sexual tension


Also found in: Idioms, Wikipedia.

sexual tension

The physical tension induced by one’s sex drive or libido.
References in periodicals archive ?
Julian Clary and a water vole have more sexual tension
EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension, Topside (Underbelly Bristo Square) 8-9pm until August 25 (not 11), www.
Lauren Holly, a veteran of ``Picket Fences'' and ``Chicago Hope,'' joins the cast as the new boss of Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), along with a heaping helping of sexual tension.
I wonder, for example, whether Rauschenberg's Pelican, 1965, a performance with roller skates and parachutes, might have had an absurdist quality masked by Moore's chiaroscuro photos of the gliding dance; or whether that Cage performance, in which a half-nude Paik held a wire along his back so that Moorman could play him like a cello, might have had a giggly sexual tension that the photograph makes tender and sober.
She's rather unsure of her beauty, so the sexual tension she creates onstage is unique--more intense.
La Cienaga chronicles the exploits of a couple of families on vacation and manages to evoke a mood -- in this case a kind of humid claustrophobia mixed with a strong undertone of incestual sexual tension -- better than any film I saw.
There is a palpable sexual tension between Georgia and Detective Doug Eckart, the Chicago policeman assigned to the shooting and finding the little girl.
In Leroy Ladurie's Montaillou, the priest Pierre Clergue began his successful seduction of the noble woman Beatrice de Planissoles during confession, and Haliczer follows Thomas Tentler in emphasizing the sexual tension that was broadly recognized to be part of the danger/attraction of the rite of confession during the Middle Ages, when, it is worth noting, the rite was still being performed one on one in isolated areas of churches.
She "dates" a slew of men, but the real sexual tension on this show is between her and her married boss, Lou Grant.
Moving beyond these fundamentally realistic forms, the fourth form - the "collective novel" - is a specifically proletarian form, one shaped in large part by racial and sexual tension.
For years the show has thrived on the sexual tension between the duo, and now it reaches unseen new highs as the pair are in previously uncharted emotional waters.