Definitions for sexual tension
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Physically induced libidinal unrest arising between two individuals when exposed to one another
Sexual tension is a social phenomenon that occurs when two individuals interact and one or both feel sexual desire, but the consummation is postponed or never happens. A common scenario is where the two individuals function in close proximity, such as co-workers or in a group of friends but do not have sex, in order to avoid awkwardness. Another common scenario is when two people's attraction is limited to physical, with there being no emotional attraction. It can also occur when two individuals have previously had sexual relations and still feel an attraction towards each other, but do not wish to have sex again for fear of its effect on their current social situation. It can also be felt in situations when two individuals have a relation devoid of physical contact, as in a long distance relationship. Sexual tension often occurs between friends when the relationship is close and often flirtatious, yet the two people involved adamantly deny their feelings for each other to themselves, and to others. Meanwhile, it can be extremely obvious to other friends/co-workers that such tension is present between the two individuals. It can be said that often when people give in to sexual tension, the relationship can become complicated and awkward if no new relationship level is established, as the relationship that existed before the sex is, in a way, no longer valid.
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