Definitionssex drive; Freud's term for the sexual energy of the id.
SYNONYMS AND QUASI-SYNONYMS: carnal desire; concupiscence; craving; desire; eroticism; horniness; itch; lasciviousness; lecherousness; lechery; libidinousness; lickerishness; lust; lustfulness; passion; prurience; salaciousness; sexual desire. See horny for synonyms.
(1) Barbara Stern (Caroline Aaron) to Clifford Stern (Woody Allen) in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989): ' Once the sex goes it all goes.'
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the psychic and emotional energy derived from primitive or instinctual biological drive. A freudian term.