The erogenous zones are areas of the body with heightened sensitivity, the type that ideally leads to sexual arousal.
We’re not all the same. Some people are driven wild with passion when touched around the navel, for example, while I, for one, am likely to give you smack if you get near there.
But this list is of some key areas that, when touched, caressed, kissed or nibbled are likely to elicit the arousal response you’re looking for.
The feet: Oh so many of the erogenous zones are also the ticklish areas of the body, and the feet and toes are, of course, among the most famously ticklish bits. A light tickle sends a message to the brain that we’re being touched. A heavy tickle will defeat your purpose – so don’t over tickle. Some people love to have their feet kissed and licked. A firm handed massage is one way into a person’s heart…or pants.
Back of the knee: Drop a gentle touch or kiss behind the knee. Again, it’s a very ticklish spot on some, so be careful! But for some women, this is one of the hottest spots. The tops of the knees can use a little attention too. Both of these areas are so often neglected.
Mons: Also known as the mons pubis or the mons veneris, this is the fatty pad of tissue above a woman’s pubic bone. According to Yvonne K Fulbright’s book “Touch Me There,” it’s full of nerve endings and is ideal for stroking. Also include the lower abs while we’re down here, and a man’s lower abdomen is another sensitive area ripe for exploration.
Inner elbow: The inner elbow doesn’t get nearly enough action. The poor, neglected inner elbow. Run the tips of your fingers or your lips along the skin at the crook of the arm and send delectable shivers down your partner’s spine, and through the rest of their body.
Ears: Listen! Breathe lightly into the ear, nibble on the lobe, whisper sweet words. Nuzzle, nibble, and goose bumps – the good kind – are sure to rise. You might not want to stick your tongue in there, despite what you’ve heard. Not everyone digs that.
Neck: A breath and a kiss on the warm, delicate skin at the nape of the neck is a classic move in the world of lovemaking. Seducers and seductresses have been nuzzling necks since time immemorial. Try a graze at the back, or a nuzzle in the hollow by the ear. And bingo!
Scalp: Anyone who has had a head massage doesn’t need to be told just how full of nerves our scalps are. Running your hand through your partner’s hair can send tingles all over. Or why not try gently getting your fingernails involved and go for a bit of a scratch? Your mate will be purring like a kitten in no time.
Inner thighs: Take a trip to inner thigh land on your next romantic getaway. The inner thighs are deliciously sensitive and ripe for caresses and teasing. A great place to stop for a nibble. It will drive them wild.
Fingers: Fingers are made for touching so it’s no real surprise they’re on the list. Your digits can play both a giving and receiving role in the bedroom so when your partner’s aren’t busy searching out your erogenous zones, try taking a hand and giving them a few kisses and gentle nips.