Sex appeal is attractiveness to the opposite sex, particularly in human beings. For animals, it is entirely instinctual and is the only guarantee of reproduction. Without it, no species would continue beyond one generation.
- "Change Partners and Dance", The Donna Reed Show, season 1, episode 6, mentions a 14-year-old high school girl worried about sex appeal. Her mother recommends using feminine charm. "Bambi" contains a comical scene in which a boy rabbit is stopped in his tracks by the sight of a pretty girl rabbit; in a subsequent scene he shows off his mate and their bunnies, making it clear that they have multiplied like rabbits