Sexual teasing is a form of provocation characterized
by the promise of sexual contact followed by withdrawal.
The intention is to frustrate or cause tension and
incorporates some use of power of one person over another.
On the other hand, teasing is close to
flirting, the first stage of sexual arousal.
In flirting, implied interest in the other
person is sincere and involves the real
possibility of a sexual relationship.
In teasing, the intent is insincere. The teaser
uses personal charm (words, jokes, gestures, touch)
to excite the other, exerting power over that person,
but all the recipient gets is confusion, frustration,
and possibly embarrassment
It’s a thin line between flirt and tease.