A report on Sexual attraction

The Flirtation (1904), by Eugene de Blaas

Attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.

- Sexual attraction
The Flirtation (1904), by Eugene de Blaas

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Bonding between a mother and child

Intimate relationship

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Interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy.

Interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy.

Bonding between a mother and child
Holding hands is an example of affective intimacy between humans
Personal intimate relationship is often crowned with marriage
Men kissing intimately
Amadeé Chabot and Rogelio Guerra in the 1968 film Las sicodélicas, both show each other affection on this photograph

Emotional intimacy, particularly in sexual relationships, typically develops after a certain level of trust has been reached and personal bonds have been established. The emotional connection of "falling in love", however, has both a biochemical dimension driven through reactions in the body stimulated by sexual attraction (PEA, phenylethylamine), and a social dimension driven by "talk" that follows from regular physical closeness or sexual union. Love is an important factor in emotional intimacy. It is qualitatively and quantitatively different from liking, and the difference is not merely in the presence or absence of sexual attraction. There are three types of love in a relationship: passionate love, companionate love, and sacrificial love. Sacrificial love reflects the subsumption of the individual self will within a union. Companionate love involves diminished potent feelings of attachment, an authentic and enduring bond, a sense of mutual commitment, the profound feeling of mutual caring, feeling proud of a mate's accomplishments, and the satisfaction that comes from sharing goals and perspective. In contrast, passionate love is marked by infatuation, intense preoccupation with the partner, throes of ecstasy, and feelings of exhilaration that come from being reunited with the partner.

Female baboons and many other primates experience sexual swellings that advertise their fertility during estrus. Humans do not display any such obvious physical signals of fertility, but may still experience a subtle estrus-like state.

Ovulatory shift hypothesis

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The ovulatory shift hypothesis holds that women experience evolutionarily adaptive changes in subconscious thoughts and behaviors related to mating during different parts of the ovulatory cycle.

The ovulatory shift hypothesis holds that women experience evolutionarily adaptive changes in subconscious thoughts and behaviors related to mating during different parts of the ovulatory cycle.

Female baboons and many other primates experience sexual swellings that advertise their fertility during estrus. Humans do not display any such obvious physical signals of fertility, but may still experience a subtle estrus-like state.
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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.

Sociosexuality

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Individual difference in the willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship.

Individual difference in the willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship.

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).

A poster by Henri Gerbault depicting flirting between a man and a woman

Flirting

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Social and sexual behavior involving spoken or written communication, as well as body language, by one person to another, either to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with the other person, or if done playfully, for amusement.

Social and sexual behavior involving spoken or written communication, as well as body language, by one person to another, either to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with the other person, or if done playfully, for amusement.

A poster by Henri Gerbault depicting flirting between a man and a woman
Laurel (played by Marilyn Monroe) flirting with Dr. Fulton (played by Cary Grant) in the film Monkey Business
A woman flirts with a soldier by tickling him with a feather.
A study in body language: Haynes King's Jealousy and Flirtation
The Flirtation by Eugene de Blaas. A study of body language: a man flirting

Flattery (e.g. regarding beauty, sexual attractiveness)