Erogenous zones are tricky things. Seemingly everywhere on a living, breathing human body and yet, we know very little about them. The concept of an erogenous zone is as intriguing as it is elusive. To celebrate National Wiggle Your Toes Day, here are some interesting facts we’ve been able to nail down about erogenous zones. Let’s get a little more information with that body of yours.
There are two different kinds of erogenous zones:
These are areas full of just as many nerve endings as regular skin and just as many hair follicles. These can include pretty normal, but still sensitive, areas like the neck, the sides of the arms, earlobes, and the sides of the body.
These are areas comprised of skin that meet up with mucous membranes or sex organs, like the labia, the head of the penis, the clitoris, the perineum, and the anal region. Basically, areas associated with the sexual response cycle. In these areas, nerves are closer to the external surface of the skin.
The Biggest Bone Zone of All
Call it cliché, but the brain is considered to be the largest erogenous zone. All erotic feelings start in the brain.
81.5 percent of women count their breasts and nipples as a major erogenous zone that turns them on. Only 51.7 percent of men feel the same way about their chests.
More Alike Than You Think
Contrary to what you might believe, science says that men have almost just as many erogenous zones as women.
Studies have shown that across genders, continents, sexual orientation, and ages, the most popular erogenous zones are genitals, ears, inner thighs, and lips.
Pushing the Right (Belly) Buttons
The navel is an odd, but powerful, erogenous zone. When someone pokes inside or around a belly button, some people may feel erotic sensations. That’s because the navel and genitals have a common tissue origin. For some, the stimulation feels like a tickle – down there. For others, it sort of feels like they have to pee.
A World of Difference
While science can track the most “popular” erogenous zones, there’s nothing hard and fast about articles that claim to know the top 10 best zones for every man or woman. People are aroused by different things. Don’t assume what works for one lover will work for another. For example, a study published in the journal Cortex found that women rate the nape of the neck on the 7.51 erogenous scale (out of 10), while men only rate it an average of 5.65.
No Go Zones
Studies have found that the least erogenous zones on the human body are the elbow, shin, kneecaps and forehead.
A new study in the Journal of Sex Medicine found that out of all of a woman’s erogenous zones, the nipples and clitoris respond the most to both vibration and pressure. Hurrah to the sex toy industry!
So guys, what are your favourite zones to be touched, licked and tickled. Share with us my dears