Exploring a woman's body is an adventure in itself. Find the right erogenous zones on her body and reap the results of her pleasure.
Even as more women are aware of where on their bodies they are more stimulated, there's always something new to explore. In fact, a lot of us are still trying to find out what works for us. As for the men, though they are enthusiastic and ambitious about making us arch our backs in pleasure, they're a little more clueless. After all, in the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S., it took Monica Geller's loud advice for Chandler Bing to know what would satisfy his girlfriend in bed.
But it seems that Monica may have miscalculated just how many zones we have in our body. Sheryl Kingsberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist told Healthy Woman, "Women and men have a fairly narrow view of what parts of their body are tied to arousal and sensual pleasure." While it is known that the clitoris, vagina, and nipples are extremely sensitive and can bring a lot of pleasure, many of us often don't step out of those zones. So maybe it's time to do a little exploring with this list of erogenous areas:
There are plenty of pressure points and nerve endings present in your feet. While some people are ticklish, a little pressure and steady strokes can also arouse you. After all, isn't that exactly what a good foot massage can elicit - pleasure?
This might seem surprising and maybe even a little "eww"-inducing for some people. But this area is just as seductive. Relationship expert Cory Beth Honickman explains that because armpits of super-sensitive, they can be ticklish too. So how does one turn them erotic? By asking your partner to gently brush your armpit with a brisk circular motion while keeping note of what arouses you. “The sensation of being tickled teeters on the brink of sexually thrilling,” says Honickman.
We often take our hands for granted given how much we use them in our daily life. However, they can do so much more for you especially in the bedroom. Shannon Chavez, a psychologist and certified sex therapist in Los Angeles, shares that gently sucking on fingers is like oral stimulation. "If a partner sucks on a finger and massages it with the tongue, it sends the signal to the reward center of the brain similar to sex," she told Glamour. So you can request your partner to kiss the pads of your fingers or use their tongue to draw circles on them and see where it takes you.
This might seem like a weird zone as well but this part of your body also houses numerous nerve ends which are sensitive to touch. If caressed in the right way, the climax can be extremely pleasurable, especially if it is accompanied by penetration. To achieve this, you can ask your partner to lightly scrape the C-shaped outline of your ear with their fingers and nails or get them to gently kiss or nibble on it.
One of the lesser-known pleasure spots on our body lies in between the belly button and pelvis. "The lower stomach is so dangerously close to the vagina and clitoris that the thought of moving farther south is also particularly exciting for many women,” says Tristan Weedmark, We-Vibe’s resident expert on the subject, before adding, "Light stimulation promotes blood flow to other erogenous zones." In fact, if touched correctly, the G-spot can be stimulated from the other side.
The excitement we can feel from having the inside of our thighs nibbled on or licked can be very intense. After all, it is definitely a very sensitive area - close enough to our lady bits but just far enough to be erotic. If you want to make it a bit more enticing, try running an ice cube up and down your inner thighs.
Not many might know that the part of your body that houses your pleasure centers can be a stimulating spot. This is because it is connected to your “genitals and sexual response thanks to sensitive nerve endings and glands that emit pheromones [chemicals your body produces that can trigger a sexual response from others], natural body scent, and sweat,” says Shannon Chavez.
This area is a bit more well-known than the other zones and by all means, your partner should be aware of it. Like your ear, your nape and back of your neck have plenty of nerve endings. Even a light touch can make you shiver in delight. So if your partner uses their fingers as well as their mouth and runs them up and down the area, it can stimulate you quite effectively.
While all the physical erogenous zones are great, there is one that is the most important - the brain. Stress, exhaustion, worry, or anything else kill the mood for us and block any attempts at pleasure for the rest of our body. If your partner can turn you on emotionally and mentally first, then it's a lot easier to get your pleasure gears running.
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