Sexy Time: Finding the Sexy Zones

Studying for finals and hitting the final apathy-laden stretch of my second last-semester-ever has caused me to spend more time than I should in front of the TV with my computer on my lap. Not only have I been enjoying lots of bad made-for-TV movies (Holiday in Handcuffs, anyone?), but I’ve also been obsessively watching Friends re-runs, as it just so happens to be one of my favorite shows ever.

After a suggestion from our lovely editor to do an article about erogenous zones, I just so happened to stumble upon the episode where Monica makes the diagram for Chandler and proceeds to mimic their effect on the female body. You know, the one with the “SEVEN! SEVEN! SEVEN!”

There are so many sensitive parts of the human body that people may neglect while they’re getting sexy. It’s just to easy to go for the big three – lips, nipples, genitals – and skip out on all the rest. So here it is, a comprehensive list of places you can fondle, lick, kiss, tickle, or scratch (in a sexy way) to help get your partner heated up.

Let’s start from the top:

Ears: For some, the ears are very sensitive and it can be a big turn-on to have a little bit of extra attention paid to them. Not to mention, when nibbling on one’s ear, you’re in the perfect position to whisper sweet nothings.

Neck: The sides of the neck and collar bones can be very sexual. There’s a reason this is where hickeys (often) end up. Pro tip: kiss the back of your partner’s neck while you’re spooning. It’s cute, but just sensual enough to be a little sexy.

Lips: Is there really anything better than a good kiss? Maybe a little nibble.

Nipples: This one is pretty cliché, I realize that — but there’s a reason for that. Nipples on both men and women can be very sensitive – some women can even orgasm solely through nipple play. And hey, if you’re looking to get a little more adventurous, why not give nipple clamps a try?

Insides of the elbows: Ever had anyone rub the inside of your arms? That tingly feeling when you reach the bend in your arm can be just enough to leave a person wanting more.

Pubic area: No, we’re not quite at the genitals yet. I’m talking the area where your leg meets your pelvis. Super-sensitive and even a little ticklish, but some people are really into it.

Genitals: The most obvious erogenous zone. Take your time getting there, and once you arrive play around a little – there’s more than just the penis/clitoris/vagina down there that offer some seriously awesome sensations.

Behind the knee: see “insides of elbows” – it’s the same type of feeling, just twice the size.

Feet: More specifically, the area behind the ankle. According to reflexology, that area is connected to the penis or vagina, and stimulating that area can cause similar reactions in the connected areas. While I don’t know much about reflexology, I do know that the ankles now seem like a great spot to grab onto and massage a little during reverse cowgirl.

Anything I missed?

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