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  Attraction - AVENwiki
Sexual attraction is a feeling that sexual people get that causes them to desire sexual contact with a specific other person.
Sexual attraction is not the same thing as sex drive, although in sexuals the two often go together.
It is possible to define aesthetic attraction as a subset of sensual attraction, since the act of observing a person's appearance or behaviour can be thought of as pleasure involving the sense of vision (or sometimes hearing).
www.asexuality.org /wiki/index.php?title=Romantic_attraction   (0 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bestiality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual orientation refers to the sex, sexes, gender or genders, to which a person is attracted and which form the focus of a persons amorous or erotic desires, fantasies, and spontaneous feelings.
Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification.
Bestiality (or zoophilia) is a paraphilia defined as an affinity, attraction or sexual attraction by a human to non-human animals.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bestiality   (628 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Asexual   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is debate as to whether this is a sexual dysfunction or an actual sexual orientation; furthermore, there is disagreement over the exact definition of the word.
The term is also sometimes used as a gender identity by those who believe their lack of sexual attraction places them outside the standard definitions of gender.
This may be viewed as a form of sexual orientation in itself, although it is sometimes claimed that it is a psycho-sexual problem.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Asexual   (1241 words)

  
  Sexual attraction at AllExperts
Sexual attraction, in species that reproduce sexually, is an attraction to other members of the same species for sexual or erotic activity.
However, other examples of sexual attraction such as sexual fetishism or homosexuality do not seem to serve this purpose: until more is understood (and conclusively proven) about the nature and origins of human sexual orientation, the nature of sexual attraction cannot be fully understood.
It is thought that sexual attractiveness of a man to some women and gay men, is somewhat determined by the height of the man. In modern culture it is usually an importance that the male be at least slightly taller than the female for a long term relationship to form.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/se/sexual_attraction.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Sexual attraction - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In species which reproduce sexually, sexual attractiveness to other members of the same species is an important survival factor.
Often, there is some element of the animal's body which is adapted to be sexually attractive to the opposite sex: the bright plumage and crests of some species of birds, for example.
Sexual attractiveness of a person to another person depends on both persons; to some extent there may be general agreement that a person is sexually attractive, but for the rest it is "a matter of taste".
www.glasglow.com /E2/se/Sexual_attraction.html   (456 words)

  
 Sexual Attraction to Clients - The Human Therapist and the (Sometimes) Inhuman Training System
Although the primary focus of this article is the presentation of data concerning therapists’ sexual attraction to their clients and the implications for education and training, the context within which this research was conducted should be noted.
Sexually intimate behavior between therapists and their clients has emerged as an increasingly serious problem within the profession, as revealed by an examination of the records in three arenas—ethics cases, malpractice suits, and licensing board hearings.
Even if sexual attraction to clients is not viewed as a therapeutic offense, the acknowledgment of the attraction—as in the case of Searles (1959/1965) mentioned in the introduction—is often associated with feelings of vulnerability and trepidation.
kspope.com /sexiss/research5.php   (0 words)

  
 Sexual Attraction to Clients - The Human Therapist and the (Sometimes) Inhuman Training System
Although the primary focus of this article is the presentation of data concerning therapists’ sexual attraction to their clients and the implications for education and training, the context within which this research was conducted should be noted.
Sexually intimate behavior between therapists and their clients has emerged as an increasingly serious problem within the profession, as revealed by an examination of the records in three arenas—ethics cases, malpractice suits, and licensing board hearings.
Even if sexual attraction to clients is not viewed as a therapeutic offense, the acknowledgment of the attraction—as in the case of Searles (1959/1965) mentioned in the introduction—is often associated with feelings of vulnerability and trepidation.
www.kspope.com /sexiss/research5.php   (8913 words)

  
 The new rules for reckoning with sexual attraction in the workplace.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But sexual attraction in the office is virtually inevitable for other reasons as well: The workplace is an ideal pre-screener, likely to throw us together with others our own age having similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, similar sets of values, and similar aspirations.
The problem is not that sexual attraction inhabits the workplace, but that the options we traditionally give ourselves for recognizing that passion are far too limited.
Sexual, romantic love has been and will be the many splendored thing, driven by a desire for fusion and physical intimacy and achieving that blurring of boundaries that takes place only in sex.
www.sexual-health-associates.com /more-than-just-friends.html   (4268 words)

  
 An Explanation of the Circles of Sexuality
The center of sensuality and attraction to others is in the brain, humans' most important "sex organ." The unexplained mechanism responsible for sexual attraction rests in the brain, not in the genitalia.
Sexual orientation—Whether a person's primary attraction is to people of the other gender (heterosexuality) or to the same gender (homosexuality) or to both genders (bisexuality) defines his/her sexual orientation.
Sexual intercourse is a behavior that may produce sexual pleasure that often culminates in orgasm in females and in males.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /lessonplans/circlesofsexuality3.htm   (2151 words)

  
 Four Hot Signs of Attraction
In today’s society, beauty, physical attraction, and sexuality are all commonly misunderstood as some transcendent inevitable fact; falsely interlocking the three makes it seem doubly true that in order to initiate attraction between a man and a woman, both sexes should be beautiful to be sexual.
This is because attraction is associated with the fact that the physical attributes motivate that part of the brain known as the “hypothalamus” that will produce different kinds of reactions from the body such as sexual arousal, increased heart rate, and perspiration.
Attraction is generally focused on imagery that is exclusively on the physical attributes of both men and women, where the society has created a very important role.
www.pickupsuccess.com /4-hot-signs-of-attraction.htm   (0 words)

  
 Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity : FAQS
Sexual orientation: refers to the direction and persistence of one's experiences of sexual attraction toward the opposite sex, same sex, or both (Crooks and Baur, 2002; Yarhouse and Burkett, 2003).
It may be based upon a person's sense of his or her biological sex (as male or female), gender identity (as masculine or feminine), direction and persistence of sexual attractions (sexual orientation), intentions and behaviors (what one intends and chooses to do with the attractions one experiences), and beliefs and values about sexual behavior.
Sexual identity therapy provides a place for clients to sort out how they wish to live in light of their beliefs and values.
www.sexualidentityinstitute.org /faq.php   (0 words)

  
 Sexual attraction - Wipipedia
For heterosexual and bisexual females as well as homosexual and bisexual males across the world, regardless of culture, the one near-universal trait of attractiveness for a man to have is a V-shaped torso: a relatively narrow waist offset with broad shoulders.
It is thought that sexual attractiveness of a man to some women is somewhat determined by the height of the man. In modern culture, it is usually important that the male be at least slightly taller than the female for a long term relationship to form.
Genetic sexual attraction, News report in the Guardian on persons who have had sexual relationships with or sexually attracted to relatives after reunion.
www.londonfetishscene.com /wipi/index.php/Sexual_attraction   (1493 words)

  
 Genetic sexual attraction
Genetic sexual attraction (GSA) is sexual attraction between close relatives, such as a brother and sister, who first meet as adults.
It is generally highly distressing to both parties, as this sexual attraction is contrary to their socialized sexual and moral strictures.
Normally, when children are raised together in early childhood, this phenomenon is avoided by a form of reverse sexual imprinting known as the Westermarck effect, which appears to suppress sexual desire between siblings.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/g/ge/genetic_sexual_attraction.html   (199 words)

  
 Sexual Attraction -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual attractiveness of a person to another person depends on both persons; to some extent there is universal agreement as to what is sexually attractive among a species, but individuals have subjective opinions as well.
It is generally highly distressing to both parties, as this sexual attraction is contrary to their socialized sexual and moral structures.
In grammar, attraction is the process by which a relative pronoun takes on — that is, is "attracted to" — the case of its antecedent.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/131/sexual-attraction.html   (834 words)

  
 Sexual Health: Sexual Orientation: Homosexuality and Bisexuality
"Sexual orientation" is a term used to refer to a person's emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction to individuals of a particular gender (male or female).
Sexual orientation involves a person's feelings and sense of identity; it may or may not be evident in the person's appearance or behavior.
Some people who are homosexual or bisexual may hide their sexual orientation and/or live as heterosexuals to avoid the prejudice that exists against people who are homosexual and bisexual or to avoid their own moral dilemmas felt when their sexual orientation is incompatible with their personal beliefs.
www.webmd.com /sex-relationships/guide/sexual-orientation   (0 words)

  
 Teaching family therapists about sexual attraction in therapy Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - Find Articles
Given the conjoint format of MFT sessions, one might assume that there is less opportunity for sexual attraction to develop between the client (a couple or family) and therapist than in other types of therapy (Nickell et al., 1995).
Considering how harmful a problem sexual attraction could be if it were acted on, it is surprising that more attention has not been dedicated to studying this phenomenon.
The purpose of this study is to enlarge the discussion of sexual attraction in MFF and to highlight the need for this research by surveying family-therapists-in-training who have not had exposure to this topic through formal coursework.
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 Sexual Orientation FAQ
Sexual orientation is the term people use to define what gender they are sexually attracted to.
A person who has a sexual attraction to members of the opposite gender is called heterosexual (or straight), while someone who has a sexual attraction to members of the same gender is a homosexual person.
One theory is that sexual orientation is determined by genetic or biological factors; another theory is that it is determined after birth by environmental factors.
www.msu.edu /~alliance/faq/faqsexualorientation.html   (0 words)

  
 Sexual Attraction
Sexual Attraction and Childhood Association: A Chinese Brief for Edward Westermarck.
Westermarck proposed that childhood association between siblings, or parents and their children, inhibits the development of sexual attraction between such close relatives and underpins the "incest taboo" in human societies.
I have always found Freud's notions of stages in infantile sexuality ("oral", "anal" etc) and the notions of "oedipal" or "castration" complexes to be extremely difficult to accept.
www.psgb.org /BookReviews/SexualAttraction1995.html   (0 words)

  
 Sexuality questions and answers from MedicineNet.com
"Sexual orientation" is a term used to refer to a person's emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction to individuals of a particular gender (male or female).
Sexual orientation involves a person's feelings and sense of identity; it may or may not be evident in the person's appearance or behavior.
Some people who are homosexual or bisexual may hide their sexual orientation and/or live as heterosexuals to avoid the prejudice that exists against people who are homosexual and bisexual or to avoid their own moral dilemmas felt when their sexual orientation is incompatible with their personal beliefs.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=42692   (566 words)

  
 Ordination and Same Sex Attraction by Andrew R. Baker, America: The Catholic Weekly Magazine
In the aftermath of the scandal of clerical sexual abuse of minors, the church and society have focused partly on the role of homosexuality.
The sexual attraction of someone with S.S.A. is “toward” persons of the same sex, and this “tending toward” could easily be described as an “orientation.” However, to classify homosexuality as an “orientation” may obfuscate the serious disorder that exists and the distortion that has been introduced into a biblically inspired Christian anthropology.
Through the celibate life, the priest redirects his sexual attraction to the opposite sex toward another “body,” the church, which is a “bride” in a complementary spousal relationship.
www.americamagazine.org /gettext.cfm?articleTypeID=1&textID=2513&issueID=403   (1894 words)

  
 Challenging Emails we received on homosexuality
A homosexual may be celibate and not engage in sexual activity at all; or she/he may be sexually active with persons of the same gender.
A bisexual may be celibate and not engage in sexual activity at all; or they may be sexually active with men, with women, or with both.
As is normal for conservative Christian testimonies dealing with sexual behavior, Bennett is rather vague on the details of his sexual orientation, and is very specific on his past sexual behavior.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_lett1.htm   (752 words)

  
 Gender Difference Sexual Attraction Resource Page
Sexual Attraction to Clients - The Human Therapist and the...
Both sexes reported comparable sexual attraction and physical arousal in response to the images...
Sexual attraction / Research · Interpersonal relations / Demographic aspects...
www.thisproductworks.com /search/search1/gender-difference-sexual-attraction.html   (317 words)

  
 Planned Parenthood - Sexual Attraction
Although sexual orientation may seem to shift for some people in the course of a lifetime, it is not something that people can decide for themselves or others.
Except for pregnancy, the benefits and risks of sexual relationships are much the same, regardless of sexual orientation.
It's okay to ignore the pressure to be sexually active.
www.plannedparenthood.org /sexual-health/sexual-health-relationship/sexual-attraction.htm   (0 words)

  
 Sexual Health Network - sexually transmitted diseases - herpes - gentital herpes - herpes picture
The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, support, and other resources.
Hirsch studied the sexual arousal of 30 women between 18 and 40 by measuring vaginal blood flow in response to a variety of odors.
Many people find the natural smells of their sexual partners real turn-ons and are unhappy when these odors are washed away or covered up.
www.sexualhealth.com /article.php?Action=read&article_id=13&channel=11&topic=66   (0 words)

  
 Teen Ink - HOMOSEXUALITY: A choice????
We can talk about averages and general tendencies, but at the end of the day sexuality is an individual matter wherein ridiculous blanket statements about the choiceness of the thing do not hold.
The stuff religous bigots teach at church is a bunch of bull****, and crap like that is why some people are ashamed of their sexuality, or what people will think of it, and I'd guess it's pretty miserable not being able to tell anyone for fear of being disowned.
Unfortunately for your fl-or-white position on the issue, sexual orientation is not caused by physiological factors alone.
www.teenink.com /talk/printthread.php?threadid=13670   (1405 words)

  
 Anthony F. Bogaert - AVENwiki
Asexuality may sometimes be due to inadequate sexual conditioning in adolescence, overinternalization of gender roles in women, or genetic or prenatal conditions.
Also, the concept of sexual attraction always being "towards" a particular person or group of people may be misleading: for example, it may not adequately address people who experience sexuality receptively rather than proceptively.
It could be argued that sexual behaviour is an important social dimension and therefore asexuality causes "marked interpersonal difficulty", but this doesn't match normal diagnostic practices: sexual dysfunctions are only defined as problems when they have negative interpersonal effects beyond the realm of sex.
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