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Are there areas of the body that are hotter than others, and are they different between men and women?

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gorillapaws's avatar

I know the body uses vasoconstriction to preserve body heat in the core at the expense of the extremities and skin during periods of cold. Testicles need to be cooler than the rest of the body, which is why they’re in a scrotum. Beyond those examples I’m not sure if some regions/organs are hotter/colder. Interesting question.

Pandora's avatar

Women tend to have higher occurrence of cold hands and feet than men. It happens to both but it tends to happen because of poor circulation. Women also have a higher rate of varicose veins because of our hormones so that may have something to do with poor circulation.
Oh, and I just looked it up. Womens hands are cooler than mens by 2.8 degrees.
This article from Web MD is interesting. It goes into a little bit more detail about how fat in women can restrict blood flow.

Zaku's avatar

Each person is different, as well as typical differences between men and women. Each individual can also vary over time. One way to quickly observe, is by looking at infrared camera videos of people.

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smudges's avatar

I can’t speak for all women, but the area under my.. ahem.. bosoms is really hot.

anniereborn's avatar

.I agree with @smudges .The temperature under my bosoms could heat a small village.

smudges's avatar

I guess that’s why women going through menopause put frozen chicken cutlets under their boobs. ;D

DreadFoot's avatar

We were taught in the military that the underarms and the groin were the warmer areas, so that if our hands get cold we’d place them in one or the other location.

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