sexual arousal

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A state of sexual readiness which has a mental component—increased cortical responsiveness to sensory stimulation—and physical component—increased penile sensitivity, neural response to stimuli, and sense of impending orgasm

sexual arousal

Horny/horniness, randy/randiness Physiology A state of sexual 'yellow alert' which has a mental component–↑ cortical responsiveness to sensory stimulation, and physical component–↑ penile sensitivity, neural response to stimuli, and sense of impending orgasm
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Moreover, age, satisfaction of sexual relationships and history of mental illness showed to be good independent predictor variables for lack of experiencing sexual excitement in the women.
Group differences are presented in Table 2; compared to the nonsubstance-abusing group, drug addicted individuals showed significant differences on various sexual behavior scales, showing higher levels of sexual excitement, permissiveness, sexual nervousness, sexual shyness, impersonal sex, pornography, physical sex and aggressive sex.
The DSM-IV defines female sexual arousal disorder as persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate physiologic response (lubrication, swelling) of sexual excitement.
Women in their 50s instigate divorce because they are bored and want to be free and single again, not because they want the emotional and sexual excitement of another man"
In the pages of these carefully crafted materials, readers are informed that their sexual disorders, lack of sexual excitement and general unhappiness exist because they fanaticize about people other than their partners and masturbate instead of having intercourse with their spouses.
During the massage treatment, the patient alleged that the practitioner touched her inappropriately, suggested that her problem was due to sexual frustration and the practitioner exhibited signs of sexual excitement during the massage.
Even the controversies regarding the stages of sexual excitement, which would seem to be relatively straightforward, demonstrate the difficulties in accurately understanding the female body during sexual activity.
Another letter states this promiscuity among the "feckless girls" resulted either from a desire for sexual excitement or because they were "driven to immorality as the easiest means of finding maintenance while at large".
My affairs were a great sexual education, but they often turned out to be frustrating, and the sexual excitement was short-lived.
an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement.
Paedophiles will explore and exploit any opportunity they can to gain access to children for sexual excitement and satisfaction.