What is Arousal?

An experience of sexual stimulation and pleasure, visual, tactile or otherwise. Can be brief or prolonged, sought out or spontaneous. The dictionary definition of “arouse” is “to evoke or awaken.”  This definition reminds us that arousal awakens the erotic part of us that is always within us, a part of our very being.

Stimulation from any number of sources can awaken this energy, bringing our attention more fully to our sexuality and desires. Humans can even be aroused by thoughts alone, the memory or an idea of pleasure is enough to stimulate the system and create full body arousal.

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