Erogenous zones are hot spots on the body that tend to be particularly responsive to erotic touch. While the entire body has the potential to be respond as one massive erogenous zone, there are some areas that are particularly sensitive to sexual stimuli. Although these hot spots may vary from person to person (which is why communication is more important than any technique I can offer), research suggests that some areas are more commonly linked to arousal and orgasm.
Experiment with these guidelines and be sure to ask your partner for feedback to chart out your own personal pleasure map that goes beyond the genitals and breasts:
The clavicle and the shallow grooves above it can be highly responsive to feather-light strokes. The small depressions below it are considered acupressure points that trigger relaxation and this facilitates sexual response.
A cross-cultural study of nearly 800 participants found that both men and women rate the nape of the neck and ears as highly erotic with a high “ability to facilitate sexual arousal.”
Philtrum translates from the Latin for love potion and this small groove centered above the lips (just below the tip of the nose) has long been considered a sensual region responsive to breath, gentle kisses and light touch.
Some women consider their lower backs the most sensitive region of the body and a handful report orgasmic sensations in response to “tickling” of this area.
Given the proximity to the genital region, its no surprise that massaging the inner thighs is a turn-on for both men and women.
This stretch of skin between the balls and the anus may be the hottest spot on his body. Not only can you massage his inner penis through his perineum (also known as the taint and gooch), but sweeping your hands over it during orgasm can produce a rush of pleasure throughout his body as his prostate responds to your firm touch.
The space between the belly button and pubic mound is highly sensitive to light touch and its proximity to the pelvic region encourages blood flow to even hotter spots on your body. Use your breathe or the tip of your tongue to tease your way down to the tip of the pubic mound or stroke your cheeks against this region as your massage the inner thighs.
Despite the popularity of foot fetishes and the clear demand for foot rubs in spas and salons around the world, research published in the journal, Cortex, suggests that few people consider their feet erogenous. In fact, the foot rating ranked as low as the knee cap in terms of sexual arousal and pleasure.
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