Erogenous zones of the body are sexually arousing when touched. We take a novel interpersonal approach to characterize the self-reported intensity and distribution of erogenous zones in two modalities: touch and vision. The erogenous body is therefore organized and represented in an interpersonal and multisensory way. However, during sexual interaction, human partners often mutually caress other body parts that have no anatomical links to the genitals.
The Erogenous Mirror: Intersubjective and Multisensory Maps of Sexual Arousal in Men and Women
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Touching is a powerful means for eliciting sexual arousal. Here, we establish the topographical organization of bodily regions triggering sexual arousal in humans. A total of participants were shown images of same and opposite sex bodies and asked to color the bodily regions whose touching they or members of the opposite sex would experience as sexually arousing while masturbating or having sex with a partner. Resulting erogenous zone maps EZMs revealed that the whole body was sensitive to sexual touching, with erogenous hotspots consisting of genitals, breasts, and anus. The EZM area was larger while having sex with a partner versus while masturbating, and was also dependent on sexual desire and heterosexual and homosexual interest levels. We conclude that tactile stimulation of practically all bodily regions may trigger sexual arousal.
The lesser known erogenous zones - and how to find them
Well, life is weird. IUDs are suddenly the queen of the contraceptive world. And erogenous zones are back. As a new generation expresses female desire like never before , everybody wants to have better sex. And why not?
The word erogenous comes from the Greek eros which means love, and the English genous, meaning producing. An erogenous zone is an area of the human body that has heightened sensitivity, which, when stimulated, may create a sexual response such as relaxation, thoughts of sexual fantasies, sexual arousal and orgasm. 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 others. 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.