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desire

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a state of sexual arousal; it is little used in working medical parlance.

sexual response cycle

Physiology A term that encompasses the phases of a sexual act from prearousal to denouement; the SRC is divided into 4 phases. Cf Sexual dysfunction.
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire Consists of fantasies about sexual activity, desire to engage therein
Excitement Subjective component of sexual excitement is accompanied by physiologic changes, in ♂, penile tumescence and erection, in ♀ pelvic vasocongestion, vaginal lubrication, and swelling of external genitalia
Orgasm Peaking of sexual pleasure with release of sexual tension, rhythmic contraction of perineal muscles in ♂, ejaculation, in ♀, contractions of outer13 of vagina; in both, anal sphincter contracts rhythmically
Resolution Denouement Muscle relaxation, and a sense of well-being; during resolution, ♂ are unerectable for a variable period of time; ♀ remain on 'red alert'
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Likewise, if Polus had been clear in his own mind that he was using the word "desire" to refer to what I have called the inner face of desire, he would simply have rejected Socrates' contention that, in order to be desired, the object must be good.
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Willoughby and Vitas (2012) examined dating couples and found higher discrepancy between desired frequency of sex and actual frequency of sex was associated with lower relationship stability.
According to the Humean theory of motivation, the only states of mind necessary for motivating action are a desire and a belief that an action will bring about the desired state.
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