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lust

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for intense sexual desire for another person or, less commonly, an object.
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Brotto and colleagues (2010) speculated that masturbation among asexual individuals may be motivated by nonsexual reasons, such as tension release or as a means of getting to sleep, rather than from intrinsic sexual desire or sexual excitement.
The tension between the two could easily be read as latent sexual desire, but in the absence of any other indications of love or desire, this reading would be placing romance and sexual desire into Narnia that simply is not there.
Herein Shorter misses a golden opportunity to converse more profoundly about total body sex in regard to the complexities of sexual desire and the fallout of that desire.
Therapists will thus find here further reason to address the sexual desires of both partners when treating couples with discrepant sex drives.
Whereas the drama of desire and self-renunciation in "Heritage" is figured as a split within the one body of the narrator, in "The Black Christ" these are divided into various characters: the mother who becomes the feminine figure of Christian patience and forbearance; the white mobs who embody the threats that remain mostly felt but not seen in "Heritage"; the rebellious brother Jim who represents both sexual desire and to some degree the inspiring spirit of lyric poetry; and, of course, the narrator, who in the end represents nothing so much as the poetics of self-renunciation.
88) By prescribing sexual foreplay as a necessity for mutual satisfaction, the manuals of the early twentieth century appear themselves to have been a kind of foreplay, a titillating preparation for and anticipation of future ideologies of sexual desire and experience.
This paper reviews past and current literature on the experience, measurement and causes of sexual desire and on the role of endocrine factors, specifically androgens, estrogens, progesterone, and prolactin, as causes or correlates of desire.
She overturns the stereotype of the black rapist by drawing attention to the sexual desire of white women who use their economic power to seduce black men.
Specifically, Morrison suggests that sexual desire becomes the only desire operative when the fulfillment of other desires is denied and that what African-American women currently most desire, and what is currently most denied to them, is subjectivity, the consciousness needed to act as a subject.
The objective was to analyze the relationship between their ranking of the importance of sex in their lives and (a) their sexual permissiveness, (b) their sexual desire, and (c) their concern over the potential costs of sexual behaviour.
Pleasant Green's long-suffering wife reveals Helga's failure to relate her sexual desire to her greater longing for recognition and her striving to experience her subjectivity.
Although users generally find that opiates dampen their sex drive, "it was commonly reported that opium smoking aroused sexual desire," writes historian David Court-wright, "and that some shameless smokers persuaded 'innocent girls to smoke in order to excite their passions and effect their ruin.