Brotto and colleagues (2010) speculated that masturbation among asexual individuals may be motivated by nonsexual reasons, such as tension release or as a means of getting to sleep, rather than from intrinsic sexual desire or sexual excitement.
Compared to sexually-healthy controls, women with low sexual desire did not masturbate less often or have fewer orgasms during masturbation (Nutter & Condron, 1983).
Similarly, Karli Cerankowski and Megan Milks define asexuals, that is, the focus of asexuality studies, as "those who do not experience sexual desire and are not distressed by this supposed 'lack'" in contrast with non-asexual people "who experience a decrease in sex drive or lack of sexual desire and are distressed by this" (emphasis added).
Regardless of the intentions of anyone who adopts it, the never-having-experienced-sexual-attraction definition of asexuality implicitly divides people who do not experience sexual desire into two categories: asexuals who have always been without sexual desire and who are therefore happily free of sexual desire and non-asexual people who, for some reason, lose their sexual desire and are therefore in distress.
The tension between the two could easily be read as latent sexual desire
, but in the absence of any other indications of love or desire, this reading would be placing romance and sexual desire
into Narnia that simply is not there.
Herein Shorter misses a golden opportunity to converse more profoundly about total body sex in regard to the complexities of sexual desire
and the fallout of that desire.
Therapists will thus find here further reason to address the sexual desires
of both partners when treating couples with discrepant sex drives.
Whereas the drama of desire and self-renunciation in "Heritage" is figured as a split within the one body of the narrator, in "The Black Christ" these are divided into various characters: the mother who becomes the feminine figure of Christian patience and forbearance; the white mobs who embody the threats that remain mostly felt but not seen in "Heritage"; the rebellious brother Jim who represents both sexual desire
and to some degree the inspiring spirit of lyric poetry; and, of course, the narrator, who in the end represents nothing so much as the poetics of self-renunciation.
is associated with several significant individual and interpersonal human life events.
She overturns the stereotype of the black rapist by drawing attention to the sexual desire
of white women who use their economic power to seduce black men.
It is created by musicians to give voice to their buried desires, and jazz, in turn, awakens its listeners' buried desires, seen first as sexual desires
and then as the desires that make Alice want to "squeeze the life out of [the world] for doing what it did .
Sex education curricula accept male adolescent sexual desire
; however, girls are taught to recognize and resist the sexual desire
of males, and not taught to acknowledge or recognize their own sexual desires
Nella Larsen's portrait of Helga Crane in Quicksand (1928) criticizes the ways in which white racist constructions of black women's allegedly inherent lasciviousness have cut black women off from experiencing their legitimate sexual desires
3 - The redirection of our tendency to place our own desires first: Human society requires the direction and restraint of many impulses and few of those impulses are stronger than sexual desire
Although users generally find that opiates dampen their sex drive, "it was commonly reported that opium smoking aroused sexual desire
," writes historian David Court-wright, "and that some shameless smokers persuaded 'innocent girls to smoke in order to excite their passions and effect their ruin.