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What is responsive desire when it relates to sexual response?

Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed
Psychology
Responsive desire is when motivation to have sex begins after sexual behavior has started. As in, you’re doing something else when your partner comes over and starts kissing you, and you think, “Oh, yeah! That’s a good idea!” Or you and your partner set aside Friday night as sex night, and then Friday arrives and you’re, like, “Oh, sex night. But I’m so tired.” But you made a deal, so you get started -- and before long, you’ve forgotten you were tired.
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