sexual arousal

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Noun1.sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
cybersex - sexual arousal involving communication on the internet
eroticism, erotism - a state of anticipation of sexuality
horniness, hot pants, hotness - a state of sexual arousal
erection, hard-on - an erect penis
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Neurotransmitters involved in sexual excitation include brain dopamine, melanocortin, oxytocin, vasopressin, and norepinephrine, whereas brain opioids, serotonin, prolactin, and endocannabinoids function as sexual inhibitors.
It has been found to be effective in sexual excitation, sexual inhibition and sexual aversion.
In another study by Samson and Grabe (2012), exposure to explicit and implicit sexual media content was positively correlated with sexual excitation.