Sex and violence fuel the libidinal, careening, hugely popular teen vampire soap, now in its second season.
The cause is rather to be found in the undeniable weakening of religious feelings and the libidinal ties which depend upon them.
But, as we know, the libidinal situation rarely remains so simple.
"psychic drive or energy, usually associated with sexual instinct," 1892, carried over untranslated in English edition of Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis"; and used in 1909 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud's "Selected Papers on Hysteria" (Freud's use of the term led to its popularity); from Latin libido "desire, lust," from libere "to be pleasing, to please," ultimately cognate with Old English lufu (see love (n.)).
libido li·bi·do (lĭ-bē'dō, -bī'-)
n. pl. li·bi·dos
The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
Manifestation of the sexual drive.