The human body is a marvelous creation.
It’s an inexhaustible source of toe-curling sexual pleasure and satisfaction, a complicated network of nerves waiting to be stimulated and we’re off to lalaland. Our first experiences of having sex are often both terrifying and exhilarating (and sometimes awkward). They are our first tentative steps towards a lifetime journey of discovering our sexuality.
As we unravel our sexuality, we learn about the most available sources of sexual pleasure — namely, our genitals. And unless you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you’re not aware of the many hidden sources of sexual pleasure in your own body. Don’t blame yourself because no one really talks about it.
In case you’re wondering what they are, here’s a list of the 5 erogenous zones that can satisfy both men and women.
Back and nape of the neck
The neck is full of blood vessels, so it’s naturally very sensitive. Most animals feel very vulnerable exposing this part of their body that they avoid being caught in that situation at all costs. The same goes for us humans, although we haven’t given it much thought. Have you ever let anyone touch your neck? If not, that’s probably because doing it can make us feel really vulnerable. Soft, lingering caresses feels like a clutch. But if you let your partner massage your neck starting from the shoulders up to the scalp, you might never want to stop.
According to Menshealth.com, the ears are an erogenous zone for both men and women. Use your thumb and index finger to gently grasp that spot where the ear lobe connects to the tissue near your partner’s face and pull down. There’s apparently no real science about why this works, but it’s good to know anyway.
The Inner Wrist
Because we’re not used to being touched there, the wrist — especially the inside of the wrist — can be an exciting spot. Touch gently at first, allowing your partner to connect with the fact that you’re touching them sensually. Taking a second and making eye contact can go a long way toward creating a mood.
Feet (soles for men, toes for women)
For a man, the soles of the feet are a pleasure point. If you go to the third toe and head one-third of the way down, WebMD says you’ll reach an acupressure point nicknamed the Bubbling Spring. It received its name because of the sensation of energy “bubbling up” a man’s legs to his genitals.
For a woman, her toes are the sweet spot. This is where the phrase “toe-curling orgasm” comes from. There’s a real link between a woman’s vagina and her toes, causing her toes to reflexively curl when she reaches climax. If you take a woman’s toes into your mouth or softly pinch the sides of her big toe and roll it between your fingers, it’ll activate the reflex backwards, which could induce orgasm.
Back of the knees
It’s another nerve-rich area where we’re not often touched. For men, the back of the knees are erogenous because there’s less hair there, so it’s more sensitive to touch, says Ian Kerner, Ph.D., a New York City sex expert. For women, it just feels really good. Try gently touching your partner behind the knees while he or she stands in front of you. Or massage them there, alternating between deep pressure and a tickle.