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desire

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a state of sexual arousal; it is little used in working medical parlance.
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sexual response cycle

Physiology A term that encompasses the phases of a sexual act from prearousal to denouement; the SRC is divided into 4 phases. Cf Sexual dysfunction.
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire Consists of fantasies about sexual activity, desire to engage therein
Excitement Subjective component of sexual excitement is accompanied by physiologic changes, in ♂, penile tumescence and erection, in ♀ pelvic vasocongestion, vaginal lubrication, and swelling of external genitalia
Orgasm Peaking of sexual pleasure with release of sexual tension, rhythmic contraction of perineal muscles in ♂, ejaculation, in ♀, contractions of outer13 of vagina; in both, anal sphincter contracts rhythmically
Resolution Denouement Muscle relaxation, and a sense of well-being; during resolution, ♂ are unerectable for a variable period of time; ♀ remain on 'red alert'
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When social desirability bias was found, its magnitude was large.
The authors also examined whether gender and social desirability moderated the effects of the intervention.
Almost all previous research on response to "a consumer sales promotion" has dealt with levels of desirability and price-oriented promotions.
Among other things, it reveals how people behave strategically during online courtship by altering the length and number of messages they send to individuals at different levels of desirability.
When there is a big gap in desirability between online daters, "there is a pronounced drop in the probability of reply," said the report.
Neste estudo de caso, ao analisar a Tabela 4, nota-se que a combinacao da funcao aglutinadora Desirability Modificada e a metaheuristica Recozimento Simulado utilizada como metodo de busca, obtiveram o melhor desempenho comparado ao demais metodos utilizados neste trabalho.
In an effort to expand upon limited existing research evaluating the potential utility of motivational programs to address the weak link between mastery-approach goals and achievement, the present research explored the potential benefits of informational, web-based interventions targeting each of the aforementioned potential mediators (i.e., interest-based studying and perceived goal difficulty) and moderator (i.e., social desirability) of this relationship.
The Marlowe Crowne social desirability scale is a 33 items measure that assesses response bias, i.e., the degree to which individuals attempt to present themselves in a favourable light.
Consequently, the desirability of distant goals can overshadow their feasibility.
In the endeavour to identify and avoid the faking behaviour when answering to personality tests, some strategies were devised such as the use of social desirability scales or the use of response times (Donovan et al.