In discussing the diverse aspects of the navel—biologically, erotically, historically, socially, culturally, and even spiritually, this encyclopedic Web tool includes well over references. I found its capsule summaries commendably accurate not to mention it includes a bountiful array of images that most men would find arousing—Cowboy cheerleaders, anyone?
To begin with a brief definition: The navel—recognized, clinically, as the umbilicus and, colloquially, as the belly button or tummy button—is a hollowed or, much less commonly, raised area on the abdomen at the attachment site of the umbilical cord. Located at the center of the body, it can also be seen, literally and symbolically, as the center of, or central to, the biological basis of life—or the very giving of life.
And having recently published a piece on what lies at the center of our face, the present post represents a rather curious complement to my earlier one on noses. As seen by one initialed P. Evolutionary psychologists believe that all men are instinctively attracted to body orifices, and even though the belly button is not exactly an orifice [despite its collecting lint! Because of the visual similarity between the belly button and female sexual organs, psychologist Dr.
The belly button has always stirred the imagination of lovers. A little hollow hole in the middle of the body is just the right shape for the tongue and fingers, a nipple is also welcome, and even a penis can always lean against it. If the belly button is curved on the outside, it makes it even more tempting to play with.
This quote from Wikipedia should be suggestive: The public exposure of the male and female midriff and bare navel has been taboo at times in Western cultures, being considered immodest or indecent. It was banned in some jurisdictions; however, the community perceptions have changed and exposure of female midriff and navel is more accepted today In some societies or contexts, it is both fashionable and common, though not without its critics.
While the West was relatively resistant to midriff-baring clothing until the s, it has long been a fashion with Indian women [witness the low-rise sari exposing the navel]. The Japanese [too] have long had a special [and favorable] regard for the navel. As reported in Wikipedia, as of January , the most popular bellybuttons on BellyInc a YouTube site where umbilicus enthusiasts share links are those belonging to Emily Ratajkowski, Paris Hilton, and Vanessa Hudgens. Her own unashamed erotic attraction to it is best revealed in a interview in Spin, in which she confessed: I have the most perfect bellybutton When I stick my finger in [it], I feel a nerve in the center of my body shoot up my spine.
And in , Ariel in The Little Mermaid wearing only fins and seashells dared to flash her navel. Moreover, when her character in that film got married, her wedding dress was specifically designed to expose her bellybutton. In contemporary literature, the distinguished Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende, in a chapter on eggs, wrote: Every star from Madonna to Shakira proudly displays their bellybutton.
Most notable today are cropped tops—often worn with low-rise clothing—that leave both the midriff and bellybutton exposed. Additionally, navel piercings and tattoos have become increasingly common, not just among young women but also those in middle-age. Not to mention everyday women working out. What Makes Belly Buttons Erogenous? But what, exactly, contributes to its unusual sensuality?
And why, for some men, is it such a turn-on? And doubtless, our midsections literally revolve around the navel, so that it can be viewed as conspicuously highlighting the area that surrounds it.
Wikipedia offering no fewer than 14 sources as corroboration says: The navel is an erogenous zone with a heightened sensitivity. The navel and the region below, when touched by the finger or the tip of the tongue, result in the production of erotic sensations, and some people are very ticklish to touch in that area [i. Fingering the navel is also a common act. It is an area between the bladder wall and the vagina which consists of nerves that feed down into the entire genital area. When someone pokes inside or around a belly button, some people may feel erotic sensations.
For some, the stimulation feels like a tickle—down there. For others, it sort of feels like they have to pee. Unquestionably, the navel may be an erogenous zone, but it may not be as well. The navel is an erotic point, and so are the structures in the middle of the belly between the navel and the penis The navel can be stimulated by sticking a finger into it, and by tickling with your finger deep down in the navel.
Also, here you should alternate between light, gentle, slow tickling, and harder sharper tickling. This stimulation gives sensations that radiate out from the navel to the surroundings, and spread downwards to the tip of your penis. Try to lick her belly button to test this sensation. The abdominal part of the body responds well to different kinds of simulation.
The lower part of the abdomen is especially sensitive because of the vicinity of sexual organs. Belly button, the center of the human body, should not be overlooked on our way down to the pubic region. Despite an instinct[ual] attraction to the belly button, only a few people know that is is also an erogenous zone P.