(The genitals are also called a person's '''privates'''.)
[[Image:Martin van maele4.jpg|thumb|A boy showing three girls his penis. Illustration by [[Martin van Maële]].]]
The '''genitals''' are the human [[sexual]] organs, or the areas surrounding them. These are the [[penis]], [[scrotum]], and [[testicles]] for [[man|males]]; and the [[vagina]], [[labia]], [[vulva]], and [[clitoris]] for [[woman|females]].
The '''genital area''' is the region of the body containing the genitals. Sometimes this term is used loosely to include the [[anal]] area, containing the [[anus]].
In consensual spankings among adults, the physical proximity of the genitals to the [[buttocks]] is one factor that can make a [[spanking]] sexually exciting for the [[spankee]] (see also ''[[sweet spot]]''). The sight of the genital and anal areas can also be a factor in making a spanking sexually exciting to the [[spanker]] because such a sight is usually considered [[erotic]].▼