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Sexual arousal

Definition of the noun sexual arousal

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  1. the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior


Sexual arousal is the arousal of sexual desire, during or in anticipation of sexual activity. A number of physiological responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sex and continue during it. Genital responses are not the only changes, but noticeable and necessary for consensual and comfortable intercourse. Male arousal will lead to an erection and in female arousal, the body's response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipples, vulva, clitoris, vaginal walls and vaginal lubrication. Mental stimuli and physical stimuli such as touch, and the internal fluctuation of hormones, can influence sexual arousal.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

sexual arousal disorder n. Another name for *male hypoactive sexual ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Here, sexual arousal is an event connected with its specific economic evaluation of attributes in the family. Such a relationship can be perpetually complementary if and only if the resources of marital relations are continuously reproduced without diminishing as by aging and cessation of love, affection, understanding, and wealth. The result of such a complementary marital relationship arising from continuous arousal as the resource of love and affection makes up the family happiness.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Sexual arousal is part of human ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Female Sexual Arousal Disorders Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) is the persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, causing personal distress, which may be expressed as subjective, genital, or combined genital and subjective arousal disorder. Subjective sexual arousal disorder is the absence of or markedly diminished feelings of sexual ...

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You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal. (Doug Coupland)
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