Definition of Sexual arousal

1. Noun. The arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior.

Generic synonyms: Arousal
Specialized synonyms: Cybersex, Eroticism, Erotism, Horniness, Hot Pants, Hotness, Erection, Hard-on

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Literary usage of Sexual arousal

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1. Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues by Kathleen C. Faller (1995)
"sexual arousal to children. It has already been pointed out that sexual and other trauma during childhood may play a role in later sexual arousal to ..."

2. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"Unidentified Audience Member: In your research, have you noted any differences in the sexual arousal of females related to cocaine use? ..."

3. The Sexual Predatorby Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen, Civic Research Institute by Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen, Civic Research Institute (1999)
"... Sexual History and the Assessment of Deviant sexual arousal and Behaviors 7-25 Psychological Testing 7-26 Self-Report Measures of Personality Traits, ..."

4. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"When women become sexually aroused by pornography, it is more likely that they are responding to the sexual arousal of their voyeuristic male companion ..."

5. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (1999)
"Deviant sexual arousal, offense history and demographic variables as predictors of reoffense among ... The role of male sexual arousal in rape: Six models. ..."

6. The Sexual Predatorby Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen by Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen (2006)
"The role of deviant sexual arousal in juvenile sexual offending: Etiology, evaluation, and treatment. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 27(1), 132-149. ..."

7. The Sex Offender: New Insights, Treatment Innovations and Legal Developmentsby Barbara K Schwartz, Henry R Cellini by Barbara K Schwartz, Henry R Cellini (1997)
"Deviant sexual arousal in rapists. Behavior Research and Therapy, 17, 215-222. ... Comparisons between sexual and nonsexual rapist subtypes: sexual arousal ..."

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