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desire phase:

Or: desire-stage , according to sex therapist Helen Singer Kaplan, the first of three steps in the sexual response cycle in which the desire for sexual activity increases, leading to the physiological changes of sexual arousal in the excitement phase and possible culmination in orgasm . Source: H . S. Kaplan, Disorders of Sexual Desire and Other Concepts and Techniques in Sex Therapy (New York: Bruner/Mazel, 1979).
See also: excitement phase; plateau phase; orgasmic phase; resolution phase.
See Also: ablutomania, acceptive phase, acceptive stage, ache for, agromania, algophily, anaphrodisiac, anaphrodite, anaphroditous, aneroticism, anililagnia, anophelorastia, antiaphrodisiac, apodysophilia, B.U., basoexia, be covetous of, be hot for, compulsion, covet, delire du toucher, desire phase, desire stage, estromania, feel the Colt's tooth, have a hankering for, have a yen for, heteroerotic, homoerotic, hypoactive sexual desire, hyposexuality, hysteromania, inappetence, irritable bladder, lagnesis, lascivia, lechery, lust of the flesh, pathic, sex arousing, sexually arousing, thesauromania, thigmacupidus, thirsty, thygatrilagnia, urge, the

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