What is sexual tension?
The question of whether or not someone might be attracted to you can be obvious if you’re in a situation where this is part of the territory, such as being on the receiving end of suggestive remarks in a singles bar or nightclub. But what about everyday surroundings? If you work in an office, shop or factory setting, surrounded by workmates – some of whom you find it only natural to be attracted to – you may well find yourself considering signs of sexual tension at work. In order to make sense of the vibes you might be emitting or receiving where certain individuals are concerned, you need to understand sexual tension symptoms. Signs of sexual tension between a man and woman aren’t always clear cut. How does someone behave when they’re alone with you? Is there unspoken tension? Does their voice drop into a much lower tone? Is their conversation laced with innuendos? Do they find an excuse to brush against you, exhibiting subtle or not-so-subtle tactile behavior?
Signs of sexual chemistry between a man and a woman
Sexual tension between friends is even more difficult to define because there’s an unwritten rule about crossing over from the friendzone. You might assume a platonic friendship is always going to remain that way, but what happens when there are signs of lust in a woman? The tension between two people can be a sign those friendzone barriers could be breached. You need to consider this: how do you know if someone is thinking about you sexually? People tend not to blurt these feelings out, but their body language can be a giveaway. Do they shower you with compliments? If you wear a new outfit, are they the first to notice and then tell you how much they like it, or even more pointedly, how good it makes you look when you wear it? If they admire a new haircut, do they use this as an excuse to run their fingers through your locks? Do they find excuses to be alone with you? Perhaps they’re the first to offer to accompany you to the stationery cupboard when the photocopier paper supply needs to be replenished.
When you feel attracted to someone, do they feel it too?
Knowing how to deal with sexual tension is crucial because this situation can be invigorating. Being involved in a relationship with someone which is driven by sexual tension body language can give you a real sense of excitement. You’ll have a spring in your step when you head into the office, knowing this significant other is going to be ready to flirt with you. All the knowing looks and suggestive emails or texts can be drawn out for as long as you wish your ‘affair’ to stay under wraps.