The Most Erotic Body Parts According to Science: Discover Them and Surprise Yourself

Did you know that one of the most erotic parts, for both men and women, are the ears? Discover the lesser-known erogenous zones in the following article.
The Most Erotic Body Parts According to Science: Discover Them and Surprise Yourself

Written by Ángela Aragón

Last update: 30 May, 2022

Recent movies such as Kiki, or TV series like Masters of Sex, have shown that sexual pleasure isn’t achieved via one sole route. Human sex is made up of much more than a penis and a vagina.

In fact, the area that provides us with the most pleasure is the brain. This can explain the existence of surprising preferences or fetishes, which are in no way a bad thing as long as all parties consent.

In any relationship, there are common themes. Certain elements can be found in most people. To know more about them, keep reading.

An investigation that debunked myths

This has been confirmed by a study on sexual responses that was conducted in 2014 and involved 800 people from England and sub-Saharan Africa.

This is important because it included a multi-cultural approach: to test if culture played a factor.

The results of the study have brought some unexpected factors to light.

  • For starters, race, origin, age, and sexual orientation made no difference.
  • Another finding that drew some attention was the fact that the feet weren’t classified as one of the most erotic body parts. This debunked the famous myth, which is more associated with fetishism than an erogenous zones.

The most erotic body parts for men and women


Sex has typically resided in the male dominion. In fact, until not long ago, it was common to hear an argument about whether or not there was even such as thing as a female orgasm.

It’s important to note that female ejaculation was never questioned – it was their ability to reach orgasm. On the other hand, a lot of scientists worked hard to make this a recognized, documented fact.

It took decades of research to give voice to female pleasure. However, related studies haven’t only focused on the sexuality of women, but also on the analysis of less known erogenous zones.

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According to the aforementioned study, the most erotic parts for both sexes are the genitals and other body parts that may surprise you.

These are the most erogenous zones in women:

  • Vulva
  • Lips
  • Neck
  • Chest and nipples
  • Buttocks and inner thighs
  • Ears

For men, the most important ones are:

  • Penis
  • Lips
  • Inner thigh area
  • Neck
  • Nipples
  • Perineum
  • Ears

Stimulating any of these zones will have an effect, but it’s hardly logical to try to do so all at once. Everyone likes to go slowly.

For that reason, introducing a kiss within a pleasurable game between the two partners is much more effective than touching them without warning. Seduction is critical to success.

The G-spot is in the brain?


Although there are still no conclusive studies on the matter, it isn’t difficult to find someone who confesses feeling sexual attraction for an apparently harmless action.

A person can experience great pleasure from feeling the other person kiss their fingertips, for example. One of the reasons is in the automatic thoughts that this action provokes. Without being fully aware, a great number of associations are unleashed, culminating in the erotic sensation.

In this sense, it’s possible for someone to feel excited when perceiving their partner’s touch in a body part just because they previously had a conversation that referred to it.

The power of imagination and the most erogenous zones

Previsualizing the scene or projecting desire could be involved in erotic performance. Taking this into account, it could be concluded that one of the most erotic parts of the body… is the brain.

Imagination and the stimulus that’s generated through it is a relevant fact during an analysis of the subject. Therefore, when it comes to sex, it never hurts to follow certain clues. You can put yourself to the test and, incidentally, learn a little more about your partner and what they like.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.