August 23, 2008

Fleshmap: A Map of Touch and Desire

If you've been wondering where your partner is most likely to enjoy being touched, or how your preferences for where you like to be touched stack up against those of others, or even how much emphasis popular music and literature places upon various parts of the body, your next click should be over to the very interesting

The Fleshmap project is undertaken by artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. It gathered the opinions of hundreds of respondents of both genders and all sexual persuasions as to where they most enjoy being touched and where they most like to touch others. The results are presented as what looks like a thermograph that highlights areas of greatest interest, such as this one for where women most desire to be touched on the front of their bodies:

Everybody should have one of these maps on the bedroom wall. Your partner will thank you.

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