You hear about them a lot, but what are erogenous zones and where are they?
Well, in short, erogenous zones are areas around the body packed with nerve endings. When touched or stimulated, these areas can excite sexual arousal. They are important to stimulate, particularly during foreplay, in order to ensure pleasure and reach orgasm
Whether you are exploring on your own or with a partner, while masturbating or during sex, here are the most common erogenous zones. Quick Tip:Sharing your exploration with others can give them a detailed pleasure map and help boost your sex life.
Lips are the most exposed erogenous zone on the body. They are loaded with sensitive nerve endings, allowing even the lightest brush to send an overflow of information to the brain which can feel great. Try running your tongue over your partner’s lips before going in for the kiss. You could also suck or nibble on their bottom lip to boost the sensation.
The nape of the neck (where your neck meets your hairline) all the way around under your jawline are particularly sensitive. Try gently tracing this delicate area with your fingertips or lips. Even the faintest touch can send chills down your partners spine.
For both men and women, nipple stimulation is a sensitive hotspot full of nerve endings that ignites the same part of the brain as the genitals. Depending on what you’re into, sucking, licking, and biting can all feel great.
- Inner thighs
This is a great erogenous zone to activate particularly during foreplay. Being so close to the genitals, the inner thighs are particularly sensitive. Try using a light touch along this area, especially as you move towards the genitals, but remember – take your time getting there – it’ll make your partner go crazy with anticipation.
Packed with 8,000 nerve endings, the clitoris is extremely sensitive and stimulating it is one of the quickest ways to reach orgasm. Arousal causes the clitoris to swell, making it easier to find, so try to stimulate other erogenous zones before moving down south to help intensify the climax.
In addition to the interior of the vagina, the entrance to the vagina houses clusters of nerve endings. While clitoral orgasms are more common, some find deep stimulation inside the vagina can lead to intense orgasms, particularly if the G-spot is stimulated.
This might seem obvious, but there are parts of the penis that are more sensitive than others and could use a bit more attention. The head, with a cluster of 4,000 nerve endings, is a large source of pleasure. The frenulum, on the underside of the penis where the head meets the shaft, is also particularly sensitive and can lead to orgasm – something to remember during oral sex.
This is a particularly sensitive area for men and responds best to light finger touches, licking, gentle sucking, or stroking. Testicles are sensitive and if fondling isn’t tender the skin loses feeling.
That’s Not All:
There are many other erogenous zones around the body that you can gain lots of pleasure from. Remember, erogenous zones differ from person to person so it is important to explore them by yourself or with your partner. Tip: start from the top and work your way down, staying mindful of what happens to your body as you explore each part.