Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person to engage in some sort of sexual behavior.
The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally “to lead astray.” As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation.
Famous seducers from history or legend include Giacomo Casanova and the character Don Juan Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioral choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal.
Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone — male or female — by an appeal to the senses, often with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their (sexual) emancipation. The seducing agent may even be nonhuman, such as music or food.
In contemporary academic debate, therefore, the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definition.