities." Drawing on a statement of David Halperin, she continues "since queer is a positionality rather than an identity in the humanist sense, it is not restricted to gays and lesbians but can be taken up by anyone who feels marginalised as a result of their sexual practices." The heteronormative profile of breastfeeding assumes certain norms: Any kind of sexual activity which includes the woman's milk.
Nipple and breast stimulation of women are a near-universal aspect of human sexuality, though nipples in males are not as sexualized.
Humans are the only primates whose female members have permanently enlarged breasts after the onset of puberty; the breasts of other primate species are enlarged only during pregnancy and nursing.
Practitioners sometimes refer to themselves as being in an adult nursing relationship (ANR).
Two persons in an exclusive relationship can be called a nursing couple.