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arouse

verb To physically stimulate or use mental imagery to evoke sexual interest in a partner.
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As in previous studies, when participants experienced low levels of control over experimental events, they tended to overestimate the amount of time they looked at highly arousing negative images (including photos of spiders) in relation to the amount of time they viewed highly arousing positive images.
Taking pictures of scenes that were emotionally arousing and negative (scenes of violence or mutilation, or sharks and snakes baring their teeth), emotionally arousing and positive (mostly mild erotica), and neutral scenes (such as people on an escalator), they overlaid the images with varying amounts of "visual noise," which looked like the snow one would see on an old television screen.
Prior research suggested that these adrenergic hormones, stimulated by emotionally arousing events or language, induce the amygdala to create long-term memories of those inputs.
This co-mingling of an imagined "Arabness" or Arab spirit with arousing and appealing scenes seems to suggest that this is what it could be, or this is what the "true" collective Arab spirit is, if "we" could only rid Arabdom of its corruption by the "betraying Arabs." Examples of this abound in the poetry of al-Nawwab, but one more example will suffice for our purposes here.
Because Rousseve is so robust, his plaintive gasp, "I'm dying; please hold my hand," as he stands vulnerably nude, draws attention to his acting technique and physical beauty rather than arousing our sympathy.
"We've discovered that we see things that are emotionally arousing with greater clarity than those that are more mundane," the Daily Mail quoted Lead author Rebecca Todd as saying.
The erogenous zones are particularly sensitive to light touch and teasing the skin with a feather can be powerfully arousing. To enhance the effect you can blindfold or handcuff your lover too.
Music fans voted the 1982 hit the most sexually arousing song of all time in a poll.
It is also arousing interest from the financial services industry.
Arousing the Goddess: Sex and Love in the Buddhist Ruins of India is the personal memoir of one man's sexual and spiritual awakening in India.
We watch Collette drive endlessly through eerily vast Australian vistas at which Tsunashima does little more than stare dully, arousing himself with an occasional pseudoprofundity about Australia being vast and unpopulated while Japan is tiny and teeming.