Erogenous zones are those parts of the body whose stimulation results in sexual arousal. There are individual differences, so different areas of the body can be erogenous to very different degrees.
Much has been said about them as if they were exact points on our body that, after being minimally stimulated, can lead us to ecstasy. This is not exactly so and we will see why.
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Different areas of the body can be erogenous to very different degrees.
In Western culture, every sexual act tends to be highly genitalized. We identify the erogenous zones with the genitals, limiting ourselves to living sexuality from that very narrow perspective and not paying attention to the endless possibilities that our body offers us.
Lips, neck, armpits, waist, inner thighs and chest appear as the parts most sensitive to stimuli and more easily ‘inflammable’.Self-exploration of a woman.
Women consider the clitoris as the main erogenous zone of their body.
An investigation carried out jointly by neurologists from the universities of Wales and Bangor, along with psychologists from the University of Johannesburg shows which are the zones that men consider erogenous and their score.
Male erogenous zones
- The penis (9 out of 10)
- The lips (7 out of 10)
- The scrotum (6.5 out of 10)
- The inner part of the thighs (5.8 out of 10)
- The neck (5.6 out of 10)
- The nipples (4.8 out of 10)
- The perineum (4.8 out of 10)
- The nape (4.5 out of 10)
- The ears (4.3 out of 10)
As for women, their areas of pleasure are different in some cases, as well as their valuation.
Female erogenous zones
- The clitoris (9.3 out of 10)
- The vulva (8.4 out of 10)
- The lips of the mouth (7.9 out of 10)
- The neck (7.5 out of 10)
- The breasts (7.3 out of 10)
- The nipples (7.3 out of 10)
- The inner part of the thighs (6.7 out of 10)
- The nape (6.2 out of 10)
- The ears (5 out of 10)
To obtain these results, the study authors conducted a survey among more than 800 men and women of different nationalities, ages, and sexual orientations, of whom 84% declared themselves heterosexual.
Perhaps someone remembers the masterful lesson that Monica, the character played by Courteney Cox in Friends, gave Chandler on this matter in chapter 11 of the fourth season of the series. In it, the actress lists seven women’s erogenous points and the exact order in which they should be stimulated, to the surprise of her friend who only knew two or three.
And although we could open the focus and list many more, it is important to rescue the detail that you should not go through those points as if they were a ‘scratch and win’, since everyone scores in a full sexual relationship. And generally, for a woman it takes more than penetration to reach a climax.
It should be noted that we all have erogenous zones and that many are directly linked to the positive stimulus or pleasure that they generate for us.Young man reaching orgasm.
Involving our five senses in the sexual game will make the stimulus grow exponentially.
Participation of the senses in sexual stimulation
- Through the ear: with moans, explicit language or fiery proposals.
- Through taste: discover flavors, textures and temperatures of our own and foreign to the body.
- Through smell, using candles or massage oils.
- Through touch: touch by varying the pressure, speed, cadence or using the tongue, hands, teeth, lips.
- Through sight: a mirror is always a good sexual partner.
And since orgasm is a more mental than physical experience that originates in the brain, as Marina Castro, a psychologist specializing in sexology and couples therapy, affirms, but especially when the brain “stops working” and begins to focus and savor with all five senses automatically.
It is then, when we are not aware of controlling our body and we let ourselves go, when we begin to discover what we like, without objectives or imposed pressures.