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8 unexpected hotspots a woman loves to be touched to turn up the heat in bed

8 unexpected hotspots a woman loves to be touched to turn up the heat in bed

Here's how you go from ground zero to ground O in a much more explosive way.

Nobody dives headfirst into the main course. There's an order to everything, and when it comes to matters between the sheets, you really have to hit those sweet spots to set the tone first.

When you think hotspots for women, you might be under the misconception that there's only one button downstairs that does the trick. But luckily, there's a number of underutilized areas with plenty of potentials to send ripples through your body with help from your partner. So the next time the lights go out, let your partner pay a little more attention to these erogenous zones, and you will definitely see that there's more to sexual arousal than what meets the vagina and nipples. 

1. Cheeks

The lips are not the only part of your face that can be erotically explosive. "The cheeks are actually really sensitive. If you have your partner close their eyes as you softly caress their cheek, that can be really arousing," Jenni Skyler, a certified sex therapist and sexologist, told Women's Health. Gentle kisses on the forehead and eyelids can also increase intimacy, which is great to kick things off in bed.

2. Stomach

Considering how close this area is to a woman's pelvis, lingering around the stomach starts off with a bit of teasing before getting the blood flowing down south. "Depending on a woman’s comfort, the belly can be really sexy," said Skyler.

Sex therapist, Stephen Snyder, M.D., also weighed in and said, "Something about that vulnerability seems to connect with arousal for people."

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3. Collarbone 

So much of foreplay is about the anticipation of what you know is coming. Those lingering touches in super-sensitive areas like a woman's collarbone add to the arousal. "The skin here is very thin, making every little touch seem intensely pleasurable," sex and relationship expert, Annabelle Knight, told Woman & Home. Relationship expert, Kate Moyle, added that parts like the collarbone help, "spending time focusing on the areas of the body that you wouldn’t usually during sex can help take your attention elsewhere."

4. Behind the knee

It may seem like a spot with no "turning-on" potential, but both women and men can do with a little bit of action behind the knee. "Behind the knee is another often-neglected area that’s incredibly sensitive to any kind of touch," said Annabelle. "It’s even ticklish for some and responds well to massage." Once you get past the ticklish feeling, this underrated area can help in charging the rest of your body.

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5. Crook of your arm

"Areas of the body where the skin is thinnest seem to be places where sensitivity is heightened and can lead to arousal," Sunny Rodgers, a clinical sexologist, told Shape. The crook of your arm fits this bill with its delicate, super-soft skin. You may let out a giggle first when someone runs their fingers down the underside of your arm. But in a few moments, this could turn titillating as your partner traces your inner arm from your wrist to your elbow.

6. Ears

The ears, which top the list of erogenous zones for a lot of people, have sensory receptors that can really amp up those tingly feelings. "Although ears are considered to be highly erotic, they are often overlooked, making them an even hotter spot when you want to crank things up in bed," Emily Morse, sexologist, and host of the Sex With Emily podcast told Glamour. "The ears are actually very sensitive to touch because there’s a massive number of sensory receptors." One can start with nibling the earlobes or tracing the outline, and then take things from there.

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7. Scalp

"Your scalp has thousands of little nerve endings, and if you’ve ever had your hair pulled during sex, you know it’s an erogenous zone," said Emma McGowan, certified sex educator. But no need to worry if hair-pulling does not seem like your thing. Even having your hair slightly brushed away, or feeling your partner's fingers run along your scalp, or enjoying a gentle tug could do the trick to feel those tingles run through your body.

8. Inner thighs

Here's where you're getting closer to the promised land. When it comes to your inner thighs, some nipping, some nibbling, and some carressing can really help set off the fireworks. It's another way of teasing just before the final act. And if you want to take things a level up when you reach this spot, Jane Greer, a sex and relationship expert, has a very interesting suggestion: "trace an ice cube up and down [your thighs] and explore that new sensation."

Disclaimer: This article is based on facts collated from different sources. The views expressed here are those of the writer.

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