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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* Turn-ons: When someone answers a pitch, it's a kind of euphoria.
Hot tub, 11% Features voted the top turn-ons by prospective buyers, with the percentages of people who said they found them attractive: 1.
Behavioural expert Judi James claims the sound of an Irish voice can be a massive turn-on. She said: "We are much more aurally-sensitive and stimulated than we think.
But there's simply no question that for significant turn-ons as well as unintended turn-offs, it pays to take color into account.
How food looks, its texture, and the way it feels in our mouths, the aroma and flavor of the food, and, lastly, the sounds we make eating, are the ultimate turn-ons. But what about how it feels in our bodies afterwards?
IF THIS PLONK CAN'T GET YOU PASSIONATE, HERE ARE TEN TOP TURN-ONS:
9 Tell him your turn-ons We all have things that turn us on.
TV turn-ons Ant and Dec and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are among the haul of North East nominees up for National Television Awards.
Her writings will most likely do the same for people who have shame or guilt regarding verbal turn-ons. She is most proud of her authorized reading of the New York Times best seller Go the Fok to Sleep, which can be viewed on Youtube at the Erotic Literary Salon channel.
The DSM currently defines "unusual" sexual turn-ons as paraphilias.