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.
The pavilions will be judged according to physical attraction and presentation (35 percent); marketing and promotion (35 percent); level of service (10 percent); and "gimik" or element of surprise (20 percent).
The researchers also asked the participants how they felt about intimacy, physical attraction, commitment and passion.
The friendship has an erotic edge; Jonathan finds himself attracted to both of the siblings, as much a physical attraction as a meeting of the minds fueled by the sharing of ideas, memories and poetry.
Their relationship takes an unexpected turn when they act on their physical attraction.
Cat falls head-over-heels for Scarlett and Sante's love for Cobra is edging towards a physical attraction.
People make the claim genuinely, with hindsight and the benefit of an established relationship, but it is more likely that what was felt at the time was a strong physical attraction.
Cognitive neuroscientists say smell plays a powerful role in physical attraction because "when inhale a scent, it goes to the olfactory receptor cells at the top our nose then travels to the brain's limbic system which controls memory, emotion and resulting in chemical and physical stimulation.
He has confessed a physical attraction for her but I think it goes deeper than this.
Instead, you must actually meet them in person, as personality plays a very important role in our overall physical attraction to someone.
The physical attraction between the two lovers receives more emphasis than the plot, which suffers from unfinished or weak resolutions.
Being handsome is secondary, but looks also matter, because it always starts with physical attraction.

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