Our minds immediately think nipples, neck, and genitals when thinking of the hotspots you need to poke to turn up the heat in bed. However, there are some less common that may get things just as steamy.
The most popular erogenous zone is the clitoris, and not without good reason. The clit has a high concentration of nerve endings, and for many, clitoral stimulation is the surest way of reaching orgasm.
Although we tend to give a lot of attention to the clit, there are other highly sensitive zones all over the body that, when stimulated, may create a sexual response.
Both an unlikely yet highly predictable addition to the list. As much as sensual touching and tactile stimulation can arouse an individual, the brain can connect visual stimulation and physical touch. Therefore, the body may respond by merely seeing sensual touches.
Not only that, but the brain in itself is a powerful tool. Try out a few hands-free techniques to catching the elusive ‘o’ and see just what that brain can do.
The Inner Wrist
Places that one is not often touched can also be erogenous zones. Hence, for some, the stomach may also be a sensual zone depending on how comfortable one maybe with their belly.
“It’s right at that pulse point, and it’s that first stage of when your body starts to become more intimate.”Says Kate McCombs, M.P.H., an NYC-based sex educator and founder of Sex Geekdom.
The Eyes (Including Eyelids)
Watching or being watched in a certain way can cause arousal for some people. The pupils respond accordingly to the stimulation by dilating, and prolonged eye contact can intensify an intimate moment.
Especially mid-hookup, gentle kisses on the forehead, eyelids, and cheeks, “can activate deep feelings of being cared for,” Stephen Snyder, M.D., a sex therapist in New York and author of Love Worth Making explains.
According to The Independent, the reflex areas below the ankles are linked to the ovaries and testicles; therefore, stimulation in that area can increase libido and sexual performance.
The physiological reasoning behind why a little ear nibble may arouse one is the fact that that there’s a lot of blood flow in the area.
Additionally, audio stimulation is another way to get you excited. Actions like whispering sweet nothings or even sensual sounds can cause arousal.