How many erogenous zones are there on the female body?
To answer that question, let's take it all the way back to the year 2000. Do you remember a certain episode of FRIENDS where Monica teaches Chandler about the seven female erogenous zones?
According to Ms. Geller, the seven pleasure points for women are the ears, lips, neck, breasts, butt, inner thighs, and vagina.
Monica was on the right track, but according to science, many more pleasure centers exist all over the body. We'll cover "the big seven" plus some lesser-known areas that are known to hit the spot. We'll also share some pleasure tips for each erogenous zone on the list.
In this article, we will talk about the following:
Coming from the Greek words eros, or "sexual love," and -genous, or "producing," the term erogenous zones refers to parts of the human body linked to sexual arousal.
Stimulating the erogenous zones during sexual foreplay can enhance relaxation, blood flow, sexual arousal, and even lead to orgasm. People have primary and secondary erogenous zones, referring to sex organs and other non-sexual but highly sensitive body parts.
women have pleasure points all over their bodies. While the breasts, nipples, and genital area may immediately come to mind, many women experience sexual arousal from secondary erogenous zones such as the neck, inner thighs, and ears. Like men, women have more sensitive erogenous zones in some areas than others.
Primary erogenous zones for women are the breasts, clitoris, G-spot, A-Spot, butt, and mouth. When stimulated correctly, these erogenous zones can ignite arousal, orgasm, and hours of sexual pleasure.
Let's start with the big one. Okay, "big one" may be a bit of a misnomer because the clitoris is tiny and, all too often, elusive. As recently as the early-2000s, people still debated the existence of this magical little nub.
(Perhaps that's why Monica's emphatic "Seven! Seven! Seven!" sequence is so iconic.)
The clitoris is located where the labia meet and form a little hood above the urethral opening. It is power packed with 8,000 nerve endings that branch out to 15,000 other pelvis nerves. Many women report clitoral orgasms are the most pleasurable and easiest to achieve.
Pleasure Tip: Using your fingers, tongue, or a vibrator, gently yet firmly stimulate the clitoris using a repetitive motion. With practice, you can bring your partner to orgasm in no time.
Another elusive and oft-mythologized erogenous zone is the G-Spot. The G-Spot is a small area located about an inch inside the vagina, on the upper vaginal wall (a.k.a. the front side near the belly button). When aroused, the G-spot swells in size and feels slightly bumpy.
Pleasure Tip: With practice, G-spot stimulation can lead to vaginal orgasm. Insert two fingers into the vagina and bend your fingertips back into a "come hither" motion. Some dildos have curved tips for G-spot stimulation.
The A-Spot is a lesser-known erogenous zone at the back, inner-most part of the vaginal tube near the cervix. While the A-Spot doesn't get the same hype as the G-Spot, this tiny area is packed with nerve endings, so don't count it out.
Pleasure Tip: During penetrative sex, apply pressure to the front wall of the vagina as you slide your penis in and out. Or insert two fingers an inch or so deeper than you would to find the G-spot. Curve your fingers forward to touch the A-spot.
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From a playful booty grab to more intimate anal rimming, the back side is a veritable wonderland of erogenous zones. Not everyone is comfortable with butt play, so check in with your partner first.
Pleasure Tip: Anal stimulation can take many forms -- from light fingering to using anal beads to anal intercourse. Everyone has a different comfort level, so take it slow and use plenty of lube.
The breasts, especially the nipples, are highly sensitive, erogenous parts of the female body. When the nipples are stimulated, the genital sensory cortex of the brain fires up. That's the same part of the brain associated with clitoral and vaginal stimulation.
Pleasure Tip: There are many ways to stimulate the breasts and nipples. Light touching, licking, gentle sucking, and stroking with a feather are all ways to awaken this erogenous zone.
There's a reason kissing is so popular. The lips and tongue are full of somatosensory receptors that make it feel oh-so-good to go mouth to mouth.
Pleasure Tip: Start slowly and kiss only with the lips. Allow gentle smooches to lead naturally to a deeper make-out session with tongue.
Secondary erogenous zones are women's pleasure points that aren't explicitly sexual. Each person has different erogenous zones, so take time to get to know your partner and the sensations they enjoy.
How great does a neck massage feel? Gentle touching, licking or kissing of the neck can enhance relaxation, ease tension, and ignite sexual arousal.
Pleasure Tip: Light touching, breathing, and kissing along the sides of the neck below the jawline can be extremely pleasurable. A gentle massage of the nape of the neck during foreplay is another sexy move.
Did you know your ears have tons of nerve endings and sensory receptors that, when touched, spark a sensual, tingling sensation? Don't overlook this unexpected erogenous area.
Pleasure Tip: Gently stroke, lick, or nibble the earlobes for a pleasing sensation. Light blowing and whispering can stimulate the receptors of the outer ear and get her all hot and bothered.
The lower stomach is a sensitive area that flirts with the genital region. This area can be extremely touchy for some women, so proceed with caution!
Pleasure Tip: A soft touch, tickle, or kiss in the belly button region can trigger intense sexual arousal.
If you've ever gotten a scalp massage at the hair salon, you know that there are many feel-good nerve endings all over your head.
Pleasure Tip: In bed, in the bath, or while watching a movie, ask your partner to lie back against you. Start with a neck massage and work your way up to the scalp, making gentle "shampooing" motions.
One of Monica's big seven, the inner thighs are a tantalizing body part that inches closer to the nether regions. A light stroke can be enough to make her shiver with pleasure.
Pleasure Tip: Slowly run your fingers up and down the inner thigh. If you're preparing to go down on your partner, gently kiss along her inner thigh as you make your way to her vagina.
Like male arousal, every woman experiences her erogenous zones differently. Some women prefer a gentle touch, while others like more pressure. Others may not want certain areas to be touched at all.
Be sure to communicate with your partner about her preferences. With her consent, have fun exploring the female erogenous zones together!