What Does Sexual Tension Feel Like?

What causes sexual tension?

That’s sexual tension. It happens when your brain decides that you’re attracted to someone in a sexual (versus platonic) way, even if you don’t fully realize it yet. According to research, your brain knows what type of relationship it wants to pursue almost immediately after meeting someone.

How do you know if sexual tension is one sided?

You feel it, literally

When you have one-sided attraction, though you like them, if they were to talk to you, you wouldn’t feel an electric shock go through your body. But if it’s mutual, you feel something like an electric shock. You feel it in your stomach, chest and genitals.

How would you describe sexual tension?

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.