The original poster was actually referring to dysphoric milk ejection
reflex, where breastfeeding mothers experience negative emotions upon lactation. But a lot of the comments underneath were from people who didn’t lactate but felt 'weird' when their nipples were touched, and so 'Sad Nipple Syndrome' caught on, before creeping across various other forums around the internet. Now, Women's Health
, Virtual Popstar
(sure) and a couple of other sites have Sad Nipple Syndrome discussions. Not loads, but enough to be intriguing. When I started reaching out to see if I could speak to anyone who experienced it, I thought it'd be pretty tricky. I tentatively tweeted, and got 15 messages in 10 minutes. None of them from pregnant women, all of them euphoric to discover they weren’t alone. And the post-nipple-touch emotions are way more complex than I could have imagined.