• Erogenous Zones

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An erogenous zone is “a sensitive area on the body that causes sexual arousal when it is touched.”1

There is no common agreement on what is considered an active erogenous zone for each human being, but with some curiosity and exploration, many figure it out.

Some might be obvious, like the genital organs, and others more obscure, like the male prostate.

The sourced articles below should provide you with more information on finding the right buttons to spark sexual arousal in yourself or your partner.

  1. The 11 Hottest (Unexpected) Erogenous Zones For Women

    “‘An erogenous zone is anywhere on the body that has a heightened sensitivity and can elicit a sexual response when stimulated,’ explains Jane Greer, Ph.D., a sex and relationship expert. To take things up a notch in the bedroom, venture into some new erogenous zone territory.”

    Glamour Staff, glamour.com, 2/1/2019

  2. The 8 Erogenous Zones He Needs To Hit For Better Orgasms — And How

    “New research has found that 50% of men surveyed cannot label where the vagina is on a picture of the female body. … Read our very extensive guide to the vagina parts, and then acquaint yourself and your partner with these key female erogenous zones.”

    Maressa Brown, womenshealthmag.co.uk, 4/26/2018

  3. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Stimulating A Guy’s Prostate

    “It’s no secret that the prostate is a serious erogenous zone for men, but it can be intimidating to just casually go into butt play without having a game plan. The walnut-sized gland located behind the penis contains tons of nerve endings and is most easily stimulated through the rectum. Thankfully, Dr. Fran Walfish, a Beverly Hills based family and relationship psychotherapist, and Dr. Laurie Mintz, LELO Sexpert and author of Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It, explain everything you need to know about the prostate.”

    Carina Hsieh, cosmopolitan.com, 4/18/2018

  4. Does The G-Spot Actually Exist?

    “Seventy-eight years ago last month, German gynecologist Ernest Grafenberg published a paper describing an ‘erotic zone’ on the front wall of the vagina that, when stimulated, can lead to intense orgasms, sometimes accompanied by ejaculation. In the 1980s, this area was formally dubbed the G-spot in honor of Grafenberg’s discovery. Since then, the concept of the G-spot has really taken off in popular culture.”

    Justin Lehmiller, vice.com, 3/16/2018

  5. What Is A prostate And What Does It Do?

    “Prostates are also often dubbed the ‘male g-spot’, as it can be stimulated through the anus to enhance orgasm. … Sex toys have been created to stimulate the prostate gland, and both heterosexual and homosexual men enjoy ‘prostate milking’.”

    Jessica Lindsay, metro.co.uk, 2/2/2018

  6. How To Find And Stimulate HIS G-Spot – This Sex Move Will Blow His Mind

    “However, if you’re a bit squeamish you can actually stimulate it from the outside.”

    Laura Mitchell, dailystar.co.uk, 1/30/2018

  7. How To Find Your G-Spot

    “The G-spot isn’t a newfangled discovery. It was first noted in the 1940s by German gynecologist Ernst Grafenberg (hence the ‘G’). The ‘magic button’ became popular in 1982 with the publication of sex researcher Beverly Whipple’s best-selling book The G Spot: And Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality …”

    Online Resource, everydayhealth.com, 11/17/2017

  8. Erogenous Zones You May Have Overlooked

    “If you’re looking for a quickie in the closet over the lunch hour, your go-to hot spots and techniques are probably your best bet. If, however, you want to prolong the pleasure and promote full-body orgasms that make you weak in the knees for days, it’s time to slow down and explore unchartered territory.”

    Dr. Jess, sexwithdrjess.com, 8/3/2017

  9. 9 Hot Spots On A Man’s Body You Should Know About

    “When you’re naked and turned on, there’s really no wrong way or place to touch your partner — provided they like it. But not all erogenous zones are created equal, so below, experts unpack the sexiest of spots to stroke a dude.”

    Carina Hsieh, cosmopolitan.com, 6/22/2017

  10. Why Are Men So Afraid Of The Male G-Spot?

    “Why are we so afraid of what goes on up there? It’s not exactly a secret that a man’s G-spot – the prostate gland – is up his butt, so why do many guys holds back from exploring it?”

    Justin Myers, gq-magazine.co.uk, 6/7/2017

  11. Is It ‘Normal’ For Men To Enjoy Nipple Stimulation?

    “Human sexuality is pretty fascinating; here at SteadyHealth, we’ve had women ask if it’s normal to dislike having their nipples touched, and men ask whether it’s normal to enjoy nipple stimulation. Nipples, it seems, are closely associated with breasts — and therefore women — in the minds of many people. Women are expected to enjoy nipple stimulation, and men expected not to.”

    Kate Smith, steadyhealth.com, 5/30/2017

  12. How Do I Have Good Sex?

    “Some body parts have lots of nerve endings and make you feel excited or aroused when they’re touched. Those are your erogenous zones. The biggest erogenous zone for most people is their genital areas: the vulva, clitoris, labia, vagina, penis, scrotum, perineum, prostate, and anus.”

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America, plannedparenthood.org, 5/11/2017

  13. There’s Now A Sex Robot With A G-Spot, So You Can Totally Give It An Orgasm

    “Gentlemen, meet Silicon Samantha, the new sex robot that responds to touch and has a goddamn G-spot.”

    Zeynep Yenisey, maxim.com, 3/22/2017

  14. 7 Not-So-Secret Erogenous Zones For Guys

    “We all know at least one or two pretty obvious places on a guy’s body that get him going in the bedroom. But what about some of those unexpected places? While everyone is different, and everyone has different quirks and kinks to discover (which is half the fun!), Davey Wavey walks us through seven secret erogenous zones you may not be as familiar with. Which ones have you tried?”

    Dustin Diehl, pride.com, 12/19/2016

  15. A Senior’s Guide To Sex Without Intercourse

    “Sex is any activity that arouses you and brings you sexual pleasure. Here are some reasons why we should expand our exploration of sex beyond penetration— especially as we age…”

    Joan Price, seniorplanet.org, 11/6/2016

  16. Going Flat: Choosing No Reconstruction

    “You may be wondering about your sex life after mastectomy with no reconstruction. For a number of women, breasts are an important erogenous zone.”

    Online Resource, breastcancer.org, 10/7/2016

  17. Doctor Says G-Spot Should Be Called CUV Complex

    “A professor of urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital debunks the belief that G-spot is a place at the front of the vaginal wall between 11 and 1 o’clock where many women would press to achieve orgasm.”

    Vittorio Hernandez, ibtimes.com.au, 9/19/2016 

  18. Intensify Your Sex Play: ‘Electrosex’ Uses Electrical Currents To Stimulate Nerve Endings In Erogenous Zones

    “Massage oils, sex toys, and whips and chains can stimulate the most erogenous zones in our body, intensifying the pleasure — and the pain. Vibrators can provide a shivering, tingly tickle down our spine by targeting the most intimate areas, but adding electricity, specifically erotic electrostimulation (electrosex), into the mix can electrify our experience.”

    Lizette Borreli, medicaldaily.com, 7/25/2016

  19. The Woman’s Erotic Zone

    Our term ‘clitoris’ comes from the Greek ‘kleitoris,’ meaning the female genitals—all of them, more than just the little nub. Those ancient Greeks knew more about women’s genitals than many people do today.”

    Michael Castleman, MA, psychologytoday.com, 5/1/2016

  20. The Shame Surrounding Male Sex Toys

    “There is also a fear around heterosexual men being branded gay if they admit to using prostate stimulators.”

    Leonie Roderick, dazeddigital.com, 12/22/2015

  21. The Male G-Spot Is Real — And You Could Be Missing Out

    “Yes, the P-spot (that would be the prostate) is in the spotlight right now, and here’s hoping the upswing in attention is permanent, sex educators say.”

    Mandy Stadtmiller, mashable.com, 10/27/2015

  22. A Guide To The G Spot, From The Woman Who Named It

    “Every biological facet of the G spot — where it is, what it does, and even if it exists at all — has expert proponents and detractors. So who’s to be believed? How about Beverly Whipple, professor emerita at Rutgers College and one of the researchers who found and named the G spot? We spoke with Whipple with her about this elusive pleasure center to help us separate fact from fiction.”

    Taylor Kubota, mensjournal.com, 10/22/2015

  23. This Is What The “G” In G-Spot Stands For, Plus 7 Other Erogenous Zones You Should Explore

    “Despite how much it’s talked about, it seems that many women still have difficulty stimulating it. It’s not hard to understand why: The G-spot is tricky to reach, which is made all the more difficult because every vagina is different, meaning there isn’t one ‘correct’ way to stimulate a woman’s G-spot. Even if not everyone has managed to have a G-spot orgasm, everyone has at least heard of the elusive area. But what does the ‘G’ in G-spot stand for?”

    Laken Howard, bustle.com, 7/29/2015

  24. The Lesser Known Erogenous Zones  And How To Find Them

    “There have been many studies and articles about just how many erogenous zones we have in our body, including the iconic scene portrayed on Friends when Monica teaches Chandler about the seven female erogenous zones. However, there may be many more. The human body is highly sensitive to touch and experiencing sexual pleasure is different for everyone – what feels sexually arousing for one person may be repulsive for another.”

    Samantha Evans, independent.co.uk, 7/28/2015

  25. The Most Erogenous Parts Of The Female Body, Ranked By Science

    “The researchers applied stimulation for 1.5 seconds, then waited for five seconds before asking the women if they felt it. Here’s what they found.”

    Alexandra Sifferlin, time.com, 5/13/2014

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Footnote

1. merriam-webster.com, accessed on 5/21/2018