sexual pleasure

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Noun1.sexual pleasure - pleasure derived from sexual activities
pleasure, pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
algolagnia, algophilia - sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain
sadism - sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
masochism - sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)
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The erotic pleasure is staged--her objective is our excitement.
Individual contributions are focused on erotic pleasure and postsocialist female sexuality, shaken subjects and the disintegrative romance heroine, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
When a woman has less on her to-do list, she's more able to relax and get in the mood for erotic pleasure.
At the same time that histories of anti-imperialism and racialized labor strife were repressed, tourists were lured by casinos, hula, and erotic pleasure, represented as part of the nature of the locals and unrelated to the staging of tourism enterprises.
What if erotic pleasure was brought to the forefront of social justice movements?
While never denying the violence she experienced in her relationship, Rihanna worked to distance herself from the language of victimization and image of helplessness that often accompany the label "battered woman"; instead, she cultivated a closeness to erotic pleasure that incorporates practices of pain.
These range from asking what is the erotic, to whether men's and women's erotic interests differ, to whether feminists have an interest in men's erotic pleasure, to whether inegalitarian eroticism has any role in feminist theory.
16) While contemporary American culture does not restrict erotic pleasure to the limits of a faithful fertility, (17) Berry refuses to exclude fertility from his conception of the erotic in both earth-human relations and human-human relations.
It's a blow by blow account (ahem) of the ancient Indian guide to erotic pleasure.
What I'm promoting is erotic pleasure which is something very, very different," she said.
While typically finding ideas from the hot climes of Mexico and the Greek island of Mykonos, this year he admits to getting them from sensual films such as Emmanuelle and Histoire d'O - a film by the same director, Just Jaeckin, about a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer who allows herself to be held captive for erotic pleasure.