The work of arousing or perhaps the state to be stimulated
- awakening from sleep
- a situation of heightened physiological activity
- mutual intimate fondling prior to sexual intercourse
- the act of arousing
- The act of stimulating, and/or condition to be aroused.
1827, "action of arousing, a being awakened" from arouse + -al (2). Intimate association is from c.1900.
mutual sexual stimulation prior to intimate intercourse.
Defines changes in the autonomic nervous system including changes in heartrate, hypertension, sweating, heat, breathing, flushing and blanching. Arousal are because of positive and negative stimuli.
(n.) The act of stimulating, or the state of being aroused.
She felt his arousal against her backside, while his other hand rested on the bare skin of her hip.