If you marked all the erogenous zones on your body, you'd probably look a lot like that dude from the game Operation. But one of these electrically charged areas could be giving you a lot more bang for your buck.
The winner, according to our sex experts, is the mons pubis, or that fleshy mound at the base of your abdomen, right above your labia. If you haven't waxed, it's probably covered in stubble. And even though this area is right above your goodies, you probably skip it during foreplay or sex, says certified clinical sexologist Shannon Boodram. “It's so close, people just assume all the good stuff is on the inside." But they're missing out, she says.
So how can you get your mons pubis in the game? Jess O’Reilly, Ph.D., Astroglide’s resident sex and relationship expert, says the area is sensitive to both light touch and harder pressure, making it ideal to involve during masturbation or foreplay with a partner.
Try these methods to get max pleasure out of your mons.
Pull It. It may sound weird, but gently tugging on the mons pubis with your hands can feel amazing, says O’Reilly. “Since it’s connected to the hood of the clitoris and the lips, pulling on it in an up-and-down motion can stroke the internal shaft of the clitoris," she says. Once aroused, some women find that stroking the clitoris indirectly (by pulling on the mons pubis) feels even hotter than direct contact with their clit.
Stroke It. Simple strokes can stimulate your pubic area in a crazy-hot way, says O’Reilly. Try varying the intensity and length of your movements—or direct your partner to do what feels good in the moment.
Dry Humping. Not to get all 1999 on you, but one of the reasons dry humping felt so good back in the day was due to the stimulation of your mons pubis, says O’Reilly. So go ahead, get weird, and dry hump away. That stimulation will seriously rev you up for the main event.
Double Team. Place a hand over your pubic mound while stimulating your labia with your fingers (or your other hand). The combination of pressure and finger play will get you going for sure, says O’Reilly.
Oral. Oral stimulation through kissing or other techniques is totally appropriate for this area, says Boodram. “When he's down south, don't let him rush past the gates," she says.
Create Sexual Tension. Not only is it a kick-ass erogenous zone in its own right, but the feeling of anticipation you’ll get from touching your lady mound will make getting to your other parts so much better.