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Erogenous Zones

When it comes to sexual intimacy and massaging, most people tend to focus on the usual areas, the genitals. It's hard to go wrong when focusing on the areas that most commonly produce orgasms. But there are other areas that can also produce incredible feelings of relaxation, as well as  creating an incredible place to start foreplay. These are called erogenous zones.

An erogenous zone is defined as an area of the body that has heightened sensitivity, the stimulation of which may generate a sexual response, such as relaxation, the production of sexual fantasies and arousal, and even orgasm. The touching of a persons erogenous zones is an act of intimacy. These zones can be found head to toe, and depending on the nature of the relationship between those involved, their history, as well as their culture, the effects can differ greatly. 

Some examples of erogenous zones can be anything from eyelids, eyebrows and temples to shoulders,arms and hands. The gentle massage of the abdomin area or the buttocks can also create stimulation and arousal. These areas are perfect targets for foreplay.


Erogenous zones are classified as either nonspecific or specific.


Nonspecific Zones:

In these zones, which has normal "haired" skin and has a high density of nerves and hair follicles. Some examples of these areas are: the sides and back of the neck, inside the forearms, biceps and armpits, and the front of the throat and chest. Lightly touching, or soft tickling usually works best and will create a sensual response.

Specific Zones:

These zones are more often associated with a more direct sexual response. Areas such as the lips, nipples and genitals are the obvious examples. In these areas, the nerves are closer to the external surface of the skin as compared with the normal-haired skin of the nonspecific zones.These areas are also better ssuited for cerebral arousal as well.


Mouth and Lips

"Your lips are super-sensitive, which explains why a good liplock can feel so incredible", says Gloria Brame, Ph.D., author of Sex for Grown-Ups. "Amp up the sensation by alternating between soft, sensual kisses and a deep passionate makeout. Chances are your partner will follow your lead."

Eyelids, forehead, and cheeks

 “If you have your partner close their eyes as you softly caress their cheek, that can be really arousing.” Especially mid-hookup, gentle kisses on the forehead, eyelids, and cheeks, “can activate deep feelings of being cared for,” explains Stephen Snyder, M.D., a sex therapist in New York and author of Love Worth Making. And that intimacy can be a major turn-on.


Stimulation of the stomach and navel is found to be extremely pleasurable, especially the closer to the pubic reason you go.Sometimes it can create an arousal even stronger than the stimulation of the genitals. The navel and and the region below, when touched gently with the tip of a toungue of finger will result in the production of erotic sensations.

Neck and collarbone

“The neck is underutilized,” says Skyler. “It’s a super-sexy spot.” Whether you’re into gentle caresses, or rough biting, to make the most of this erogenous zone, “the slower the better,” she says.

Wrists And Knees

A lot of women commonly find the inside of the wrist and behind their knees to be an underrated erogenous zone. Use these traditionally ticklish spots during foreplay to help arouse your entire body in a more playful manner.



Who isn't ticklish when someone whispers, nibbles or tongues your ear? This ithis area very sensitive for most people.



The same teasing technique can turn the inner thighs into a maddeningly good erogenous zone. “A lot of women like being teased there,” says Skyler. With kisses or caresses, have your partner move slowly toward your vulva before backing away and repeating the process.


“People either love feet or hate feet,” Skyler says. “Some people think it’s really sexy and a turn-on to have their toes sucked.” If you’re into it, go for it, but remember the point is to get aroused and enjoy it—not make you or your partner uncomfortable. “It’s about finding your own path,” Skyler says.

9Upper and lower back

Your back may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of erogenous zones, but it can be a surprisingly powerful place to touch, says Skyler. “For there to be space for arousal for a woman, she has to be relaxed,” she explains. Your back—especially your upper back—tends to be a place that stores stress, so a sensual back massage can not only relax you, but also help turn you on. “Having a deep-tissue relaxing massage in that area, though not erogenous in nature, opens up the space for arousal,” Skyler explains. To keep heating things up, move the massage further south. “The space where the low back and the butt meet is very sensitive,” Skyler says.


Women typically have sensitive nipples, but the type of sensation you prefer—from soft caresses to gentle nibbling—totally varies, says Brame. Make sure your partner uses the right pressure by speaking up when it feels great or if it’s a little too rough.

11Center of the chest

Once your partner has worked their way down to your torso, don’t let your nipples hog all the attention—the chest has other erogenous zones to offer. Specifically, Snyder says many women enjoy being touched between their breasts, right in the center of their chest. Have your partner tease this spot like they might tease you below the belt—lingering on the area surrounding your breasts before ever touching your nipples.


It’s not all about the clit and the g-spot—the vulva itself (a.k.a. the outside part of your vagina) is one big erogenous hot spot. To make the most of this spot, Snyder says it’s all about lingering and teasing—have your partner use their tongue, penis, finger, or a sex toy, “like a paint brush,” he says, “circling the area and brushing back and forth until they just can’t help going inside."


If you're not already paying attention to the aforementioned clit: get on that. It’s definitely the most sensitive target on your body, says Brame. Have your partner start with feather-light touches and gradually work up to a soft grinding sensation. For even more clitoral stimulation during sex, try some couple-friendly toys, like Dame Products' Eva.