Why it’s hot: A head massage helps release oxytocin, a stress hormone that provides a sense of calm while enhancing sexual pleasure, says Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D., sexual health guru and author of Sultry Sex Talk to Seduce Any Lover.
How to activate it: Scratch the scalp, using long sweeping strokes with your nails or fingertips. Move toward the base of the head where it meets the neck, kneading the area with firm upward presses with your thumbs. Then work your way to the part of the scalp behind the ears, using the same repeated upward, forward motion. “She’ll love that the action is soothing, sensual, pampering, and seductive,” says Fulbright.
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