Bailey, Gaulin, Agyei, and Gladue (1994) analyzed whether these results varied according to sexual orientation.

In general, they found biological sex played a bigger role in the psychology of sexual attraction than orientation.

Interpersonal attraction includes factors such as physical or psychological similarity, familiarity or possessing a preponderance of common or familiar features, similarity, complementarity, reciprocal liking, and reinforcement.

The ability of a person's physical and other qualities to create a sexual interest in others is the basis of their use in advertising, film, and other visual media, as well as in modeling and other occupations.

With him was an attractive female confederate, who was also being shocked.

The experiment showed that the male's sexual imagery in the TAT was much higher when self shock was anticipated and not when the female confederate shock was anticipated.

People consciously or subconsciously enhance their sexual attractiveness or sex appeal for a number of reasons.

It may be to attract someone with whom they can form a deeper relationship, for companionship, procreation, or an intimate relationship, besides other possible purposes. This can involve physical aspects or interactive processes whereby people find and attract potential partners, and maintain a relationship.These processes, which involve attracting a partner and maintaining sexual interest, can include flirting, which can be used to attract the sexual attention of another to encourage romance or sexual relations, and can involve body language, conversation, joking, or brief physical contact.additional trends have been found with a greater sensitivity to partner status in women choosing a sexual partner and men placing a greater emphasis on physical attractiveness in a potential mate, as well as a significantly greater tendency toward sexual jealousy in men and emotional jealousy in women.Sociologically, it can cover the cultural, political, and legal aspects; philosophically, it can span the moral, ethical, theological, spiritual, and religious aspects.Which aspects of a person's sexuality attract another is influenced by cultural factors; it has varied over time as well as personal factors.It can be influenced by individual genetic, psychological, or cultural factors, or to other, more amorphous qualities.