libido effrenata effrenatam appetentiam efficit—Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.
libido is what earlier psychologists called "will" or "tendency."
libido is an expression taken from the theory of the emotions.
libido can perhaps be described as "effect," or "capacity for effect."
libido is intended to be an energising expression for psychological values.
On the opposite page Pudicitia—in a very spirited attitude—is driving her spear through the throat of libido.
libido: Life-force, élan vital, or (restricted) the energy of the sex-instinct.
"psychic drive or energy, usually associated with sexual instinct," 1892, carried over untranslated in English edition of Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis"; and used in 1909 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud's "Selected Papers on Hysteria" (Freud's use of the term led to its popularity); from Latin libido "desire, lust," from libere "to be pleasing, to please," ultimately cognate with Old English lufu (see love (n.)).
libido li·bi·do (lĭ-bē'dō, -bī'-)
n. pl. li·bi·dos
The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
Manifestation of the sexual drive.