During foreplay and when having sex, which of the five senses is your strongest sense when it comes to turning you on: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch?

pixieluv pixieluv
Recently, I had an experience with a jelly material toy, but the smell was so bad that I couldn't enjoy it. It brought me back to when I did a sense test and discovered that when my eyesight is not used (as in the dark or when blindfolded) that my sense of smell is the strongest. I found this out by trying to visualize an apple when my eyes were closed, but finding that I could only visualize an orange because my friend was eating one and I could smell it.

Typically sex is done at night in the dark. In addition, a majority of people rely on their sense of sight as their strongest sense for everyday events. Given that foreplay and sexual stimulation rely on a variety of the five senses, I am curious to see what people see as their strongest sense during foreplay and sex.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Sight, I typically have some type of lighting and watch my partner
newfoundlust , OhMy! , Yoda , Sir , Howells , Lummox , Bignuf , N&M , Trixxxy
9  (15%)
Sound, I need good mood music, heavy breathing, etc.
Taylor , ToyTimeTim , iLashe , Teaser , JessCee
5  (8%)
Taste, I use my tongue, flavored lubes, other items to enhance.
Touch, I use my fingers the most to explore and tease.
Coralbell , kelaaa33wish , P'Gell , padmeamidala , froggiemoma , Gunsmoke , Alyjazz , Sammi , CAKES , MaryExy , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , jroho , ss143 , Alan & Michele , Rossie , Miss T , big b , AOutrajus , ZenaidaMacroura , OhioJoe , Selective Sensualist , Eucaly , angel142stx , disenchanted , Petite Valentine , ThoughtsAblaze , ringadinging , shySEXXaddict , toxie m , Kindred , ParisLove , jeangel246 , DeliciousSurprise , potstickers , SadoMas , cutesouple0812 , karenm , LavenderSkies , SourAppleMartini , rosythorn , ChubbyNerd , Hummingbird , SecretKinksters , Trysexual
44  (71%)
Smell, I need candles, scents and natural odors to get me going.
Akira , pixieluv , Shellz31 , spiced
4  (6%)
Total votes: 62
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06/08/2011
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newfoundlust newfoundlust
As a guy its really sight for me, but the others are right up there too, especially touch.
06/08/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
Touch gets me aroused the most, but sight and sound are also very important to me. I've only had sex in the dark once but I found it very frustruating not to be able to see my boyfriend's expressions, and we always watch in the mirror when he is behind me. Sound is important too because I'm a big fan of dirty talk. I would hate having sex with someone who was completely silent! Smell and taste aren't very important to me.
06/08/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by pixieluv
Recently, I had an experience with a jelly material toy, but the smell was so bad that I couldn't enjoy it. It brought me back to when I did a sense test and discovered that when my eyesight is not used (as in the dark or when blindfolded) that ... More
Touch almost always getting me turned on
06/08/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
touch for me
06/08/2011
Taylor Taylor
I think sound is the most important for me, followed closely by scent. I love to hear my partner's voice.
06/08/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Touch and sight - I love to see my partner, but I'm not a voyeur - I need to be touching, massaging, stroking.
06/08/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
Touch for sure. His touch, my touch. Forget the rest of them that's all I need.
06/08/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Sound for sure. A quickening of breath, a sigh, a passionate moan, pleas for more, the slap of skin on skin...ya sound does it for me. Touch is a close second.
06/08/2011
Sammi Sammi
Touch followed very closely by sight.
06/08/2011
pixieluv pixieluv
Interesting that no one has done taste yet
06/08/2011
CAKES CAKES
Definitely touch!
06/08/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I'm all about the closeness and intimacy of everything. I think I'd consider that touch...
06/08/2011
ss143 ss143
Touch and sound def bf touch sets me on fire hearing him talk to me and moan and grunt moan the sounds of our bodies together touch and sound yes
06/08/2011
jroho jroho
This was a really nice post. It made me really stop and think about what I'm really feeling. For me, it has to be touch. It's the feel of clothing slipping away from skin. It's how different skin can feel depending on whether it's lightly caressed or gripped hard. It's the different textures, soft hair, soft skin, pillowy, taut, hot or cool, dry or wet. It's that feeling of being touched by another. And finally, how skin against skin feels. Yeah, it's definitely touch for me.
06/08/2011
Yoda Yoda
I think most (but not all) men would agree, that sight is the primary source of arousal.
06/10/2011
big b big b
touch
06/10/2011
pixieluv pixieluv
Thanks for all the interesting comments. Funny that it should surprise me that most say touch. I guess my thoughts were on the fact that touch for me, I was thinking of me using my touch on someone else, and while that arouses me, its not my primary. Silly me in not thinking about someone else touching me and how it feels. I guess, I still have the most turn on by smells, even though touch is important as well as taste, sight and sound.

Just thought it would be a kick to see how others work their senses.
06/10/2011
Sir Sir
I'm a visual sort of man. I need to see the scene and the action in order to be turned on. This is actually something I learned about myself more recently. I need some sort of visual stimulation in order to be turned on.
06/10/2011
pixieluv pixieluv
I was looking around and found a similar post

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06/12/2011
OhioJoe OhioJoe
Touch and her response is the most important but the mood really ges hot as her breathing and moans increase. The more senses involved the greater the excitement for me.
06/14/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Touch absolutely. Sights and sounds can actually be distracting.
06/14/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Smell often starts the arousal for me. It's one of my most powerful senses. It's the natural and cologne scents of a partner that initally getting me going.
But I don't HAVE to have smells to get me aroused.
07/23/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by pixieluv
Recently, I had an experience with a jelly material toy, but the smell was so bad that I couldn't enjoy it. It brought me back to when I did a sense test and discovered that when my eyesight is not used (as in the dark or when blindfolded) that ... More
A real study I saw once showed that MEN were overwhelmingly visual. Woman were more Scent and Feel.
07/24/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
I put touch, but sound is a close second. The sounds of heavy breathing, grunting, moaning, kissing magnify what touch begins.
07/24/2011
N&M N&M
I think seeing my wife is the biggest turn on. I love giving her oral and manual stimulation, but I love to see her.
08/07/2011
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by pixieluv
Recently, I had an experience with a jelly material toy, but the smell was so bad that I couldn't enjoy it. It brought me back to when I did a sense test and discovered that when my eyesight is not used (as in the dark or when blindfolded) that ... More
my biggest senses during sex would be touch and smell.like his cologne or shampoos or his natural smell and gentle touches!
08/12/2011
toxie m toxie m
Definitely touch. My eyes close when I get turned on so that I can really focus on what I'm feeling without getting distracted by the things around me
08/12/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
Sight, followed closely by sound & then touch.
08/12/2011
ParisLove ParisLove
Sight and touch
08/24/2011
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