As mentioned earlier, there are some better known zones that when touched tend to send shivers down your spine and open the flood gates (almost literally). These zones include anywhere in and around the vagina, the penis and scrotum, and the anus.
Unsure why touching these areas gives you butterflies? Here’s a list!
Vagina: If we had all day, we would go through the trillion and one individual erogenous zones in the vaginal area. But to spare you the lengthy read, we will keep it short and sweet. Between the clitoris, G-spot and the vaginal canal. The clitoris alone has over 8000 nerve endings, and the vaginal canal is located in the sensory cortex, the area of the brain that receives and interprets sensory stimulation.
Penis: The head of the penis is the most sensitive part of the penis, so it can be given special attention. There are plenty of toys that can be used to help stimulate this area or you can tease the area with your fingers.
Scrotum: The thinnest skin award goes to the scrotum. Although this area may feel nice to touch, you need to be gentle! You can focus on the highly sensitive scrotal raphe or the seam that runs down your scrotum.
Anus: The anus climbed to popularity as an erogenous zone due to the amount of nerve endings. Anal play gives a feeling of fullness and some enjoy the feeling of stretching. For any sort of anal, you want to focus on taking it slow and have lots of lube to hand, and if using toys, ensure they have a flared base so they can’t get stuck up there.
Of course there are other well-known zones that aren’t as risque as the genitals. Touching areas such as the nipples, the lips, neck and inner thighs are all areas on the body that will make your body tingle!
Nipples/breasts: touching your boobs feels great not just because they're packed with nerve endings but because we have a lot of psychological associations between them and sex. As for nipples, some people have extremely sensitive nipples and can even orgasm from nipple play alone.
Lips: These are considered the sexiest part of the face, they’re filled with nerve endings and lightly touching them can send tingles up your spine. Studies also show that kissing releases neurotransmitters, which boost mood and regulate sexual desire.
Neck: Ever wondered why your neck is ticklish 99% of the day, except when it’s time to get down to business? The skin of your neck is very thin, and a whole bunch of sensory nerves are clustered there, so while you’re aroused, this ticklish sensation turns into a sexually exciting feeling.
Inner Thighs: This one is a bit of a no-brainer, as the inner thighs are literally neighbours to the genitals, it's not hard to imagine why this particular erogenous zone is so popular.
When participating in solo play, you can use your vibrator, especially a mini vibrator with a flutter tip, to really stimulate these areas and build up arousal before your big finish!