Turn-offs can range from things like bad breath, body odor, excessive noise or a reference to an ex-partner.
A person's sexual inhibition can also impact on creation or maintenance of sexual interest.
Some people feel uncomfortable with acts such as French kissing, or the possibility of someone (e.g.
children) intruding, or nudity, besides other situations.
The response to an indication of sexual interest may be inhibited by issues of sexual morality.
Foreplay can begin with one person indicating in some manner to another person a desire to engage in sexual activity with that other person.
In human sexual behavior, foreplay is a set of emotionally and physically intimate acts between two or more people meant to create sexual arousal and desire for sexual activity.
An indication of sexual desire can be through physical intimacy, such as kissing, touching, embracing or nibbling the partner.Also, the other partner may indicate reciprocal interest by engaging in intimate behaviour of their own.There are situations which act as turn-offs or which can affect the romantic or erotic moment that may have been created.Non-verbally, foreplay can include provocative clothing, suggestive postures and motions, preening gestures, winking, licking or biting one's lips, standing inside a partner's personal space, and holding a gaze longer than would be expected from only a casual interest.Foreplay commences when the other partner indicates reciprocal sexual interest.