Amativeness is a term describing sexual arousal, mostly in conjunction with phrenology.


Amativeness stands for the reproductive instinct and the sexual desire.It is sometimes used to describe lust, as well, in a more distant sense of meaning.

Localisation in Phrenology

Amativeness is also a concept of phrenology.It is the faculty concerned with physical love and sexual attraction. When it is strongly developed, it may represent carnality and licentiousness. When underdeveloped: coldness, frigidity, indifference towards the opposite sex.

In phrenology, the locus of amativeness is located on the lower back of the head, behind the ears.


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