Essays Tagged: "Sexual arousal"

Discuss the significance of food in Like Water for Chocolate.

an extremely agitated person is said to be 'like water for chocolate,' so is a person in a state of sexual arousal.A recurring symbol in Like Water for Chocolate is food (the title is a good tip-off o ...

(3 pages) 149 4 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


hes such as that the fetishist usuallyneeds to look at, touch, or smell during or preparing for the sexual act. Insome cases just the sight of the fetish could result in an orgasm.The Freudian view of ... r to men that castration is possible. This anxiety would cause thefetishist to associate his or her sexual desire with another body part or object.By doing this he or she can link sexual experience wi ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Commodity Fetishism.

e. The site also describes fetishism as an "excessive attachment or regard" or "the displacement of sexual arousal or gratification to a fetish." We can delve into the bonds between a Ericson phone an ... ent direction and determine where the connection is within the Tommy Hilfiger Brand perfume and the sexual gratification of that product's customer.It is odd to interpret the latter sexual definition ...

(3 pages) 90 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Agony and the Ecstasy; A Review of Sexual Masochism

The Agony and the EcstasyA Review of Sexual MasochismMasochism, a sexual disorder in which sexual arousal is derived from subjection to p ... nes who (s)he is by his capacity to feel discomfort - he rises each night only to greet a new pain. Sexual Masochism involves the act of being humiliated, bound, beaten and otherwise made to physicall ... the act of being humiliated, bound, beaten and otherwise made to physically suffer for purposes of sexual stimulation. While the fantasy of such things is not unusual, it is the acting upon these fan ...

(13 pages) 70 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

What is a paraphilia?

PARAPHILIAS -- Greek for "beyond normal", and is the modern day psychiatric term for sexual perversions.Paraphilias refer to intense, repetitive sexual urges, fantasies or behaviors whe ... an unusual situation, activity or object. They differ from what some people might consider "novel" sexual activity in that these behaviors cause significant distress or impairment in areas of life fu ... ocial, occupational, recreational, or family. Unusual objects or scenarios are necessary to achieve sexual excitement. These fantasies, urges, or behaviors must occur for no less than 6 months to meet ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Central features of paraphilias-an outline

The central features of all paraphilias, according to the DSM-IV, are:Sexual urges or sexual fantasies with non-human objects and/or sexual behaviors with non-human objec ... -human objectsSexual behaviors involving humiliation or suffering of oneself or another personAdult sexual behavior that involves children or nonconsenting adultsThere are two types of preferences for ... eferences for nonhuman objects: fetishism and transvestism. A fetish exists when a nonliving object sexually arouses a person. It is relatively harmless if the action is taken playfully and is accepta ...

(4 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Anatomy:The Male Reproductive System

producing life. While the most males begin puberty at the age of twelve, they will not reach their sexual peak until their eighteen and can still produce healthy sperm until their late sixties. There ... the scrotum and testes. This muscle can pull the testes closer to the body for warmth when a man is sexually aroused or is cold. The scrotum has to maintain a temperature of five point four degrees Fa ...

(5 pages) 50 0 1.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB

ports have been received of GHB being used as an aphrodisiac since, in moderate doses, it can cause sexual arousal.This is one of the reasons why it has a reputation as a "date-rape" drug, the other b ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Comparing and Contrasting two theoretical views on arousal/performance relationship in the sports context.

The two theoretical views on the relationship between arousal and performance in the sports context are the Drive theory and the Inverted-U theory but fir ... t first, we define arousal and performance in sports context.The relationship between physiological arousal and motor performance has been of interest to psychologist since the early 1900's. Research ... chologist since the early 1900's. Research led to the development of the two theories stated above. Arousal is a requisite for optimal sport performance. It has more often been defined physiologically ...

(3 pages) 70 0 3.8 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

An Argument Against Pornography by Andrew Bucklin. Creative Writting / Persuasive.

whether it should be restricted or not. According to, pornography can be defined as sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arou ... pped or molested. Sooner or later they will open up a door for someone to harm them. There are many sexual predators out there just waiting to prey on unsuspecting kids. At these young ages they will ...

(6 pages) 49 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

"The Lost Fight", by William F. Buckley, Jr. and "Only the Force of Law Can Deter Pornographers", by Jim Exon: Opinions over the controversy of pornography and laws.

Pornography is sexually explicit pictures, writing, videos, or other material whose main purpose is to cause sexual ... 7).Jim Exon explains that there could be possible laws that can help protect children from illegal sexually activity on the internet. The First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act both serve ... e to get pornographic material more easily than ever nowadays. The maximum penalty for distributing sexually related pictures, videos, ect. is up to two years in jail and a fine up to 250,000 dollars. ...

(3 pages) 17 0 1.7 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Treatment for Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions.

The topic selected for the presentation is sexual disordersand dysfunctions. This paper will focus on the treatment ofthese problems. The audie ... project was divided up intodisorder, causes, treatments, and effects on relationships.Disorders of Sexual Desire.Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the lack ofdesire for sexual activity, whi ... via gentle suction,causes increased blood flow and sensation to the clitoris(Strong, et. al., 2005).Sexual aversion disorder is the actual avoidance of contactwith the partner's genitals (Strong, et. ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Changing criminal behaviour

According to the 2004 Australian Institute of Criminology report, 18,237 victims of sexual assault applied to the police in Australia in 2003 (Lance & Johnson, 2004, p. 21). Overal ... 4% each year since 1995 (Lance & Johnson, 2004, p. 22). The statistics shows that the issues of sexual abuse stay acute for the Australian society.The present essay presents an integrative rehabil ... situational nonexclusive non-incestuous androphilic pedophile serving a seven year sentence for the sexual assault of children. Further more, according to Lance and Johnson, there were 90 boys under a ...

(10 pages) 126 0 4.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


Pornography and sexual addiction leads to the desecration of the values and morals of all people, especially when di ... lly when directed toward women, therefore, pornography should be banned worldwide. Pornography is a sexual behavior that is degrading and abusive to the individual or individuals who are participating ... and murder. Americans should be concerned with the world's moral development and ethical values for sexual arousal. Sexual arousal is a part of human nature for reproduction of mankind and animals, bu ...

(6 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Fetishism- A Paraphilia

Fetishism- A Paraphilia A fetish is a recurring fantasy or sexual desire or manner involving sexual arousal directed toward or acted upon a nonliving or inanim ... the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, paraphilias refer to intense repetitive sexual urges, fantasies or behaviors where the sexual goal is an unusual situation, activity or obje ... or object. These arousal patterns are only considered deviant because they are usually required for sexual functioning.The object of a fetishist's sexual desire might be used with a partner but more o ...

(6 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

The Male Psyche and Porn The summary of a dissertation

e screen/page. The main emotions powering the intense arousal (when there is such) of the authentic sexual acts and the pornographic representations are anxiety and pain. These are ‘let out’ ... the level of significance of that which is being perceived. When participating in real – time sexual activity, the significance of the perceived act is coupled with the direct sensory input gene ...

(11 pages) 40 2 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Sexual Response Cycle

�PAGE � �PAGE �I� The Sexual Response CycleSharon AkersPsy210January 31, 2009The Sexual Response Cycle is a term used to d ... Response Cycle is a term used to describe the changesthat occur in the body as men and women become sexually aroused. The cycle consistsof four stages which are; excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resol ... to 15 contractions of the pelvic muscles that surround thevaginal barrel. These produce release of sexual tension, and slower contractions thenfollow after. Both men and women's heart rate and blood ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Sexual Response Cycle

nd Johnson (1966) did their research studies, they did find that there are similarities between the sexual response cycle for men and the sexual response cycle for women. Masters and Johnson to used t ... response cycle" to describe the changes that occur in men's and women's bodies when the experience sexual arousal. For the purpose of this study, Masters and Johnson determined that the sexual respon ...

(6 pages) 45 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education