the exercise of veto power (or a violent coup) by the endocrine, sympathetic-nervous and digestive systems united against the brain and its officiating priest.
Well voyeurism is an element of eroticism in itself. Your post reminds me of what DFW calls the 'Actaeon complex' in Infinite Jest - his coinage, I think - with regard to the inhumanly beautiful (but possibly also disfigured) Joelle, meaning a beauty so intense that it paralyses or stupefies the viewer. Named for the mortal huntsman who foolishly spied on Diana as she bathed in a forest pool with her nymphs, but was spotted by her and, for his insolence, transformed by her into a stag, whereupon his own hounds fell on him and tore him to pieces.People do act under strange compulsions, but unfettered erotomania (David for Bathsheba, say) is rare in my experience. When someone goes totally doolally for someone hugely inappropriate / inaccessible / incongruous, there's usually some psychological glitch accompanying the fires of lust. It doesn't occur to us to ask, what did David want from Bathsheba, because the answer is supposedly so obvious and basic: he saw her bathing, a strange mist rose in his mind and all reason and probity fled. But we should ask: what was his fantasy? What sort of trip was he on?
This myth is the origin of the association of horns with cuckoldry.the mortal huntsman who foolishly spied on Diana as she bathed in a forest pool with her nymphs, but was spotted by her and, for his insolence, transformed by her into a stag, whereupon his own hounds fell on him and tore him to pieces.