Origin of erethism
Examples from the Web for erethism
Normally, there appears to be no erethism of the sexual organs during the process of love-making.
Erethism, er′e-thizm, n. excitement or stimulation of any organ.
At the same time they consider that, while erethism is less, sexuality is greater than in men.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
If this flow is continued, without proper periods of repose, a state of erethism and insomnia is produced.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism.The War of the Worlds|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for erethism
- a personality disorder resulting from mercury poisoning
- an abnormal tendency to become aroused quickly, esp sexually, as the result of a verbal or psychic stimulus