ALTHOUGH author Isabel Allende wrote, 'For women the best aphrodisiacs are words...', there is much more to driving a woman mad with ecstasy than whispering sweet nothings in her ears.
Dr Alverston Bailey pointed out in his book Sexplanations: A guide to discussing Sex & Sexuality in the Caribbean, that a woman possesses a number of erogenous zones that men should make note of.
"The skin is the largest sensory organ of the human body and is for many an unexplored territory which can unleash a wealth of pent-up passions," said Dr Bailey, a family and occupational physician who has treated and counselled patients with sexual disorders. "Precisely which body parts are sources of sexual arousal is a very individual experience."
He said, however, only through active communication can a man determine if his partner finds these areas stimulating.
Some of these are:
The clitoris is said to be a very sensitive sexual organ having over 8,000 nerve endings. It is believed to be the prime hot spot for women, since up to 75 per cent of women need direct clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm instead of penile penetration.
"Stimulation of the clitoris can cause an intense clitoral orgasm," Dr Bailey said.
The G-Spot or Grafenburg spot is the name given to the cluster of erectile tissues surrounding the urethra which become engorged with blood during sexual excitement.
"In some women if this area is stimulated, they will experience an intense and fulfilling vaginal orgasm," Dr Bailey explained.
Another turn-on spot for women is the area on the front wall of the vagina mid-way between the cervix and the G-Spot. It is known as the anterior fornix erogenous zone or A-Spot. This area is what helps to alleviate vaginal dryness.
This is the urethral opening which in some women is very sensitive and can be a source of pleasure.
Another hot spot that men can experiment with is the soft tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus, which is composed of spongy erectile tissue. This area is known as the perineum or P spot.
"The X-spot refers to the cervix," Dr Bailey explained. "It is very sensitive to pressure and when stimulated can induce a cervical orgasm."
This is found just below the mouth of the uterus.