7 Terrific Erogenous Zones

7 Terrific Erogenous Zones

When canoodling, there are several reasons to avoid “boring” body areas and concentrate on the sweet spots. However, there’s a compelling argument why you shouldn’t:

According to Kate McCombs, M.P.H., an NYC-based sex educator and founder of Sex Geekdom, “exploring your partner’s body and touching on unexpected erogenous zones may bring a lot of playfulness into your sexual relationship.”

Do you want to learn about your partner’s erogenous zones that have yet to be explored? “Ask yourself, ‘What would please you?'” McCombs recommends. (She adds that this is an excellent question to ask yourself.)

Here’s a list of erogenous zones that will turn your Valentine — and you — on this Valentine’s Day.

1. The Inner Wrist is the first thing that comes to mind. 
The wrist, particularly the inside of the wrist, can be an exciting region because we’re not used to being touched there. “There are a lot of nerve endings,” McCombs explains.

“It’s right at that pulse spot, and it’s the first level of becoming more intimate with your body.” At first, touch gently, enabling your spouse to adjust to the notion that you’re sensually caressing them.

“People are often in a rush to be stimulated,” she explains. “Taking a second to look someone in the eyes can go a long way toward setting the tone.”

2. The Nape Of The Neck 
Neck kisses are almost always a turn-on, adds McCombs, even if some people go all Marie Antoinette about having their neck touched. According to a study published in the journal Cortex, women classified the nape of the neck above the breasts and nipples as an erogenous zone.

“It’s a sexy location because it’s a vulnerable place,” McCombs explains. “When the lips and the neck are together, it’s quite a turn-on.” Starting with the sides of the neck, she recommends kissing or softly caressing it with your fingers.

3. The Buttocks 
“You’d assume something so commonly used has lost all emotion,” says Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D., a sex researcher based in New York City.

“However, when it comes to erogenous potential, the bottom is pretty high up there.” (Considering its proximity to the genitals, this isn’t surprising.)

What are the best ways to make the most of this sexy zone? Inquire about your partner’s preference for being touched there. Is it hard or soft? Let them make their own decisions.

4. The Scalp
Anyone who has had a salon styling session understands how relaxing it is to have someone touch your hair and scalp. According to Vrangalova, it can also be exciting. She says, “Play with your partner’s hair.” “Massage the top of his head. Scrub it with your fingernails. “Watch your partner’s reaction.”

5. Above the Knee
What causes the erogenous soft place behind the knee? “It’s another nerve-rich location where we don’t get touched very often,” McCombs explains. “It’s unusual because none of our friends or coworkers are touching us.”

It’s intimate to touch the backs of the knees and up to the thighs… and it gets you closer to the main attraction.” While your spouse stands in front of you, try lightly stroking him or her behind the knees. Alternate between deep pressure and a tickle when massaging them there.

6. The Earlobe
“The lobe is the sexiest portion of the ear,” McCombs says. “That tucking of the hair behind the ear move feels pretty intimate,” McCombs recommends sensually stroking the edge of your partner’s ear with your finger to maximize the sensuous potential of the ears.

But when it comes to the reported “uricologenital reflex,” which is said to mimic a nerve inside the ear canal and cause an orgasm in certain women, McCombs is unconvinced. “I wouldn’t advise someone to go for a tongue-in-ear without first discussing it,” she says. “A drenched willy?” “Not so good.”

7. Your Feet
Though feet were found to be low on the turn-on scale in one study, Vrangalova notes that “there are clearly persons for whom having their feet stroked, licked, sucked, etc. is a sexually exciting experience.”

Those individuals aren’t always foot fetishists. “Most foot fetishes are about being drawn to other people’s feet rather than having your own touched.”

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