erogenous zone

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erogenous zone (plural erogenous zones)

  1. A part of the human body that is particularly responsive to sexual stimulation.
    • 1910, Sigmund Freud, "The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis," The American Journal of Psychology, vol. 21, no. 2, p. 209,
      The parts of the body significant in giving sexual pleasure we call "erogenous zones."
    • 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance, Fourth Estate, paperback edition, p. 254,
      His neck, shoulders, upper back, and spine were erogenous zones.