arouse desire

See: motivate
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In other words, she is not Venus, but a mortal body in which a certain natural property of living things--the ability to arouse desire, to generate and to nurture, a property to which poets and superstitious people had given the name "Venus"--has manifested itself.
Toporowicz is not implying that all these images are the same but demonstrates, on the contrary, that their differences are easily elided by both modern technology and the power of women's body parts to arouse desire.
In the 1930s it was thought that men needed steaks to arouse desire and keep up their stamina, so what better way than a Chateaubriand with truffle jus.