Sexual attraction

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Sexual attraction is attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.wikipedia
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Sexual desire

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Sexual attraction is attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.
Synonyms for sexual desire are libido, sexual attraction and lust.

Sexual orientation

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Though attempts have been made to devise objective criteria of sexual attractiveness and measure it as one of several bodily forms of capital asset (see erotic capital), a person's sexual attractiveness is to a large extent a subjective measure dependent on another person's interest, perception, and sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction (or a combination of these) to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender.

Homosexuality

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For example, a gay or lesbian person would typically find a person of the same sex to be more attractive than one of the other sex.
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

Sexual capital

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Though attempts have been made to devise objective criteria of sexual attractiveness and measure it as one of several bodily forms of capital asset (see erotic capital), a person's sexual attractiveness is to a large extent a subjective measure dependent on another person's interest, perception, and sexual orientation.
Sexual capital or erotic capital is the social value an individual or group accrues as a result of their sexual attractiveness.

Bisexuality

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A bisexual person would find either sex to be attractive.
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or to more than one sex or gender.

Asexuality

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Asexuality refers to those who do not experience sexual attraction for either sex, though they may have romantic attraction (homoromantic, biromantic or heteroromantic) or a non-directed libido.
Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity.

Attractiveness

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Sexual attraction is attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.
It can include various implications, such as sexual attractiveness, cuteness, similarity and physique.

Sex in advertising

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The ability of a person's physical and other qualities to create a sexual interest in others is the basis of their use in advertising, film, and other visual media, as well as in modeling and other occupations.
Sex in advertising is the use of sex appeal in advertising to help sell a particular product or service.

Human sexuality

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Sexual attractiveness or sex appeal is an individual's ability to attract the sexual or erotic interests of other people, and is a factor in sexual selection or mate choice.
Sexual orientation is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction (or a combination of these) to persons of the opposite sex, same sex, or both sexes.

Intimate relationship

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Interpersonal attraction includes factors such as physical or psychological similarity, familiarity or possessing a preponderance of common or familiar features, similarity, complementarity, reciprocal liking, and reinforcement.

Physical attractiveness

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The attraction can be to the physical or other qualities or traits of a person, or to such qualities in the context where they appear.
The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either.

Ovulatory shift hypothesis

In evolutionary terms, the ovulatory shift hypothesis posits that female humans exhibit different sexual behaviours and desires at points in their menstrual cycle, as a means to ensure that they attract a high quality mate to copulate with during their most fertile time.
The ovulatory shift hypothesis proposes that women at high fertility should be most attracted to short-term sexual partners with physical and behavioral features that likely signal genetic fitness, or good genes.

Interpersonal attraction

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Interpersonal attraction includes factors such as physical or psychological similarity, familiarity or possessing a preponderance of common or familiar features, similarity, complementarity, reciprocal liking, and reinforcement.

Romance (love)

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Self-identified lesbian women showed a significantly greater interest in visual sexual stimuli than heterosexual women and judged partner status to be less important in romantic partnerships.
Although the emotions and sensations of romantic love are widely associated with sexual attraction, romantic feelings can exist without expectation of physical consummation and be subsequently expressed.

Human physical appearance

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A person's physical appearance has a critical impact on their sexual attractiveness.

Flirting

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These processes, which involve attracting a partner and maintaining sexual interest, can include flirting, which can be used to attract the sexual attention of another to encourage romance or sexual relations, and can involve body language, conversation, joking, or brief physical contact.

Sociosexual orientation

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While gay and straight men showed similar psychological interest in casual sex on markers of sociosexuality, gay men showed a larger number of partners in behaviour expressing this interest (proposed to be due to a difference in opportunity).
Unrestricted individuals place more importance on partners’ physical attractiveness and sex appeal, while restricted individuals place more weight on characteristics indicative of good personal and parenting qualities (e.g., kind, responsible, faithful).

Eroticism

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Sexual attractiveness or sex appeal is an individual's ability to attract the sexual or erotic interests of other people, and is a factor in sexual selection or mate choice.

Sexual selection

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Sexual attractiveness or sex appeal is an individual's ability to attract the sexual or erotic interests of other people, and is a factor in sexual selection or mate choice.

Mate choice

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Sexual attractiveness or sex appeal is an individual's ability to attract the sexual or erotic interests of other people, and is a factor in sexual selection or mate choice.

Aesthetics

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The attraction may be to a person's aesthetics or movements or to their voice or smell, besides other factors.

Hairstyle

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The attraction may be enhanced by a person's adornments, clothing, perfume or style.

Individual

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It can be influenced by individual genetic, psychological, or cultural factors, or to other, more amorphous qualities.

Genetics

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It can be influenced by individual genetic, psychological, or cultural factors, or to other, more amorphous qualities.

Psychology

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It can be influenced by individual genetic, psychological, or cultural factors, or to other, more amorphous qualities.