More Erogenous Zones You Might Not Have Known About
I’ve been writing these articles for quite some time now, and I must admit the response I’ve been getting privately on my previous article on erogenous zones has been quite overwhelming. So much so that I’ve decided to turn this into a series, and cover some more body parts that can help you spice things up in the bedroom.
In no particular order, and in honour of what I like to call the Monica Method (if you’re a fan of Friends, you know what I mean), here are some more top to toe zones you will want to touch, stroke and titillate.
The Nape of your Neck
If you’re a neck person, you know it. The nape and back of your neck have so many nerve endings that a light touch is all that’s needed to drive you—and your partner—wild. Ask your partner to lightly run the tips of their fingers up and down your neck as you kiss (or do it to them to drop a hint) to hit that concentration of nerves. To heat things up even more, establish a no-kissing-on-the-lips rule and have your partner focus on your neck instead.
Yes, really. If you can get past a little sweat and occasional body hair (guys and gals, there’s a reason why you should keep your pits clean) your armpits can be a surprising erogenous zone. Think about it this way: Your armpits are super sensitive. The same thing that makes them so ticklish can also make this spot a surprising turn-on.
Here’s how to explore: Have your partner take the tips of their fingers and gently brush your underarms. First, lightly go up and down before shifting to a brisk, circular motion, paying close attention to what elicits the best response. It’s playful, sure, but also seductive.
The hands are extremely sensual. Even a light tight touch can gently produce waves of sensation. There are sex experts that would even go so far as to call your hands one of your most important sex organs. When you suck them, you’re actually having a form of oral sex. If a partner sucks on a finger and massages it with the tongue, it sends the signal to the reward centre of the brain similar to sex.
To explore, have your partner gently kiss the sensitive pads of your finger tips, using their tongue to draw slow circles. If you’re into it, try a little light suction.
The Crook of your Arm
Staying in the same general regions, if you’ve ever had the crook of your arm stimulated—the inner portion where the humerus connects the radius/ulna—you’ll likely know how sensitive this area can be.
The skin there is thin, leading to a more intense feeling. Try running your fingers lightly along the inner arm between the wrist and the elbow to start. “If it tickles too much, you can also try massaging this area for a deeper feeling.
The Bottoms of your Feet
From one limb to another, even if you’re not a foot person—or think you’re not a foot person—the right touch might change all that. The feet contain pressure points, which, for some, can spark arousal. The arches of your feet, in particular, are also packed with nerve endings, which means a lot of sensitivity. Since some people are ticklish down there, you’ll want to focus on firm, steady strokes over light and tickly motions. Think of it more like a massage, pleasurable in any context, which can also help relaxation—a key for many women to reaching orgasm.
In Between your Toes
Speaking of feet, another erogenous zone that people don’t always think of is in between the toes. And considering just how thin and delicate the skin between your toes is, it only makes sense that it can be extremely arousing. To stimulate this hot spot, start with a sensual foot massage focusing on that ultra-sensitive skin between the toes.
The Inside of your Ankle
Since we’re already down by the feet, we might as well cover the other major erogenous zone down there: the inside of the ankle. Similar to the wrist, this particular area is definitely one that can induce pleasure when stimulated the right way with light touch. There’s also a seductive element to it, one that might even inspire a desire to kiss and lick it.
The Crease of the Thigh
When it comes to erogenous zones for men, it’s not just all about the obvious. Paying attention to the area around the penis and testicles helps build anticipation and arousal. That little crease where the thigh meets the torso is a great place to work into your oral sex repertoire. The same is true for women. The crease of the thigh is a great hot spot to hit during oral sex regardless of gender.
The Achilles Tendon
If you’re looking for erogenous zones that take you away from breasts and genitalia and back down toward the feet, then a spot worth exploring is the Achilles tendon. While it may come across as just a band of tissue that connects the heel to the calf, there’s more to it than that. Similar to the inside of the ankle, when stroked and stimulated in a light and playful way, the experience can become erotic.
While sexual arousal seems like a highly individual sort of thing, there’s a bit of consensus on the spots that often get the motor running.
But there’s no rush to get revved. Erogenous zone play makes for good foreplay, which ultimately makes for better sex. So take your time and get to know your own body or your partner’s. And tune in for the follow-up to this article, where we’ll delve into some of the more intimate erogenous zones.