Getting turned on doesn’t have to be limited to below the belt – there are many areas on the body that will give you or your partner euphoric sensations. These are places on the body that have a high concentration of nerve endings and are commonly called erogenous zones. It’s precisely these places that make erotic massages feel so good! Knowing these hot spots will surely impress – here are the most common spots on the body that are pleasurable for both men and women.
Mouth and Lips
“Lips are the most exposed of all erogenous zones, and are packed with a bunch of nerve endings located very close to the surface of the skin,” says Emily Morse, sexologist and host of the Sex With Emily podcast. “They’ve got 100 times more than our fingertips.” Kissing also releases a hormone called Oxytocin, which is also known as the “love hormone.”
Women have scored the nape of their neck a highly sensitive and sexy place to be touched, a whopping 28% believed it. But when it comes to their male counterparts, many rank it lower. When done right, a kiss on the neck can instantly douse your partner in ecstasy!
Both men and women love being touched on and around their ears. With so many nerve endings, it’s actually a spot that some men want to be touched to achieve orgasm. Although there’s no science to explain why ears are so erogenous, it seems to be a fairly universal consensus that they are.
Because the lower stomach is just north of the border of your sexual organs, it’s a particularly exciting place to be touched. With just a bit of light stimulation, it will increase the blood flow to other erogenous zones. Some even say it’s more sexually satisfying to be touched in that area than having sex!
Nipple play is something that both males and females enjoy, but it’s a personal preference. Many enjoy this type of simulation which releases sex-related hormones such as oxytocin and prolactin, and both sexes can achieve orgasm without any genital stimulation.
Feet and Toes
While feet fetishes are a whole other wheelhouse, there’s something to the area that can boost your sex life. The inside and outside of your ankles are quite sensitive spots that correspond to the most erogenous zones: the vagina, penis, uterus and prostate. The area also seems to increase libido and improve sexual performance.