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Female hot spots: extragenital erogenous zones

Younis, Ihab; Fattah, Menhaabdel; Maamoun, Marwa

doi: 10.1097/01.XHA.0000481142.54302.08
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Purpose Erogenous zones may be genital or extragenital. Women have a greater variety of erogenous zones on the body compared with men. In the context of this article, it is important to examine this issue in conjunction with problems of sexual dysfunctions. Scientific research in the area of extragenital erogenous zones is scarce. Defining extragenital erogenous zones with the most powerful excitatory effect and how to stimulate them was the aim of this work.

Participants and methods This work was a cross-sectional cohort study wherein a self-report questionnaire was used. Usable questionnaires were obtained from 150 married women with regular sexual activity. The questions covered epidemiological data, assessment of female sexual functions, and information on extragenital erogenous zones.

Results Extragenital erogenous zones were found in 95.3% of women. In a descending order, the most powerful erogenous zones were breasts, lips, neck, ears, and buttocks. The best method for stimulation differed according to the area – for example, the best method for the lips was oral stimulation, whereas the best method for the breasts and nipples was both manual and oral stimulation. Orgasm due to the stimulation of extragenital areas was reported by 12% of participants.

Conclusion Extragenital erogenous zones are present in a vast majority of women. An overall 12% of women said that they can orgasm following stimulation of these zones. Female patients complaining of difficulty in achieving orgasm may benefit from informing their partners about the extragenital erogenous zones and methods to stimulate them.

Dermatology and Andrology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt

Correspondence to Ihab Younis, MD, 6, Soria Street, Mohandeseen, Guiza 12411, Egypt Tel: +20 333 775 767; e-mail:

Received December 30, 2015

Accepted February 2, 2016

© 2016 Human Andrology
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