physical attraction

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Noun1.physical attraction - a desire for sexual intimacy
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
erotic love, sexual love, love - a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love"
aphrodisia - a desire for heterosexual intimacy
anaphrodisia - decline or absence of sexual desire
passion - a feeling of strong sexual desire
sensualism, sensuality, sensualness - desire for sensual pleasures
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, eroticism, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body; "common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear"
libido - (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
lecherousness, lust, lustfulness - a strong sexual desire
nymphomania - abnormally intense sexual desire in women
satyriasis - abnormally intense sexual desire in men
the hots - intense sexual desire
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless there was another sort of fascination at work--that subtle physical attraction which delights in cheating our psychological predictions, and in compelling the men who paint sylphs, to fall in love with some bonne et brave femme, heavy- heeled and freckled.
A source said: ''Matt has been a great friend to Kym and, with the physical attraction always being there, things have just naturally developed into a relationship.
Physical attraction between Millais and Effie threatens to spark a full-blown affair but lowly wives do not divorce wealthy husbands and Effie must continue to suffer in silence.
Further, they will not accept our offer if their affair is platonic or linked to physical attraction.
Dear Coleen, I'M with a man who is very kind and loving and I will never badmouth him but the physical attraction is not there.
The plot for the heroine is to find true love but comes to marry another to show marriage is doomed with only physical attraction.
At first it was just physical attraction, but lately it's got more serious.
She examines the ideas of physical attraction of black women against the normative white standard, offers her ideas on how class affects perceptions of race and gender, then focuses on the figure of the unwanted woman.
People also said that the top 3 requirements for having great sex is physical attraction, emotional intimacy, feeling secure and loved.
If they look to a male mentor, as on 30 Rock, she and the man have to be mature enough never to let physical attraction get in the way.
I don't think it's a physical attraction, it's more him as a person, the fact that she just gets on with him.
The stunning actress, who married husband Cash Warren three years ago, thinks physical attraction passes and only lasts for two years when people are in a relationship.

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