If you're looking for new ways to get your launch sequence started in the bedroom, but your guy's rocket is stuck on your landing strip, never fear, science has got your back. And front and sides and...some other parts: Researchers in a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine took it upon themselves to try out all the female erogenous zones to see which ones are the most responsive to different types of touch. [Tweet this news!]
Using what is probably the best pickup line ever—it's for science!—they had 30 women lay under a sheet while they stimulated the various outer parts of the female anatomy as well as the side boob and nipple with "scientific instruments" (which either sounds like torture or a euphemism for sex toys). They used light touch, pressure, and vibration on each area and then asked the women to rank their sensitivity. They compared these to neutral areas such as the neck, forearm, and abdomen. (Who says the neck is "neutral"? It's called necking for a reason!)
Blushing yet? The results will definitely heat you up. They found that the neck, forearm, and vaginal margin are the most sensitive to light touch, while the areola is the least. The clitoris and nipple are the most sensitive to pressure, and the side boob and abdomen are left out of the party. Lastly, surprising no one, the clitoris and nipple are most sensitive to vibration, with the clitoris being the most sensitive of all the body parts.
The researchers concluded that the findings are "interesting" (that's not the word we would have used, but okay) and will hopefully lead to more satisfactory sexual experiences for women.
Knowledge is power! So now when you need him to turn you on, you can hand him this article. On second thought, maybe you should just tell him. Either way, soon you'll be headed for blast-off, no complicated NASA launch sequence required.