sexual arousal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sexual arousal the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
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Usage

In literature:

But the sexual orgasm is normally bound up with a mass of powerful emotions aroused by a person of the opposite sex.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The whip was sometimes used in antiquity, but if it aroused sexual emotions they seem to have passed unregarded.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is easier to avoid arousing the sexual impulses than to impose silence on them by hygienic measures when once they are aroused.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In extreme cases of fetishism, the sexual emotions can only be aroused in the presence of the particular fetish involved.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
The lower sexual centers are aroused.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Induced need is the sexual form, stimulated by arousal and manipulation of the need gland.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
But that didn't include sexual arousal, even drug-induced.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Between male and female the sexual appetite is aroused.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
The display, intentional or unintentional, of this article of feminine attire sufficed to arouse in me sexual feelings.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
The voluptuary thinks it merely a means of arousing sexual morality.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
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In news:

Interestingly, women who were sexually aroused felt less disgust when doing the icky tasks than the participants who were not sexually aroused .
Scientists from the Netherlands' University of Groningen discovered that women who are sexually aroused aren't as disgusted with gross things as women who aren't turned on.
Women were less grossed-out by a litany of gag-inducing tasks (like sticking their hand into a bucket of used condoms) when they were sexually aroused .
The sexually aroused subjects were less grossed-out by the sex-related gross tasks than the other participants.
When it comes to sexual arousal, a woman's mind and body are less in sync than a man's, a review of research finds.
Tune in to all your senses to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.
I feel it's hard to be sexually aroused when day after day the skies are grey and gloomy.
It wasn't that the men were simply distracted by their sexual arousal, which caused them to choose more impulsively .
Sexual Arousal Staves off Disgust.
Women were less grossed out by 'icky' things when sexually aroused.
Different forms of sexual fantasy may have a real impact on arousal and desire, particularly for women, a new study shows.
In a study described recently in the New York Times, men and women were shown various types of sexually explicit videos, and sensors were attached to their private parts to measure their physical arousal.
Pornography , or porn, refers to sexually explicit material intended to sexually arouse.
Sexual Arousal and the Ick Factor.
The researchers say caffeine enhances sexual arousal.
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