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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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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.
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.
Morrison begins her story with sexual desire because that is the only level of desire her character Violet initially understands.
Our goal was to test three general hypotheses about the relationship between a woman's ranking of the importance of sex in her life and her self-reported sexual desire, sexual permissiveness and perception of sexual costs.
Racist white society's assumptions about black women's sexual availability help explain Helga Crane's sexual repression, and also remind us of Larsen's courage in attempting to portray her heroine's sexual desire.
Among the total sample, 534 were classified in the asexual group (mean age = 24.4, SD = 8.1), 87 as HSDD (mean age = 35.2, SD = 12.4), 78 as subthreshold HSDD (mean age = 32.9, SD = 12.4) (defined below), and 187 as sexual comparison group (mean age = 30.7, SD = 11.3) (i.e., identified as sexual, and no reported difficulties in sexual desire or distress).
As might be expected, asexual/non-asexual couples face exaggerated discrepancies between each partners' level of sexual desire. Because public knowledge of asexuality is limited and acceptance of asexuality is tenuous at best, asexual/ non-asexual couples seeking support are realistically only likely to find it within asexual/ace community spaces.
The researchers found that the biggest driver of high sexual desire for women were their feelings of intimacy and closeness to their partners.
When the Chronicles are read with a more critical eye, however, the reader will notice a marked lack of sexuality and treatment of sexual desire in all the stories, particularly when compared with some of Lewis's other writings such as Perelandra, The Pilgrim's Regress, and Surprised by Joy.
Since then, historians of sexuality have proposed that sexual desire is not merely the product of essential biological drives.
And yet, it is certainly heartfelt and sincere, and it will definitely connect with adolescent girls confused about their own sexual desires and fulfillment.