Definition of Sexual desire

1. Noun. A desire for sexual intimacy.


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Literary usage of Sexual desire

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1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"Yet allowing for all such deficiencies in the material, I think there is sufficient evidence left to show that an annual increase of the sexual desire or of ..."

2. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"To the pleasures of the sexual sense corresponds the spending to motive which, in a neutral sense, may be termed sexual desire. of ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Disorders of the Sexual Function in the Male and Female by Max Hühner (1916)
"CHAPTER IX. SATYRIASIS. Definition. Increased sexual desire not satyriasis. Etiology. Theory of von Krafft-Ebing. Pathology. Author's opinion. Symptoms. ..."

4. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to Strangle the Object of sexual desire—The Wish to be Strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

5. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to Strangle the Object of sexual desire—The Wish to be Strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

6. Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The Impulse to Strangle the Object of sexual desire—The Wish to be Strangled—Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of Phenomena—The ..."

7. Criminal Responsibility by Charles Arthur Mercier (1905)
"They are old men, who have lived a normal and reputable life up to a time when, with the advance of age, their sexual desire has died away and disappeared. ..."

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